fresh smoothies.

Smoothies are a great way to pack in fresh fruits and vegetables (yes veggies) into your diet. I love having these in the summer as part of my breakfast– especially when it has been as hot as its been this past month!

Contrary to what a lot of people think– you really don’t need some fancy blender to make a smoothie. I have a hand held blender that was pretty inexpensive and it whips them up so quickly right in the glass I drink from.

Here are some ideas of what to add to your smoothies:

bananaImmune-Boosting – lemon, grated ginger, spinach, blueberries, citrus fruit

Good Morning – banana, spinach, berries, almond milk, hemp milk, avocado, pear

Superfoods – maca root powder, blueberries, kale, acai berries, coconut water, flax seed

Greens, Greens, Greens! – cucumber, celery, parsley, cilantro, swiss chard, kale, romaine, dandelion greens, spinach

Here is my go-to recipe for the summer months:

  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 4  ice cubes
  • half of a banana
  • half cup of blueberries
  • few leaves of kale
  • 1 tbsp of earth balance coconut peanut butter

Blend until smooth and pair with your other favorite breakfast foods. Enjoy!