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.
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)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
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.
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.
Garnish with additional toppings and enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2 days, though best when fresh.