August 7, 2018
I will admit it, I am not a morning person! I hate them and I wish I could live alarm free on a daily basis. Well, that is just a little dream I dream because you know…life. I have things to do and kids that are early risers (not too early thank goodness) and most days I have to be up well before I want to. I will also admit, I don’t really like breakfast (or traditional breakfast foods).
I think it’s partly because I’m not a morning person and my stomach thinks it’s still time to sleep but it takes it a while to wake up. My kids ARE hungry in the morning and other mommas out there know that there is a small window from a kid saying, “Mom I’m hungry” before they turn into hungry little dragons and it all goes down-hill from there. Enter my favourite breakfast “secret” (it’s not really a secret it’s just a smoothie but I think it makes it more fun). It’s a super easy way to make sure that kids (and adults) are getting their fruits/veggies in and it’s my go to for busy mornings.
My Favourite Breakfast Smoothie
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Your choice of fresh/frozen fruit – blueberries, strawberries, etc. (I use frozen fruit because it makes the smoothie more ice-y without having to add ice).
- Fresh salad greens mix (I like ones with baby kale and spinach because I feel like it adds more to the spectrum of nutrients you’re getting but you can totally just use a single green).
- Bananas – make the smoothie creamy and add a bit of sweetness.
- Avocado – good source of healthy fats and like the banana adds to the creamy-ness.
- Choice of liquid – coconut water, almond milk, or water it’s completely personal preference.
- Protein powder – most times I add a scoop of vegan protein powder (if you’re not vegan you can use your favourite) especially if I’m using it as a meal, just to make sure all my bases are covered.
What goes in the Blender?
- I start with my fruit and I just start dumping based on how much I think I’m going to need to make (usually it’s between 1-2 cups).
- I add the banana and ½ an avocado next.
- Then come the greens and I can get a little crazy with these. I probably end up with 3-4 handfuls shoved into the blender because they honestly disappear once it’s all blended (I promise you won’t taste them).
- Once you’ve got your fruits/veggies in, you can add the liquid and blend. I usually start small with the liquid and add more as I go to prevent it from getting too watery.
Bam! You’re done and it probably only took 10 minutes max.