What does a nutrition coach eat for breakfast? Well the answer isn’t the same every day, but I usually find myself eating this Protein Power Ginger Smoothie a couple of times each week. This recipe has come together over time after many months of looking for the right balance of protein in my diet. All 7 ingredients serve a specific purpose and help me to feel well-fueled for whatever adventures my day has in store.
As I continue on my own gut-healing journey, finding quality sources of protein in highly-digestible forms has been crucial to feeling my best. I love low-sugar smoothies that are loaded with protein and vegetables becuase they are easy to digest. Thank you NutriBullet for starting the digestion process for my gut!
This Protein Power Ginger Smoothie contains a whopping 14 grams of protein, of which 10 grams are from grass-fed bovine collagen. Normally I wouldn’t highly encourage protein powders. However, given that it is sometimes challenging to get enough protein in without scarfing down chicken breasts all day, sometimes a quality protein powder can fill in the gaps. The good news is that this Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel is clean as a whistle. There are no added sugars or fillers or artificial anything. I don’t find it to have an overpowering flavor either. Plus, it is loaded iwth glycine, an amino acid also found in bone broth that is known to be very beneficial for the gut lining.
As I mentioned, every ingredient serves a purpose:
- greens for iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, & vitamin C
- ginger for stimulating digestion, anti-inflammation, & flavor
- Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel for clean protein
- frozen zucchini for creaminess, potassium, vitamin C, & even a little protein
- frozen mixed berries for fiber, antioxidants, & sweetness
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk for creamy liquid, protein, & healthy fats
- grain-free granola for crunch, healthy fats, more protein, & iron
Protein Power Ginger Smoothie
(Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free)
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup Organic Power Greens (mix of dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, chard, mizuna, etc)
- 1/2″ raw Ginger Root
- 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel – Vanilla Coconut
- 2 chunks of Organic Zucchini, frozen (about 1/4 medium zucchini)
- 1/4 cup frozen Organic Mixed Berries
- 1/2 cup Unsweetend Vanilla Almond Milk
- *Optional: 1/4 cup Grain-Free Granola (I like Thrive Market’s Organic Berry Burst Granola)
*choose a Whole30-friendly grain-free granola
- Add all of the ingredients into the blender or your NutriBullet cup except the grain-free granola
- Blend until all the inrgedients are mixed in, stopping to stir or shake it up as needed to incorporate everything
- Pour into a bowl or eat straight out of the blender cup
- Top with your grain-free granola of choice
- Dig in with a spoon, eat slowly, chew, and power up for a great day!
per serving without granola
164 calories, 7g fat, 14g protein, 11g carbs
39% fat, 34% protein, 27% carbs
per serving with 1/4 cup of Thrive Market’s Grain-Free Berry Burst Granola
294 calories, 17g fat, 18g protein, 18g carbs
52% fat, 24% protein, 24% carbs
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