Calories per serve: 450
Gluten Free | Vegan
Smoothies are a great breakfast option if made correctly! I like to make mine with:
a good quality protein powder, almond or coconut milk, low carb fruit/veggies , lots of healthy fats (chia, flaxseed, nut butter) and maca powder, cacao, cinnamon or a green powder for extra flavour.
This recipe uses Maca Powder which is derived from Maca Root, a cruciferous vegetable native to Peru. From the small amount of research on Maca, it's known to improve energy, libido, fertility and assist with female hormone health.
Image: Creamy Dreamy Smoothie (Left), Choc Nutter Smoothie (Right)
30g vanilla WPI protein powder
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon chia seed
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until a desired consistency is reached.
Pour into a glass and enjoy.
The banana makes the smoothie thicker and is a great low GI carbohydrate source. If you don’t like banana add ½ cup of ice. Approximately 400 calories without banana.
30g protein powder is equal to roughly 3 tablespoons. I use the Bare Blends WPI Vanilla Bean.
Vegan option: Use a pea protein powder if you follow a plant-based diet. You can find the Bare Blends versions here: https://bareblends.com.au/protein-powder/vegan-protein.
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