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This lightly sweet smoothie is packed with protein and is the perfect way to start the day!
I love smoothies because they are easy, convenient and healthy. But let’s be honest, making the same smoothie daily can get boring.
Yawn. I’ve tried mixing up what fruit I am using.
I’ve tried using different vegetables and nut butters. Eh. Still feeling bored.
And then I remembered an oldie-but-a-goodie, my Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie. I love adding oats to my smoothies because it makes them thicker and adds a wonderful texture.
And that’s when it hit me, why not add quinoa instead?
We all know that quinoa is a seed that is loaded with plant-based protein, right? But have you tried quinoa flakes before?
Basically they look just like oats but they are quinoa instead. I know, absolutely brilliant!
Quinoa, very much like oatmeal, adds so much thickness and creaminess. I am so sure you will love it.
These quinoa flakes are so versatile. I love them for breakfast (picture it looking just like oatmeal), adding them to meatballs, using them in my overnight oats and now SMOOTHIES!
They add a wonderful thick texture and most of all, protein!
Three cheers for protein!
I am always looking for easy ways to add more protein to my diet. Protein helps build muscles and helps to keep you full.
And isn’t it so easy to just eat carbohydrates all day long? It might be easy, but it will make you feel sluggish and tired.
It isn’t always easy to balance it all, but I always try my hardest. No day is perfect but just try your best.
Coconut Quinoa Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 banana frozen
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
- cinnamon for topping
Blend all of the ingredients except cinnamon in a blender until smooth.
Top with cinnamon if desired. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a day for guaranteed freshness.
So why not try this today and break yourself out of YOUR smoothie rut?
I know you will love this so much and it is always good to mix up routines. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that because there are times where I can eat the same breakfast, lunch, snack or smoothie for days, maybe even weeks.
Does anyone else do that?
It’s partly because I am lazy, partly because I just like it that much and partly because I know I already love it and it works.
And I think you can all relate to that and we all need great reminders to mix it up.
With that being said, if you have any delicious smoothie recipes you’d like to share. I am always looking for new recipes so please pass them my way.
Please let me know if you make this smoothie or any of my other recipes. I always love to hear from you!
Thank you for stopping by!