Blueberry Breakfast Smoothies
Steven has drunk a blueberry smoothie almost every day for the past five years! He’s inspired me to create my own, tastier version. I’ve listed both smoothies below for comparison. Different tastes, different lifestyles, different smoothies!
I hate measuring ingredients. I think it takes the fun out of preparing food. I measure the ingredients with sugar so I can restrict my consumption, but other than that I mix ingredients based on taste and consistency. For example, if the blender screeches and shakes while I make this smoothie, that means it is not mixing properly and needs more liquid. The below ingredient quantities are a good starting point but adjust as necessary to fit your taste!
One thing I love about my smoothie is that the addition of frozen cauliflower or zucchini adds a frozen consistency without the extra sugar. As written below, this recipe has 13.5 g of sugar which makes it perfect for my taste. It is a great way to start the day without the imminent sugar high and crash of most smoothies that use bananas; however, if you wake up with an insatiable craving for cake for breakfast, you can sub banana for the veggies and make this smoothie more satisfying.
Kaylyn’s Breakfast Smoothie
· ½ Cup frozen blueberries
· ½ to ¾ Cup frozen cauliflower or zucchini
· ½ Cup coconut water
· ½ to ¾ Cup coconut milk
· 2 TBSP chia seeds
· 1 tsp Maca Powder
· 1 TBSP Cacao Powder
· 1 scoop unflavored collagen peptides
· (Optional: Add frozen spinach or your favorite ‘Greens’ powder)
Steven’s Post-workout Smoothie*
· 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
· ½ Cup Oatmeal
· Almonds (..so precise)
· Approx. 1 Cup water (but please sub milk or coconut water if you try this. Steven is a Special Person)
*The reason this smoothie doesn't have protein in it is because he doesn't like collagen and other than straight collagen peptides we do not use 'protein powders.' He drinks this smoothie and eats meat soon thereafter. If you want to try this as a standalone post-workout meal/snack then give it a shot with some protein powder or maybe a side of beef jerky.