It’s been a very eventful week here. My sister flew in all the way from Austin, Texas last Tuesday and the whole week was a whirlwind of eating tasty foods, walking all over the city, and playing tourist.
A few highlights include a long walk along the High Line, chowing down on some authentic Greek food in Astoria, brunching on Moroccan food, and countless hours spent wandering through art museums.
Between all of the commotion, there was hardly any time to stop for a moment and catch my breath, let alone spend much time in the kitchen for meal prep.
At times like these, quick and easy breakfasts are an absolute must for me.
But while granola bars or just grabbing a piece of fruit on my way out the door may be tempting, having a breakfast that’s both filling and energizing is just as important as convenience.
This smoothie is the perfect solution.
Not only does it taste amazing, but it has a few secret ingredients that really make it a star in terms of nutrition.
On the bottom layer, we have chickpeas, which bring tons of protein and fiber plus a thick and creamy texture. They’re paired with blueberries to add just the right amount of sweetness as well as tons of antioxidants.
Next up is a layer of chia seeds, adding heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber, and protein.
It’s all topped off with nutrient-dense strawberries and flaxseed meal to top off the protein and fiber content even more.
Thanks to all of those nutritious ingredients, this smoothie definitely doesn’t skimp when it comes to nutrition.
This powerful little smoothie boasts 20 grams of fiber, 16 grams of protein, and 184% of the vitamin C you need in a day.
Note that it is super filling. You might even consider splitting this up into two servings if it’s too much for one sitting.
That being said, mason jars are an awesome option because you can save whatever you don’t have for later. Just screw on the lid, throw it in your bag, and go!
What are your favorite on-the-go smoothie ingredients? Let me know in the comments! Happy blending everyone 🙂