Ever want a smoothie, but don’t want one packed with sugar that will leave you hungry in half an hour? For a filling snack or meal without the insulin spike, consider this delicious coconut based smoothie that is similar in taste and texture to a milkshake, but much more satisfying. It is even a fast on-the-go breakfast, and kids love it!
Brain Power Protein Smoothie Ingredients
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons Gelatin Powder (our favorite- we use this collagen hydrolysate form in smoothies since it doesn’t gel and is water soluble) Here are some other ways we use gelatin.
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 banana (optional)
- 2 or more egg yolks
- 1 cup ice
- flavor of choice: 1 TBSP organic cocoa powder, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 tsp cinnamon, etc.)
How To Make the Protein Smoothie
- Put all ingredients into blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth.
- Wasn’t that easy?!
This recipe can be adapted to fit your preferences. You can use cold brewed coffee, tea, almond milk, or coconut water as the base and add other fruits or flavors. The main thing is to get the gelatin and coconut oil for the proteins and fats.
Note on Egg Yolks: Many people feel uncomfortable using raw egg in any form. After much research, I feel comfortable giving my children raw egg yolks as long as I know and trust the source of the eggs, but as always, do your own research before consuming any food raw!
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How do you make smoothies? Share your favorite recipe in the comments below!