What's in My Morning Breakfast Smoothie

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Motherhood changes things a little bit. Especially breakfast. Gone are the days of poached eggs and homemade hollandaise as I leisurely check my email at the kitchen table.

Don't get me wrong, I always make a nourishing breakfast for the kiddos. Every day! But, I eat after I get back from my morning run, which also happens to be after I feed the kids. So for me, that always means cold scrambled eggs. I had to come to the realization that the best way to get a nutrition-packed breakfast in every day, somewhere between my run and when homeschool starts, was to just blend as much stuff together as I could!

I posted pictures of my smoothies on social media and received many inquiries about what's in them. I even did a Periscope on how to peel an avocado, that ended up turning into a “what's in my smoothie” video. So, to answer the many questions that I have received across social media, here is what's in my morning breakfast smoothie. Give or take.

Real quick, here's WHY I include these ingredients:

  • Greens: antioxidants, minerals, folate, fiber
  • Organic berries: vitamins, fiber, antioxidants that help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals
  • Avocado: avocados are a good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C
  • Coconut water and aloe: hydration, simple sugars, electrolytes, and minerals. Aloe is soothing to the gut
  • Protein powder: protein to get me through the morning
  • Collagen: hair, skin, nails, gut health
  • Powdered greens: to fill any nutritional holes in my diet that day, a nice extra boost of vitamin, minerals, antioxidants, and probiotics (depending on the brand you buy)
  • Moringa powder: moringa leaves are rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C, and minerals – Moringa products have antibiotic, antitrypanosomal, hypotensive, antispasmodic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic, and hypoglycemic properties. You can learn more about Moringa in this post
  • Cacao nibs: antioxidants, flavonoids, magnesium, and potassium
  • NingXia Red: antioxidants….and I think there are superpowers infused into this stuff!
Yield: 1 serving

Morning Breakfast Smoothie

Morning Breakfast Smoothie

Throw together an easy, nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie for when your mornings are too busy to cook.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large handful of organic greens
  • 1 cup of frozen organic berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries)
  • 1 ripe avocado, quartered and peeled
  • Coconut water with aloe juice (I get this at Trader Joes.)
  • 1 large scoop of chocolate protein powde
  • 1 scoop of collagen
  • 1 scoop powdered green -- we alternate between two different kinds THIS ONE and THIS ONE
  • 1 scoop moringa powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp bee pollen
  • 2 ounces NingXia Red
  • Extra add-ins: goji berries, coconut flakes, coconut butter, almond butter, chia seeds

Instructions

  • I have both a Vitamix and a NutriBullet and I find that I like to use the bullet the best for my smoothies.
  • Using the largest Bullet cup you have, add in greens, berries, and avocado first.
  • Top with the rest of the ingredients, pouring the coconut water over last, to the fill line.

  • Blend until nice and smooth.
  • Sometimes I add in some ice and blend it again for a nice cold smoothie.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

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I buy NingXia Red from Young Living. You can learn more HERE.

If you want to get your hands on more healthy smoothie recipes, I encourage you to check out this recipe collection “99 Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes.” They are backed by science and are pretty awesome! Plus, the books are FREE!

Do you make a morning smoothie? What do you put in yours? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, might have to add some new ingredients to mine! 

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