So, do you make smoothies? It seems like everyone is slurping down some kind of smoothie these days. There are so many to try, and I do, but mostly I keep coming back to this one. Ideally, I like to try have this every morning for breakfast (at least on week days). Some days, however, I crave something warm (like oatmeal) and in turn whizz this up for a power packed lunch, and it’s a great afternoon pick me up.
Here is what’s in my power packed smoothie . . . .
POWER PACKED MORNING SMOOTHIE RECIPE
1 handful of spinach (kale works too)
1 cup of almond milk (give or take, depending on how thick you like smoothies)
1 small frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 /2 – 1 teaspoon l-glutamine powder
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 scoop of plant based protein powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
I used the word recipe loosely because somedays I add more mango then blueberry and I don’t always measure. These are my key ingredients that I like to use for their many health properties. It’s packed with vitamin C, protein, omega 3’s, antioxidants and so on.
I’ve recently been trying out l-glutamine because I have been really low in energy and I read that can help. It’s an amino acid that is naturally found in our bodies, but at times we produce less then needed. It’s also supposed to be amazing for your digestive system. I’ve been using this powder and also trying to supplement with capsules in the afternoon if I start to drag. Have any of you tried using l-glutamine? Be sure to read about it or ask a health professional to make sure it is right for you.
As for protein powder, I’ve been using this vanilla flavored plant based one, by Vega One. It’s good, but, to me, it has a slight after taste. I’m looking to experiment with some other non-dairy protein powders (share you favorites in the comments).
Do you have a favorite smoothie that you keep coming back to? Tell me what’s in it or share a link in the comments.
Here is to happy and healthy mornings and days, lovelies!
xo . t
P.S. You can use less almond milk and make this into a smoothie bowl if you prefer to use a spoon over a straw. Instead of blending the seeds, sprinkle them on top with a few other berries and goodies. Yum!