Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Superfood Protein Breakfast Smoothie

I LOVE this pumpkin seed butter.
I know breakfast smoothies are more of a summer thing than a winter one, but I was tempted to try one this morning anyway, and it was really quite an exciting venture!  Usually, I love having rice cereal, but it's good to have variety sometimes, and it's easier to have vegetables (I'm trying to have more for my skin) as a part of a shake than it is to put them into porridge.  

Ingredients (for one tall serving)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 other fruit (banana, raspberries, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seed butter (or another nut butter)
  • 2 scoops protein powder (brown rice, pea protein...all work!)
  • 1+ handful(s) spinach and/or other green vegetable 
  • You can also add flax seeds, carob powder, soy lecithin, or soy milk :)
  • Put ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend everything together, add toppings, sip, and feel happy!  
The great thing about this (and other breakfast beverages like it) is that every single ingredient has health benefits, so there are no "empty" ingredients.  It's nutritionally dense!  The blueberries are powerful antioxidants that help your skin and your immune system, the nut butter has healthy fats, the protein powder is a protein boost, the spinach is full of nutrients like calcium and Vitamin A, and flax seeds help with digestion and add Omega-3's. Plus, you can edit the ratios of ingredients to change flavor, etc.  Just make sure that, if you're having this as your breakfast meal, you add fats and protein.  You won't really feel satisifed without them because fruit and vegetables on their own are awesome but not meal-worthy.  #superherobreakfast

<3 Frances 

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