It feels like our Christmas Holiday past so fast this year. Maybe it feels this way because we got the Christmas tree very late. But she is beautiful, and I won’t move her out of the house until well after New Year. I hope you had a cozy, joyful holiday as well. As usual, we had too much food on the table, and throughout the day we nibbled on hearty small bites, sipped on homemade cocktail drinks, and indulged in my famous “oliebollen,” Dutch Doughnuts (recipe from my cookbook). I am looking forward to going back to my morning workout schedule and lifting weights again! There is nothing wrong with overindulging from time to time, but my body is craving for lighter dishes, a lot of movement, enjoying green and leavy juices and healthy smoothies. This breakfast smoothie is packed with plant proteins and has this smooth coffee flavor that I love! A perfect breakfast or post-workout drink!
I love working out in the wee hours of the morning—I am getting up early anyway to drop off my daughter at school. If I don’t make use of my mornings wisely and give myself some deserved me time, it won’t happen. I always enjoy breakfast a little later during the day—mostly after 11:00 am. My stomach doesn’t start growling until then. So, I love breakfast recipes that I can make in minutes, transport, and is packed with nutrients that keep me energized throughout the rest of the day.
This smoothie is protein and potassium-rich. It is creamy, lightly sweet and has this beautiful coffee flavor. I love using the grain-free plant powder (smooth coffee or vanilla flavor) from Garden of Life. It is one of the few protein powders that does not make me feel bloated, and that adds a creamy and delicious taste to the drink. I love my smoothie a little bit on the thicker side, so feel free to add more cups of flaxseed milk (or any other plant milk) to make it thinner. This smoothie is filling and incredibly tasty—a perfect breakfast that is ready in no time!