by Henry Gould – Jan 29th, 2020
We all know and love the smoothies at Body Energy Club, but at $8+ a pop it can start to add up over the course of a month. Especially if you’re adding extra bee pollen shots and collagen powders…
The beauty of making smoothies at home is:
- Saves you a ton of cash
- Keep well in the fridge for a day or two
- Good ratio of healthy : “tastes good”
Below is my smoothie each morning, with lots of options for substitutions accordingly to your dietary preferences.
The oats add a low glycemic carb to help carry you through the day, while also adding good fiber. Some studies show cinnamon helps increase metabolism and regulate blood sugar. Kefir or regular yogurt contain valuable probiotic bacteria that are good for gut health. The nut butter contains essential fats, while the banana adds flavor and the protein adds… well, protein.
Jam, honey or dates help add a bit of sweetness, so use as much or as little as you like. Remember, it’s not supposed to be a milkshake.
Morning Power Smoothie
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- ~ 1/3 cup plain kefir yogurt, plain yogurt, almond milk or soya milk
- 2-3 inches of ripe banana (a whole banana is too much, trust me…)
- 1 scoop protein powder (~30g protein, < 5g sugar per serving)
- 1 tsp jam, honey, or a few dates
- 1 tsp peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or tahini
- 2 ice cubes
Put the oats in the blender and add enough cold water to cover slightly. Allow to soak for a couple minutes
Add the protein powder first, then all the other ingredients on top. If you add the protein powder last, it sprays all over the sides of the blender and doesn’t mix properly.
Add a bit more water if needed, then blend for 30-45 seconds until very smooth.