SHAKE up your morning...and add some GREEN energy!

posted on April 23, 2012

Don’t have time for a healthy breakfast?  How about a one minute wonderful drink that is commuter approved?!
My go-to breakfast fruit shake has been saving this “most important meal” for the 2 most common classes of breakfast people – the over carb-ers and the skippers.
As all of my patients know, I am keen on a great nutritional start to the day.  If you have a blender and about 60 seconds you can make a healthy breakfast! And it includes a serving of veggies that you won’t even know is there – I promise!
Although I would rather you eat your breakfast in a peaceful place overlooking the sunrise, I know this isn’t possible for most of throw this breakfast into a commuter cup and take it on the go if you have to.  I approve.
This is my tried, tested and true solution to achieving great nutrition and a satisfying flavour in your breakfast.
The Breakfast Shake:
The basics:
  • ½c frozen Berries (I like variety – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries but any berry will suffice)
  • ½ or whole banana (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • ¾ c Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Add water to just cover the fruit
  • One handful of organic baby spinach
  • 1 dash of cinnamon
The options:
Feel free to add any of the following...
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (vegan or whey)
  • 2 tsp nut butter
  • ¼- ½ avocado
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of greens powder
  • Switch up the fruit from time to time – freeze some oranges, tangerines, pineapple slices, peaches, mangos etc and add frozen to shake
I challenge you to try this and not love it!  Step aside bacon, fruit coming through!