Pre-Workout Power Smoothie
Its Monday and I woke up FEELING it. After a LONG weekend with Lollapalooza and running around with the Kids I did not want to get out of bed, let alone hit the gym. It was one of those mornings I was craving Netflix and a McMuffin but I made a commitment to go to my weekly spin class and get the kids out and about so they can get a good nap in before tonights Drive-In Movie Party. So reluctantly, I got out of bed and drank my 2 glasses of water, turned the coffee maker on, and thought about what breakfast I can make with minimal effort that will energize me and keep me full until lunch.
Couple drinks of coffee in and LIGHTBULB... Smoothie! I bought a HUGE thing of blueberries yesterday so I decided on a blueberry banana smoothie. Blueberries are one of my favorites because they are packed with fiber and are known to diminish belly fat. WIN. I knew that this morning I needed a little extra protein so I decided to add in Greek Yogurt to give me that extra boost. Instead of adding anymore dairy or juice, I stuck with ZICO coconut water and I had myself a smoothie bowl.
Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup blueberries 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup coconut water Handful of ice
Toppings (optional) 8 raw almonds 1 TBS chia seeds Handful blueberries
Blend all ingredients in a blender or nutri-bullet until smooth. Pour into bowl or cup and add toppings of choice.
Blueberries are known to help reduce belly fat so they are always my fruit of choice. Greek yogurt is full of protein to keep you full all day and help maximize your workout.
Drink this smoothie and a cup of black coffee and you'll be on 10 until lunch! I promise! Enjoy :)