It’s mid-January, mid-week. How’s that healthy eating resolution going for you? I’ve got a secret to share about my mornings. They are very smooth, even if there’s chaos with the kids. Well, they are smoothies, anyway, and my smoothies have a secret.
Here’s my basic smoothie recipe:
- A handful of frozen berries, whatever makes you happy
- Two scoops of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon-ish of vanilla protien powder
- Enough water to cover it all and…are you ready for this?
- 1/4 of an avocado
When I first heard about putting avocados in a smoothie, my reaction was to make a yuk face. Not sure why we generally don’t think of eating green things for breakfast in our culture. But the avocado is really what makes the smoothie extra creamy, very healthy (so they tell me), and I swear to you I cannot taste it at all.
If you’ve ever bought the line about a handful of spinach not being detectable in a smoothie, you might be thinking I’m lying about the avocado. You can totally detect spinach in a smoothie, people. Who are we kidding? It might not taste bad, but we still know it’s there.
The avocado, on the other hand? Very, very sneaky, in a good way.
Also, all of these ingredients are very storable and swappable. You can shop once a week, or even less often, and still have a healthy breakfast or snack at the ready. Frozen berries, I buy them in the BIG BAG. Swap the avocado for a banana every now and then. Skip the protein powder altogether if you are out, or throw in a tablespoon of peanut butter. Just about any kind of yogurt will work. I mean, mix it up, it’s your smoothie. But with a protein boost like this, you are much more likely to stay on track with your fitness goals…at least until noon.
Are you ready to brave green before 8 am? Have you tried an avocado in your smoothie?
Need another breakfast idea to keep you on the right track with your fitness goals? Try this easy mason jar oatmeal, and you won’t have breakfast dishes all week.
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