I am usually not one for breakfast smoothies this time of the year, as when I wakeup in the mornings the feeling of the cold tiles on my bare feet reminds me of how much I do not want a cold glass of greens or a blended bowl of frozen fruit in the early crisp hours.
(add berries if you don’t dig greens)
Living on the East Coast of Canada comes with some challenges, the days are shorter and the temperatures are even lower. With the darker and colder months at peak this time of the year it is so incredibly easy to become unmotivated to eat healthy or even workout for that matter (I however can combat this lack of motivation by booking my fitness classes on Sunday’s for the week ahead!).
(don’t forget to wash your greens!!)
Although as I mentioned before that I do not enjoy breakfast smoothies as much this time of the year, I do still enjoy them as an afternoon pick-me-up. I often add cucumber in my smoothies to get in those extra greens and they make me feel transported to a spa! I add a bit of protein powder in my blends for a perfect pre-workout snack and my favourite brands are WelleCo Vanilla Protein, Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Protein, Form Nutrition’s Chocolate Peanut and Chocolate Salted Caramel, and Vivo Life’s Salted Maca Caramel. I am incredibly picky with my protein powders, however all of the ones mentioned taste great and are made of incredible ingredients. Trust me they are all Emma tried, tested, and truly delicious.
Enjoy rejuvenating greens and hopefully you feel transported to a spa or somewhere tropical amidst these cold winter months while sipping back your greens.
Rejuvenating Green Smoothie
- 1 Medium Frozen Banana
- 1 Large Handful Baby Spinach
- 1/4 Large Cucumber
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Small Bunch Kale (optional)
- 1 Scoop Plant-based protein powder
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Yogurt
- Granola, kamut puffs, and fresh fruit for topping. (optional)
In a blender add the banana, spinach, cucumber, kale (if using), almond milk, and protein powder.
2. Put the blender on high until all the contents are smooth and blended.
3. In a cup add two tablespoons worth of coconut yogurt at the bottom (optional), then layer the smoothie on top.
4. Add toppings such as kamut puffs, granola, superfoods, and fresh fruit for additional fuel (optional!).