Thursday, September 20, 2012

Let's talk smoothies

So I have gotten some requests for my smoothie recipe. I guess I have not been very good about putting exact recipes, more just pics and the ingredients, so I will try and do better about that :-)

There are many ways you can alter this smoothie, so I will list some substitutes.

Breakfast Smoothie (for 1 serving):
1/2 banana
1 1/2 - 2 cups of almond milk (you can sub a juice or water if preferred. You can get almond milk from any standard grocery store)
1 cup of either strawberries, mango, or pineapple (some type of sweeter fruit, i usually buy frozen)
1/2 cup of blueberries (optional, it is fine with just the fruits above. I also buy frozen in this)
1 scoop of Vanilla whey protein powder. (I get mine from Trader Joes, but you can get this at most grocery stores in the protein bar section, or even walmart).
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (I get mine at Trader Joes. You can also find it at a health food store and in some regular grocery stores, i know Kroger has it)
1 handful of kale (this is also optional, you cannot taste it, only get green flecks in your smoothie. You can get kale at any standard grocery. TJ's has bagged kale already separated from stem which makes it easier)
1 tablespoon of nut butter (all natural peanut or almond butter)
Hand full of ice

Add all together and blend! You may need to add a little more liquid depending on how thick you like your smoothie. As long as you have a straw you should be good to go though!

This is a great nutritionally packed breakfast, and really easy to make in the mornings. Try it out and let me know what you think!

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