I’m often asked about my morning green smoothie so I decided to share the details.
First, if I’m going to drink things like spinach, kale, and green algae, I am going to do it in style. I picked up this white milk glass chalice a few years ago, and I sip my green drink from it daily.
Before I get to the particulars, I must confess that I am a randomist at heart which means I prefer to shake life up daily, including recipes. With that in mind, I’ll share my base ingredients, and list the randoms too.
1 cup organic kale
1 cup organic spinach
Fruit and Sweeteners
1/4 cup organic blueberries (I pick these myself in the summer and freeze.)
1/3 frozen banana
pinch of stevia
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp flax
water and a few ice cubes to desired consistency
an occasional splash of almond milk
1 small carrot
a bit of apple
The two top blenders for these kinds of shakes are Vitamix and Blendtec. I prefer the Blendtec as it’s less fussy and fits under my counter. My Blendtec purees all of my ingredients, including ice and hard vegetables in a matter of seconds. Love it!
One more thing about chia
Besides being chock full of nutrients including protein, adding chia seeds helps reduce cravings for several hours. This is because when chia is added to liquid, it swells up to 9x its weight in water which increases the feeling of fullness.
So there you go! And what are some of your favorite healthy breakfast recipes?