I mentioned a while back that I made 3 50-day resolutions. The more-blogging resolution has kind of been on “pause”, but I’ve continued with my health-related resolutions: daily planking and green smoothies. I was already having smoothies a few times a week, but I decided to try making it a 50-day thing, so that I would get a good dose of fruit and vegetables, Omega 3 fat, fibre, and probiotics to start my day. It’s been a good way to start my day.
I was inspired at first by my friend, Andrea, who posted this on her blog:
Andrea’s diet is a bit different than mine, but I liked the idea of making green food an important part of my breakfast. As you can see by my photos, I always add a seed for fibre and Omega 3 fat (flax, chia, or hemp). I also add Greek yogurt, for the calcium and the good bacteria that it contains. Frozen fruit gives the smoothie a nice texture, and it’s available all year round.
The flexi-foodie blogged about cancer-fighting foods, and one of the comments gave me the idea to include turmeric in the smoothie, because it has so many health benefits.
Anyway, I just use a simple stick blender to mix everything together and it doesn’t take long. The smoothie tastes great, and fills me up for most of the morning. I try to eat well all day, but if I eat “junk food” later in the day, at least I’ve already eaten one really healthy meal. Let me know if there are other ingredients you like in a morning smoothie!