It’s time for another Recipe Redux post! This month’s theme:
“Beverages Are Hot – That which is served in a mug, glass, or stein is becoming just as interesting as what’s on the plate. New cocktail-only blogs are emerging. Pinners are cooking with their Keurig K-cups. Hot beverages have gone way beyond hot cocoa. Beverages are in! Whether you’re serving something hot or cool, kid-friendly or happy hour worthy, show us your healthier drink.”
I decided to share with you my go-to breakfast that I’ve been making for the past month. I tend to eat the same thing for breakfast for about 2-3 months before I’ll get sick of it and switch to something else. Lately I’ve been making super food smoothies with my two new food obsessions: PB2 and chia seeds.
Let’s talk about chia and PB2…
Chia seeds are so fantastic! Just one tablespoon contains 5g of heart healthy fats, 5g of fiber, several vitamins and minerals, and my favorite: almost 3g of omega-3’s! Since receiving the news that I have high cholesterol back in December, I have been trying to incorporate more healthy fats into my diet. Chia seeds are a very easy way to do this. Plus they add a nice crunch to everything you add them to.
PB2 is a powdered peanut butter that you can add to smoothies, yogurt, or you can just add it to water and re-create peanut butter, with less fat. I love to use it in smoothies because it adds that peanut butter flavor, with only 1.5g of fat.
My breakfast smoothie ingredients:
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 scoop of Jay Robb’s vanilla whey protein (lactose, sugar, gluten free, no artificial sweeteners)
- 1 Tbsp PB2
- 1 cup of Almond milk (I like this enriched version because it has 30% DV of calcium)
- 1/2- 1 whole banana
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend away! I use a Magic Bullet to make my breakfast smoothies. I like it because it makes one serving at a time, and there’s hardly any cleanup afterwards.
What is your favorite breakfast smoothie recipe?
Check out the links below for other entries into this month’s Recipe Redux!
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!