Happy 2021! How are you feeling? Excited for this fresh start? Me too.
Some of you are probably knee deep in your first full week of a new diet, lifestyle shift, exercise routine, or daily ritual. I hope you are feeling good and empowered!
In January I often like to create a handful of goals for the year that truly excite me and will add joy to my life. This year I am focusing on daily movement, creating more (for work and for fun), and continuing my goal from last year of managing my screen time so it feels healthy. We will see how these go!
This week I have decided to finally put a recipe to one of my favorite smoothies because, I would imagine, with a new year comes new, healthy foods for many of us and this smoothie is both healthy and delicious! It could be a new go-to recipe for you (and maybe make your new diet a lot more enjoyable).
This salted peanut butter and chocolate breakfast smoothie has all of the healthy greens and plants your body craves, while also being incredibly filling. If I'm having a smoothie as a meal, it's important to me that it actually fills me up for a while. What good is a smoothie if you need to eat an hour later?
This one has a nice dose of healthy fats from the peanut butter and chia seeds, along with loads of fiber from the cauliflower (I know it sounds weird but I promise it works in this), bananas, and chias, so you will be nice and full well into the afternoon.
Oh, and this gut healthy smoothie tastes like a milkshake. So yeah, you want to give it a try.
Salted Peanut Butter and Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 serving, takes 5 minutes
1 cup greens
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower (riced is best, florets should work with high powered blender)
1/2 ripe banana (the riper the better)
1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon cacao nibs, optional
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder, optional*
1-2 dates, optional*
1 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 1/2 cups milk of choice
Sprinkle of sea salt
Small handful of ice cubes
Place all of the ingredients in a blender in the order listed above. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and enjoy!
*If you are using a protein powder that is sweet, you can omit the dates. If your protein powder is not sweet or is flavorless, I suggest a sweetener like the dates or 1-2 teaspoons of raw honey.
Naturally gluten-free. Vegan if use dairy free milk.