I have talked about eating on the go before and smoothies are the ultimate, on-the-go snack or meal!  I really enjoy them for breakfast.  I am the kind of person who can’t eat immediately when I get up but by the time I am ready to eat, I have to be out the door.  These work great for me because I can make it and grab it to take along for my morning.  I personally use a Nutri-bullet (no affiliation) but any blender works fine.  Recipes for smoothies are tricky because I think people like different consistencies.  I like to have a thick, shake-like smoothie but others like a milk texture.  So keep that in mind when trying smoothie recipes in general.  Add more liquid or increase ice to vary your thickness.  Also, soaking your chia seeds in water overnight makes a gelatinous mixture which works great in smoothies. This is my favorite breakfast!

Breakfast Smoothie

1 banana, sliced

.5c nonfat greek yogurt

2T almond butter

2t cocoa powder

1t flax seeds

.5t chia seeds

.5-1c coffee

1-2 c ice

Throw it all in your blender and blend until smooth.  Play around with amount of coffee and ice.  Bananas come in various sizes, I try to use a smaller one or it tastes too sweet.  This is packed with protein, fiber and fat so it keeps me full for a food 4 hours. If you are using it as a snack, I recommend halving the recipe.

Nutrition Information:  Kcal: 413, Protein: 19g, Fat: 20g, CHO: 33g, Fiber: 10g

 

 

2 Comments on “Recipe: Breakfast Smoothie

  1. Can’t wait to try this. I use a Nutribullet too and love it, I don’t drink coffee at all so will skip that part and thought I might add a few sprinkles of oats as well. Thank you for your recipes , cant wait to see more.

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