When I was attending the University College, my mom would make two smoothies every day. One for her and one for me. I’d always catch her for a few minutes before she left for work. I loved the way I felt drinking the smoothie, even more how I felt hours afterwords, awake, alert, and satisfied.
When the sun rises and the birds start chirping, an appetite for food begins to grow. So, why not start your day off the right way with something healthy and nutritious like a breakfast smoothie.
With all the recipes out there it can seem really frustrating to even begin getting ingredients and to decide which blender to get (I use a Ninja). It can be extremely overwhelming to some, but let me tell you, with the right mind set, it’s easy as pie! (And no, I do not add pie to the smoothie!)
My mom’s recipe was from the Paleo Diet and called for….a raw egg! I know, gross to some including myself but I ate it, and really loved that recipe. The egg added protein that the body needs. Now that I’m on my own, I’ve learned to mix ingredients that I want in the smoothie…no raw egg.
To start, I’m not a nutritionist. I’ve just learned more about foods and the ingredients that make up those foods, and I’m learning more every day. Basically, I’ve learned what not to eat anymore to feel good. Bread is one of those foods that makes me feel like the Pillsbury Dough Boy himself, bloated and feeling five pounds heavier. That’s why I avoid breads as much as I can.
Here’s what I put in my Potassium-filled, breakfast (or anytime) smoothie…(I always have more leftover). The measurements below can make two yummy smoothies. Adjust to taste. This smoothie tastes like blueberries, coconut, banana, and a small taste of pineapple. My mom doesn’t care for the banana as much as I do, so just give it a try. Everyone has different tastes, but this is a smoothie I enjoy…
- 2 cups wild blueberries
- 2 organic banana(s)
- 6 Tbsp organic shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 cup coconut water (with pineapple) OR Organic Vanilla Almond Milk
You can always modify or add to the recipe to satisfy your hunger needs. Also, I use Organic Vanilla Almond Milk for breakfast instead of coconut water because it adds Calcium and Vitamin E to the smoothie, along with a gram of protein. When I use the almond milk, however, I usually will substitute the banana that way I have a great taste of blueberry, coconut, and almond. Add more Coconut Water if the smoothie is still a bit frozen from the blueberries. If you make more than what you need for one smoothie (like what I do), put the rest into a frozen Popsicle tray and eat later as a yummy frozen treat, or simply refrigerate it for the next day.