Smoothies and I go together like hot chocolate and whipped cream. I can’t live without them, especially since I am always on the run.
These past few years since battling with a bunch of crazy health issues after starting a new job I have opted for nutritious herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast during the week. This is the very opposite of what most people do today. It’s unfortunate that for decades people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of refined carbs and sugars was a good thing. But it’s not correct for a few reasons. The most important reason is that when you get up in the morning your body should begin the purging process to get rid of all the food you ate the day before. Your digestive system wants to evacuate but you just shove more processed food into it which is like putting your finger over the end of a hose that is turned on. The only thing you’re accomplishing is a lethal buildup of toxins that will be reabsorbed internally and begin to make you sick over time.
So I made a choice to drink at least 3 smoothies a week and work my way to one a day and then 2 a day if possible. My family and I enjoy smoothies 1 to 3 times a day and here is one of my favorite recipes I hope you will enjoy.
2 cups of homemade organic coconut milk, organic almond or raw milk
4 organic pitted dates (un-sulfured), I like this brand
1 cup chopped dandelion or kale leaves
1 cup of organic spinach leaves
2/3 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries or berry blend
1 teaspoon of grass-fed gelatin I like this brand.
Optional – 1 Teaspoon of organic raw honey if you like it really sweet (But don’t make this a habit)
Blend it all together and enjoy with a straw.
If you want to add in protein and fiber then you can use 2 teaspoons of organic chia seeds but you will have to add in one more cup of liquid which will turn this into a large smoothie for 2. Drink immediately and freeze any portion you did not drink to use as smoothie ice cubes the next time your up for a blended breakfast!
May The Green be with You