Monday, May 8, 2023

Reviewing How to Pack Your Breakfast Smoothie With Nutrition

Protein smoothies make great breakfast ideas when they have plenty of nutrition added
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Smoothies can be a great breakfast idea for people who don't have much time to eat in the mornings or don't feel like they can eat in the morning.

A protein smoothie can easily be made the night before and grabbed to drink on the go which makes it perfect for the person who gets up at the last minute before racing to get a train; or for the busy mum who is trying to make sure her children eat their breakfast and get to school on time before she gets to her own job.

They are also perfect for the person who just can't face the idea of food first thing in the morning.  My own father didn't eat breakfast for the majority of his life as he couldn't stomach any food until he'd been up for a number of hours.  He could manage coffee or tea, however so I think a smoothie would've been a great idea.  My late mother-in-law would take a smoothie for breakfast after she became a widow and lost her appetite.

Now there's a lot more to a protein smoothie than just protein powder and water though, when you're having them for breakfast you need to make sure that you pack plenty of nutrition in there as it's the most important meal of the day.

An ideal protein smoothie should include protein (I use Arbonne's protein powder, but I have seen recipes that use chickpeas instead), vegetables, fruit and healthy fat.

Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

2 scoops chocolate protein powder

1/2 avocado

frozen cherries

baby spinach

1 tsp raw cacao powder

coconut milk

Blend this all together for a delicious breakfast smoothie.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

grated carrot

frozen pineapple

1 heaped tsp cashew butter

oat milk

dash of ground cinnamon

Blend this all together for a delicious breakfast smoothie

There are lots of different options you can use for a protein smoothie and there really is one to suit everyone.  You can check out a range of smoothie recipes in my Facebook group - Healthy Tips to Feel & Look Your Best. including the delicious Pineapple Lump smoothie and the Blueberry & Lemon Smoothie.

How to give your protein smoothies a nutritional kick

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  1. Smoothies are a great breakfast idea! In years past, I opted for a breakfast smoothie because food does not appeal to me in the morning. I've never been a big breakfast eater. Always wake up ready to rush off or into my plans for the day. The two recipes you shared sound delicious. Funny how things like spinach or cashew butter don't appeal to me by themselves, yet in a smoothie, they are delicious (or perhaps not noticeable) and pack a smoothie with nutrition. Thanks for sharing 2 more recipes. I'm quite tempted to break out my nutrabullet!

  2. Interesting how you can get all the protein you need in a glass. I've actually never tried a smoothie, but my son loves them. I'll share your recipes with him.

  3. My husband and I enjoy protein smoothies, not only for breakfast but also for lunch and, occasionally , for dinner. My favorite is made with chocolate protein powder, almond or macadamia nut milk, frozen raspberries and frozen avocado chunks.

    1. I love this combination (although I used to add baby spinach as well), unfortunately frozen raspberries have been hard to come by near me for months - in face there's been a few frozen fruit that have been in slow supply over the past 12 months.

  4. I'm not really a smoothie person, but your recipes do sound delicious.

  5. I absolutely love cherry smoothies - I'm craving one right now! I would dive into that cherry smoothie recipe in a minute! YUM

  6. Lou, I know you enjoy your smoothies and I'm glad you've shared two more recipes. I have always been a breakfast eater.. until very recently. I hadn't thought about protein smoothies for breakfast. I might have to give them a try. I know I like fruit and spinach smoothies in the summer but hadn't considered them for breakfast.


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