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6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 | 2 comments

6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie

6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie


Sometimes you have a crazy day ahead and need to be out the door in the morning, pronto. This 6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie is your breakfast answer.

 

We all know the importance of protein and healthy fats at each meal, especially breakfast. The 6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie gives you easily digestible gelatin based protein and loads of brain food in the form of omega-3 rich flax oil, and hemp seeds. If you really need focus and laser concentration, and want your appetite satisfied for hours, protein with healthy paleo fat, is where it’s at.

 

The carbs in the 6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie were selected for their nutrient density. Wild blueberries contain the highest antioxidant capacity of all commonly eaten fruits and vegetables. Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B-6, which plays an important role in proper brain function and the production of serotonin and dopamine, which elevates mood.

 

The energy content of the 6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie is boosted and sustained via the slow burning vitamins and fatty acids naturally abundant in hemp seeds. One specific component, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), is protective of our overall health, and found to be deficient in our modern diet. Hemp is known as a natural appetite suppressant and can help you feel full longer and reduce sugar cravings.

 

6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie

Hemp seeds, wild blueberries, gelatin, fresh collard greens

 


 

6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie

  • Prep time:  3 minutes
  • Cook time:  none
  • Servings:  1
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk regular or vanilla (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water with pineapple (may use plain coconut water)
  • 1/3 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 medium banana (use a frozen one if you like more of a “milkshake”)
  • 1 TBS. hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 TBS. flaxseed oil
  • 2 TBS. collagen hydrolysate (Great Lakes Gelatin brand, must be hydrolysated as that kind will dissolve easily in cold drinks, regular gelatin needs hot water to dissolve)
  • 1 leaf fresh collard greens, or handful of fresh spinach, or 2 TBS. frozen spinach
  • (optional) 5-10 drops liquid stevia, or to taste. (Sweetleaf Sweet Drops liquid stevia is organic water processed, using no chemicals)

(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly)


1) Place all ingredients in a NutriBullet, vitamix, or blender, and blend until smooth.

The 6 Hour Energy Paleo Smoothie is my go-to breakfast or pre-workout meal when I need something, fast, easy and portable, which will hold me for a good chunk of the day.

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN

CALORIES:  380  (330 if you use 1/2 a banana)

PROTEIN:  22 gms

CARBS:  42 gm  (28 gms if you use 1/2 a banana)

FAT:  21 gms

 

2 Comments

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  1. Carol

    Fantastic! I did add the stevia, because I was craving something sweet this morning. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • Payton

      So glad you liked it!

      I too eat one of these when I am craving a “milkshake” like treat. I sometimes freeze the banana first. Along with the frozen blueberries, it makes a thick frozen consistency, that I can eat with a spoon, and pretend I am having ice cream for breakfast! LOL.

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