Need a fast and filling breakfast? Try this Pure Power Smoothie recipe chock-full of antioxidant-rich fruit, muscle-restoring protein powder and fiber-filled flaxseed. This recipe is excerpted from The Pure Kitchen (Pure Living Press, 2011), a unique and lovely cookbook filled with gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, tips and tricks for eating well, living pure and maximizing good health.
Pure Power Smoothie Recipe
Serves 1 - Vegan
Brimming with antioxidants from the fruit, satiating fats from the seeds and nut butter, muscle-building protein from the powder, and blood sugar-balancing cinnamon, nothing kicks my day off to a better start than a tall glass of this Pure Power Smoothie. When shopping for a protein powder, be on guard for hidden sources of gluten, dairy, and sugar that often sneak into the ingredient lists.
1/2 cup fresh strawberries or blueberries
1/2 medium frozen banana
2 ice cubes
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
1 scoop brown rice, pea, or hemp protein powder
2 teaspoons ground chia seeds or flaxseed
1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve.
Go nut-free: Use rice milk and omit the nut butter.
For more healthy breakfast recipes, read the original article, “3 Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes.”
This excerpt has been reprinted with permission from The Pure Kitchen: Clear the Clutter from Your Cooking with 100 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes by Hallie Klecker, published by Pure Living Press, 2011.