Monday, September 10, 2012

Breakfast Smoothie

How to make the most amazing nutrient dense breakfast on the go without consuming a gazillion calories.... ................did I mention it's vegan?

Do this in bulk and you wil be able to grab and make your breakfast quickly and bring it with you whenever you want. 

Start out with all your ingredients to make a months worth of smoothies:

Add into each ziplock bag: 
1/2 of a Frozen Banana (I suggest peeling before you freeze in the first place)
1/3- 1/2 Cup Organic Blueberries
3 oz Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (or coconut yogurt if you want this 100% dairy free)
2 cups loose or 1 cup heaping & packed  Organic Fresh Spinach 
1 tbsp Chia Seeds

I don't put the wheatgrass in the baggies ahead of time, rather add to the blender when I'm making it.

Here they are in my freezer ready to get blended on the go....

When you are ready to make your super duper breakfast, microwave your solid chunk of stuff for 30 seconds, break up a bit and then plop in your blender.  Add a little bit of 100 % juice, vanilla coconut milk or vanilla rice milk to give some liquid to the mix and help the blendability <- Is that a word?  :)  Add your wheat grass (as much as you want).  Wheatgrass Nutritional Information.

Blend really well and if you want it colder and more smoothieish (I'm full of non-existant vocabulary today) then add some ice.  Careful not to blend too much or the chia seeds act as a natural should have seen my solid gelatized smoothie this morning :)

If drinking this post workout then add 1 serving of Rice Protein (upon blending time), otherwise, I personally leave out.

Looks horrendous, but tastes delicious.

Nutritional Information:

- I have been drinking a smoothie every morning for about a month and a half now.  I noticed that after 11 days of this routine, I had lost 7 pounds.  I did nothing different except drink this smoothie for breakfast!

Just to give you an idea of what you can do differently:

I have a huge bag of baby kale that I have been trying to use before it goes bad.  I swapped it for the spinach this morning and there is absolutely no taste difference, but a TON more nutrients!  I also didn't have vanilla yogurt, (only plain) so I added 2 pitted dates for extra sweetness.

Like my 'To-Go' Smoothie Cups?!

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