Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
With only 5 ingredients, and one simple step, this blueberry breakfast protein smoothie is a delicious and super nutritious way to start your day off on the right foot!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well in my eyes it is. And how you fuel yourself in the morning will make a HUGE difference to how you’re going to feel for the rest of the day. That’s why I’m setting you up strong with this super easy blueberry breakfast protein smoothie. It’ll keep your energy levels up, mind sharp, cravings in check, and leave you feeling simply AH-mazing.
I just love how this smoothie is so refreshing, perfectly sweet, and creamy. It’s also gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free, and vegan. Loaded with so much good stuff, here’s the break down for you:
Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants that protects our body from inflammation. They also have wicked cancer fighting properties and are shown to decrease the risk of heart disease. Not to shabby.
Protein is super important when it comes to fueling our muscles, repairing tissue, and is a major building block for our hair, skin, and nails. It also supports stable energy levels, and healthy hormonal balance.
Coconut oil contains the healthy fat, lauric acid, which has powerful anti-viral and antibacterial properties(Your immune system is going to be so on point this cold and flu season).
Chia and flax seeds contain alpha linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid, which also helps squash inflammation, and is a beneficial nutrient for our immune system and brain function.
If you’re opting for a protein powder I strongly recommend going vegan. Either choose a blend, straight-up pea, or hemp protein. My go-to is Vega Vanilla Protein & Greens. But wait just a minute! Before stocking up on this, I suggest buying a few sample packets of various vegan protein powders and seeing which one’s your jam. Because it’s definitely a personal choice when it comes to vegan varieties. Regardless, always opt for vanilla flavour(if you like flavours). It combines well with almost all ingredients and is such a versatile flavour to use for making different smoothie combo’s. And trust me…. you’ll get sick of chocolate or berry flavour real fast.
I personally don’t recommend getting whey or soy protein. Many women have too much bad estrogen(estrogen dominance) which translates to period issues(fibroids, cysts, PMS, endometriosis, infertility), inability to lose weight/resistant weight loss, depression, anxiety, water retention, acne, low blood sugar, mood swings, and hair loss. Also, lactose intolerance, soy and dairy sensitivities are common for a number of people. That’s why these protein powder options are not the best for these conditions/symptoms and can make matters worse. Not fun.
I’m super positive that you’re going to be fan of this blueberry breakfast protein smoothie. It’s my go-to blend and has been a staple in my diet for a very long time. Lately, I’ve been enjoying it with some extra spinach, simply because it’s such an easy way to get more greens into our diet. And don’t fret. It doesn’t compromise the flavour at all. So please, go ahead and get your green on!
If you need a little extra sweetness feel free to throw in half of a banana. It’ll provide some additional creaminess to the smoothie as well.