Chocolate Almond Smoothie

Chocolate Almond SmoothieWeekday mornings at our home can be a bit hectic with Big Daddy and I trying to get out of the house for work and get Little Bug to daycare. As I’ve mentioned before, breakfasts during the week are kept simple (“simple” is kind of our motto). Typically I have a green smoothie twice a week, eggs twice a week and this yummy Chocolate Almond Smoothie is my breakfast treat every Friday. Smoothies are super simple and limited mess. Everything just gets thrown into the blender and in less than a minute you have breakfast!

For this recipe I use 10 oz milk. I prefer unsweetened almond milk – the Whole Foods brand is my brand of choice since it doesn’t have a ton of crap (like carrageenan) in it like some other brands, but you can use cows milk, goats milk or whatever you have on hand. Occasionally I will use half coconut milk and half almond milk and that will make the consistency much more like a melted milkshake – very thick and creamy, but the straight almond milk is what I like best.

To that I add:

  • 2 Tbsp whole flax seeds,
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • (you can use whatever nut butter you have),
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • (keeping it simple with the 2-2-2 – easy to remember),
  • half a frozen banana, and
  • half a scoop of whey protein powder.

You don’t need the protein powder, but I try to have at least 10 grams of protein before 10am so this helps me get there. If you opt not to use the protein powder, you may want to add another half of a frozen banana for sweetness.

And lastly, I add a big handful of ice cubes.

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Blend until smooth. The key is to make sure the flax seeds are blended well otherwise you’ll be chewing them which isn’t that fabulous – plus, in order to get the benefit the seeds need to get ground up (although you don’t want to buy them already ground because they go rancid too quickly).

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Enjoy!

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Do you have any weekly breakfast treats?

Comments

  1. We enjoy smoothies in the mornings, as well…when we remember 😉 They’re one of those easy breakfasts that are also easy to forget! Your recipe sounds amazing!

  2. This looks AWESOME!!! Pinning! 🙂 Visiting from My Humble Kitchen.

  3. I love this smoothie. I make this as a dessert or treat for my kids all the time. It is one of their favorites. We don’t use powder and usually add either some maple syrup or honey for a little more sweetness. Visiting from Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else

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