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Monday, April 25, 2011

Hearty Breakfast Smoothie

Looking for a break from your regular breakfast routine?  Looking for something healthy that will give you the energy needed until your next meal?  Look no further!  This smoothie was developed by a world renowned reflexologist, aromatherapist, licensed massage therapist and nutritionist.  Not to mention a dear friend of our families!  Thank you to Cecilia Salvesen for this great tasting morning pick-me-up!
Starting with a good blender is a must to making this smoothie!
Ingredients:
Blend until fairly smooth:
1 cup cold water
6 ice cubes
1/2 cup raw almonds
Add and blend well:
2 good sized handfuls of spinach
1 banana
1 apple, washed with the core removed and sliced, skin left on
2 heaping tablespoons honey
1 large carrot, rinsed, no need to peel
Add and blend well:
1/2 cup whole rolled oats (we like Bobs Red Mill but any will do:)
Make sure it's all blended well and then enjoy!  If you are making this for yourself, it will easily cover 2-3 morning breakfasts!  Just store the leftovers in a sealable container in the fridge!


image by Kara
  

9 comments:

Kristy {Sweet Treats and More} said...

I can't wait to try this! I love green smoothies!

eunice asay said...

I love this green smoothie. After I have blended all of the ingredients, I add the oatmeal and just pulse it in my blender because I like the "chunkiness" of the oats.
I drink this and also spoon it out to get all of the green goodness! I also like the "pink lady" apple as it is sweet and tart.

Anonymous said...

ummm... where is the pudding? This looks awful. sorry girls will NOT be trying this one!

Kar said...

Heheheh! Sorry...no pudding in this one! Green smoothies aren't for everyone!;)

eunice asay said...

I don't mind a thicker smoothie. But the beauty of this green smoothie is that you can tweak it by adding more water or ice to make it more drinkable. Also, the drink is green because of the spinach - BUT the great thing is that you don't taste the spinach. (sorry Popeye) You simply get the nutritional value of that great green leafy vegetable.

Sarah said...

Yum! I love that the spinach turns the smoothie green. Eric won't touch it, so that leaves more for me!!

coryshay said...

Delicious! I just made it and it was great...although much better refrigerated than straight out of the blender.

Kar said...

Cory i totally agree with it being nice and refrigerated before drinking!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Ooh, I'm so excited about this one! I like drinking my breakfast, and I've been needing something new. Plus I'm so excited for a nice healthy option. Keep 'em coming!