Breakfast Power Smoothie {chocolate, banana, pineapple, coconut}

by Chrissy

So if you are anywhere else in the world, you might not think that this cold smoothie would be a great breakfast option, but if you are still getting drenched in sweat when you take a walk outside, then this is just the thing to cool you down. Apparently, Southern California isn’t ready to kiss summer goodbye, just yet. I’m OK with this because TJ’s decided to bring in another shipment of their glorious flats of peaches, so we are stocked for another week, if we ration.

This power-packed protein smoothie is great for a quick breakfast or an on-the-go snack. And if you are still somehow waking up to 80 degree weather, you will definitely want this to cool you down.

Fun fact: Lauren and I cannot blow-dry our hair at the same time in our house or else the fuse will blow. We know this because we have had to reset the breaker at least 198 times.

Also, during the hot weather we found that it is impossible to even use the blow dryer without melting into a pile of sweat. My remedy was whipping one of these smoothies up in the morning, while I was getting ready so that I could cool down AND kick-start my metabolism.

Although, the heat issue may not be relevant to many of you in other season-changing states or countries, you would still benefit from the nutrients in this probiotic, protein-packed, fiber-ific, yet slightly chocolaty breakfast smoothie.

Everyone’s a winner :)!

 

Breakfast Power Smoothie

Print Recipe

Serves 1, but easy to double, triple and  beyond.

Ingredients:

1/2 Tbsp flaxseeds, whole or ground

1 Tbsp wheat germ

1 tsp chia seeds

2 Tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup pineapple

1/2 banana, sliced

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 Scoops Vanilla protein powder (I use Aria Protein Powder from TJs)

2 Tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut

2-3 ice cubes

 

Directions:

Add everything to a blender, or a handy Magic Bullet, if you have one. It’s useless for almost everything else, but great for a quick single-serving smoothie. Blend for 40 to 60 seconds. Enjoy immediately!

 

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,
Chrissy

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5 Comments to “Breakfast Power Smoothie {chocolate, banana, pineapple, coconut}”

  1. I have been all about breakfast smoothies lately. Love this!

  2. Looks really refreshing and filling. I can relate to the blow dryer problems. My daughter and I always blow a breaker when using at same time – so frustrating!

  3. Chrissy

    Ugh tell me about it! It happened twice this week! Good thing I have my smoothies to cool me down :)

  4. Headed to the pool today–starting my day off right! Glad I found this. Ciao.

  5. Chrissy

    Yay! Glad you are all powered up for a great day at the pool!