This is my go-to breakfast smoothie almost every day. This recipe was originally posted over at the Pure Form Fitness Kitchen. It’s full of goodness and absolutely delicious. It’s so important to have breakfast but sometimes it’s hard to eat a big meal early in the morning, especially if you workout early. This smoothie is perfect pre-workout fuel – light enough to make sure you don’t feel sick but satisfying enough to keep you going. It’s great to grab on the go too. The protein powder keeps you full and the L-glutamine is great for muscle recovery.
You can change things around with this – use different nut butters if you like, add other bits and bobs eg frozen berries, guarana, chilli powder, chia seeds etc but this is my favourite base.
This mixture usually makes 2 – 3 shakes and it’s fine in the fridge for a few days.
You will need:
2 cups non-dairy milk (almond, soya, oat etc)
2 large or 3 medium Bananas
1 tbsp Cashew nut butter
4 scoops Protein Powder (I use About Time vegan protein powder – but you can use any one you like)
2 scoops L-glutamine powder (optional – but great for muscle recovery. I use MyProtein L-glutamine powder)
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
2 tsp Coffee (decaf or caffeinated – your choice)
1 – 2 tbsp raw Cacao powder
1 cup Ice
Sprinkling of Chia seeds
Put all the ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and sprinkle the chia seeds over or pour into protein shakers and pop in the fridge if not drinking immediately. Enjoy!
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