I don’t know about you, but I often am rather ravenous after a workout. So ravenous in fact that I want something fast and very nourishing. I often choose a smoothie because it can be very refreshing as well as satiating. This recipe is kind of my go to smoothie of choice, it’s my tried and true, stand by my side, favorite smoothie. If using dairy, or whey protein powder it’s a great way to get some quick protein in after a lifting session. A far better option that those protein shakes you can purchase or most protein powders from GNC or other grocery stores. Using real whole foods is always the better choice!
- 1 cup organic berries (I almost always use strawberries)
- 1 cup organic full fat coconut milk, or coconut kefir or if you are consuming dairy, raw milk, cream or kefir
- 1 heaping spoonful raw almond butter or other nut butter
- 1-2 whole raw pastured eggs (or just the yolks as raw whites can be difficult to digest for some, feel free to add even more egg yolks)
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
- 1 date, chopped (optional)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 probiotic capsules (if not using the kefir)
- Add the berries, coconut milk or kefir, almond butter and chopped date to a blender.
- Blend on high speed until well combined.
- While blender is still running add in the oils, the probiotics (and the supplements if you are using them) and lastly the eggs.
- Try to only blend the eggs for a few seconds.
- Pour into a glass and drink!
Additional options – sometimes I empty a zinc capsule into my smoothies, some balanced amino acids or some liquid b-complex depending on how I am feeling that day! Smoothies are a great way to sneak in some supplements and good fats as needed! You could also add a small amount of some fresh pressed green juice as well or powdered greens (such as NutriGreens or NuMedica greens). Great Lakes Gelatin or Bernard Jensen gelatin would be a great addition for protein as well as an awesome benefit for gut health (read more here). Add a tablespoon or two to your smoothie in place of the egg whites. A really high quality whey protein powder could also be added to this smoothie as well to obtain more protein if you can’t tolerate egg whites. The possibilities are endless, play around with it and see what works for you!
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