Okay, okay – so we all know by now how important breakfast is in avoiding a drop in blood sugar, maintaining a healthy weight, staving off mid-morning sugar cravings, and stoking the metabolism. So, what’s a busy professional / parent / chauffeur / friend / errand-expert to do during one of those inevitable tornado mornings to keep healthy when there’s no time for a leisurely sit-down? Try out this power-packed smoothie recipe for a dose of protein, vitamins, natural sugars, and omega-3 fatty acids. Bendy straw and umbrella optional.

  • 1 ½ cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ banana (frozen is ideal)
  • ½ cup berries of your choice
  • 1 serving brown rice protein powder
  • 2 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • ½ cup crushed ice

Simply blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Chia seeds will provide you with omega-3’s and fiber; banana and berries provide potassium and vitamin c; brown rice protein is a great way to satiate yourself without loads of sodium or any cholesterol (plus, it has an incredible absorption-rate and full amino-acid profile); and blackstrap molasses gives you iron, magnesium, and calcium!