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Sue’s Nutritious Breakfast Smoothie

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Do you know one of the best ways of getting a whole bunch of super nutritious foods into your daily diet is by mixing up a smoothie for breakfast?

I’ve been enjoying a magnesium-rich, high-protein smoothie this winter, and it’s the first time I’ve found something that doesn’t spike my blood sugar but keeps me full and satisfied until at least lunchtime!

I start with a scoop of protein powder; I use whey, but use whatever is your favourite.

For better absorption, I always soak nuts and seeds overnight if possible (or a 30-minute soak with hot water just prior to blending also works). Here’s a basic recipe to follow; adapt according to your preference!

Nutritious Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tbsp (or more) of a probiotic-rich yogurt (or Bio-K probiotic; vegans can eliminate this)
  • 1 tbsp pure coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp pre-soaked Austrian pumpkin seeds (soak together and include soaking water)
  • 1 tbsp pre-soaked goji berries
  • 1 tbsp pre-soaked raw cashews (or almonds or both; discard soaking water)
  • 2-3 large Medjool or Barhi dates (remove pits!) to sweeten (or add 1 tbsp of other sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup almond, soy or coconut milk
  • ½ cup apple juice (to thin out; can also just use water for a less sweet smoothie)
  • Add half a banana and/or fresh or frozen fruit, such as berries (optional)

Blend until smooth. If too thick, add a little more water while blending. Pour into a beverage container, and you’re all set with a tasty and filling “on the go” breakfast, full of rich goodness to keep you going through your busy morning!

~ Sue Vignola

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Sue’s Nutritious Breakfast Smoothie

Posted by & filed under recipe.

Do you know one of the best ways of getting a whole bunch of super nutritious foods into your daily diet is by mixing up a smoothie for breakfast?

I’ve been enjoying a magnesium-rich, high-protein smoothie this winter, and it’s the first time I’ve found something that doesn’t spike my blood sugar but keeps me full and satisfied until at least lunchtime!

I start with a scoop of protein powder; I use whey, but use whatever is your favourite.

For better absorption, I always soak nuts and seeds overnight if possible (or a 30-minute soak with hot water just prior to blending also works). Here’s a basic recipe to follow; adapt according to your preference!

Nutritious Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tbsp (or more) of a probiotic-rich yogurt (or Bio-K probiotic; vegans can eliminate this)
  • 1 tbsp pure coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp pre-soaked Austrian pumpkin seeds (soak together and include soaking water)
  • 1 tbsp pre-soaked goji berries
  • 1 tbsp pre-soaked raw cashews (or almonds or both; discard soaking water)
  • 2-3 large Medjool or Barhi dates (remove pits!) to sweeten (or add 1 tbsp of other sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup almond, soy or coconut milk
  • ½ cup apple juice (to thin out; can also just use water for a less sweet smoothie)
  • Add half a banana and/or fresh or frozen fruit, such as berries (optional)

Blend until smooth. If too thick, add a little more water while blending. Pour into a beverage container, and you’re all set with a tasty and filling “on the go” breakfast, full of rich goodness to keep you going through your busy morning!

~ Sue Vignola

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