dudes + dudettes.
one question I tend to get DAILY is how do I typically break my fast! well. let's pump the breaks love. first. if you want to know why I tend to skip breakfast, you can score the details HERE!
otherwise, let's move on.... shall we?
now. I love a good breakfast which includes: eggs, avocado and leafy greens... it's one of my FAVORITE ways to kick off my nutrition; however, with this summer's schedule. I am finding it a wee bit challenging to travel with my droopy eggs in a bowl. and avocado doesn't really keep well in the ice-chest.
that being said, I needed something to keep me FUELED UP with our fast-paced summer routine + energized to throughout the mid-morning/afternoon until I could hanker down for lunch... and lunch is typically around 2-3pm and is a BIG SASS COBB SALAD!
I wanted to make sure the smoothie contained a few key things for optimal brain health... blueberries, leafy greens and healthy fats! if you want to dive deeper into my NO BRAINERS, love, I got you covered... read more HERE! otherwise, let's move on to the RECIPE!
cup of spinach, washed thoroughly
1 tbsp of almond butter, I like crunchy!
*you can opt for any nut-butter of your choice, just not peanuts because they are a legume, right!
1 tbsp of flax seeds
1 cup of almond milk (or coconut milk), go for unsweetened
1/2 cup of blueberries, organic
1 scoop of vanilla protein source
personally, I like Ancient Nutrition: Bone Broth/Collagen Vanilla
Now. I'll be real with you, here are some helpful tips which I have discovered along the way!
frozen spinach is HEAVEN... you save + tend not to waste (cause it's more than likely not to spoil) PLUS you don't have to add ICE!
blend the frozen leafy greens and berries FIRST... then add the other ingredients! You'll thank me for this later.
At the end of the juicing process, I will actually take a strainer and strain the pulp out of the juice (I don't like pulp, you have been warned twice ;) ha!). The pulp will actually go onto our compost pile... and the juice I will store in sealed glass containers in the fridge! We will drink within 24-48hours.
Whew! That's it... now, if you try it, tag me and let me see!!!
love + gumption.
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