Hi, everyone! Thank you all for the positive feedback for the first Wellness Wednesday post lask week. I’m really excited about this series and have some great posts planned!
This week I wanted to share with you the smoothie I drink each morning. Since I don’t eat meat (with the exception of fish), I really have to work to get my protein in. One of my favorite ways to do that is at the start of each day with a breakfast smoothie. (I used to work at the cafeteria in Lifetime Fitness in high school, so smoothies are kinda my thing. ;))
I love that this smoothie is low sugar, yet tastes like a treat! It’s also super simple to throw together—I normally am in and out of the kitchen in 5 minutes.
MY FAVORITE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
1 banana (I prefer to freeze my bananas so I don’t have to use ice)
1 generous handful of organic spinach
1 cup of almond milk (I am trying to go to unsweetened, but right now, I use the sweetened version)
1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Protein Peptides (one scoop has 9 grams of protein and only 35 calories)
1 scoop of Norcal Organic Peanut Butter Protein
(I tend to choose smaller bananas since they can be high in sugar. A small banana is only 90-100 calories, but still gives you the nutrition you need.)
This smoothie is so easy to make. Simply throw all the ingredients into your blender (we use the Ninja Pro Blender and love it!) and voila! You’ve got yourself a nutrient-dense, low sugar breakfast smoothie.
I will occasionally substitute my banana for an avocado to cut down on sugar and add some healthy fats.
Vitamin A 33% of Daily Value
Vitamin C 71% of Daily Value
Calcium 50% of Daily Value