Protein Smoothie


A lot of people ask me what I eat for breakfast, so I am sharing the recipe for my “go-to” weekday breakfast. This protein smoothie can be used as a stand-alone, but also as a “recovery formula” after a workout (because of the oil/fat and salt content):

This makes 1.5 liters. I keep trying to make less, but by the time I add all of these great ingredients, it just gets big! Perfect for the whole family. 😊


INGREDIENTS

  • Protein Powder: 2-3 scoops

  • Coconut oil: 2 heaping tablespoons (for those who live in a cold enough climate that your oil “heaps”!)

  • Flax seed (sprouted/ground): 1 tablespoon

  • Chia seeds: 1 tablespoon

  • Hemp Seeds: 1 tablespoon

  • Sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted): 1 tablespoon

  • Pumpkin seeds (raw, unsalted): 1 tablespoon

  • Wheat germ: 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger root: as much as you like!

  • Nutritional Yeast: 1 tablespoon

  • Sea Salt: 2 pinches

  • Frozen Berries (when it comes to fruit, berries are lowest in sugar): 1 cup

  • Greens: Baby spinach/kale/chard: 1-2 large handfuls

  • Ice Cubes: ½ cup (optional - because I like it cold)

  • Liquid: 2 ¼ cups of unsweetened Almond Milk

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend all ingredients in blender, and drink immediately or it will settle! I blend for about a minute or less – if you blend too long, it becomes too frothy!

  • For those who do not have a very good blender, another option is to pre-grind all of these in a coffee grinder and then mix in your blender so that it is less “gritty”.

****Do not forget that all your seeds/nuts should be stored in the fridge to keep their nutritional integrity. ***