I don’t know about you, but I have to mix up my breakfast meals. As much as I wish I could eat a bowl (or two) of Lucky Charms every morning, that’s just not good for the belly, buttocks, or the career. So, I force myself to get creative. I don’t do dairy anymore, which is so sad, and I haven’t found a nondairy yogurt I’m in love with yet, so yeah… a fruit and granola yogurt parfait is out of the question unfortunately. BUT I’ve been on a big avocado kick lately. Of course I started with the avo toast, but I just realistically cannot start every day with a piece of bread. LBH. Hence, I just recently concocted the best homemade smoothie I have ever made- enter my newest obsession, My Go-To Green Smoothie!
My Go- To Green Smoothie Recipe:
Blend all ingredients until smooth. I use a NutriBullet, but feel free to use a regular blender, Ninja, etc.
Why is this smoothie healthy?
Avocados: This superfood has made its way onto pretty much every trendy restaurant’s breakfast menu in the midst of America’s health kick. Avocados provide the good type of fat with their high unsaturated fat content, as well as another type of fatty acid called phytosterols, which contain anti-inflammatory benefits. Avocados are also jampacked with magnesium, fiber, potassium, and vitamins K, A, C, E, and B. Plus they add a delectable, creamy consistency to any smoothie.
Bananas: Perhaps the most widely accepted potassium-provider, bananas’ high content of that paired with fiber helps with cardiovascular health and digestion. Even though bananas taste very sweet and have a higher sugar content, the food ranks low on the Glycemic Index, which measures the effect of a food on our blood sugar.
Honey: With a delicious, sweet taste, honey can sometimes get a bad rap. However, the sweet taste of honey comes from its natural sugars, which provide your body with energy and not just happy tastebuds. Honey also possesses anti-fungal properties that help to clear up blemished skin. Opt for raw and organic honey, even though it is a couple extra dollars. It’s worth it.
Cinnamon: I am a huge fan of cinnamon!! It has the power to help stabilize blood sugar levels, and it also is filled with anti-inflammatory properties.
Chia seeds: While already containing the previously mentioned values of magnesium, potassium, and fiber, these tiny seeds add a boost of omega three fatty acids, as well as iron and the benefits of being a complete protein to aid the body in building muscle.
Give this green smoothie recipe a try next time you’re looking to mix it up for breakfast or snack time! I promise you will not regret it. Happy Blending! xx