This fiber and nutrient-packed smoothie has become my favorite way to start the day. By using whole fruits and vegetables, you are getting all the benefits of these power foods.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
Hi Alicia – wanted to share my current breakfast love — blackberries ( I’ve been using the frozen ones from Whole Foods), Greek yogurt and granola, put together parfait style. Layer the fruit and the yogurt and sprinkle with granola. This allows for taste…bulk food markets often have several types of granola, and its easy to select your favorite flavors and grains. Or make your own. Just keep the volume reasonable because the granola part can pack on some hefty calories, particularly the commercial kind!
Thanks for all you do!
I love a granola parfait! It seems so decadent, like a dessert. And you are right – you have to go easy on the granola. Thanks, Jan! So nice to hear from you.
Hi Alicia, I go off/on with the green smoothies in terms of routine. Your post has me inspired. Also, I like the peaches idea. We just got some Kiwi delivered from our CSA, I’m going to try that tomorrow am. PS – you could also add a little flax seed in there for additional protein and some nuttiness. xo
I’ve been using flax seed meal a bit lately. Haven’t put it in the green smoothie yet…but I don’t see why not! Great idea, Ellen.
Hi all, I like to add goji berries and a cube of frozen wheatgrass that I get in the frozen foods isle in WF. I also sometimes add de-bittered brewers yeast for all the micronutrients or maca powder or elder berry syrup if we need an immune boost. So fun!
Wow. That’s a lot of super foods! I’vebeen curious about maca powder. Who couldn’t use an immune boost, especially this time of year?
I’m inspired by your blog to get a Vitamix and start making nutricious and delicious drinks withouth burning the motor out on my blender! Can you recommend a model of the Vitamix? Thanks in advance and love your blog.
Hi Celia, thanks for the kind words. I have the most basic VitaMix. It had an on/off switch, a dial from 1-10 and a hi/lo switch. Very straightforward. There are fancier models you can set to make smoothies, soup, etc but I think you’ll be so impressed by the power of the motor that you don’t even need all that. Since I got mine, there is now a newer version with a shorter pitcher that fits under the counter. Good luck! I know you will ❤ it!
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