My Favorite Smoothie

As much as I've shared this recipe with friends and clients, I just realized that I hadn't actually posted this as its own blog entry, other than when I blogged my diet back in November.

Following is my breakfast of choice for early mornings on the go, when I'm on the road by 5:30 AM to meet clients at the gym at 6.  It's so easy to whip it up in the blender and is a great balance of healthy fat, protein and unprocessed carbohydrate.

Nell's Smoothie

8 oz brewed green tea (I brew it the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight so it's chilled.  I prefer this as the liquid base over commonly used varieties of rice, almond, soy or cow's milk as it has zero calories and is filled with antioxidants).

1 T Raw Almond Butter

1 T Flax seed meal

1/2 c frozen berries (I prefer berries over other fruits as they have a low glycemic index. If I were drinking this right before a workout, I'd be apt to use a banana instead)

1 scoop of plain egg white protein powder (My favorite is the Jay Robb Brand- it's clean with nothing artificial added)

Blend it up and you've got a great balanced breakfast to go- you can even have it while you're driving into work or the gym!