I’ve been making a really awesome smoothie lately with just a few variations (fruit, protein powder flavor) – but it’s easy to duplicate and works GREAT as a breakfast smoothie if you’re on the go.
Blackberries are pretty awesome if you can get them – they taste amazing, and they’re high in Vitamin C and fiber. They also contain high levels of ellagic acid, a phenolic compound shown to have anti-carcinogen, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Try out this recipe, and feel free to adapt the ingredients to what you have on hand!
Blackberry Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1-2 handfuls mixed baby greens
1 Tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter of your choice)
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1 tsp Seed and Sprout Mix (or seeds you have on hand like chia, hemp, flax – no need to be super specific, this is just what I used)
Blend and Enjoy!
Reference for Blackberry Health Benefits and to Learn More:
- Oregon State University Department of Food Science and Technology; Health and Healing Fact Sheets: Blackberries