The berry monster smoothie is a breakfast staple for me. It’s loaded with protein and antioxidants, but low on sugar and calories. Perfect to drink pre workout for a boost of energy or enjoy for breakfast or lunch. I’m sure some of you are wondering how can a smoothie can substitute an entire meal, but this little monster will keep you full all morning long and give your metabolism a jump start!
Handful of frozen blackberries, raspberries and blueberries
6 oz Organic Almond Milk
Protein powder (Aria has 14g of protein per serving and only 80 calories)
Heaping handful of spinach
2 organic chicken breasts or package of thighs
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
Fresh lime wedges
1 large bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon red pepper and garlic or jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
8 leaves of Bibb lettuce
Heat skillet over medium heat. Add sesame oil and sauté garlic. Add chicken to the skillet. Mix ginger, brown sugar, lime juice, hot peppers and fish sauce together and pour over cooking chicken. Add sliced bell pepper to chicken in the skillet (Add extra veggies if you prefer) Transfer cooked chicken and vegetables to a bowl. Place spoonfuls of chicken into a pieces of bibb lettuce and fold to eat. Squeeze fresh lime wedges over lettuce wraps for a boost of flavor.
Motivation to try and try again. We all might have good taste, but the key is to create a large body of work.
The Take Away: Do Work. Eventually you will get there. Your quality of work will pass your taste test.