February 10, 2015

My Favorite Breakfast Smoothie

I'll admit it, I'm a morning person. I can get more things done if I wake up at the crack of dawn and that's just the way it is. That doesn't mean I don't love sleeping in though, and as much as I would love (LOVE) to make an omelette every morning, I just cannot drag myself out of bed on the daily to do so. Instead, I make this breakfast smoothie almost every single morning, Monday-Friday. This is the truth. It's healthy, it's delicious, it keeps me full til lunchtime, and the caffeine is IN the drink. Also, this basic recipe without extra add-ins is only 135 calories! Here it is:
Mollie's Coffee Protein Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:
1/2 of a frozen, ripened banana
I scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I like Aria Women's)
I cup of coffee (brewed and chilled overnight)
a dash of Cinnamon
Almond Milk, Unsweetened

Night Before Prep:

1. Brew a cup of coffee, and put it in the fridge overnight before you go to bed. Coffee uncovered will not go bad if consumed before 24 hours, but to be safe I usually put it in a mug with a lid.
2. Cut a ripened banana into large pieces, and place in the freezer overnight.

Morning Of:

3. Pour chilled coffee into blender cup
4. Add 4 or 5 pieces (or about half) of a frozen banana into the blender cup
5. Add a scoop of the protein powder to the blender cup
6. Add in a dash of cinnamon
7. Add in 1/2 cup of almond milk, or desired amount
8. Blend for about 20 seconds, or until smooth and frothy
9. ENJOY!!

The best part about this recipe is it is so versatile. Sometimes I like to add in some chia seeds, sometimes I add frozen blueberries, and sometimes I had in some green kale powder.. anything goes!

Please let me know if you try this out and if you like to add anything in to change it up.

xx Mollie

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