Smoothies are a go-to breakfast item in our house. It’s quick and easy to make, and if you make it right, it will keep you full until lunch. The trick to a smoothie that will sustain you until lunch is a good mixture of protein and healthy fat. In this smoothie we added almond butter, but I also find avocado to be an extremely versatile ingredient, which you could easily include in this smoothie too. Protein powders are very much a matter of personal taste. We generally use go for one with a very low sugar and carbohydrate content, but we alternate a few different ones. One of my favorites at the moment is Dr. Junger’s Clean vanilla protein, because I try to steer away from whey protein, but whatever tastes good to you will work fine!
Banana Cacao Protein Smoothie
Yield 1 serving
A delicious smoothie that will give you energy and sustain you until lunch.
- handful of ice cubes (roughly 4)
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao
- 1 1/2 tablespoons flax seed
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- Combine all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
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