As a busy moms we have to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. It’s crazy that we’ll fix nutrious breakfast for the kids and run on a cup of coffee and a bagel.
This green smoothie recipe for busy moms is protein & calcium rich! The kale, yogurt, almond milk and protein hemp are specifically added for protein. Notice that bananas and orange juice are NOT part of this recipe because that only adds to the sugar content. So it’s also a low carb breakfast food!
Here’s my recipe for a nutrious, protein, green, low carb breakfast smoothie that will get you through the morning.
Hemp Protein (Whole Foods store)
Chobani Greek Yogurt (it’s all natural)
100% Maple Syrup (grade A)
Fresh organic kale
Most of these ingredients will last a LOOONG time. So there’s no excuse for not having a green smoothie everyday. The only thing that you’ll have to buy once a week is the almond milk, yogurt and fresh kale.
I never measure the ingredients. I’ve just learned, over time, how to eyeball it for the desired consistency. If The Husband decides to drink some or one of the children say they don’t want any then it throws off my eyeball recipe. But I’ve learned how to throw in a banana to thicken it or add more milk to thin it out. It’s so delicious that we drink it thick or thin!
Another thing that I add to my green smoothie when the children are around is 2tbsp of crushed pineapple. This is a natural way of adding sweetness.
1tsp of cayenne pepper which is good for blood circulation
1 tbsp of powder spirulina adds minerals, B vitamins, calcium and a stinking smell (it’s dehydrated blue green algae). This you can buy in the bulk section of Earthfare or another health food store.
So make yourself a healthy meal and you’ll be surprised that your kids will join in and want one too!
What do you put in your green smoothie that gives you energy for your busy day mom?