Smoothies are a great breakfast beverage to have alone or with a separate protein source. I’ve been adding pea protein to mine, but sometimes I’ll enjoy them with an egg. I don’t consume the smoothies regularly during the autumn and winter months, but I begin to enjoy them each spring and through the summer.
I may change this habit, drinking them during the colder months more often. They are a great way to extra nutrients into your diet.
Everything but the bananas were organic. In all honesty, I don’t usually bother with organic bananas because the skin is so thick on the fruit. This may change in the future, as I learn more about things. But, for now. non-organic is the way I am going with store-bought, thick-skinned produce.
Note that I do use a personal blender, not a full-size one. There is a fill line, so I don’t measure things out. I just fill until I hit that line.
1 small banana, peeled
1 orange, peeled
1 tbsp pea protein powder
1 tsp honey
frozen spinach or kale, a few sprinklings of it chopped
almond milk (can also use soy, rice, cashew, or even dairy milk if your body can handle it)
- Add a little liquid to the blender cup.
- Break banana into small chunks and add to the blender cup.
- Add orange slices to the cup.
- Add pea protein and honey.
- Sprinkle frozen kale or spinach bits to the blender cup.
- Add milk choice to cup, up to the fill line – or however much you need.
- Blend a few seconds, then pulse until smooth.
- Serve at lunch with a salad.
- Serve with a hot breakfast for added nutrients.
- Drink a smoothie at snack-time for extra nutrients.
- Make a thicker smoothie by using less liquid. Pour into a bowl, and top with more fruit, nuts, seeds, and coconut.
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