I still prefer to eat my food, not drink it, but there’s something to be said about quick, on-the-go smoothies I can sip while driving to work. Once or twice a week it’s a nice change after oatmeal and eggs, which can get a bit monotonous. Smoothies will always be the easiest way to pack in nutrients, and feels like an incredibly wholesome start to the day.
I try not to include ridiculously expensive powders and who-knows-what ingredients, but I went to Cambridge Natural over the weekend to experiment with a couple changes to my tried and true green smoothie.
-Blender: I use a Nutribullet and I’m in desperate need for another (it’s loud, dirty, and the motor isn’t working great). I have to wait until both my roommates are awake to use it. If you have suggestions, let me know!
Matcha Green Smoothie: I love the caffeine included in this smoothie for mornings, and it’s not too ridiculously grassy-tasting.
- 1/2 frozen, ripe banana
- 1 cup spinach or kale (tear leaves off thick stem)
- 1 cup unsweetened nut milk – I’m a bit obsessed with Califia Farms Almond Milk
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1/4 tsp spirulina
- 2 ice cubes and water to thin to desired consistency
Tropical Green Smoothie: This option’s a bit sweeter and great for summer. The cucumber is hydrating, while the ginger and lime makes it crisp and refreshing.
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 2 inch chunk of cucumber
- 1 cup spinach or kale
- 1 cup unsweetened nut milk – coconut is a great option here
- 1/2 tsp grated ginger (or small knob if your blender can handle it)
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 ice cubs and water to thin to desired consistency