At least 4 days a week I drink my breakfast. And I don’t mean alcohol either. Ha! Although, teenagers do sometimes make you want to start your day off with a Bloody Mary. Seriously though, smoothies are a great way to start your day. The options are endless and you can get a lot of fruit and vegetable servings started first thing in the AM. I always start mine with pineapple, not only because I love it, but because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Then, I add a banana for the magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Usually I add blueberries for the antioxidant and then if I’m feeling up for it I add spinach, kale, or some other green item. Occasionally I’ll add coconut yogurt…seriously, the options are endless. I grab the smoothie and a handful of walnuts and I’m out the door. Easy, handy, nutritious, and delicious.
I made the recipe below a few days ago. This morning I’m drinking a smoothie with organic raspberries, organic banana, coconut milk yogurt, and pineapple. Love them!
*This recipe makes 3 16 oz. fruit/veggie smoothies.
1 Organic Banana
1 1/2 Cups Organic Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
1 Cup Spinach, packed
20 oz. Crushed Pineapple in its own juices, or fresh pineapple
1 Cup Frozen Mango
About 1 1/2 Cups Ice
Place all the ingredients (except the ice) in a heavy-duty blender, blend until smooth. Add the ice, blend for about 1 minute.
Blend until smooth and enjoy!