First, there are no frozen fruit chunks in sight. Instead, Porowski starts with a nut milk base and creates a "Mediterranean-y" mix from there. "Take some super-chilled Silk almond milk—I prefer the plain one, but vanilla is really good as well—and throw in some ice."
"[Use] Medjool dates, because they're sweeter and a little stickier—just remove the pits—lime zest, lime juice, a little dash of cinnamon, and any type of protein you want." —Antoni Porowski
Then, comes a mix of sweet and sour that somehow works together to rock your taste buds in the best way: "[Use] Medjool dates, because they're sweeter and a little stickier—just remove the pits—lime zest, lime juice, a little dash of cinnamon, and any type of protein you want." When it comes to protein powder, Porowski says he's a fan of the plant-based pea protein because it has a "little bit of starchiness to it."
In the end, you're left with a slightly tangy mix that will certainly wake you up as you're sipping away on your commute. Now if only he could revamp all your a.m. favorites, right? (Psst—if you're reading this, Antoni, my go-to tofu scramble could really use a Porowski twist.) Plus, did someone say field trip to Antoni Porowski's restaurant? We hear that it caters to pretty much every dietary need.
Antoni Porowski's smoothie recipe is packed with health benefits, too
For starters, Porowski uses Medjool dates to add the perfect amount of sweetness to contrast the zesty citrus. But why? Well, perhaps it's because they're a rich source of potassium (move over, bananas) with about 334 milligrams of the mineral per serving. Not to mention, dates also provide some calcium and phosphorus, both of which contribute to bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis. And dates are rich in fiber (yay!) that regulates digestion, aids in satiety, supports heart health, and feeds gut bacteria that regulate immunity and metabolism, just to name a few.
As for citrus (in this case, limes), research shows that it has antimicrobial benefits and immune-boosting vitamin C, too. Porowski, we'll hand it to you. You definitely know a thing or two about making a mean smoothie recipe. For more genius recipes from our favorite muse, you'll want to get your hands on Antoni Porowski's cookbook.
Craving more recipes from the Queer Eye resident food and kitchen expert? Same. Here's Antoni Porowski's Avocado Toast recipe, and it's spicy (in the best way possible, of course). It has a few secret ingredients (like Za'atar and pomegranate seeds) that really takes things up a notch (or 20).
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