Power Nutrition Recipes
Hey everyone, welcome to my first recipe for my new website. Now since breakfast is the first meal of the day I wanted to begin with some different ideas to start your day in the right direction. Now many people are rushed in the morning and even use that as an excuse not to eat. If you are Intermittent Fasting then that is fine but don’t use laziness and not waking up early enough as a reason to go through the “Drive-Thru” at your local fast-food chain. Loading up on shit food first thing in the morning is not doing your health or your work performance any favors in the least. Here I am presenting one of my favorite morning smoothies. It’s quick and easy with very little prep time at all so let’s get started.
“Get Your Ass Moving” Smoothie
6 oz of Black Coffee
2 Scoops of Team Skip Protein Chocolate (True Nutrition)
2 cups of Organic Baby Spinach
1/4 cup of Plain Kefir Yogurt
3 Ice Cubes (optional)
2 tsp. Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp. Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
1 tbsp. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Cashew Butter
Start your Day Green!
So here you have it, folks. This will provide your body with a plethora of both micro and macronutrients to help start your day with a bang. So let’s take a look at why this combination works so well. Now to blend this up with efficiency you will need a good quality blender. If you have read my past articles I am a big fan of Blendtec and Vitamix. You can’t go wrong with either as they are both amazing.
I am sure a large percentage of you reading this drink coffee in the morning as do tens of millions worldwide. Some of you need that caffeine pick me up, while others just like the taste. If you are not a stim junkie you can use decaf coffee in this recipe with no issue.
Caffeine Junkies Unite!
Here I recommended Team Skip’s protein from True Nutrition. The reason why I like this blend is that it is a 35% Whey Isolate, 30% Egg White, and 35% Micellar Casein mix. These are all high-quality forms of protein in each category. Plus it provides your working muscles with a fast, medium, and slow release of amino acids into your bloodstream. True Nutrition is one of the few reputable companies that I trust when it comes to quality protein supplements and Dante is a legend.
Team Skip Protein Can’t be Beat!
Since most of you do not consume enough greens then what is a better way to drink them down. Baby spinach doesn’t have a harsh taste so even the most finicky eater should be able to handle it with ease. Plus it provides an alkalizing balance to start your day.
I am a big fan of Kefir and actually make my own supply. You can buy it at health food stores and even some local grocery chains are now taking advantage of customer demand for this superfood. This will add a nice tart taste and provide a huge spike in good bacteria for your digestive tract.
Kefir Yogurt is a Nutritional Powerhouse!
The cocoa and cinnamon aren’t only for taste even though you will all be happy to add them in. They are not only high in antioxidants but can also have positive benefits on your blood sugar.
Lastly, we needed to add some good quality fats to the mix. These good fats will not only help keep you full for hours to come but are a cornerstone of this meal since it is lower in carbs. Coconut oil is a good source of plant-based saturated fats in the form of MCT’s. The cashew butter will add in a nice source of monounsaturated fats and boy does it taste good!
Cashews are a Great Source of Healthy Fats!
Now, this is a pretty big serving and would be something a guy in the 200-250 pound range would consume. For some of the ladies out there that are lighter, they may want to cut this recipe in half with the key ingredients.
Protein: 65 grams
Carbs: 11 grams
Fat: 24 grams
So here you have it. Give this protein-packed smoothie a try for your next breakfast and let me know how you like it. It will provide a new option from your daily grind and will load you full of important nutrients for both performance and health. Plus I am sure you will love the taste as well. So the next time you need a kick in the ass to get your day moving, blend up a big serving of “Get Your Ass Moving” smoothie and start your day like a champion!
For those of you looking for the Team Skip Protein check out www.truenutrition.com and let them know I sent you so you get your discount