I am so excited to bring you my latest recipe featuring Beaming’s awesome superfood blends that add healthy, nutritious protein and vitamins to any shake or smoothie!
I decided to create another “Metabolism Boosting” recipe because the original Metabolism Boosting Breakfast Smoothie that I created almost a year ago has been one of the most popular recipes of all time on the blog!
Trust me, I get it, as the days, months and years pass, I’ll take anything I can get to boost my metabolism so that I can continue my obsessive eating of pizza and burritos 😉
Luckily, in addition to it’s metabolism boosting superpowers, this shake is also delicious!
Did you know that your body burns twice as many calories digesting high-protein foods as it does foods that are high in carbs or fat? I didn’t either, but I do now, thanks to this awesome WebMD article! Seriously, lots of good “metabolism boosting” information in there!
So going back to the shake, basically the higher the protein, the more calories your body will burn. For that reason, I combined ingredients that were high in protein, as well as other good stuff, like vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
The avocado in this shake provides protein, 9 essential amino acids and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids, the almond milk and almond butter also add protein, while the hemp seeds provide a great source of amino acids and protein. The cayenne pepper, while an unexpected protein shake ingredient, adds capsaicin, a chemical compound that helps kick your metabolism up a notch! If you’re really against a kick of spice in your shake, you’re welcome to leave the cayenne out!
The beaming Superfood Protein Blend adds even more protein, as well as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, where the Superfood Smoothie Blend adds a super kick of super foods, amino acids and vitamins.
- 1 cup strawberries (de-stemmed & sliced)
- 1 avocado (de-seeded & sliced)
- 1 cup almond milk
- ¼ cup raw honey
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp beaming Superfood Smoothie Blend
- 1 tbsp beaming Superfood Protein Blend with Greens
- 1 cup ice
Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Blend on high 30-60 seconds or until ingredients are well combined.
Pour and serve.
This protein shake is creamy happiness in a cup! A little sweetness from the honey, a little spice from the cayenne, it’s totally unique and totally delicious!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.