I saw a shirt the other day that said "Runs on Smoothies." I laughed at it because I am that person. I drink a smoothie once per day, sometimes twice. But it's not just any smoothie, it's my daily smoothie. And it sorta changed my life...
You know that feeling when you finally nail something and can replicate it perfectly every single time? Well, I nailed this recipe last year and have been making it ever since. And it's become a fixture in our daily routine. I don't know about you but life can get busy and complicated- most days I don't have time to think about what to cook for meals. This smoothie is dead easy. It takes the guesswork out of our mornings and sets us up for a productive day. To say it has streamlined our day is an understatement. No need to think about what's for breakfast- you can bet it's a smoothie. Life changing, I tell you!
Other reasons I am obsessed with my daily smoothie? I feel great drinking it. It gives me energy and helps me stay focused (read: full- because I get hangry quite often.) Kevin is hooked on it and my parents love it, too! It's quick, it's portable, it's delicious and filling. What could be better?!
There are three crucial aspects to crafting a powerful, satisfying smoothie- fiber, healthy fats, and protein. To achieve this trifecta, I rely on frozen fruits and veggies, almond butter, chia and flax, and a tasty vanilla protein powder. These ingredients keep me fuller longer and help me tackle anything that comes my way. I've also been adding some Collagen Peptides to my smoothie and the result is an even creamier and filling drink. I steer clear of dairy so I rely on nut milk and a vegan protein powder. Right now, I am loving Trader Joe's Organic Pea Protein in vanilla. Snag some if you see it, it's really top notch.
Here's my tried and true recipe:
My Daily Smoothie
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ frozen banana
¼ cup frozen spinach or kale
1 teaspoon flaxmeal
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup almond or coconut milk
1 serving vanilla protein powder
stevia, honey, or agave to taste
Assemble all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. I love my Vitamix beyond words.
You can add more milk if need be.
You can add a handful of ice cubes if it’s not cold enough (but the frozen produce should do the trick.)
Pour and enjoy within five minutes!
*You can easily double this recipe to serve two.
What do you like to put in your smoothies? Anything weird or unexpected? I'm always up for trying something unorthodox!
And if you're looking for Charlotte's best smoothie, look no further!