Breakfast of the Week-Good Morning Avocado Smoothie

 

Cross post from my blogger site.

Monday, May 9, 2016

From this weeks grocery list, plus my on hand items, this is my go to breakfast of the week.  Creamy avocado, cooling cucumber, and the zing of a lemon all packed together with a protein punch that’s sure to start your morning off right.  The smoothie is sweetened with an apple and a half a scoop of vanilla protein powder to keep added sugars down, giving just the right amount of sweetness without overpowering the zing of the lemon. Just throw all into a blender and blend until your heart desires, or until creamy! Nutrition Facts are calculated using SparkRecipes.

This smoothie is packed with both protein and fiber and will keep you full until lunch.  It is also under 350 calories.  Avocado is loaded with good fats and potassium.  I love to drink this in the morning after a good cardio workout!

Budget tip:  I bought one avocado this week, that will make me four avocado smoothies.  Avocados will turn brown once slices, so to get around this I cut the avocado into 4ths, peeled, put into small freezer bags, and then put them into the freezer.  In the morning I just pop into the blender along with the other ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Kale, shredded
1 Apple, core removed (I used a golden delicious)
1/2 Cucumber, seeds removed
1/4 Avocado, frozen
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/2 scoop Six Star vanilla protein powder
1 Cup Coconut Milk, unsweetend

1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories335.8
  • Total Fat12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat5.6 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat1.2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat4.3 g
  • Cholesterol25.0 mg
  • Sodium69.0 mg
  • Potassium949.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate42.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber11.1 g
  • Sugars17.7 g
  • Protein19.8 g
  • Vitamin A373.4 %
  • Vitamin B-1250.0 %
  • Vitamin B-622.2 %
  • Vitamin C139.6 %
  • Vitamin D30.0 %
  • Vitamin E11.3 %
  • Calcium28.7 %
  • Copper19.5 %
  • Folate26.5 %
  • Iron12.6 %
  • Magnesium25.2 %
  • Manganese39.2 %
  • Niacin9.7 %
  • Pantothenic Acid10.8 %
  • Phosphorus10.1 %
  • Riboflavin12.2 %
  • Selenium10.5 %
  • Thiamin11.2 %
  • Zinc10.5 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

 

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