We are creatures of habit. While we crave adventure or new stimulus every now and then, it’s our routines that ground us, structure our days, and keep us chipping away at our goals. We move through our days repeating familiar acts not only because the framework of our society commands it, but also because our brains require respite from constant decision making.
So we end up tossing the same two handfuls of ice, fresh spinach, ¼ cup of mixed berries, water, and one scoop of protein powder into the blender to whiz up our breakfast smoothie to go, or mixing up the same overnight oats (or noats) in mason jars to scarf at our desks before the 9 a.m. meeting. For those times when the little devil on your shoulder prods you to abandon your morning ritual for a mocha latte and chocolate croissant at the coffee shop, give that puny demon a flick and see if leveling up your smoothie game will do the trick.
This Coconut Golden Turmeric Smoothie is a masterful mashup that’s part smoothie bowl, part fruit-topped oats, and entirely different. It’s nuanced in flavor—sweet, salty, spicy—and texture—creamy, crunchy, frosty. Aside from the water and ice, you can switch up any of the ingredients to suit your preferences and pantry/freezer stash. Instead of coconut milk solid, you could substitute milk, half and half, or even soaked cashews. Sub any frozen fruit for the banana, or add an extra scoop of ice and use a pitted date to add natural sweetness. Try vanilla or chocolate collagen instead of golden turmeric; swap blackberries for blueberries; replace the granola with a grain-free version, soaked and dried almonds, or toasted unsweetened coconut. Make the coffee shop devil dizzy with all of the new but still familiar ways you plan to keep things interesting in the morning.
Coconut Golden Turmeric Smoothie with Blueberry Hemp Granola
Time: 5 minutes
For the smoothie:
- Half frozen banana
- ¼ cup coconut milk solid
- 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Drink Mix – Golden Turmeric
- ½ cup ice
- ¾–1 cup water
For the toppings:
- 2 tablespoons nut butter (your choice)
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries
- ⅓ cup Purely Elizabeth Granola
- Place all of the smoothie ingredients in a blender, and blend until liquid.
- Pour smoothie into 2 glasses or mason jars, and top each with: 1 tablespoon nut butter, half of the blueberries, and ¼ cup of granola.
Nutritional information (per serving):
Carbs: 22.4 grams
Net Carbs: 18.6 grams
Fat: 13.6 grams
Protein: 10.3 grams
Nutritional information calculated using Cronometer. Information calculated using 2 tablespoons almond butter and ⅓ cup Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Blueberry Hemp Granola.
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