Every morning before I run out the door I make sure I have my smoothie. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost forgotten it on the counter. The worst is when I go to reach for it in the car on the way to work and realize it’s not there – oops.
I’m one of those people who wakes up with exactly the amount of time needed to get ready and go. Unlike my husband, that likes to make his coffee and sit and enjoy his breakfast before going to work. Me, I’d rather have those extra 10 minutes of sleep and skip the leisurely thing.
That’s where smoothies come in handy – I can throw everything I need into the blender and mix it up while packing my lunch kit, then grab it (if i don’t forget!) and go.
My students always know I’ll have my smoothie in the morning – and it’s usually gone before attendance is done. Smoothies don’t have to be complicated, which is why they’re so great. My favourite ones consist of few ingredients, like leftover coffee + chocolate protein + banana + ice and almond milk.
While I love strawberries, I’m not a fan of frozen strawberries. Therefore I hardly ever will use frozen strawberries in my smoothies. Instead, I’ll opt for frozen raspberries or blueberries. The classic smoothie ingredient has always been strawberry banana, but I prefer raspberry banana. Plus, raspberries are packed with antioxidants.
I already use Vega One™, so I was happy to be included in the campaign because I feel it reflects my usual routine. I like that it has no added sugar, and helps me meet my daily nutritional needs (as someone who doesn’t eat red meat, i.e. iron) and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Also, I drink almond milk regularly because I have a dairy intolerance. Unsweetened Almond Milk like Silk® is my go-to for smoothies, loaded with vitamin D and calcium.
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- handful of ice cubes (5-6)
- 1 cup Silk ® Almond Milk
- 1 scoop Vega One™ French Vanilla Nutritional Shake
- 1 medium ripe banana
- Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Drink immediately.
- Top with additional raspberries or chia seeds if desired.