Morning Green Smoothie
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.
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?
Cal: 112 - Protein: 4.2g - Fat: 1g - Carbs: 25g - Fiber: 5.8g - Sugar: 12g
WW Old Points: 2 pts - Points+: 3 pts
- 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
- 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.
For a complete meal, add a scoop of protein powder and one or two teaspoons chia seeds.