Now, I am definitely not usually one for being satisfied with just a smoothie in the morning.
In fact, breakfast is the time I like to rustle something a little more substantial up – so I can really savour that quiet space of time before I crack on with work, emails and whatever else the daily grind has in store for me.
However from time to time, I’ll wake up and want my breakfast to be a little a little lighter and a little less ‘faffy’ – particularly if I’m in a rush and need something simple before I swiftly run out the door (sadly, it turns out poached eggs and avocado on toast isn’t quite so suitable for an on the go breakky).
And then there’s the unmistakable ‘hunger beast’ that only comes out deep from within it’s cave (AKA – my stomach) after a work out – with it’s shamefully loud cry that rumbles in a way that has me speeding back home quicker than you can say ‘just ONE more burpie!’ to satisfy my need for feed. Ya know the kind I mean?
For me – that’s when a protein packed smoothie is always the best way to go in order to help replenish my muscles post exercise, keep my energy levels sky high and of course – tame the hell out of that pesky hunger beast. (‘Go home hunger beast, you druuuuunk’.)
So I’ve tried a few different protein smoothie combinations and I have to say, this is my absolute favourite so far. It’s very simple (that is, as long as you have a blender… obvs), packed with allllll the protein, greens and healthy fats and it tastes delightfully similar to a deliciously thick chocolate milkshake. The dream.
The protein powder I like to use is by a brand called Sun Warrior – it’s made from a wonderful blend of organic brown rice protein and cocoa powder, making it the perfect addition to smoothies and shakes. A clean protein powder that actually tastes good too? I’ll take that! Get it here.
Obviously, you can use another protein powder – just make sure it’s reliably sourced (preferably vegan) and not full of crap/words you can’t even begin to pronounce.
I also like to add in a little green powder to crank up the goodness that little bit more – Neals Yard, Primrose’s Kitchen and Inspiral all offer great blends of cleansing superfoods that pack a hell of a lot of detoxifying and rejuvenating wonderfulness just in one teaspoon. With the health craze kicking off now more than ever – there is a lot of choice on today’s market for green powders, so you can use any that you personally like to use. Juuuust make sure it’s a good quality, organic one!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup organic spinach
- 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp natural almond butter/peanut butter
- 1 tsp greens powder (optional)
- 1 cup oat/almond milk
- ½ cup water
- bee pollen and rose petals, to sprinkle (or toppings of your choice)
- Simply add all the ingredients in to your blender and whizz up until smooth. Pour in to a glass and sprinkle with bee pollen and rose petals – or any other toppings of choice.