Nothing like stealing some raspberries off of Mommy’s epic morning smoothie!
There are days where I am just not in the mood to cook breakfast even if it is only 5 minutes of work. I just want to fill up on beautiful and delicious fruits until my heart and belly are content.
Turn a “regular smoothie” into an “epic smoothie”
A regular smoothie will never fill me up the way a cooked breakfast will, but there is a trick to turn a “regular smoothie” into an “epic smoothie”.
It’s all about the add-ins. When I know that the smoothie is my main source of energy for the morning, I load that beauty up with pretty much all the goodies that I can think of.
Here are a few examples that you can use:
almond butter (about 1 tbsp)
hemp seeds/chia seeds/flax meal (anywhere between 1 tsp to 1 tbsp)
various lovely greens like cucumbers, kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, etc.
This smoothie here is fairly simple and beyond delicious:
✔️1 cup calcium fortified plant milk
✔️1/2 cup to 1 cup water depending on your preference
✔️1 ripe banana
✔️1 handful pineapple
✔️1 handful + frozen raspberries
✔️1 tsp each chia seeds, hemp seeds and flax meal
✔️1 heaping tbsp almond butter
Every Sunday I decide on which smoothie our family will be enjoying for the week and create 7 smoothie bags filled with the fruits and veggies that will be blended. For this week I simply had 1 banana, 1 handful of pineapple and 1 handful of raspberries in each bag.
You can easily throw in a handful of greens as well but we were really feeling some bright colours this week due to the gloomy weather we have been having. 💓
Once the morning arrives, simply toss the frozen fruits/veggies into the blender with your plant milk and add-ins and blend! This saves a ton of time and avoids extra dishes.