Wednesday, April 17, 2013

smoothie season

Now that the weather is warming up (thankfully!) it is time to turn to smoothies (AKA the "perfect breakfast"). There are several reasons why smoothies are the perfect warm-weather breakfast: one, smoothies help to kick start your metabolism in the morning (fiber, fiber, fiber); two, the low-calorie high fiber combination will help you feel better all day; three, it is a refreshing way to start your day! 

Here are some of my favorite breakfast smoothie recipes, these are vegan because I prefer my smoothies extra low-fat and non-dairy (these are easy to digest thus helping you kick start your digestive system in the right way so you won't feel dragged down by the dairy all day long). And also these are just simple and delicious.

Tropical
-1 cup Almond or coconut milk
-1/2 cup cantaloupe
-1/2 cup mango
-1 tspn honey

Red 
-1 cup apple juice
-1/2 cup strawberries
-1/2 cup raspberries

Purple
-1 cup grape juice
-1/2 cup blueberries
-1 small banana
-1 tspn ground flax seeds


p.s. don't use ice, use frozen fruit instead!
p.p.s. you can also add 1 tblspn ground oatmeal to the mix (grind your oatmeal in blender before adding the other ingredients).

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