If early weekday morning wake-up calls have you longing for the weekend, then we’ve got just the thing to jumpstart your morning!
This Wake Up Smoothie has protein, fiber and quality carbs—plus it’s packed with nutrients –potassium (to restore the body’s normal fluid balance after waking dehydrated), Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C (both are important to boost your mood), and more–see below for the complete list!
On mornings when we’re really rushed, we make a smoothie in a “to go” cup. Thanks to the Nutribullet for making that “blend-and-go” so easy. Then we simply grab a hard cooked egg (we like Eggland’s Best eggs because they have 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs) for extra protein and to round out the healthy, satisfying breakfast –and we’re out the door! Drink up & GOOD MORNING!
Wake Up Smoothie
1 cup coconut water (we used Vita Coco)
1 medium mandarin orange, peeled
1 cup strawberries, halves
1 medium banana
½ cup pineapple, diced
1 cup plain soy milk or almond milk, unsweetened
1 scoop (26 grams) 100% whey protein powder (we use Tera’s Whey- Organic Bourbon Vanilla)
½ cup ice cubes
Simply add the coconut water, orange, strawberries, banana, pineapple and milk into a blender. Blend until combined. Blend ice cubes to thicken the beverage. Lastly, gently blend or stir in the protein powder. Pour into two glasses & enjoy!
Nutritional Information, per serving
233 calories, 3g fat, 30mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 862mg potassium, 39g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 28g sugar (all natural from fruit!), 15g protein
Added Bonus: 25% Vitamin B12, 66% Vitamin B6, 226% Vitamin C, 37% Calcium, 90% Maganese, 45% Pantothenic Acid, 70% Riboflavin, 50% Thiamin!
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