Green smoothies are pretty much my standard breakfast around here. I haven't quite become dedicated enough to say for sure that the rest of my day will look as healthy as breakfast, but if I can at least START the day right, it makes a big difference.
Here's what typically goes into my concoctions:
1C So Delicious Coconut Milk or Silk PureAlmond Milk
2T ground flaxseed meal
1C raw spinach (that's where the beautiful green comes from)
1/2 C some kind of frozen fruit, blueberries or strawberries are the best
1/2 scoop brown rice protein powder
small handful of whole almonds (maybe 7 or 8)
The almonds were the first secret ingredient I discovered that I really liked. They add a tiny bit of nutty flavor, but not a peanut buttery flavor. I am NOT a peanut butter fan. And I like the surprise crunch of the little almond pieces that don't get totally blended.
And my newest favorite ingredient to throw into a smoothie...
CINNAMON!Just 1/2 teaspoon is totally enough to add a little sweet, without adding something sugary. Combined with the almonds, it's like drinking an oatmeal cookie! YUM!
You should try a green smoothie today!