Good Morning Everyone! I had no intention of posting anything today, but I was drinking my breakfast and I was compelled to share, so I promise to keep this short 🙂
On this journey I have discovered that smoothies are the best option for me when it comes to breakfast. I value my sleep far to much to get up any earlier than I have to too make breakfast. I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to all things smoothie related because they are so dang tasty, can be made quickly and, if you make the right choices, quite healthy. For me they are also the easiest way that I can get some vegetables into my system because honestly….I HATE eating vegetables. If you cook them it is defiantly game over, I won’t come within 2 feet of them. *Sigh* I can hear my mother shaking her head from here…
There is no shortage of smoothie recipes all over Pinterest and the Internet. I have a bunch of favorites, but thought I would share 2 of my favorites in case you are stuck and looking for tested and enjoyed options!
Green Goddess Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (choose your preference – almond milk, regular milk, etc)
handful of blueberries
1 Wheatgrass juice cube
1-2 tsp of Spirulina
1/2 of a banana
1 scoop of Vega One French Vanilla
large helping of Spinach and/or Kale, a couple ice cubes and onto the Magic Bullet it goes
Green Goddess is my go-to morning smoothie. It took me a little bit to get over the color and adjust to the taste, but now it is seriously so delicious! When I am craving something chocolaty or sweet, usually in the evenings, I go to….
Good For You Reese’s Peanut Buttercup Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 scoop of Vega One Chocolate
1 tsp almond butter
3-4 ice cubes and onto the Magic Bullet it goes!
I have another one that has strawberries and beets in it, but I am still trying to get my brain around the taste of beets. I don’t care what my Grandpa Gill says beets do not taste like candy!
The great thing about smoothies is you can put whatever you want in them and what suits you. I am a dairy free girl, so my go-to’s are coconut/almond/soy milk, as someone that is also breaking her sugar addiction, everything is purchased in its “unsweetened” form. Yes, fruit itself has a lot of sugar, give me a break though, I am trying to get the refined sugar forms out of my eating patterns first. I didn’t always use Vega products, I tried a few different brands out, but for right now, Vega gives me what I need. Seriously, I use their Chai flavored powder with carrot juice, a little cinnamon and nutmeg….that one is like carrot cake in a cup. See…I can go on forever about smoothies 🙂
I am starting a healthy love affair with food…how can you tell!
Happy Saturday ya’ll!