Food-Drink

The Almond Mocha Green Smoothie That Puts Pesky Cravings at Bay

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 (nosh and nourish)

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so maybe it’s time to dump the sticky buns and glazed donuts and opt for a healthier choice.

We get it, sometimes it can be difficult to sit down and have a satisfying dish upon waking up when work/school/errands are looming large. 

Like many of us, blogger Kelly Pfeiffer of Nosh and Nourish has recently jumpstarted her summer goal of adapting a healthier lifestyle by breaking a sweat at the gym. But before she even kicks off her routine, which include 3-4 days of cardio and strength training per week, she starts her day with a rich, creamy drink that keeps her feeling full longer without packing on the pounds.

“People often ask me how many greens should really go into a green smoothie,” says the recipe developer. “My answer? A lot! You can’t really taste them, so you might as well pile them high!”

Another way to make any smoothie extra tantalizing? Omit one usual ingredient.

“I found out that I do not like ice in my smoothies,” says Pfeiffer. “Just frozen fruit or frozen almond milk to achieve the cold factor. It keeps them creamier and more delicious.”

While Pfeiffer’s smoothie is loaded with mixed greens, there are also some tasty additions to keep you sipping until the final drop. To amp up the flavor and satisfy any sweet tooth, Pfeiffer adds smooth vanilla almond milk, cocoa butter and a ripe banana.

Best of all? It’s only 250 calories per serving. Beat that, sugary cereal.

For the full recipe, click here.