This smoothie is crazy filling. So filling that I had to put ‘serves 1-2’ because I couldn’t finish the whole thing on my own. Maybe I’m just a sook. My sisters are nodding right now. But one thing I know is that if I have this smoothie for breakfast, I won’t be hungry for ages. It tries to counteract my bad snacking habit and gets me though until lunch time – and isn’t that what breakfast should do?
For the protein powder, make sure you don’t get a whey protein to keep the smoothie dairy free and try and get one without added sugar. There are plenty on the market, so try and find one that suits your requirements. If you don’t have chocolate protein powder that is totally fine, just add whatever protein powder you have or maybe just add some extra cacao powder and extra nuts to make up for it.
This smoothie also boasts good fats from the avocado, chia seeds, and golden flaxseed. If you are reading the word ‘golden flaxseed’ and have no idea what I’m talking about, I don’t blame you because I had no idea either when I first heard of it. It’s a great source of fibre and Omega 3 fatty acids, and can be found in health stores. It’s worth having as you can add it to so many things to up your fibre and Omega 3 intake. I’ve just linked to the one I use in the ingredients list but there are probably heaps of other brands available.
BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE (GLUTEN+ DAIRY+ EGG+ SOY+ REFINED SUGAR FREE+ VEGAN*)
– 1/4 ripe avocado
– 1/2 banana (best if pre-cut and frozen)
– 2 tablespoons gluten and dairy free protein powder*
– 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
– 1+1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
– 2 tablespoons raw cashews
– 2 teaspoons chia seeds
– 2 teaspoons golden flaxseed meal
– 2 pitted medjool dates
*check protein powder ingredients to ensure soy free or vegan
Place in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Feel free to add or take out ingredients to suit to your taste. Your blender doesn’t have to be a Vitamix or Blendtec (although they are great) but at least middle range so everything gets blended nicely. Unless you go for those chunky style smoothies. Delish.
Enjoy starting the day well, knowing you had a breakfast that had a vegie in it – if avocado counts as a vegie…actually a fruit but I call it an honorary vegetable – because it’s green.
Have the best day,