I've been drinking smoothies for breakfast for about 3 or 4 years now and I LOVE it! I don't have a super fancy blender, but I've always been fine with what I have. I started with a really cheap one in college and then an Oster that my dad bought me and honestly, it was great! Now I have the Ninja NJ600 Professional Blender and it's been great! I just wish it'd clean itself like a Vitamix! I'm not sure I'll ever spend that much money on a blender though!
Here's the deal...I cannot drink the same smoothie every morning. I need to change it up often so I've experimented with many recipes. When I'm in a hurry, I just make an Advocare meal replacement shake. I have the berry, vanilla, chocolate and chocolate mocha ones. They're pretty filling and taste great, but I prefer to not spend that much money so I don't have one every day.
Today I'm sharing one of my favorite smoothie receipes with you! It wakes me up and gives my body a ton of nutrients!
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen grapes
1/2 avocado (peeled and seeded)
1 handful of fresh spinach
1 handful of fresh kale (remove stems)
2 tablespoons chia seeds or ground flax seed
1 1/2 cups chilled green tea (photo shown with almond milk instead)
1/2 lemon, juiced
agave nectar, if needed
ice, if you like a thicker smoothie
Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender to your preferred consistency.
Recipe adapted from Skinny Ms
This smoothie really does wake me up and gets me through the morning. Let me know if you try it! I hope you enjoy it!
And just for fun...here are my kale chips I had last night with shrimp for dinner...
I just cooked those on 300 degrees for 15 mins with a little extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.
Have a great weekend!