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Energizing Paleo Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast comes in an oversized coffee mug. The kind that needs two hands to wrap around it. I spend my morning sipping on it.

Typically, I am not a breakfast person. Unlike Beau who could throw down an omelet, bacon and fruit in the wee hours of the morning. I know, I know, how does he do it?

Because of the value of breakfast for the body and mind I try really REALLY hard to eat breakfast. Really. Hard.

Enter, a paleo breakfast smoothie I came up with that has everything I need to start my day right.

I’m talking fiber, potassium, protein, antioxidants, energy boosters and electrolytes. Oh my.

It’s an Energizing Paleo Breakfast Smoothie

Fruit of choice? Blackberries and blueberries. Blueberries are known for their antioxidants which help fight free radicals (which is what leads to aging). There is even a study that says they may help reduce belly fat.*

paleo breakfast smoothie with berries

 One cup of blackberries has half the daily recommendation of Vitamin C which protects the immune system. So those made their appearance in this smoothie as well 😉

blackberries for paleo breakfast smoothie

We’ve also talked about the benefits of coconut water. It’s my new fav liquid to add to smoothies because of how hydrating it is!

I used one scoop of paleo vanilla protein powder. But you can omit this. I also use two tablespoons of Flax powder.  Flax powder should wear a superhero cape. Its benefits are outrageous and you can add flax powder to almost anything.

First, it is an excellent source of fiber. It is also a source of Omega-3 fatty acids which our body needs and it is acts as an anti-inflammatory.

But what I really like about Flax powder is that it contains lignans which,  “Reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. The lignans alter the way your body metabolizes estrogens into safer forms.” (Source.)

But that’s not all! Flax has been shown to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women! Three cheers!

So there you have it. To reap the benefits of flax it is recommended that you take 2 tablespoons a day. (I just add it to my smoothie.)

Here is the line-up:

paleo breakfast smoothie with flaxseed

 Add 1 cup coconut water, ½ cup coconut milk, 1 cup frozen blackberries, ½ cup frozen blueberries, 2 tablespoons flax powder and 1 scoop protein powder (optional) to your blender.

paleobreakfast smoothie in vitamix

 Blend until smooth.

This will make two servings (about 3 cups).

Pour into a cup and stir in 1 tablespoon chia seeds. Not to be confused with the popular 90s toy, chia pet. (And was it even popular?)

Chia seeds provide ENERGY!!! Several people that I know who stopped drinking coffee (what the?) started including chia seeds in their smoothies or yogurt because chia seeds boost your energy!

They also help fight belly fat and keep you fuller, longer! And, they are paleo.

chia seeds for paleo breakfast smoothie

Viola! A perfectly healthy paleo breakfast smoothie.

Note, if you want it a little sweeter, add ½ frozen banana. (Which I did not do, but Beau did!)

And there you have it. One high kick for your morning.

paleo breakfast smoothie

What is your favorite breakfast?

Energizing paleo breakfast smoothie!

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Energizing Paleo Breakfast Smoothie

5 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

7 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1/2 frozen banana (optional)
  • 2 TBS flax powder
  • 1 TBS chia seeds
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except chia seeds) to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Stir in chia seeds.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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*Most of the information included in this post was info I have learned throughout the years. But I want to make sure I am stating it correctly, so I used these sources to confirm:

http://www.womenfitness.net/blueberries.htm

http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/8-health-benefits-of-blackberries.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/03/chia-seed-benefits-_n_3379831.html

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  • Carissa CadyJuly 9, 2013 - 4:01 pm
    I always need something quick and easy for breakfast since I am always on the go and struggle to make it out the door on time. This smoothie is delicious, nutritious and provided exactly what I need for my busy schedule. Cheers! :)

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    • Bri McKoyJuly 11, 2013 - 11:03 am
      Yay!! So glad to hear this, Carissa! Thanks so much :)

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  • LucySeptember 18, 2013 - 2:01 pm
    Looks delish but there has been a lot of talk about how flax is not as good as everyone thinks it is. It does damage juas as bad as soy does to both women and men, specially to those with thyroid problems. There are number of articles about it online you can do more research on. I have replaced everything that calls for flax with chia seeds/meal, I am going to try your recipe with it see how it turns out. Thanks for sharing :)

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  • Marianna KivaJanuary 31, 2014 - 6:02 pm
    Love this food.

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    • Bri McKoyFebruary 3, 2014 - 2:54 pm
      So grateful, Marianna! Thank you for the comment love :)

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  • Christine Bellue HaleJuly 18, 2014 - 5:06 am
    Love your beautiful website and your recipes sound heavenly. I emailed chicken curry recipe to my hubby since he told me he would make dinner while I travel home form out of state tomorrow!

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