Wednesday was a BUSY day for me – two great workouts and LOTS of work. It’s performance review time and as a team leader, that means lots of paperwork and long meetings. So after my TRX workout this morning, I knew I needed a breakfast that would be filled with nutrients to keep me going and stick with me for a while.
Smoothies are fun because you can just grab whatever is in the fridge and pantry and throw it together. Today’s concoction was raisin-licious. I’ll admit I had never added raisins to a smoothie before Kirk made one on Sunday – so this mix is definitely inspired by him!
Raisin Green Smoothie
Keywords: blender beverage breakfast vegan vegetarian
Ingredients (1 smoothie)
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 2 tablespoons ground flax
- 1 banana
- 1 handful Kale (or spinach, if you’re new to green smoothies)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar
- 1 cup almond milk
- 5 ice cubes
1. Add raisins & flax to blender and combine until course.
2. Add remaining ingredients and combine until smooth. Adjust number of ice cubes to make the smoothie thinner (less ice) or thicker (more ice).
I had a request from a reader to include more nutritional information, so here’s the stats on this recipe from Calorie Count.
Want to kick up the protein content of the smoothie? How about a scoop of Vega Sport Protein? Delicious and whole foods based, it’s especially good for turning this into a post-run recovery shake.
Dinner was actually prepared on Tuesday night, knowing I was going to be a little pressed for time the rest of the week. I made Laura’s Asian Inspired Sweet Potato Lentil Loaf and enjoyed every bite! The glaze is just a tad spicy, which goes really well with the earthy flavors of the lentils. I actually could increase the spice next time, but I’m a spice fiend. On the side, massaged kale salad using the dressing from Blissful Bite’s Mac N Kale. I’m seriously obsessed with that recipe!
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Do you drink smoothies year-round or only during the warmer months of the year? What’s your favorite breakfast meal during the week?