Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie

I’ve been compiling some healthy recipes/workout ideas on my Pinterest board “To Your Health,” and this one caught my eye this week. The original recipe is here, and I tweaked it just a little bit.

 Breakfast smoothie

Ingredients


2 handfuls of organic spinach

1/3 c. organic raspberries

1 banana

1 orange, peeled

Almond milk, enough for the consistency you like (I use about 1/4 cup)

1 T. flax seed

1/2 c. ice

Blend all ingredients in a blender — I like to use the “puree” or “liquify” setting.

breakfast smoothie

I love smoothies and make a number of them a week. Although this is what I call a “mixed” smoothie (combination of fruits and vegetables), I make a number of different blends. I always start out with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and a banana, then add different ingredients. Here are some of my favorite combinations:

  • Blueberry, strawberry and blackberry
  • Natural peanut butter and blueberry
  • Spinach, romaine and cucumber
  • Spinach, cucumber and blueberry

I also add some additional protein or add-in, depending upon my mood:

  • Flax seeds (very inexpensive in the bulk section of your grocery store)
  • Raw egg (I don’t have a worry about the raw aspect, but omit if you do)
  • Protein powder (I use Naturade Pea Protein, expensive at first but lasts a long time) — whey or soy protein is also good
  • Greek yogurt (I like Greek Gods yogurt in Vanilla Honey)
  • Oatmeal
  • Agave nectar or honey for sweetener, although the fruit smoothies don’t usually need it

I make smoothies for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks — just not all on the same day. I probably have a smoothie 4-5 times a week when I’m really into it. Remember, it’s possible to have an unhealthy smoothie — those that are packed with smoothie mixes have a lot of fillers and unnecessary sugars — so try to choose your ingredients wisely. I sometimes add 1/4 fruit juice into vegetable or “green” smoothies, but never in the fruit smoothies as they already have enough fruit (carbs) in them.

What are your favorite smoothies? I like trying new combinations, so please leave a comment and let us know yours!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    YUM! Looks fabulous. My hubby bought me a juicer when I got sick in 2009. I love to make apple, ginger and kale juice. Another favorite is carrot, orange and ginger juice. Good stuff!

  2. says

    Yumm!!! I have been on a huge smoothie kick lately- always like new recipes. Can’t share cause Michael has been making them but I will show him this and try this one- thanks!!! I know one thing we use is Love and Peas for a protein- it’s a veggie based protein and delish.
    Thanks!!! (this is Katherine @ Vivero)

  3. Deanne says

    Made this last night, for breakfast this morning, all I changed is the raspberries to strawberries and I used rice milk. Was delicious, even MR fussy liked it

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