Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Breakfast Eats: Green Smoothie



     This summer my go to meal had been a green smoothie. Also, it is the perfect way to cool down and get protein to you muscles after workouts.  The key ingredient to this smoothie is of course what makes it green which is spinach!  Green smoothies can be intimidating due to the color and knowing you are drinking vegetables. However, I beg everyone to give it a try at least once. I promise if you combine it with the right ingredients you can't even taste the spinach.
     The secret to my smoothies is that I blend the spinach and whatever liquid I am using together for about 30 seconds to puree the spinach before I add the fruit and ice. That way it ensures the spinach has been completely blended up and you are not left with giant leaves in your smoothie!
     Here are some of my favorite smoothie mixes that find myself making again and again. You could do these with or without protein powder on your presences. I recommend adding protein to help with the staying power to ward off hunger if your eating the smoothie as a meal. I use a plant based protein powder.

Strawberry Crunch Green Smoothie
2 handfuls spinach (about 2 cups lightly packed)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- Top with 1/8 cup almonds for an extra protein and crunch

Orangesicle Green Smoothie
2 handfuls spinach (about 2 cups lightly packed)
1 cup orange juice
1 frozen banana
1 scoop protein powder
1 drop liquid stevia

Pina Colada Green Smoothie
2 handfuls spinach (about 2 cups lightly packed)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 tsp coconut extract
1 drop liuid stevia
- Top with shredded coconut and enjoy!

Please give them a try! I promise your taste buds will not be disappointed.

What's your go to breakfast?
Have you tried green smoothies? Do you love them or hate them?


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1 comment:

  1. I may have to try these! Do you just use a regular blender or one of the fancy ones?

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