Nuts & Berries High Protein Breakfast Smoothie {Dairy Free}


This Nuts and Berries Breakfast Smoothie is dairy free and packed with protein making it the perfect way to start your day!

Today I am going to take you way back to ten plus years ago and when my interest in the culinary arts all began. 

By culinary arts I mean using my role as a restaurant hostess to do some quality assurance on the bartender’s mixed drinks.  

I won’t give my exact age because it would date me and/or be illegal but in my past past past life I was a hostess at a small local restaurant.  I took it upon myself during that time to make it my duty to taste test some of the “mix ups” that the bartender on shift would shake up.  

By far, one of my favorites cocktails was a “Nuts and Berries” which is a light, fruity drink made up of Chambord (a raspberry liqueur), Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) and heavy cream.  It sounds like a rookie drink, I know but back in the day I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. 

Now, many moons later, that flavor combo is still one of my favs.  No, not the liqueur but the combos of berries, nuts and milk.  In fact, my typical smoothie is made up of protein powder, blueberries, almond butter and almond milk but in an effort to make it healthier and more “nuts and berries” like I swapped out the blueberries for a mix of raspberries and blackberries along with some dairy free almond milk! 

Start your morning with this Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie. It's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and protein packed making it the perfect way to fuel your day!

The other improved ingredient to this smoothie? The new PlantFusion LEAN which is shown to curb hunger 35% more than whey protein while providing you all the nutrients you need to keep you fueled and full. 

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Start your morning with this Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie. It's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and protein packed making it the perfect way to fuel your day!

The new PlantFusion LEAN also contains 8 grams of soluble prebiotic fiber, 20 different superfoods and lactosphere probiotic which helps with both inflammation and protein digestion.  

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of PlantFusion and LEAN is no exception.  In fact, my husband who insists on using ONLY PlantFusion gives it a big “two thumbs up”- and he’s a hangry man constantly on the go. 

He prefers his mix with bananas and cinnamon (which is not my jam) as you know, I prefer to make mine with my favorite flavors mocktail style 😉

Start your morning with this Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie. It's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and protein packed making it the perfect way to fuel your day!

Doesn’t it look delicious? Best part is, you can either eat it with a spoon…..

Start your morning with this Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie. It's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and protein packed making it the perfect way to fuel your day!

Start your morning with this Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie. It's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and protein packed making it the perfect way to fuel your day!

…or make it last and suck it up slowly with a straw 😉 

Start your morning with this Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie. It's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and protein packed making it the perfect way to fuel your day!

Start your morning with this Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie. It's dairy free, vegan, gluten free and protein packed making it the perfect way to fuel your day!

Nuts & Berries Breakfast Smoothie {Dairy Free}


RECIPE 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1.5 cup frozen mixed blackberries & raspberries
  • 1/3 cup raw almond butter
  • 1 scoop PlantFusion LEAN vanilla protein powder
  • fresh blackberries & slivered almonds to garnish, if desired

 

Directions:

  1. Pour milk into a blender then add berries, almond butter, then protein powder. 
  2. Blend until smooth.  
  3. Consistency will be thick, add milk to think out, if desired. 
  4. Top with extra berries and slivered almond.

 

Order a PlantFusion sample pack for only $10 to try for yourself!

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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40 Comments

Carla
Reply August 1, 2016

I was a hostess in my past life as well. It's the only job I ever quit/left in tears :-) that's a hard one and people do not realize!!!
I like this because the child love smoothies but it usually leaves me needing to figure out a way to get it more protein I'm going to toss some hemp hearts on there with the almonds!!.

    aelicatese
    Reply August 4, 2016

    I cried as a hostess several times- it was not an easy job at all! Love the idea of adding hemp hearts- I was going to as well but I was all out!

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply August 1, 2016

I am obsessed with the color of this smoothie! And as a server for many years, I give you major props if you were a good hostess. We had some terrible hostesses, and it could make your night miserable!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 4, 2016

    I think I did an okay job ;) I moved up from there onto hostess and bartender- I was in the restaurant industry for about 8 years :)

Kimberly G
Reply August 1, 2016

This looks so yummy!

Debbie
Reply August 1, 2016

Thank goodness our drink preferences change over the years! I actually used to love the Chambord straight up with ice and a little lime. Yikes! This smoothie looks delicious. Thanks for hosting.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 4, 2016

    Hahaha yes!! Oh man, I would be about 50 extra pounds if I still had the same drink preferences as I did as a teen!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply August 1, 2016

That just screams summer and looks beautiful! I remember my summer as a hostess as well but that's a story for another type of blog :)
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply August 1, 2016

I've had so many jobs, but never worked in a restaurant! Love this smoothie-- the combination of flavors sounds really good. Thanks for hosting.

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 1, 2016

This sounds like the perfect smoothie. I love PlantFusion, too - wins all around!

Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
Reply August 1, 2016

Looks delicious! I love a good smoothie and how perfect that it's a blue hue today! ;) Happy Meatless Monday!

Crystal Renaud
Reply August 1, 2016

That sounds delicious! I have a smoothie everyday too! My body craves it!

Lauren
Reply August 1, 2016

This looks so pretty and what a great combo of berries and nuts- yum!
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Kristy from Southern In Law
Reply August 1, 2016

This looks like the PERFECT way to start your morning! I loveee how bright and fun berries make smoothies!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 4, 2016

    I always start my morning with a smoothie! It makes my mornings so much better!

Courtney
Reply August 1, 2016

This looks so thick and creamy and gorgeous-- and that COLOR!

Rachel@RachelMcMichael.com
Reply August 1, 2016

Oh my goodness....this looks like the perfect start to the day! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Carly @ FitLiving Eats
Reply August 2, 2016

I love this smoothie combo!! Fresh and delicious.

vicki
Reply August 2, 2016

This looks so good!

kimmythevegan
Reply August 9, 2016

Great spin on a mocktail - good breakfast =)

Lisa Flitcher
Reply August 9, 2016

Smoothies are the perfect way to detoxify the body and it's a healthy habit in our daily lives. I love to have a big smoothie for breakfast, it's ready in less than 5 minutes and have many benefits for health, hair and skin too.
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Lifecell skin care
Reply August 12, 2016

Diet is the most important part of a good skin care routine. Berries like raspberries and strawberries will help to achieve a glow this party season.
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Iwona
Reply August 20, 2016

I made this smoothie with blackberries that grow in my backyard. It was delicious!
PS I usually add some avocado to my smoothies to make them super creamy:)

Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
Reply July 28, 2017

Such a beautiful smoothie color! I haven't tried Plant Fusion yet, but may have to!

Cyndi
Reply July 28, 2017

This looks delicious and the color is so pretty. I love eating my smoothie with a spoon!

Jessica
Reply July 28, 2017

YUM!! I love the color of this smoothie. I make one a lot like this and it's just so yummy!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply July 28, 2017

Thanks for hosting!

Ivanna
Reply July 28, 2017

This looks so delicious I have to try this recipe for sure!

Esther
Reply August 3, 2017

This is SO berrylicious! Haha
But really, this is my favorite kind of smoothie! I LOVE blackberries, and berries in the summer are just so perfect!

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