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My New & Improved, Plant-Based Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Recipes2012-7629Five months ago I made a decision to give this whole food, plant-based nutrition thing a whirl. Well, I am still whirling away with it. I honestly thought it would leave me tired and depleted, especially after going through the more intense part of my training as I am a week away from Ironman Muskoka 70.3. Instead, I am feeling better than ever. My energy levels are high and my recovery time from workouts has decreased dramatically. I not as reliant on the caffeine in the morning, which I have been replacing with green tea. Anyway, my breakfast smoothie has been my breakfast mainstay for longer than I have started eating this way. So in order make it plant-worthy, I needed to make a few changes. So here they are…

Ingredients in order of addition…

  1. 70-80 gm of frozen banana – Sliced to fit and freezing is key to a thick frothy smoothie. Recipes2012-7631
  2. 40 gm frozen organic blueberries
  3. 15-20 gms of Kale
  4. 1/4 of a Avocado(makes it so creamy and smooth..Yum!)
  5. 40 gm frozen organic raspberries
  6. 40 gm frozen strawberries
  7. 15-20 gm of Hemp protein powder(any vegetable protein will work though)
  8. 10 gm of Chia Seed
  9. 10gm flax seeds
  10. 4 oz of cold water
  11. 6 oz of Hemp/Almond Milk. Or better yet homemade almond milk.
  12. Optional. 17 gm of Almond butter
  13. Blend until all ingredients mixed and a frothy smoothie is produced. I used to use a Magic Bullet but I have finally gotten a VItamix so the measurements here are specific to fit in one of their blending containers.


Nutrition Info

Calories Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Sugar Fiber Protein
420 21g 0mg 135mg 44g 20g 13g 17g
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