This post is sponsored by NOW Foods. All opinions are my own.
This morning smoothie was a happy accident. When I visited NOW Foods back in May, Day 2 started with a sweaty workout and after we were treated to a make-your-own Smoothie Bar. This Smoothie Bar had every smoothie ingredient you could dream of and more from greens to frozen fruit, nut butters, dairy and non-dairy milks and of course all of the NOW foods protein powders, nuts and seeds and performance supplements and we used the NOW Foods personal blenders to mix them all up.
Feeling overwhelmed, I had no idea where to start. I got one chance and didn’t want to blow it so I went with the philosophy that less is more. My requirements for this smoothie:
- high in protein and healthy fat to keep me satiated and repair my muscles
- low in sugar to prevent my blood sugar from spiking
- naturally energizing to carry me through the morning
- tastes great for obvious reasons!
What I ended up with was so good that I couldn’t help but share my morning smoothie recipe with you. (Keep reading for a giveaway so you can make this smoothie at home with your very own NOW products!) Now that I have all the NOW ingredients to make it, it’s become a part of my regular smoothie rotation.
Before I get to the recipe, I want to answer one question I get asked all the time – why are you such a big fan of smoothies? Easy. Smoothies are a perfect way to pack a lot of nutrition into one meal. AND because everything is blended, they’re really easy to digest – especially if you drink them in the AM when your digestive system might not be ready to tolerate solid food. Compared to juice, they’re filled with fiber from the fruit and veggies you add.
[yumprint-recipe id=’9′]Want to make this smoothie at home with your own NOW products? I’m partnering with NOW for a giveaway. Head over to my Instagram post where you can enter to win the following NOW products to make this smoothie at home:
- NOW Organic Plant Protein
- NOW MCT Oil (Mocha flavor)
- NOW Organic Hemp Seeds
- NOW Raw Cacao Powder
- Your own 7-piece NOW Premium Personal Blender
- A NOW Shaker Bottle