Really Extra Awesome Smoothie

Hellooo eaters!

I’m feeling pretty dang jazzed today. Being #SoProductiveItHurts tends to do that to me.

FYI, you should use that hashtag. I made it up, so it’s cool.

Since I’ve been up since 5am and am a little slaphappy — wheeee — I’m going to skip the whole smooth segue way/transition thing.

I used to hate smoothies. I liked the idea of them and they sounded delicious, but I always thought I needed to chew something in order to feel satiated.

It turns out that’s not true. I just had enough time on my hands to need the excitement and action of chewing to feel satiated.

Now that I have significantly less time on my hands smoothies are awesome. Really awesome.

And well-balanced smoothies are really extra awesome.

Dang pretty.

How can you dispute anything that’s got “really extra” in front of it?

You can’t. Don’t try. Just make this smoothie.

Really Extra Awesome Smoothie

1 c mixed berries

1/5 avocado

~1/2 c torn kale

1 scant scoop (GNC 100% whey vanilla) protein

½ t chia seeds

~1 c liquid*

*I use about half soymilk and half water. You might need more liquid to get everything going, depending on your blender.

Vanilla GNC 100% Whey Protein Powder gives everything an almost cake batter taste.

Put everything in a blender, using about half the liquid at first and making sure to put the protein in after the liquid (or things will clump weird and stick to the bottom).

Blend it until everything is an even color, adding more liquid as necessary.

Stick a straw in it; you’re done.

Thick, smooth, and creamy.

Protein, fat, and carbs (balanced out to about a 2 block Zone meal).

Portable as heck.

And trust me on the whole avocado and kale-thing. It works, I promise.

Bing. Bang. Boom.

Yup, this is definitely one satiating smoothie. And if you’re feeling jazzy, try swapping the water/soymilk for iced coffee.

I think that would add a little pep to your step AND another “really” to that smoothie.

Wheeeee, indeed.

Your turn, eaters:

What’s your favorite smoothie combo?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever added to a smoothie?

Later eaters!

Comments

  1. My favorite smoothie is pretty much anything that has blueberries in it. Or if I need a good smoothie after a work out i'll do something with peanut butter and bananas. Thanks for your recipe too, looks great.

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