I’ve been getting in to smoothies lately. The more I make them in the morning, the more I enjoy them. I recently found myself drinking much more coffee than I used to. While not a coffee fiend, I really enjoyed the morning ritual of making a latte and was drinking it more for that routine than any drive for the coffee itself. So I decided that I really did not need to be drinking that much caffeine and have started making smoothies in the morning instead. Since then, the smoothie has pretty much replaced that morning coffee ritual. I find the routine of making the smoothie satisfying and it provides me with a filling, healthy breakfast that tastes pretty darn good! I also like the fact that I can sneak some veggies in to help me make my daily veg quota.
A couple of notes: I really like Barlean’s Omega Swirl Fish Oil. It doesn’t taste like fish oil and doesn’t leave you with any of that oily feeling. Therefore, I add it to my smoothies. I also add flax or chia seeds. If using flax seeds, make sure to store them whole and grind them shortly before using. If you grind them too far in advance they lose all that good nutritional stuff that they provide. My preferred protein powder is Bio Trust Low Carb. It’s natural and tastes pretty decent.
1/3 C Coconut Almond Milk
1 – 2 Tbs Barlean’s Omega Swirl Fish Oil
3 Tbs Plain Low Fat Yogurt
1 tsp Flax Seed
2 – 3 inches Banana, sliced
1 – 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1 C frozen Fruit
1 large handful of Spinach
Grind the flax seed in your blender or in a spice grinder before adding any other ingredients.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. The frozen fruit should thicken it up enough, but if you use fresh fruit or like really really thick smoothies, add some ice after everything has been thoroughly blended up.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
- ⅓ C Coconut Almond Milk
- 1 - 2 Tbs Barlean's Omega Swirl Fish Oil
- 3 Tbs Plain Low Fat Yogurt
- 1 tsp Flax Seed
- 2 - 3 inches Banana, sliced
- 1 - 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 C frozen Fruit
- 1 large handful of Spinach
- Grind the flax seed in your blender or in a spice grinder before adding any other ingredients.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. The frozen fruit should thicken it up enough, but if you use fresh fruit or like really really thick smoothies, add some ice after everything has been thoroughly blended up.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!