Have you seen Hallie Klecker’s new book The Pure Kitchen?
This cookbook is a lovely collection of healthy gluten free, dairy free recipes. I absolutely love the “Energizing Breakfasts” section which contains quick and easy smoothie recipes full of superfoods; the book also contains wonderful recipes such as Spring Pesto Drizzle, which is packed with healthy greens.
I had the pleasure of meeting Hallie at a conference last year, and can assure you she is every bit as lovely in person as she is on her blog, Daily Bites.
The smoothie below is a slight adaptation of the recipe in Hallie’s book for a Pure Power Smoothie. Hallie and I both like to make smoothies with protein powder in order to start the day off with a nice energy boost. This quick and healthy smoothie is great for breakfast and also makes a delicious afternoon snack.
Breakfast Power Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup kevita sparkling probiotic drink, coconut flavor
- 1 tablespoon creamy roasted almond butter
- 5 drops vanilla stevia
- 1 scoop egg white protein powder
- 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
- 3 ice cubes
- Combine strawberries, coconut water, almond butter and stevia in a vitamix and blend on high
- Blend in protein powder and ground chia seeds, then blend in ice cubes until smooth
Here are some of my other favorite quick and healthy smoothie/shake recipes:
–Nut Butter Protein Shake
–Ginger Cilantro Green Shake
–Protein Powder Piña Colada
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Elana, Thank you for all these yummy recipes, books and especially health tips. After reviewing the protein shake recipes here, I wonder what type of protein powder you use today? Has your go-to protein powder changed? I’m doing keto, have celiac, and my goal is a minimum of 50g of protein per day, which is challenging. I’ve used Vital Proteins Collagen Shake, Egg White protein powder, Sun Warrior Blend Organic Vegan Plant Protein. Thanks!
Holly, I still love egg white protein powder. Also really into the Be Well By Kelly Chocolate Collagen Fuel :-)
What can I use to replace the egg protein powder? I can’t find this in canada
Sandra, I haven’t tried that so not sure. I think you can order it from amazon to Canada :-)
What can I use to substitute the almond flour in your recipes? I’m allergic to all nuts, but I can use coconut flour if that works.
Sarah, here’s a link to my Nut-Free Recipes page for you:
Great smoothie recipe. Love that natural boost of energy early morning from smoothies. Thanks for sharing with us.