Simple Green Smoothie

Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more vitamin rich and plant-based breakfasts into my day, so green smoothies have been my go-to.

A lot of recipes are complex and involve a lot of prep work, but for me, the mornings are hard enough, I don’t try and complicate them more.

 Mostly greens with pineapple + mango topped with GF cereal + blueberries. 

Mostly greens with pineapple + mango topped with GF cereal + blueberries. 

 Raspberry, kale, and blackberries (inside and on top) with GF cereal!

Raspberry, kale, and blackberries (inside and on top) with GF cereal!

Below is my go-to base recipe for smoothies. 

Simple Green Smoothie (GF + V)

1 cup of nut milk.

I prefer Califia Farms Almond Milk, but there are other great options depending on your preference. Putting the nut milk in first allows it to blend easier.

1 serving plant-based protein.

Right now I’m using Aloha Protein, but I’ve heard raving reviews about Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein, so that’s next on my list to try out. See Minimalist Baker’s super helpful review of plant-based proteins.

1.5 cups of frozen veggies.

Either way, you can’t taste them at all and you add extra fiber and vitamins! I vary between:

  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Zucchini
  • Kale

1 cup frozen fruit.

I usually choose 2 fruits and put ½ cup of each into the blender.

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries (if you’re okay with smaller seeds)
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruit
  • Peaches

1 frozen cube of ginger and lemon.

I make these in the beginning of the week by blending  the juice of 6 lemons, 2 lemon peels, and 1 large piece of ginger. I pour it into a silicon ice tray and freeze! Such an easy way to add flavor quickly.

Directions:

1. Blend slowly by using the pulse button until mixed roughly. Use low-medium blend setting for 2-3 minutes or until creamy. 

2. Pour and enjoy! Simple + sweet - especially when topped with your favorite GF cereal like Love Grown Power O's

 LOOK AT THEM PEACHES - From Union Square Farmers Market

LOOK AT THEM PEACHES - From Union Square Farmers Market

 FRESH APPLES (Union Square Farmers Market)

FRESH APPLES (Union Square Farmers Market)

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