Just the other day I was engaged in conversation with one of my undergraduate students – Deshnee. She mentioned that she has one smoothie per day. Here are some recipes to try for breakfast to get your day going. Skip the coffee.
Kale, Spinach and Pear Smoothie
1 heaping cup organic spinach leaves
1 heaping cup organic kale leaves, chopped
1/2 organic pear (Bosc)
1 frozen organic banana
1 1/2 cups almond milk, cold
1 tablespoon Manuka honey
Remove kale leaves from their rough center stalk and coarsely chop. In a blender, combine kale spinach and almond milk. Blend until no big kale bits remain. Stop blender and add banana honey and pear. Blend until smooth.
Peanut Butter, Banana and Yogurt Smoothie
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
8 oz Greek yogurt
1/2 cup ice
Pinch of organic cinnamon
Add peanut butter, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and ice cubes into blender and mix at high speed. Slice banana, add into mixture, and re-blend. Pour smoothie into two cups and serve. Sprinkle dash of cinnamon on top for extra flavor.
Triple Berry Smoothie
1 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/3 cup frozen organic raspberries
1/3 cup frozen organic blackberries
1 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 1/2 tbsp Manuka honey
1 cup skim or almond milk
Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.