Strawberry Cayenne Breakfast Smoothie

December 14, 2011

I LOVE my green smoothies with every inch of my heart.

I love the variety, and the unlimited creative nature to them. Or would that be creative nature for me to experiment with? Either way, I love that I can literally throw anything into them.

Don’t let the green fool you, green smoothies are very tasty.

Of course, sometimes they taste incredible, and sometimes they taste completely questionable. But overall, I’m drinking to my health.

I ran out of protein powder a week or so ago and since them I’ve tried coming up with tasty smoothie recipes without. When I first started blending my greens I never used protein powders and I think I’ve gotten a bit too reliant on having these powders be the bulk of my recipes.

There is nothing wrong with using protein powders, sparingly, but I do find that I’m liking how I feel on my protein powder-break. The smoothies are still just as thick and creamy, and I’m using other sources for the protein.

Have you tried green smoothies yet? What are your favorites? If you haven’t, get on it!

Who doesn’t like a Cinnamon Roll [Smoothie]?

What about Pina Coladas? For breakfast, even…

I guess it’s only fitting that today’s a smoothie recipe- go check out my review of Svelte Protein Drinks over at Go Dairy Free if you want some store-bought grab-n-go containers.

Otherwise you could just make your own…

Use this recipe as the guide not the rule. Make it your own by adding in or taking away anything you please. Ingredients like nutritional yeast, alfalfa grass powder, and bee pollen are all fun add-ins but not essential.

Nutritional yeast contains lots of great protein and tastes cheesy, making the smoothie have a “cheesecake”-like flavor. The alfalfa grass powder is a green powder of dehydrated grass that boosts nutrition of the smoothie and adds a little extra energy. And the bee pollen is exactly what is sounds like: Bee’s pollen. It is a powerhouse for naturally occurring multi-vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, hormones & enzymes.

Have fun! And check out all the other smoothies recipes I have posted in the recipe archives.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my 15 Minutes of Fame. I made the local newspaper. 🙂

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tea-bagginit December 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

wow, there are a lot of scary ingredients in that smoothie … cayenne, nutritional yeast! hmm… i’m intrigued! i might leave out the nut yeast & add in some cocoa & cinnamon. make a mexican chocolate smoothie! YUM!!!

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Pure2raw twins December 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM

this sounds wonderful, never tried adding nutritional yeast to my smoothies

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan December 14, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Berries! Bee pollen! Nooch! Honey! Sounds good to me. 🙂

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Christin@purplebirdblog December 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Just got my hands on some bee pollen granules from Katie… I stirred some in my yogurt and it had me all zippy feeling! I can’t wait to stir some into a smoothie too! 🙂

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amy@healthyhungryhappy.com December 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM

ooo this sounds fun. im definitely in a smoothie rut right now-strawberries, spinach and banana…day after day haha. ill have to try this!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 14, 2011 at 9:20 AM

I drink green smoothies all the time, but haven’t tried it with cayenne! Can’t wait though – I am addicted to the stuff. My favorite flavors lately have been sweet potato or cherry-butternut squash.

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Dara December 14, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Independently, strawberries and kale are in my top 5 favorite foods. I have never even imagined a possible combination of the two! I am so intrigued, I may try this for breakfast soon. Are you using a blender or a juicer?

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Lori December 16, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Glad you like the combo! I certainly did. 😉

I used a high powered blender: Blendtec

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