Morning Green Smoothie

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September 6, 2014 7 Comments

Morning Green Smoothie - notenoughcinnamon.com @NECinnamon

In this family, we barely eat the same dinner twice, except for some big favorites of mine like baked sweet potato fries that I’ll happily eat every weekend for the rest of my life, or when I’m testing recipes for the blog. But you guys, things are totally different when it comes to breakfast. We eat the same thing every-single-morning and that’s eggs. Boiled or soft-boiled, most of the time. For the proteins, you know. And that’s absolutely boring. You would think that a food blogger can come up with a new creative, healthy and delicious breakfast every morning. The truth is I rarely feel like cooking in the early morning and I want to get ready and start my day quickly. Eggs in these circumstances are convenient – especially when your boyfriend makes them. And they’re pretty good too – before you get sick of them.

Morning Green Smoothie - notenoughcinnamon.com @NECinnamon

Another good option for breakfast is chia puddings. Lucky me, they’ve added a little diversity in my morning routine these days as I’m working on new recipes. So instead of banning eggs altogether from my breakfast meal, I’ve just included other convenient stuff: chia puddings that I make the night before and green smoothies that take me about 10 minutes to make. I want a quick breakfast, that’s for sure, but it still has to be healthy. No doughnuts or muffins for me, thanks! Although in a ideal world, doughnuts and muffins would be healthy. Pizza, chips and burgers too. In the meantime, drinking a green smoothie for breakfast is a good way to make sure you reach your daily veggie intake and it makes you start the day on the right foot. A green smoothie is basically any smoothie made with some kind of green like spinach or kale. In this one, I added spinach, kale, celery and cucumber! And to be sure it tastes good and not like a liquid salad, I’ve added a few fruits + a hint of ginger and the result is yummy!

What’s your favorite green smoothie combo?

Morning Green Smoothie - notenoughcinnamon.com @NECinnamon

Morning Green Smoothie

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Serving Size: One tall glass

Morning Green Smoothie

Cal: 112 - Protein: 4.2g - Fat: 1g - Carbs: 25g - Fiber: 5.8g - Sugar: 12g
WW Old Points: 2 pts - Points+: 3 pts

Ingredients

  • 1 small handful baby spinach
  • 1 kale leaf, stem trimmed
  • 1/2 large celery stick, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 large cucumber, skin on, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 apple, skin on, roughly chopped (or up to 2 apples if you're not used to green smoothie)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (or any of your favorite fruit)
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until very smooth. Add a little more water if it's too thick to your liking. If it's not sweet enough to you taste, add more fruits. Serve immediately.

Notes

For a complete meal, add a scoop of protein powder and one or two teaspoons chia seeds.

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7 Comments
  1. I can understand why you would not want to put a lot of effort into breakfast, but thanks to you and other food bloggers, I now find breakfast spurs my imagination and desire for variety more than other meal. I make a lot of smoothies and also a lot of overnight oats (usually put protein powder in both of those and chia puddings, which I also like). I’ve only made one green smoothie – the Green Monster from The Spiffy Cookie. Your recipe here sounds very nice – except the celery. I would only include it if I knew I would not be able to taste it, because that is one flavor I really detest. I like a good omelet once in a while, but mostly I’m also not a big fan of eggs, at least for breakfast.

    1. I find the celery taste to be very subtle but if you really hate it you might taste it a little. I know that when I don’t like an ingredient in a dish I spot it straight away so maybe you should leave it out, just to be on the safe side 😉

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