Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Protein and Greens Blueberry Paleo Breakfast Smoothie


I've been following a primal diet for over a year now, and can I just say, I'm still not tired of bacon and eggs! But, I'm not convinced that it's altogether healthy to eat the same thing every day. So, in the interest of mixing things up, and you know, actually eating some vegetables and fruit in the morning, I began whipping up this simple smoothie.

Unlike pure fruit smoothies, this one is rich in healthy fats from coconut oil and protein from almond butter and spinach. Bonus, it keeps me just as full until lunchtime as did my go-to two eggs and two slices of bacon. A pretty impressive feat, if you ask me, especially because it's not only paleo but also vegan!

See, we don't eat meat all the time.

serves 2 
1 ripe banana
1 orange, peeled
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 cups spinach
1 cup frozen blueberries
  1. Place the banana and orange into the blender. 
  2. Melt the coconut oil in the warm water and add to the blender. 
  3. Top with spinach. Pulse a few times, but not until thoroughly combined. 
  4. Add the almond butter and blueberries and blend until smooth.

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