This is my morning “go-to” smoothie. Of course, you can change it up or add more ingredients/spices.
- 2 bananas, frozen
- 1 date, pitted
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- a few sprigs of parsley
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups of water or plant-based milk
- 1 tsp barley green powder (or supplement powder of your choice)
Add to your blender. For the best texture, I prefer using a Vitamix to create a creamy texture.
- Sometimes when I use only water, I add 1 TBS of nut butter
- I like to add blueberries to this smoothie too, even though it creates a sort of weird color it still tastes great.
I decided to begin this morning with fruit. But after eating and orange and some grapes, I decided that I wanted more. So I put all of the following ingredients into the Vitamix and out came this delicious smoothie which was enough for two.
Ingredients: (Use frozen fruit for the best smoothie texture.)
1 handful of blueberries
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup grapes
(I got a jump start on my greens too!)
1/2 stalk celery
1 large leaf of kale
1 large leaf of romaine lettuce
Vitamix it for about 30 seconds.
Now in about 30 minutes I will move on to some more breakfast options. Note: I always eat fresh fruit at least 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after eating any cooked foods.
I learned about water kefir from Ani Phyo. You can view how to make water kefir at Ani’s website. She calls it a naturally effervescent probiotic drink. Probiotics are full of friendly bacteria for building healthy intestinal flora.
Water Kefir is a fermented using water kefir grains. I purchase my Yemoos
. Yemoos also sells Kombucha mushrooms. I love to drink Kombuchas too, but I haven’t started making it on my own. I think the Water Kefir is a bit easier. The entire family loves to drink it and it’s much more economical than any store-bought probiotic. We can flavor it any way we like using natural fruits. This is a bubbly drink I can feel good about giving to my family.