My breakfast power smoothie gives me energy to train clients for 3-5 hours straight! And it tastes great.
I never used to be a huge smoothie fan.
Seriously, I thought smoothies were a poor substitute for actual food. That they were what you ate when you were forced to, like when you had your wisdom teeth removed and couldn't chew for a week.
But then I became less tolerant of big breakfasts. I just cannot eat tons of food in the morning without feeling kinda sick.
So here is the basic recipe. Just dump everything in the blender and go!
1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use lactose-free; also works with soy and almond if you cannot tolerate dairy.) 1 T. ground flax seed or chia seed 1.5 T. unsweetened egg protein powder 1 t. raw cocoa powder 2 T. chocolate almond milk 2 T. water 1 T. peanut or almond butter .5 t. vanilla 1-2 t. honey 1 cup fruit (I usually do either a banana with a few berries, or all mixed berries. Also works with mango and stone fruit). handful of greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard, or a mix) 4 ice cubes
Lots of lean protein, good fats with Omega 3s, fiber and anti-oxidants from the fruits and veggies - this smoothie is full of everything your body needs to start out running! Plus it tastes great.
Try it and let me know how it works for you.
And feel free to share your favorite smoothie recipes with me!