Wanna get your day started right? Whip up a delicious smoothie to get your motor running. This is my all time fave, and I probably drink it 4 times a week. It’s super filling, packed full of plant power, and makes enough for two grownups or one mama and three mooching children.
serves 2 (or 4, see above)
1/2 ripe banana, frozen*
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 whole apple, skin on, cored and chunked
2 handfuls spinach, kale, or a little of both
2 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Pile all the ingredients in your blender and run on the chop setting. Then crank up to puree or liquify. Start with 1/2 cup almond milk and add more til it’s the consistency you like. Drink up!
* when your bananas start getting spotty on the counter, cut them into chunks and put in tupperware in the freezer. If you don’t have frozen banana, use a fresh one and add a few ice cubes.
*fresh ripe strawberries are amazing mixed in when they’re in season.
*don’t be skeered of the spinach/kale. Start with just a handful if you’re worried, and work your way up. I promise you won’t taste it (your kids won’t even know it’s in there) and just think, you’ve started your day drinking salad! YUM!
*sometimes I drink the whole thing. don’t judge. i’m hungry.
This is day four in a series called 31 Days of Mindful Minimalism. Find more posts in the 31 Days series here.