Favorite Breakfast Smoothie

Here’s my current favorite breakfast smoothie. It’s packed with nutrition and will energize you for hours!

You can make a big batch that lasts you for three days in the fridge. Choose organically-grown ingredients as they tend to taste better and, of course, don’t have the chemical residues of conventionally-grown.


Equipment needed:

  • High-speed blender such as a Vitamix
  • Glass jars with tight-fitting lids

Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients:

2 handfuls walnut or black walnut pieces
2 – 3 tablespoons chia (black or white)

2 stalks celery
1 3-inch section of cucumber
½ medium bunch parsley
3 cups arugula or spinach (arugula tastes sweeter and has more available calcium, but spinach is also great because it’s high in important vitamins and minerals)
1 small avocado
2 pieces low-sugar fruit – e.g. pear, apple, grapefruit
3 ½ cups water


Preparation:

  1. Wash the leafy greens. Wash and cut the other vegetables and fruit into large chunks. Parsley does not need cutting unless the stems are too long to fit into the blender.
  2. If using grapefruit, peel it but leave lots of the white part underneath the peel because it’s full of hesperidin which helps to prevent bone loss, as well as beneficial anti-cancer flavonoids.
  3. Peel and seed the avocado.
  4. Dry blend the nuts and seeds for a few seconds.
  5. Add the water, parsley and leafy greens to the blender. If you have room, place the other vegetables and fruit on top and blend to smoothie consistency.
  6. But if the parsley and leafy greens take up all the space (which sometimes happens), blend them first for a few seconds, then stop the blender and add the other ingredients. Blend on highest speed.

Makes enough for 3 – 4 people or for one person for 3 days.

When you drink this smoothie:

Ground flax seed © Karen Alison

For added health and nutrition benefits, just before you drink this smoothie, you can add:

1-2 beaten, fresh, organic, free-range eggs
1-2 heaping tablespoons ground flax seed (brown or golden)

It’s important to add these two ingredients at the last minute, rather than when you’re making the fruit and vegetable part of the smoothy because:

  • Raw egg needs to be eaten fresh and not stored for days in the fridge.
  • If you mix ground flax into your smoothie and leave it for a day, it will start to taste bitter.


Breakfast Smoothie Storage Instructions:

To store the extra veg-and-fruit smoothie in the fridge, pour it into glass bottles and make sure you fill them right to the top of the rim to prevent oxidization which ruins the nutritional value. I find this smoothie keeps well for 3-4 days.

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