If you have a sweet tooth but you’re on a weight-loss journey| this banana bread breakfast smoothie is the answer to your prayers ¡ª?a sweet drink that’s actually good for you| thanks to its protein status. Clinical and holistic dietitian Esther Blum finds that her clients start to shed pounds with more ease once they begin to eat more protein| since high-protein foods take more work to “digest| metabolize| and use| which means you burn more calories processing them.”
Clocking in at over 34 grams of protein per serving| this tasty beverage will regulate your appetite| keeping you full and satisfied all morning long. Chopped walnuts are tossed into the mix for their nutty flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits| while the addition of metabolism-boosting cinnamon ties the smoothie together for dessert-inspired perfection.
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese1/2 cup vanilla almond milk1/2 medium banana (frozen or fresh)1 scoop vanilla protein powder2 tablespoons chopped walnuts1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon nutmeg