EASY HEALTHY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 banana

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats

  • 1-2 large spoonful of Natural JIF peanut butter / almond butter

  • 3 shakes ground cinnamon

  • 1 scoop plant based protein powder (vanilla flavor is my favorite)

  • 16 ounces water (almond milk can be substituted)

 

Grind / blend until smooth consistency. Can be enjoyed warm or cold.

 

This smoothie was a recipe given to me by a friend @BFENNER97, I’ve been replacing my breakfast with it for about a week now and it not only keeps me full for most of the day, I’ve noticed having more natural energy in the morning. It’s so easy to make with minimal ingredients!! Amazing substitute for that second cup of coffee (or is it just me who will make a whole pot of coffee and somehow drink the entire thing…?)

I am so obsessed with this smoothie!! At night when I’m having cravings, I will literally make a smoothie and sit and watch tv until bed. This is perfect before a nights sleep, your body will soak up the nutrients and burn fat while you get your Z’s!

 

After discovering my body can’t digest certain foods- dairy, sugars, some glutens, I’ve been on a process to completely change my diet. I’ve spent several months experimenting with different diets each week and I have finally found what works the best for me! It’s a plant based diet for the most part. I absolutely love red meat so it was extremely hard cutting it out about 85%.

I have no problem eating the same thing for every meal of the week. I don’t even mind bland food the majority of the time. My weekly diet consists of this healthy, filling smoothie in the morning in place of my usual bagel. For lunch, 4-5 ounces of boneless skinless chicken breast cooked naked (no oil, no season) in a non-stick pan. I add the chicken to half a chopped romaine spear. About 1-2 ounces of cooked corn, garbanzo beans, cooked-and-chilled quinoa and a dollop of hummus as dressing.

My dinner is always a vegetable bowl. Consists of naked zucchini, broccoli and green beans sautéed together in a non-stick pan. Depending on the day I will switch between white rice, quinoa or brown rice. Top the bowl with garbanzo beans, sunflower shoots (adds a sweet flavor, amazing from the farmers market). I will generally add a little spicy mustard for taste as well as a little bit of balsamic vinaigrette.

 

XO, Maria

 

Have you tried this smoothie? What are your favorite healthy drinks?

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