I love making smoothies for breakfast. I started a few years ago when I was really sick and have stuck with it. It’s a way for me to eat more fruits and vegetables in an easier-to-digest form, and they keep me feeling full for a lot of the morning.
I got a NutriBullet for Christmas, which has really improved my smoothie-making. It blends everything so quickly and the resulting smoothies are very smooth. Since NutriBullet lets me make the smoothie in the cup and then drink it out of it, it also results in fewer dishes to wash.
Here are a few of my favorite smoothies to make in the morning:
A handful of spinach (you really won’t taste it)
A quarter of avocado
Some tropical fruit, such as mango, cantaloupe, or pineapple
Some frozen mango*
Vanilla yogurt (I prefer Siggi’s because it’s low in added sugar, but I also use Trader Joe’s Greek yogurt)
Unsweetened almond milk (vanilla or regular)
A handful of spinach
A quarter of avocado
One apple, peeled and cut into pieces
A few frozen strawberries*
A spoonful of peanut butter
Unsweetened almond milk
*If using frozen fruit, the NutriBullet instructions say not to use frozen fruit or ice for more than 25 percent of the total ingredients. It also instructs you not to fill the cup past the max line and to make sure to add liquid.
I don’t really measure the ingredients. I also add the following to each smoothie I make:
A spoonful of ground flax seed
Ground turmeric (good for inflammation)
Ground ginger (good for digestion)
A pinch of black pepper (helps your body absorb the turmeric)
I doubt these ingredients are really doing much in the amounts I add them, but I figure it can’t hurt! I also mix my VSL #3 probiotic into the smoothie.
I had never thought to add avocado to smoothies before getting the NutriBullet, but it really gives it a nice creamy texture. It also helps me use up my avocado before it turns brown! I love smoothies because I can use any combination of things I have in my fridge and it usually turns out pretty well.
What kind of smoothies do you like?
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