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BLUEBERRY PROTEIN ALMOND BUTTER SMOOTHIE

This hydrating smoothie will give your body the fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3's it needs to recover from your workout and stay energized all morning. Recipe and photo courtesy of The Minimalist Baker.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (~1 1/2 bananas) ripe chunks frozen banana

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (wild, organic when possible)

  • 1 Tbsp almond butter (or fave nut/seed butter)

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk

  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal

  • 1 Tbsp chia seed

  • 2 scoops protein powder (here's our recommendation)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. 

  2. If it has trouble blending, add a bit more almond milk. Then taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana (or a bit of stevia) for sweetness, blueberries for fruitiness, almond butter for nuttiness/creaminess, or almond milk to thin.

  3. To serve: An optional step is to pour a bit of light coconut milk or almond milk into your serving glass(es) first and then top with the smoothie for a swirl effect! Coconut milk is thicker and makes a better swirl, but both work.

  4. Garnish with additional toppings and enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2 days, though best when fresh.