Breakfast Smoothies

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.

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Breakfast Smoothie (Triple Berry)

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

1 banana

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.