I’ve been a fan of smoothies for about a year now. I literally can’t start my morning without one. If I go a few days without eating healthy, I begin to crave my breakfast smoothies.
I used to be an avid cereal eater and would stick to generally healthy cereals like Corn Flakes or Cheerios. I’d add some bananas and a splash of soy or almond milk and I was good to go.
Then, I started to work in the holistic health industry and that pretty much changed a good chunk of my eating habits. I was told that the cereal I ate wasn’t actually healthy because it contained unnatural ingredients. One of them was BHT which, from what I remember, is a jet fuel additive. Yuck!!!
Anyway, since then, I never looked back and I’ve never craved regular cereal again. Instead, I began making variations of breakfast smoothies like the one below!
This is one of a few kinds of smoothies I make in the morning and it’s SO good. It’s not overly sweet and it has a ton of good and natural ingredients.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- a handful of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 Tbsp nut butter (lately, I’ve been using TJ’s sunflower seed butter)
- a handful of spinach leaves
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- a dash of cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp hemp protein powder
- 1 c almond milk
Here’s what you do:
Literally put those ingredients into your blender in that order and blend blend blend away!
I blend it till it’s got a smooth consistency and there aren’t any lumps. But lumps or no lumps, it’s so tasty.