We’ll have one of everything she’s having…
Follow Jennifer Garner on Instagram and you’ll quickly learn she’s a health geek (cool, us too!). She shares everything from her kale chip recipe to clips of her powerful roundhouse kicks. Now, she’s shared her go-to breakfast smoothie. The recipe was developed by Kelly LeVeque, a holistic nutritionist and health coach who’s helping Jenn get prepped for her new thriller, Peppermint. We can’t wait to try it. Here’s what’s you need to make this breakfast classic:
2 scoops protein powder (she uses Primal Kitchen Food Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel)
Not only does this serving have a whopping 22 grams of protein to keep you satiated, it’s great for your skin since collagen helps maintain elasticity.
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
Flax is great for digestion (hello, soluble fibre). This little powerhouse is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Also rich in fibre and Omega 3s, chia seeds deliver 18 percent of your daily calcium in just one ounce. They also expand in your gut to keep you feeling fuller, longer.
1 tablespoon almond butter (if no one’s looking, she uses extra)
Almonds are an excellent source of magnesium and vitamin E. Research has shown that eating almonds daily (two ounces to be exact) can help with weight management.
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
Because it’s unsweetened, this is a low-cal swap for dairy that will still add creaminess to your smoothie.
Handful of spinach
It’s well known that spinach has iron (one cooked cup contains more than a third of the daily reco for women) but did you know that gram for gram, it has more potassium than bananas? Potassium is a must for bone, muscular and digestive health.
Small handful of blueberries
There’s a reason blueberries are a smoothie staple: they’re among the highest on the antioxidant food list. Research has suggested they can do everything from reducing belly fat to improving memory. We love ‘em because they’re also high in vitamic C, too.
A small handful of ice
Now we blend and drink.
And if you need want more smoothie ideas, we’ve got you covered with eight recipes for busy mornings.