My New & Improved, Plant-Based Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Recipes2012-7629Five months ago I made a decision to give this whole food, plant-based nutrition thing a whirl. Well, I am still whirling away with it. I honestly thought it would leave me tired and depleted, especially after going through the more intense part of my training as I am a week away from Ironman Muskoka 70.3. Instead, I am feeling better than ever. My energy levels are high and my recovery time from workouts has decreased dramatically. I not as reliant on the caffeine in the morning, which I have been replacing with green tea. Anyway, my breakfast smoothie has been my breakfast mainstay for longer than I have started eating this way. So in order make it plant-worthy, I needed to make a few changes. So here they are…

Ingredients in order of addition…

  1. 70-80 gm of frozen banana – Sliced to fit and freezing is key to a thick frothy smoothie. Recipes2012-7631
  2. 40 gm frozen organic blueberries
  3. 15-20 gms of Kale
  4. 1/4 of a Avocado(makes it so creamy and smooth..Yum!)
  5. 40 gm frozen organic raspberries
  6. 40 gm frozen strawberries
  7. 15-20 gm of Hemp protein powder(any vegetable protein will work though)
  8. 10 gm of Chia Seed
  9. 10gm flax seeds
  10. 4 oz of cold water
  11. 6 oz of Hemp/Almond Milk. Or better yet homemade almond milk.
  12. Optional. 17 gm of Almond butter
  13. Blend until all ingredients mixed and a frothy smoothie is produced. I used to use a Magic Bullet but I have finally gotten a VItamix so the measurements here are specific to fit in one of their blending containers.

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Nutrition Info

Calories Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Sugar Fiber Protein
420 21g 0mg 135mg 44g 20g 13g 17g
Enjoy!
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