In the summer, smoothies are one of my absolute favorite ways to start the day. They're delicious, refreshing, and keep me full for hours. There are so many different smoothie recipes out there and I love experimenting with different ingredients to amp up the nutrition content of my morning smoothies. I always make sure my smoothies are full of fiber, protein and healthy fats so they keep me full and energized until lunch.
Below is the recipe for one of my go-to breakfast smoothies, my blueberry greens smoothie. It's creamy and perfectly sweet. It has also has 2 servings of vegetables in it and the blueberries are an amazing source of antioxidants!
Blueberry Greens Smoothie Recipe:
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup fresh spinach (or kale)
1-1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk (feel free to add more/less liquid depending on how thick you like it)
1/4 cup frozen cauliflower (you can leave this out if you're intolerant)
1 TBSP raw almond butter
Cinnamon to taste
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!
In addition to the health benefits from blueberries, this smoothie jump starts your day with an incredible array of vitamins and minerals from the fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. The almond butter is an amazing source of B-vitamins, protein and healthy fat to keep you full for hours. The frozen cauliflower also adds an amazing thickness to the smoothie. See below for more ideas for nutrient dense and delicious smoothie ingredients.
My general recommendation is to make sure your smoothie has at least 1 serving of the following: organic base/liquid, frozen fruit, frozen vegetable, fresh greens and a healthy fat.
Liquid Base: almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, coconut water, organic Greek yogurt
Frozen Fruit: banana, berries, mango
Frozen Vegetables: cauliflower, sweet potato
Fresh Greens: spinach, kale, cucumber
Healthy fats: nut butter, full-fat coconut yogurt, flax seeds, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, avocado, chia seeds
Happy blending and cheers!