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Recipe: The Plant Power Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie If you didn’t think you could create a balanced meal in a blender, that’s about to change.

This green, protein-packed breakfast smoothie will add minutes to your morning—and energy to your day (and workout).

How? Blueberries and kale provide antioxidant-rich complex carbohydrates.

Trendy but essential chia seeds provide a trifecta of power, delivering protein, omega-3s, and soluble fiber, which keeps you feeling full longer.

And a tablespoon of peanut butter, a healthy fat, makes this a balanced meal. So does the avocado, which is loaded with omegas and potassium (without the sugar found in bananas). It also gives this smoothie a super silky texture.

Get ready for clear-thinking through the morning chaos, and the possibility of making it to lunchtime without the ravenous I’ll-eat-anything urges. —Jennifer Kass

Recipe: Plant Power Breakfast Smoothie

Blend and enjoy!

4 kale leaves
1 cup organic frozen blueberries
2 Tbs of chia seeds
1 Tbs organic peanut butter
1/2 avocado
1 cup coconut milk
1 Tbs raw honey
2–3 ice cubes
Squeeze of lemon, optional

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  1. June 9th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    This recipe sounds fantastic Jennifer! I’m wondering if there is any alternative to the chia seeds for the protein etc as they don’t agree with me.

    Hope to hear back from you! Thanks x

  2. June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Annette! So excited for you to try it. I love Raw Protein as another plant-based protein option. Can’t wait to hear what you think!
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  3. June 11th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    What kind of coconut milk do you use? Fresh? Can? Carton?

  4. June 11th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Do you have the full calculations for the daily requirement of saturated fat? This recipe seems not only as if it would hit the mark, but surpass it.

  5. June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Saturated fats in coconut milk, peanut butter and avocado are in the form of medium-chain fatty acids, which are not metabolized the same as the long-chain fatty acids found in animal products (so rather than contributing to heart disease, these healthy fats are actually proven to lower it). Normally, the recommended daily amount of saturated fat is 25g and this smoothie is close to 25g but consisting of the medium-chain fatty acids.

  6. June 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Sara! I love fresh coconut milk or in the box is fine–just do unsweetened!

  7. August 26th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Just be careful coconut milk can have some additives in it that can cause digestive problems. Try to find one that is clean and not full of caragenin

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