I have discovered how to have real, lasting (non-crash-and-burn) ENERGY in the morning - and it's with my Berry Nutty Smoothie! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my cup of coffee, too...so of course I was THRILLED to find that coffee, made "right" has powerful benefits! (Did I just say coffee has BENEFITS? Yes! More on that in another post soon!)
This smoothie is full of vitamin, mineral and energy-increasing benefits! It is the answer for morning POWER...raise your hand if that sounds like something you could use!
It is like drinking your vitamins every morning! Only takes about 3-5 minutes to whip up and enjoy...oh, and even my picky kids love it!
Smoothies have been around a long time,
so this idea of a liquid breakfast is nothing new. There are many variations of healthy shakes - many brands, powders, and formulas to choose from out there. But so many of those are loaded with sugar, additives, coloring, etc...why not go FRESH instead? It's too easy! Like so many of my busy-bee clients, I used to struggle with getting a good breakfast eaten before the busy day started...so this easy, quick smoothie has solved that problem!
Are you ready for more energy in your mornings without the “help” of sugar or caffeine?
Here you go!
Berry Nutty Smoothie
1/2 cup plain or low-sugar Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened almond, coconut, rice, or soy milk
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed (start with less for first couple smoothies)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries such as strawberries, cherries, or blueberries
1 banana for creamier, sweeter smoothie
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil or other Nut Butter
5-6 cubes ICE (If berries aren’t frozen)
1/2 cup water, or more if desired
OPTIONAL but RECOMMENDED: add in 1-2 handfuls FRESH baby spinach or kale
Blend at high speed until ingredients are smooth. (Add water or milk as needed to achieve desired consistency!)
Makes 2 – 3 smoothies
This snack also makes a great meal replacement, afternoon snack, or dessert when that sweet tooth starts calling! FULL of protein, natural energy and detoxifying ingredients, this smoothie is more than a non-guilty pleasure - it's GREAT for your health!
Squirt a little whipped cream over the top for a beautiful and delicious splurge. We often serve it up in wine glasses, just to feel pampered!
Are smoothies new to you? Or something you've been including in your healthy habits all along? Would love to hear from you in the comments below! Oh and be sure to JOIN THE CONVERSATION in our FREE community! We talk smoothies, FRESH food and healthy habits DAILY over there!