Power Packed Breakfast

Do you spend your morning rushing out the door to make it to work on time? Are you lucky if you have a few bites of a sugar packed breakfast bar in the morning? A frequent comment I hear is "I don't have time to eat breakfast."

In our fast paced cultural, it seems like we all struggle to find time to do some of life's necessities - like eat breakfast. I recently read an article on vox.com title "We need to call American breakfast what it often is: dessert." And that could not be more accurate. The breakfast aisle seems to be overflowing with sugar laden sweets, while nutrient-packed items are left in the dust. It seems more convenient to grab a chocolate chip muffin or sugar packed yogurt, especially on those days you hit snooze a time or two too much. And the evidence confirms that in the typical American diet, sugar is really making its name known – with the average American consuming 23 teaspoons of sugar/day, which is double the daily recommend intake.

Okay I get it – you know added sugar is bad, you want to limit it, but you also are trying to somehow fit breakfast into your already packed schedule. Brings quite a dilemma, right? But let me tell you about a quick and easy breakfast that is packed with protein, healthy carbohydrates and fats and many vitamins and minerals. Introducing: smoothies! And I'm going to share not one, not two - but three of my go to recipes. 

Smoothie recipes. Healthy breakfast. Dietitian approved.

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01. Berry Fresh

Ingredients
1 serving of plant-based protein powder (my go-to is ALOHA)
1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk
2 handfuls of spinach or kale
1/4 cup blueberries + raspberries
1 tbs cacao powder
1 tbs peanut butter
Few scoops of ice

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in high-power blender, blend + enjoy.

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02. Island Time

Ingredients
1 serving of plant-based protein powder (my go-to is ALOHA)
1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk
2 handfuls of spinach
1/4 cup pineapple
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp maca powder
Few scoops of ice

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in high-power blender, blend + enjoy. Top with fresh berries if desired.

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03. Go Bananas

Ingredients
1 serving of plant-based protein powder (my go-to is ALOHA)
1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 frozen banana
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tbs beet powder
Few scoops of ice
Cacao nibs

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in high-power blender, blend + enjoy. Top with cacao nibs.


Want to make one of these into a smoothie bowl?! Here's what I do --

Smoothie bowl. Plant-based. Breakfast. Dietitian approved.

I would love to see pics of y'all making and enjoying these smoothies! Please share your pictures and tag @dyl_murph or hashtag #dmsmoothies :)

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