This year one of my New Years resolutions was to get myself into a better morning routine. For as long as I can remember I’ve been hitting the snooze button too many times leaving me scrambling to get out the door on time. This meant 99% of the time I would leave the house without eating breakfast. I would get to school and do my every day check-in’s with the kids “did you have a good sleep?” “a good breakfast?” all while my own tummy was making some crazy noises. Between the grumbling and sloshing of coffee on an empty stomach I knew it was not good and something needed to change. I initially tried the overnight oat thing. It was OK but I didn’t have time to eat it before I left and by the time I got to school and sat at my desk, eating breakfast was at the bottom of my to-do list. I needed something for the drive to school…. a smoothie!
I experimented with a few recipes and this one is by far my favourite. It’s healthy, delicious, and keeps my full until lunch!
* peel, cut, and freeze your bananas before!
Best Green Smoothie Recipe
-1/2 frozen banana
-1 cup (or more) fresh baby spinach
-1 cup coconut milk
-1 scoop PB2
-1 scoop organic brown rice protein powder – this stuff is absolutely horrendous on its own but it is perfect in this smoothie. I tried it with vanilla and it was NOT GOOD.
-Handful of mixed nuts, dates, and shredded coconut. I throw a big batch of this in my food processor once a month and keep it in a jar on my counter. My favourite mixture is dates, almonds, dried coconut, and cashews.
-splash of egg whites – this makes it frothy and gives you a little more protein
-dash of cinnamon
*you can add ice if you wish but the frozen banana keeps it cold enough for my liking
I almost always prep my smoothie the night before by putting everything, except the coconut milk, into the blender cup and popping it into the freezer. That way all I need to do is add the liquid and blend.
And because drinking a smoothie out of a cute tumbler makes everything better, here are a few of my favourites:
Oh and I always get questions about my metal straws. Here they are! I just have the regular metal one but these metallic ones look pretty sweet!
Are you a big smoothie guy?! If so, share your favourite in the comment section below. It’s so nice to switch it up every so often!