Super-Healthy Springtime Smoothie
As I approached the end of the second week of Whole30 I began growing tired of my daily breakfast of eggs and greens. And though the program isn't keen on the inclusion of smoothies because it prefers you eat your food rather than drink it, I needed an alternative to get me through the second half of the program. Plus, my ultimate goal on this round of Whole30 was to address my sugar addiction that has resurfaced in recent months. Tiny-to-me modifications were key in focusing on personal struggles with sugar rather than stressing about having a smoothie, especially one jam-packed with fiber and nutrients. Besides, having another breakfast option in my Whole30 arsenal would help me stick to 30 days of no grains, bread, dairy, and sugar.
So I created this smoothie, high in protein, rich in healthy fats, and packed with fiber — with the kind of heft and texture that reminds me of a Wendy's Frosty. And with seven ingredients and no need for chopping, peeling, or dicing, you can make it in under five minutes. It's a perfect addition to my current breakfast arsenal of eggs and veggies and something that I will continue to keep in my breakfast routine, especially on warmer days when I'm craving something cool and refreshing on my palate.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 ripe frozen banana, cut in half
- 1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
- 2 Brazil nuts
- 1 teaspoon molasses (for those not on Whole30)
- Pinch of salt
- Add almond milk and banana to blender.
- Add rest of ingredients.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy or pour into jar with a screw cap and take it to enjoy at work!
Are you on the Whole30 or any other kind of reset? Comment below with your favorite reset-friendly breakfasts!