One tip I have been giving to our nutrition clients lately has been to try and add more vegetables into their diet, and the biggest question has been how to get vegetables in with breakfast. I understand the issue; greens don’t always sound appetizing first thing in the morning. I know that I typically just want to have a hot cup of coffee and a big stack of pancakes. But that doesn’t support a healthy lifestyle, so it is important to find healthy options that taste good for breakfast, and this smoothie fits the bill. Feel free to play with the “Add In” ingredients, as they are interchangeable with the base.
The base comes from a combination of unsweetened almond milk, Icelandic skyr, and frozen banana. The frozen banana gives an ice cream like consistency, and the Icelandic skyr provides healthy gut bacteria (pre and probiotics) along with a ton of protein. It is very similar to Greek yogurt, but is actually a cheese. You can find it alongside the Greek yogurt at stores such as Target and Fresh Thyme.
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Plain Skyr (I like Siggi’s)
- 3 oz. (about half of one medium) Frozen Banana
- 1 Cup Spinach
- ½ Cup frozen berries
- 2 T natural peanut butter (no trans fats!!)
- Vanilla extract (optional)
- Combine the ingredients in a large blender, and blend until the vortex forms in the middle of the blender. Allow to continue blending for at least one minute. Add ice if you would like a thicker smoothie.
Nutrition: Whole Smoothie
- Calories: 428
- Carbohydrates: 41g
- Protein: 33g
- Fat: 17g