…for real people.
Stars are just like us and they drink smoothies for breakfast.
And we can drink the “Jennifer Aniston” smoothie for breakfast and be just like her. (Or something like that.) Her daily breakfast is a nutrient-rich smoothie made out of berries, banana, chocolate almond milk and protein powder, maca powder, sprouted almonds and trace mineral drops. When I read about it, I was instantly intrigued and had to try it myself.
What makes her smoothie so great? Let’s break it down:
berries (cherries and blueberries): full of antioxidants and vitamins.
chocolate almond milk: this was surprising to me. I won’t buy chocolate almond milk because it’s too high in sugar, so I would actually recommend swapping this out for regular milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk – or a combination of both. (I ended up trying out a few different combinations of milk and water, but thought it was best with 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of 2% milk.)
vegan chocolate protein powder: I recommend using the protein powder that you have and/or like. If you don’t have chocolate, add a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder and a touch of stevia or honey. (I love the vega one line.)
maca powder: is one of those superfoods you find at the health food store and it’s been used for thousands of years in Incan cultures as a source of nourishment and healing. (Maca is a nutrient-dense packed with vitamins, plant sterols and many essential minerals that can increase staminia, boost libido and combat fatigue. From Navitas Naturals ) I don’t keep any at home (vega one actually has some in it already) and it’s certainly not necessary.
trace mineral drops: again…not necessary. I’m not sold on mineral drops being an integral part of a smoothie.
frozen banana: they make smoothies creamy and sweet. It’s always a good idea to have them in your freezer.
chocolate stevia: use stevia if you have it and like it (any flavor) or a small drizzle of honey if you don’t. (Or skip sweeteners completely!)
sprouted almonds: uhhh, what?! you might be thinking… but it’s really easy. Soak raw almonds in water overnight and add to the smoothie. Or, if you forget, simply add the almonds before blending.
If you love berries and chocolate together, you’ll love this smoothie! It makes a great, nutritious breakfast – whether it makes us look like Jennifer Aniston or not!
- 2 cups milk
- 10 almonds
- 1 cup frozen cherries or mixed berries
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- optional: maca powder, trace minerals, chocolate stevia
- Place all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth.