We say it time and time again: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! And this can be especially true during the holidays. A healthy and nourishing breakfast keeps you satisfied and energized, allowing you to really enjoy your Thanksgiving, which usually includes cooking a delicious meal, catching up with family, and resisting those tempting treats.
Enjoying something nutritious and satisfying for Thanksgiving breakfast will help prevent you from grazing on the snacks and sweets that are typically around during this holiday season. Additionally, making time for breakfast the day of Thanksgiving can keep you from feeling starved by the time dinner rolls around. This way, instead of feeling ravenous and grabbing as much as you can at the first sight of food (we’ve all been there), you will be able to make food choices from a more informed and calm place – choosing foods that you actually want to eat and being able to enjoy them!
At Be Well, an ideal breakfast consists of a good quality protein, a healthy fat, and some fresh vegetables – all of which we combine into the smoothie recipe below. We have found that this combination offers the body key nutrients, essential amino acids and necessary fats that support a healthy and happy body, fueling your system with all that it needs and setting you up for a day of healthy choices.
Assuming that you will be getting your fair share of pumpkin and sweet potatoes throughout the day, we loaded this smoothie with a high dose of greens and wholesome foods to boost your metabolism, enhance your digestion and balance your blood sugar!
Thanksgiving Greens and Protein Smoothie
- 8 oz. choice of coconut milk, nut milk or organic and grass-fed dairy
- 1 big handful of spinach
- ¼ of an avocado
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- A sprinkle of cinnamon
- And for added greens and alkalinity, try our Greens Powder
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve in a tall glass or as a smoothie bowl topped with sliced apples, almonds, and chia seeds.
Source: Dr Frank Lipman