We have covered 10 breakfast recipes so far that are healthy and simple, but most of them require a little bit of cooking or prep work. What if you wake up and just don’t feel like cooking? Moms, and women in general, are busy people and sometimes we are TIRED or we have other things to do. Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day since it gets bodies moving, brains awakened and kick starts our metabolism which helps burn calories through the day. ENTER this green protein smoothie recipe!!
This is part 11 of 12 of my protein-packed breakfast recipes:
- Healthy Egg Muffins
- Peanut Butter Banana Rice Cakes
- Bacon and Egg Avocado Bake
- Protein Blueberry Muffins
- Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Sausage and Egg Sandwich
- Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
- Easy Yogurt Parfait Recipe
- French Toast Roll Ups
- Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipes
- Green Protein Smoothie Recipe
- Protein Pancakes
Smoothies are my cheat! The kids like them because it’s like getting a refreshing treat for breakfast and I like them because I can throw everything in one blender and with the press of a button I can have a filling, nutritious and delicious breakfast that is easy to take on the run.
Now a few of my older kids try to protest, but my younger kids LOVE this smoothie. I really wish I had introduced this to my older kids before they developed their dislike for green food because this smoothie is truly so good! My three-year-old takes the first sip and does a loud, exaggerated slurping noise which means he really, really likes it.
The bananas, vanilla almond milk and vanilla protein powder add nutrients and great flavor. In addition, it is loaded with protein, healthy greens (spinach) provide iron, chia seeds pack a punch of healthful benefits such as being loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. In addition, since chia seeds absorb so much liquid, they become gelatinous adding a natural thickness to smoothies. I sneak in some avocado for additional potassium, vitamins, folic acid, and those healthy fats our body needs.
There are so many ways to enjoy a green protein smoothie recipe. In addition to these ingredients, you can always add seasonal fruits, berries, yogurt and more to truly tailor smoothies to your families own tastes. For more great smoothie recipes and ideas, check out my smoothie recipe Pinterest board and follow me there! Also, here is a handy pin to save for this later!