Nutrition-packed Breakfast Smoothie

I’ve been drinking these daily. I know, I know: it’s cold outside and a hot breakfast–especially eggs–would be a delight. But, I hate taking vitamins, so this is my solution. 

The new job is going well and I might be starting to get into a groove, although I’m always early going in and late leaving. But, the job is never finished! 

I might even feel like exercising in the morning one of these days…Weird thing is: I have been waking up at 5:30 a.m. but I don’t need to leave until 8 at the earliest to get to work on time. 

If I could take pictures of what I do with that time that wouldn’t come out all blurry I would. :) It goes like this. 

  • I make a cup of coffee with coconut oil.
  • I check my email.
  • I make a cup of nettles tea with a lemon and a dash of cinnamon. 
  • I play with the dog and feed him breakfast. 
  • I watch the news and check Facebook.
  • The dog hops on my lap.
  • We look at Pinterest until 6:30 a.m.
  • I make the smoothie.
  • We go back to cuddling and looking at the interwebs until 7 a.m.
  • Then I get ready. 

The Hobo and Christy cuddle times is the highlight of my day. But clearly I could fit exercise in there. But I haven’t. :( Maybe only 3 times in the past month. Which means I have been shoving it in at the end of the day after I get home between 6:30 and 7 p.m. I fall asleep between 9 and 10 p.m. 

The week flies by! 

I make this smoothie, in part, because I can’t seem to find time to eat during the day or at night. I need all the help I can get with vitamins and goodies. 

As you can see below, there are a bunch of ingredients thrown in, but you can modify them to your liking (and to your cupboard!) as needed.Nutrition-packed Breakfast Smoothie

The Green Superfood tub has been a lifesaver for helping me avoid taking vitamins in pill form. I did heavy research on which one was the best. The flavor is imperceptibly healthy. :) 

The Aloe Vera Juice  pictured in my photo is not the best brand for quality, but I needed it fast and didn’t want to wait for an Amazon shipment. I linked to an ideal choice. 

The Sunsweet Naturals Suprafiber I hunted for as well. My tummy doesn’t do well with aggressive fibers, so I found one that was psyllium and grain free. It’s fruit-based! 

Everything else is “standard” smoothie fair. Flax milk, ground flax seed, almond butter (that’s only almonds, nothing else), frozen berries, and spinach. 

Nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie

The liquids go in. I don’t measure. I just pour in a approximately 1/4 cup each of the Aloe Vera Juice and the Flax Seed Milk. 

Oh, I recently switched from Hemp milk to Flax Seed milk because it had fewer ingredients and seemed more natural. I bought the one that said it had added protein. The protein is from peas! :) This product is great for getting those omegas in!

Nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie

Sprinkle in some delicious fiber powder. Then add in the Green Superfood! 

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Sprinkle in the ground flax seed. (I grind my own to save money.)

Nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie

Pop in some beautiful frozen raspberries. Actually, I usually use blueberries but I was all out, so I dipped into the hubby’s raspberries.

Adding-in-the-almond-butter

Spinach! Then the quintessential almond butter. Adds creaminess and deliciousness. 

Nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie

Blend in whatever you have! This is a really old mini blender that could use some handscrubbing TLC. 

Nutrition-packed breakfast smoothieAnd voila! Perfection. Well, I lied. I made this yesterday and was out of bananas. So I thought I could make it without a banana for once and it would be extra, extra healthy and good. 

It was extra, extra healthy, but not good. So, this sat in my fridge until today–when I bought groceries. :) 

Nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie

This big guy is important. Oh so very important to the overall texture and enjoyability of a smoothie. Don’t forget it or try to do without! You’ll regret it!

You can always cut out the raspberries or do half of a banana if you want to cut back on the fruit sugars. 

Nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie

Now, drink up for your health! 

The dog is staring at me as I type. He looks really needy, so I’ll finish this up! :)

I’ll be experimenting with more flavors in smoothies as the months go on: 

  • pineapple + banana + coconut milk

So check back for more!

Do you have any favorite combinations? 

Nutrition-packed Breakfast Smoothie
Serves 1
All of the vitamins and minerals you need to start your day off right!
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Prep Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup Aloe Vera juice
  2. 1/4 cup Flax seed milk (or hemp, almond, or coconut milk)
  3. 1 tbs. Vitamin powder (I use Green Superfood)
  4. 1 tbs. Fiber powder (I use Sunsweet Suprafiber)
  5. 1 tbs. Ground flax seed
  6. 1/4 cup berries (raspberries, blueberries or blackberries)
  7. 1/4 cup baby spinach (or kale!)
  8. 2 tbs. almond butter (just almonds--no other ingredients)
  9. 1 banana (or 1/2)
Instructions
  1. You can blend all of these in waves since they might not all fit in un-blended form. I usually stick with liquids first, so nothing sticky gets stuck where the blades can't reach. That's it!
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