Chocolate Almond-Buttercup Smoothie

Back-to-school often equals hurried mornings for many families which means breakfast is often a quick not so healthy meal. This recipe is quick to make, delicious to drink and healthy to boot. You can even take it on-the-go in your blender bottle!

Chocolate Almond-Buttercup Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 cup ice
1 cup coconut milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder ( Be Well Chocolate Whey or Be Well Chocolate Sustain protein for a non-dairy option)
Optional – sweeten to taste with liquid monkfruit or stevia.

Directions:
Blend all ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy.

Tricia Williams is an accomplished executive chef, nutrition educator and chef instructor. The culinary nutritionist founded Food Matters NYC in 2008 so that she could share her passion for fresh, whole, locally grown, organic, sustainable and delicious food.

Over the last 15 years, Williams has left her mark on highly regarded Manhattan restaurants including The City Bakery, Home Restaurant, Isla and Olives, to name a few. Now, she and her team deliver gourmet health supportive meals to celebrities, politicians, executives and families. Williams leads clients to better food choices and ultimately healthier lifestyles.

William's passion for culinary nutrition surfaced after she gave birth to her first child. She returned to school to secure her Holistic Nutrition Certification from Columbia's Teachers College and coupled that with a Food Therapy Certification from Annemarie Colbin at the Natural Gourmet Institute.

Williams, who is pursuing her Masters in Nutrition Education, maintains her sommelier certification and is also certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

The New York born chef nutritionist believes her small role can make a significant impact in the lives of her clients. She says, Food Matters NYC is helping individuals and families lead healthier lives through hands on education and nutritional guidance. What we eat affects our physical, emotional and mental well being. We strongly believe in a person s bio individuality and help clients understand the food choices that would best nourish their bodies.