Super Simple Smoothie Recipe to Start Your Day

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When it comes to breakfast I like to keep it really simple. Actually, that applies to lunch and dinner as well. Sometimes my husband or son (our resident chef in training) and I like to get a little crazy and create a new meal that we haven’t tried before. But, to save time and money, we usually stick to our tried and true basics. I don’t like the ‘s’ word, but this is one of the cases where I apply the ‘KISS’ (keep it simple stupid) mentality. If you thought for a second I was referring to a four letter ‘s’ word, you should know four letter words are among my favorites.

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I love to start the day with this simple smoothie recipe. It’s got the protein I need for energy, and it’s tastes really good. The best part is there are only 5 ingredients.

peanut butter smoothie in a mason jar
Peanut Butter Smoothie

Smoothie Recipe (with coffee)

  • 2 tbsp PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 4 oz Silk Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 4 oz Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 4 oz Brewed Coffee

Smoothie Recipe (without coffee)

  • 2 tbsp PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 6 oz Silk Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 6 oz Chobani Greek Yogurt

Nutrition For The Win

Have you ever heard the saying that you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper? A lot of people aren’t very hungry in the mornings, and sometimes this can be due to overeating the night before. It can be a bit of a transition to switch to eating your largest meal in the morning. But, it really makes the most sense. Our bodies need the extra calories for energy during the day- not to sleep through the night.

almonds for extra protein at breakfast with a smoothie
Almonds are a great source of protein for breakfast or a snack.

So, I either have my smoothie with a piece of fruit, a handful of almonds, or an egg so I’m not starving by lunchtime (which may cause me to overeat).

Numerous studies have shown that eating well is not only linked to our physical health but our mental health as well. Below are some resources if you’d like to hear more about how nutrition affects our well-being.

Which is your largest meal of the day? What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Have you ever considered how our diets can affect our mental health? Let’s make this a conversation in the comments below.

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