Thursday, November 17, 2011

Smoothie breakfast

About 10 years ago, I worked at Starbucks. On one hand- making hundreds of frozen crappuccinos and being covered with that smell of the fake mix powder, has forever turned me away from Starbucks blended treats. On the other hand - I still love love love blended drinks. Personally I do not like the super sweet varieties of Jamba Juice. To make this thick like icecream, we pre-freeze our fruit so that we don't need ice which makes it soupy and lessens the flavor.

Since we cannot have milk/cheese/meats/oil, here is what we came up with for a quick breakfast that can alternate for what we have in stock. This was the first time adding greens to our breakfast, but it worked out great.

Serves: 2
Prep/Clean Up: 10 min

In a ninja (or whatever you have) we added a handful of spinach leaves and a handful of kale. Don't press it in to the bottom. Now add about 1 cup of coconut milk. On short pulses chop the leaves until its thoroughly tini-tiny.
  • 1 (lady sized) handful of spinach leaves
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
Next add your other items :
  • 5 strawberries*
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of berries*
  • 1 peach*
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • your choice of whey protein
  • Stevia (to taste)
  • more coconut milk if needed
* We like to get organic fruit from the farmer's market and freeze them.

At first I was trying not to gag on the fact that it had kale and spinach. But after two seconds, I completely forgot. It is really tasty.

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