I have revamped my breakfast routine, and I think I’m finally “there.” Every morning I used to eat oatmeal with half a sliced banana, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a small spoonful of peanut butter.
So when shortly following the new year I decided I needed more plant-based protein in my diet, trading oatmeal for a smoothie seemed like a good place to start. Simple, right?
Nope! I was so accustomed to my morning oats, I couldn’t bear to trade the warmth of my porridge for a cold smoothie–and who can blame me? There’s enough cold to go around these parts (read: Canada).
But I kept trying and I’ve finally found a new favourite:
I realized I wasn’t quite ready to trade the flavours I loved so much, so it was only natural to want to make a peanut butter and banana smoothie.
I sneak in a handful of spinach, which you cannot taste. Then I add about 1/4 cup pea protein (from Bulk Barn) and a little bit of MSM and collagen powder (both for my skin) before blending with some unsweetened almond milk.
This smoothie gives me 21 grams of pea protein (which is not a complete protein but more on if that matters another day) and some fruits and veggies.