smoothie breakfast

 

Smoothies are a great way to ease into eating breakfast if you don’t normally, or a quick way to hide some veggies if you’re not that fond of them. If you’re getting a smoothie out, make sure to ask about the ingredients. A smoothie may also be a high sugar drink disguised as a healthy choice. Keys to making a good smoothie are to portion your fruit and be sure to add a source of protein for fullness. This savory smoothie is one of my favorites!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of organic baby spinach
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 1 serving of protein powder (20g)
  • Handful of ice
  • 1 cup Water or unsweetened milk

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender
  2. Blend and enjoy!

Servings: Makes 1 16-oz

Time: 2 minutes

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Quick Tips:

  • Frozen fruit is perfect in smoothies! It’s cheaper, and the texture makes your smoothie better.
  • If using fresh fruit, add ice to make it cold and frothy.
  • Working with an old blender? Try blending your liquid + veggies first, then add everything else.
  • Make at night, then grab and go on your way out the door.
  • Substitute any veggie, fruit, protein powder of choice to experiment with flavors.
  • Ask your dietitian for a protein powder that is safe, and a good choice for you! I am currently using Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder.

Nutrition Facts: Makes 1 16 oz smoothie. Calories 320, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 200mg, Total Carbohydrate 32g, Dietary Fiber 16g, Sugar 10g, Protein 27g.

 

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