This 4-ingredient Almond Butter Protein Smoothie provides a boost of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, and makes for a healthful breakfast or snack.
This blog post is sponsored by Almond Breeze. The content and opinions expressed here are mine.
In honor of the New Year, I’m sharing a week’s worth of healthful smoothies and drinks with you. Did you know liquid clears your body four times faster than solid food? Does that make you want to drink all your foods? Beef burrito shake, anyone? Easy sell.
A great way to re-set your metabolism is to annihilate a nutritious smoothie or creamy soup (such as the Golden Beet and Fennel Soup I showed you last week). Your body is very receptive to food in liquiform.
This protein smoothie includes Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, and easy-to-digest carbohydrates. When we think of detox smoothies, we tend to think “green.” Green’s awesome, and I’m all about adding a handful of spinach to my protein smoothies, but we also need protein and fat in order to support digestion.
I’ve never really been able to get on board with most protein powders, so almond butter and collagen powder is my protein source of choice when it comes to smoothies. Occasionally, I’ll do some hemp powder. If you have a favorite protein powder, toss ‘er in!
I find that a ripe frozen banana and unsweetened almond milk is basecamp for a sweet, healthy treat, so most of my protein smoothies are founded on this duo. This almond butter chia seed smoothie is just so silly simple. Ocassionally, I’ll toss in some oats for added thickness, flavor and fiber!
On any given day, this could be my breakfast or snack when I’m super fungry and pressed for time. I always have the ingredients for this smoothie on hand, and it’s perfect to use as a blank canvas for other smoothie add-ins, such as maca powder, hemp seeds, cacao powder, and/or your favorite fruit and leafy greens.
For those of you who have busy lifestyles and tend to eat on the go, check out the Smoovii Portable Blender, which requires no electrical outlet to operate and is super easy to clean! You can carry it with you in your gym bag, work bag, or even bring it camping, and fashion up amazing smoothies in seconds.
More Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes:
- Immunity Boosting Tropical Smoothie
- Good Digestion Smoothie
- Liver Detox Smoothie
- Pineapple Green Protein Smoothie
- Adaptogenic Protein Smoothie
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Almond Butter Chia Smoothie
A protein smoothie with almond butter, banana and chia seeds
Put it all in a blender and blend until smooth.