Smoothie Move!

At my school, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, smoothie breakfasts are very vogue.  I personally haven’t fallen to the tradition, preferring to start my day with something more substantial and warm, like steel cut oats.  However, after the 2012 Supplier Show at our school, I ended up with a few single-portion packets of protein powder.  So, for one week, I decided to give smoothie breakfasts a try.

Here is a winning recipe I came up with:

Black and Green Chocolate Banana Smoothie

– 1 packet of chocolate protein powder by Cytomatrix (this is the product I happened to have a sample of, but you can choose your brand of preference)

– 1 ripe banana

– 1/2 cup of blackberries

– 1 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)

– 1/2 cup of water

– 1 tbsp of chlorophyll (can be replaced with 1/2 cup of raw spinach, kale leaves or any other green of choice)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

The smoothie came out thick, dark and delicious!  I usually have breakfast around 6:30am in order to begin my morning commute to CCNM.  As a result, I end up feeling hungry around 10am, even with a substantial breakfast of steel cut oatmeal.  However, this smoothie got me through my morning acupuncture and pharmacology classes without so much as a hunger pang.  It’s also a fast, easy and delicious way to increase fruit and vegetable intake in the morning.

After this week-long experiment I’ll definitely be making more protein and antioxidant-rich smoothies to get me through my mornings!

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