In an increasing effort to adapt a mostly plant-based diet (and to wean myself off of the deli bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwiches that I love too much), the majority of my breakfasts lately have come in liquid form and packed with fruits and vegetables. Drinking your first meal of the day is inherently healthier than eating it because it’s easier for the body to digest – to break the night’s fast.
This green breakfast smoothie is packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals – and it’s vegan! And although it’s actually green, the taste is spinach is totally masked by the other ingredients. Everybody wins!
(Yield: 1 large smoothie – about 20 oz)
2 ice cubes
3/4 c sweetened almond milk (I use Silk PureAlmond Original)
1 banana, chopped
1/4 c raspberries
1/2 c baby spinach leaves, packed
2 tbsp oats
Procedure: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Then press the ‘whip’ function (if available) and whip for an additional 5 seconds. Serve immediately, in a chilled glass.
What’s your usual breakfast like?