Morning Smoothie Recipe

It’s time to share our morning smoothie recipe with you. Joel and I start our mornings with a nutrient dense, high protein smoothie. If we don’t get our smoothie we feel it.

It took us a while to figure out the right smoothie recipe for us. (I know, it sounds like we were buying a house or something. We just really like to be conscientious about these kinds of choices.)

I happened to be pregnant at the time we were deciding which protein base to use. We cycled through a few different proteins until I noticed the nutritional value of Garden of Life’s Meal Replacement powder was identical to the (very expensive, high quality) prenatal vitamin I was taking. At that moment we had a winner.

Below I’ve posted the recipe for our morning smoothie.

Note: We’re not nutritionists, and we don’t pretend to be health and wellness experts. Our goal is to become the best versions of ourselves and we recognize how we treat our bodies will enable or slow us down on that journey. This is what we consume, not the ultimate end-all, be-all.

Also, I want to note that the flavor of this smoothie was something with which we had to acclimate.

The first few times I tasted the smoothie I wouldn’t say it was ‘gross’. But I also wouldn’t say it was delicioso. Then again, I’m also very adventurous with food and enjoy all sorts of insane flavors. (The Extraverted Intuition in me, I s’pose.)

At this point my body knows goodness is going in and gets excited by the prospect. Every cell in my body lights up when the smoothie is being made, and eventually my taste buds got in line. Your experience may vary.

Joel and Antonia’s Morning Smoothie Recipe
(Quantity for 2)

1 Cup Cashew Milk (or Coconut, Almond, etc…)

1½ Cups Filtered Water

2 Scoops of Garden of Life’s Meal Replacement powder (scoop is provided by GoL)

1 Scoop of EAS Chocolate Soy protein*

1 Tsp Maca powder

1 Tbsp Raw Cacao powder

1 Tbsp organic smooth peanut butter

1 Banana

⅛ Tsp Cinnamon

1 Dash of Cayenne Pepper

5 Ice cubes (or whatever makes your tongue happy)

Blend it up and enjoy!

A few comments:

  • To make the singles version of this smoothie, halve the amount of liquid (Cashew milk and water) and remove one scoop of protein. Keep all the other ingredients the same.
  • If you feel that Soy is an abomination unto the Lord and was surprised at its inclusion in our daily smoothie: We mostly use it for taste as well as additional protein. The meal replacement powder on its own can be somewhat…“earthy”…in flavor. Feel free to abandon this ingredient if you’re removing soy from your diet and can power through the taste and simply add another scoop of Meal Replacement powder. (Personal note: I’ve discovered that the chocolate whey option isn’t as effective at mitigating the taste.)
  • Be careful with the Maca. It’s a fantastic superfood but it can boost your libido. Ensure you’re in a time period of your life where a higher libido is a blessing, not a burden. 😛

Let us know what you think, and share with us your smoothie recipe below in the comments.

Also – here’s a video of Joel walking you through our morning smoothie recipe.


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  • Joel Mark Witt
    • Joel Mark Witt
    • September 13, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for the comment Janet.

    Yes. Garden of Life is raw – vegan – gluten free – dairy free – soy free. So it could work for you.

  • Joel Mark Witt
    • Joel Mark Witt
    • September 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Cool. I know that smoothies can be expanded on more and more over time. Sounds like these are great additions.

  • Joel Mark Witt
    • Joel Mark Witt
    • September 13, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for the feedback Wendy. Sounds like you’ve got a good solution for your needs.

  • Wendy
    • Wendy
    • September 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I am loving my morning smoothies these days since the protein choice has changed! Most of the proteins in powder form have proven to be hard to digest in my and my husbands digestive tracts. I started using collegen protein and so many things are so much better. More costly but the benefits outweigh the cost. Most mornings our smoothly consists of coconut milk, spinach, frozen banana, and a fat of some kind-hemp, coconut butter/oil, peanut butter, avocado, and then 2-3 tablespoons of collegen protein. Today’s was a berry concoction. Last week we added a carrot/orange drink. 1 out of 6 days is a surprise!

  • Lisa
    • Lisa
    • September 9, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Can’t live without my morning smoothie but I add lots of spinach or kale and an avocado/ coconut pil in addition to yours for extra healthy fat and veggies

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