Stephanie’s Green Breakfast Smoothie

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Makes one large serving

I make this often in the warmer months, and it tastes best if fresh. If I have to catch an early morning ferry, I prep all the ingredients the night before. In the morning I throw them into the Vitamix, blend for a minute while I’m getting ready to leave, pour it into a portable container, and I’m out the door. Then I can enjoy it while I’m waiting in the ferry line, listening to nice music.

Ice

1 – 1 ½ carrot, depending on the size, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 stalk celery, cut into 1-inch chunks

¼ – ½ cucumber, depending on the size, cut into 1-inch chunks

2-3 kale leaves

1 handful of baby spinach

A dozen or so stalks of parsley

¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1½-inch piece of fresh ginger (optional)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

½ – 1 cup alternative milk such as almond, cashew or coconut OR water

  1. Place the ingredients in the blender, layering the hardest texture on the bottom and moving up to the lightest weight on the top.
  2. Pour in the liquid, adding as much as necessary to achieve the consistency you prefer.
  3. Start blending at low speed and move up to high speed. Blend at least one minute or longer for a smoother texture.
  4. Pour into glass and drink immediately

Notes: Sometimes I add other ingredients, depending on what I have on hand, such as almond butter, flax seeds, and avocado. I typically don’t add fruit because I don’t want fructose first thing in the morning when I break my fast – this just spikes the blood sugar. But depending on the flavor of the ingredients I’ve used, I may add a pitted Medjohl date or some organic blueberries. Both these fruits are nutrition powerhouses.

Usually I eat some raw Brazil or other nuts along with this because I like to have something to ‘chew.’ If not, I add Rejuvenate!™ Plus High RNA & High Protein Sweet Green Superfood.

Source: Developed by Stephanie Prima

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