Breakfast Today: Protein-Packed Green Smoothie in a Bowl

smoothie-ingredientsWe live in a busy culture. And sometimes nutrition is put to the side because healthy food seems too difficult to achieve with on-the-go lifetstyles. This is where liquid nutrition, like smoothies, come into play. Our bodies crave healthy, delicious, beautiful food that provides fuel for a full day of work and play.

This green smoothie bowl is sweet enough, thanks to the pineapple and banana, that even your kids will love it, even with all the spinach! The crunchy, high-protein granola makes a  great pre- or post-workout snack and can be packed in a small reusable container. This delicious and nutritious smoothie with granola makes a great lunch or snack, as well. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Protein-Packed Green Smoothie in a Bowl”

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Breakfast Today: Detox Smoothie

beet-smoothieSmoothies are a great way to start the day. Quick to make and easy to take with you, they are also a fantastic way to jam-pack nutrients into your body. Combining coconut water, kefir and beets with some fruit and mint, this superfood smoothie will keep you satisfied until your next meal.

Coconut water is high in naturally occurring electrolytes, especially potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals are highly alkaline-forming, supporting the body’s proper pH balance and optimal metabolic function.

Kefir offers a very tangy flavor to the shake. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Detox Smoothie”

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Breakfast Today: Green Smoothie With Basil

2016-06-14 09.26.42This past Mother’s Day, my Mom gifted me this basket of herbs. Over the past month it has really flourished, particularly the basil. Basil is my all-time favorite herb. I use it in sandwiches, sprinkled over pasta, and to make pesto. Basil is packed vitamins A and K, manganese, copper, and folate. In addition, it’s teeming with disease-fighting antioxidants and flavonoids. Last week I stumbled onto a green smoothie recipe that uses avocados, spinach, cucumbers and basil. I tweaked the recipe a bit and it was GLORIOUS!

This  green smoothie recipe is packed with antioxidants and makes a great post workout recovery meal, especially if you add a scoop of your favorite protein powder.

2 cups spinach
1/2 cup packed fresh basil
1 small cucumber, chopped
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 banana, peeled and roughly chopped
2 cups plain almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp hemp hearts
2 tsp honey Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Green Smoothie With Basil”

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