Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Mashups: A Better Breakfast

Would you rather indulge on a Monday morning? Have a tasty treat that will take you through the work week? Consider a smoothie as a breakfast supplement! These blended concoctions are a healthy alternative that will fill you right up. Check out our five favorites and treat yourself to a better breakfast!

Banana Kale Pineapple Smoothie

Banana Kale Pineapple Smoothie — the BEST, most delicious green smoothie! Packed with protein, it keeps you full, so it’s great for weightloss or detox. Easy, healthy, and even kids love it! Recipe at | @wellplated

2 cups lightly packed chopped kale leaves, stems removed
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk you like)
1 frozen medium banana, cut into chunks
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup frozen pineapple pieces
2 tablespoons peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste

Place all ingredients (kale, almond milk, banana, yogurt, pineapple, peanut butter, and honey) in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Enjoy immediately!

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

This super creamy blueberry avocado smoothie is packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants. Gluten-free and easily made vegan, it makes a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack |

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 ripe avocado
2 to 3 tsp. maple syrup

Place all ingredients into any standard blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. Transfer to a glass, top with any additional toppings of choice, and enjoy immediately!

Mighty Mango Protein Smoothie

Mighty Mango Protein Smoothie

3/4 cup almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 frozen banana
1 cup frozen mango slices or chunks
2 to 3 chunks frozen pineapple
Dash of ground ginger powder

Note: This smoothie yields the best consistency if blended in stages. In a high-powdered blender, add almond milk, ground ginger, and protein powder and blend until combined. Add in frozen banana, frozen mango and frozen pineapple chunks; blend well and serve immediately.

Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie |

1 scoop strawberry protein powder
1 cup fresh strawberries fresh or frozen
1/2 frozen banana
8 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut flakes

Place protein powder, strawberries, banana, and coconut milk into a blender and blend on high until smooth. If smoothie is too thick for your taste, add some water and blend. Add flaked coconut and blend on high for about 15 seconds or until fully incorporated. Serve immediately garnished with extra flaked coconut, if desired.

Vanilla Oat Protein Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with healthy fat, carbs and protein and will keep you full and energized for hours!

1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp. almond butter
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp. vanilla protein
1/4 cup oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of pink sea salt

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

What a way to start your day! Devour the details of a better breakfast and indulge every day of the week. Cheers!

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