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We had a hectic night last night with our youngest waking up late for his feeding and then not being able to go back to sleep until 1:30am and our toddler falling asleep early (5:30pm) and waking up at 12:30am, coming into our youngest’s room and having a party making snow angels on the floor. Thank goodness they both slept straight from that point until this morning.

To energize (and because I didn’t have a lot of time this morning) I made a protein shake.

🔹1/4 organic 1% milk
🔹2 scoops arbonne chocolate protein powder
🔹1 banana
🔹1 cup spinach
🔹1 cup pineapple
🔹1 cup raspberries
🔹1/2 tsp chia seeds
🔹2 tbsp hemp seeds
🔹1 tbsp peanut butter

Add ice if you’re not using frozen fruit and like a cold shake. 



My accompaniment with my breakfast this morning. I’m so happy to be back on protein shakes again. Chia and hemp are great sources of omega and will both keep you fuller for longer making you less likely to snack or get hungry an hour later. Adding greens to your shake will pack it full of vitamins and get you 1 serving closer to your daily intake of veggies. Berries are great for added antioxidants and to sweeten up the bitter taste of the spinach (you can also use kale).  Enjoy!


2 cups organic 1% milk

2 scoops Arbonne chocolate protein power

1 cup strawberries

1 cup blueberries 

1.5 tsp chia seeds

2 tbsp hemp seeds

1 handful of spinach

1/2 cup crushed ice

1 tbsp peanut butter

Southwestern-Style chicken & Quinoa

This high protein meal is sure to keep you full while entertaining your taste buds.


Are you one of many who miss breakfast? Smoothies are an easy way to get all of your nutrients so you don’t feel rushed in the morning. This is the recipe I make every day.

¼ cup almond milk
2 scoops of chocolate vegan protein powder
½ cup of frozen berries
1 organic banana
Handful of organic baby spinach
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp peanut butter (this is occasional if I want a little more sweetness)

You could also substitute with water instead of milk

Regardless of what you have in the morning make sure you always include some form of protein. It will keep you fuller for longer so you aren’t grabbing something an hour later.



My breakfast every morning consists of a shake.  I’m sure I’m not alone when I saw  I don’t have enough time to make eggs and toast in the morning so I need to be able to eat on the go.  Shakes are a great way to get all of the nutrients you need and to save on prep time.  Here is the ingredient list for my shake:

  • Arbonne chocolate protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • 1 scoop of peanut butter
  • a handful of organic spinach

= Organic Funky Monkey


Click below to take a look at the ingredients I use.

Breakfast Smoothie

I want to know what healthy breakfasts you have so comment below so we can share ideas!

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