Fuel Your Day

Smoothies Part 1 – Fuel Your Day with a Nutritious Smoothie

smoothieFuel your day with a healthy smoothie! I am the type of person who is not particularly hungry in the morning. I typically wake up late, after hitting snooze an obnoxious amount of times I run out the door. The downside with my sleep obsession is that something has to give. More often than not, it ends up being breakfast.  Sound familiar? A few years ago I discovered the green monster, a smoothie concoction created by Angela Liddon, featured on her ohsheglows blog (http://ohsheglows.com). Total game changer.

 The green monster is green because it has spinach in it. I know what you are thinking, spinach… in a smoothie… for breakfast? But hear me out, it doesn’t taste like spinach, its actually pretty tasty, filling and energizing on top of that! It’s basically a miracle in a cup.

 I like to make a double batch the night before so I have breakfast for two days. This way I can hit snooze a ridiculously unreasonable amount of times and still get breakfast in, win/win. I just grab and go and still get my extra half-hour of sleep!

 Recipe

1 cup almond milk (or other milk of your choice)

1 cup spinach*

1 large banana, frozen or non-frozen, both work fine **

1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter

1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon of your favorite protein powder ***

Throw it all in the blender and blend away!

 *I use the spinach that comes in a bag at the grocery store

** I peel my bananas, break them in half, and then freeze them so I always have some on hand

***I use unflavoured hemp protein powder. I find that flavoured protein powders really change the taste of the smoothie, sometimes not for the better. You can use whichever you prefer, but you have been forewarned!

Written By Talena one of Cherry Blossom Studio‘s Aerial Exchange staff. Stay tuned for more delicious smoothie recipes.