Eat: Good Morning Smoothie


Thanks to my friend Elaina, and some playing around with the recipe on my own, I’ve come up with a smoothie that is tasty, healthy, and filling. Whether you own a Vitamix, or a basic blender, you can get creative and come up with delicious concoctions for yourself or your kids. Smoothies have been my “go to” for getting enough fruits and vegetables into my own kids, and there are plenty of nights that I’ve presented these to them as dessert. In the morning, I’ve been having one of these along with a hard-boiled egg, and I am not hungry until lunchtime.

Here’s what you will need:
3/4 c. almond milk
1/2 ripe banana (even overly ripe)
1 c. frozen berries of your choice
6-8 oz. greek yogurt of choice (I use either strawberry, peach, or blueberry)
1/2 c. pineapple juice
3/4 c. baby spinach leaves
1-2 ice cubes
Optional: top with Qi’a. I LOVE the crunch this gives it. My husband, on the other hand, told me it tasted like birdseed. I’ll let you be the judge, but I got a huge bag at Costco and you could also put it on oatmeal or cereal.

Here are the berries I used…also available at Costco. Any type will do, but these are delicious.

After about one minute in my blender, this is what I got…

Lastly, this is the Qi’a topping I used…

If you have a favorite smoothie recipe, please share!

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