Good Morning Smoothie

smoothie recipe

Happy Thursday, friend!

I am posting this recipe today from the road (somewhere in Pennsylvania actually…) as my husband and I just left for an epic 2 1/2 week road trip!

Wondering where we’re headed? Well let me tell ya!

We’re currently driving up to Toronto for a weekend-long conference, then heading west through Michigan visiting family along the way.

After a day or two at Lake Michigan (Grand Haven), we’re heading to northwest Ohio to spend time with Josh’s immediate and extended family for a few days.

Then we’re heading south through bourbon country down to Nashville for a couple days.

Finally we’ll be stopping in Asheville on our way home to Raleigh.

It’s going to be the longest road trip I’ve ever done, and hopefully Josh and I will still love each other at the end.

KIDDING. I’m sure it’ll be great and I’ll definitely be sharing highlights from the trip with all y’all!

Any recommendations for things to do in any of those locations? Any places we need to stop?

You gotta tell me so we can stay entertained while we’re circling the Eastern half of the country!

Share your suggestions with us in the comments below!

And without further ado, here’s the #FedForReal recipe of the week! 🙂

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Recipe of the week:

Good Morning Smoothie

You can blend a lot of goodness into smoothies, which are a great breakfast alternative when you are pinched for time.

The key to a healthy smoothie recipe is to include adequate servings of healthy fats and protein to steady the sugar load of the blended fruits. This helps to lower the overall glycemic index of the smoothie and avoid any blood sugar roller-coasters, keeping you satiated and satisfied for longer.

Adding a little colorful veggies like leafy greens and zucchini bumps up the fiber and phytonutrient content, and further helps keep your blood sugar steady. Enjoy this balanced smoothie recipe!

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smoothie recipe

Good Morning Smoothie

Prep time: 5 min  / Total time: 5 minutes

SERVES 1

1 serving =   400 calories, 13g fat, 28g protein, 45g carbs, 12g fiber

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • ½ large frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup baby spinach or kale
  • ⅓ medium zucchini
  • 1 TB coconut butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1 TB raw Cacao
  • 2 scoops Vital proteins or collagen based protein
  • ¼ cup ice

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Blitz until well combined.
  2. Pour smoothie into large glass. Enjoy!

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