When trainer-to-the-stars Harley Pasternak shares a recipe, we're definitely making it. His 5-Factor Diet, after all, has helped both Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson drop major pounds. So when Harley tweeted this simple recipe for a smoothie, the next day's breakfast was a go.
With only a handful of ingredients needed, it's deceptively simple to make and big on protein, calcium, fiber, and vitamins — the perfect way to start a morning. The smoothie itself has the perfect amount of sweetness, and the tiny addition of cinnamon gives it a spicy kick. It's almost like having apple pie in a glass — except this meal will keep you full until lunch! The added bonus of this recipe is how easy it is to build upon; add spinach, kale, or berries to the mix to really amp up the antioxidant power.
Learn how to make this breakfast smoothie after the break!
5 raw almonds
1 red apple
3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in a blender. (Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may need to chop the apple and almonds into small pieces before blending.)
- Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds (or until desired consistency).
- Smoothies, Drinks
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