We’re eating lighter. Trying to be healthier. Trying to just enjoy the fresh colors, tastes and “this” (scrunching up fingers in one hand — you know what “this” is?) It is that which makes summer delightful.
In that spirit, breakfast has to be cool and nutritious if you’re planning to spend a hard afternoon swimming at the pool. Am I right? !
Enter: The Smoothie
You can make them out of practically any combination of frozen fruits and vegetables. I have several favorite combinations which I will share over time however, this particular smoothie is so jam-packed full of antioxidants that there are days my body just demands only this!
So… how to make this Purple Wonder?
Whip out your Blendtec, Ninja, Vitamix or other high powered squashing machine.
In no particular order:
Add a handful of freshly washed spinach. (I buy mine in bags because it’s just easier.)
Add about a cup of frozen blueberries.
Add about 8-10 oz of Almond Milk (I like the vanilla kind…but riffing is always optional)
Add a heaping tablespoon of Coconut Manna and if you like, a tablespoon or two of Honey Wheat Germ.
Put the top on the blender and hit “smoothie.”
Good isn’t it?
You don’t taste the spinach at all!
The other day, I made this exact same recipe, but I added in 1/2 a ripe avocado. It made the smoothie more creamy, richer I think. But I prefer the consistency of this one. Try both, see what you think!