If you are not health conscious you can grab a size of your head muffin at a bakery in your office building, order an egg sausage sandwich at the nearest drive thru or eat a bowl of sugary cereal. 3-4 bucks and you are done. Sigh, that is easy but is not an option if you treat your body like a temple. That is just not for people like us!
That is why I won’t let go off a protein powder from my pantry. Seriously, clean, organic and plant-based protein powder makes my life so much easier. When I got offered to review Purely Inspired organic protein powder I was super excited because I think I have tried almost all plant-based powders on the market by now. I do love to review protein powders because it can be bit tricky to find a good tasting one.
If you have allergies, Purely Inspired is also gluten, dairy and soy free.
I did really like Purely Inspired, both chocolate and french vanilla flavours. It tasted very good with barely any aftertaste and great solubility in water. And the best part – a 1.5 lbs jug like above sells at Wal Mart for $19.97. Like that is a killer price!
I have previously shared that when it comes to protein powder I prefer plant-based and it has to be organic to avoid pesticides, particularly glyphosate (RoundUp). I simply do not think our bodies need more animal products in a form of whey protein. I am trying to reduce our meat consumption and it is not always easy when feeding a family of four. So I do not need more fight in my life.
I know some might argue a protein powder is not a whole food. OK, it is processed but is it worse than eating a conventionally raised steak or chicken from a factory farm? To me the answer would be “no”. Also when I work out I am more hungry and my muscles need to recover. I did try mixing Purely Inspired with just water after my workout yesterday and it worked like a charm.
And also if you have kids…those flowers of our lives…Seriously, if you have children I do not need to explain how showering by yourself for 10 minutes equates to a 2 hour spa treatment. So, if I can have a 3 minute healthy breakfast smoothie instead of junk or slaving at a stove for 20 minutes, man, I will take it. So, don’t judge if you have no kids. Get yourself a few and let’s chat. I bet you will be sipping wine behind the computer screen.
So, making almond breakfast smoothie with protein powder makes only big sense. I thought of typical healthy breakfast ingredients and made sure to incorporate all food groups into one glass – complex carbs, plant-based protein and healthy fats.
For the longest time I had no idea what to do with gifted to me almond extract. I do not bake biscotti (do you even use almond extract in biscotti?!) because last time I did 9 years ago Alex broke his crown. I still clearly remember this day. I was trying to be a good wife during my first maternity leave and handed my tired husband a biscotti as soon as he walked in the house. $1,500 later…no biscotti for us.
This almond breakfast smoothie turned out delicious, creamy and very filling. I made it quite a few times for breakfast already. In fact, I have been making many smoothies for breakfast lately because I can’t think of an oatmeal for now. I was thinking you could even place all almond breakfast smoothie ingredients in a blender jug and leave on a counter the night before. In the morning, just add almond milk, blend, pour in to-go cup and drink while driving. I rarely sit down for breakfast…you know why. However, I try to sit down and have my tea or coffee while boys are eating. Don’t you just love watching your kids?! I mean watching while doing nothing?!
Protein powder is also great for baking. It allows you to have a baked good with way less calories and sugar.
Enjoy this almond breakfast smoothie and if you are looking for more protein smoothies, try my blueberry protein breakfast smoothie.
Almond Breakfast Smoothie
- In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and process for 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
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