A good shot of protein is a great way to rev up our metabolism in the morning. Mixing protein with fibre and fat also keeps us satiated, which helps ward off unhealthy snack attacks. Instead of traditional toast with peanut butter and jam, try this refreshing smoothie version.
1 small banana, cut into chunks
3/4 cup (180 mL) raspberries
1/2 cup (125 mL) 2% milk or soy milk
1 Tbsp (15 mL) natural peanut or almond butter
2 tsp (10 mL) hempseeds
1 tsp (5 mL) honey
Whirl all ingredients together in blender until evenly mixed. Thin with more milk, if needed.
Make ahead tip: Portion sliced bananas and raspberries in small containers for fast blending in the morning. Keep refrigerated or frozen.
Makes 1 serving.
Each serving contains: 359 calories; 12 g protein; 15 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 52 g total carbohydrates (28 g sugars, 11 g fibre); 65 mg sodium
source: "Breakfast", alive #375, January 2014
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