Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kelly's Favorite Breakfast Smoothie

I start almost every day with a healthy high protein fruit smoothie that tastes so delicious it's hard to believe it's health food!  I thought I'd share the recipe with you.  

It is a simple recipe to make that makes about 16 ounces.  I work on one half while getting ready for work in the morning and pour off the other half into a thermos, which I drink when I get to work.  This wonderful fruiti-licious drink keeps me going until lunchtime!  Here is the recipe:

In a Vita-Mix or blender add:
1 serving of frozen peaches
1 serving of frozen strawberries, or other fruit of choice
1 banana
cold water to cover the fruit  (this will help thaw the fruit and make blending much easier)
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
2 small packages of Truvia sweetener
1 full scoop of LifeTime Life's Basics Pea Protein Powder, Vanilla flavor
   (or other vanilla flavored protein powder)

Gently stir ingredients prior to blending.  Blend on high for 30 - 60 seconds and check to see if the consistency is right.  If needed add a bit more water and blend again.  Enjoy!

Gunnar takes a sip
Good smoothie!
What makes this smoothie taste even better is the lack of guilt you have while drinking it!  Here is the nutritional breakdown for a 16 oz. serving:

382 calories
4.5 gm. fat
29 gm. protein
34 gm. carbohydrate

A healthy and filling breakfast that gives you 3 full fruit servings and a dose of heart healthy flaxseed that won't hurt your waistline!  

I would love to learn new smoothie recipes and hear your ideas about different fruit combinations!  What smoothies are you currently enjoying and making for your family?  Talk to me!


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