Chocolate Banana Smoothie
How do you keep your energy up for the entire day? They say by adding protein to your morning meal gives you all the energy you need to get you through the day. This chocolate banana smoothie is packed with extra protein and tastes delicious!
My blogging schedule keeps me working from early morning till long into the night. I am always looking for ways to keep myself fueled and energized to get through the day and get all my work done.
Here are a few easy tips I try to do that help keep my energy level up so I can continue to enjoy this crazy world of blogging.
Eat Protein for Breakfast
A healthy breakfast is key for keeping yourself fueled properly when you have a busy work schedule. Here are a few excellent protein choices to start your day:
- Whole-grain cereals, crackers and breads
- Lean Proteins
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cottage cheese topped with fresh fruit
Drink Plenty of Water
Keeping yourself hydrated is an easy way to keep yourself fueled for a busy work day. Everyone thinks they drink enough water all day long but if you started keeping track of how much water you are drinking, you might be surprised that it’s not the full recommended eight full glasses.
Try not to drink too many caffeinated or calorie filled sugary drinks as they will only give you a “sugar high” and you’ll come crashing down really quick.
Take Scheduled Breaks
I like to set my timer and take a break every 45 to 50 minutes. I like to step away from the computer and walk around the house for a few minutes.
I might fold a load of laundry or step outside on the back porch to water my flowers.
Rest Your Eyes
If you work on the computer all day like I do, it’s important to take a few breaks during the day to rest your eyes.
Every 30 minutes or so, turn away from the computer and close your eyes. You can also spend some time blinking your eyes to help moisten them.
Eat Protein for Snacks
We’re all tempted to reach for a sugary snack in the afternoon just as we’re beginning to feel tired. Instead fill up on some of these protein snacks:
- Cheese sticks
- Apple slices with peanut butter
- Hummus on whole grain crackers
- Greek yogurt smoothies
Try adding a tablespoon or two of protein powder to smoothies!
Adding protein to a delicious chocolate banana smoothie is an easy way to get the extra added energy you need for a long day of work.
- 1/2 Banana
- 1/2 cup Friendship Dairies Cottage Cheese
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp Chocolate Protein Powder
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder; unsweetened
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup Low Fat Milk
- 1 - 2 tsp Sugar; if desired
- Ice Cubes
In a blender, crush the ice cubes.
Once the ice is crushed, add the remaining ingredients and blend together until smooth adding more milk if needed to get to the consistency you desire.
Pour into a glass and enjoy.
A few other Drink Recipes you Might Enjoy:
- Strawberry Lemonade Punch
- Peach Iced Tea
- Lemon Basil Mint Spritzer
- Non Alcoholic Fall Inspired Drinks
Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins – they freeze great too!