1 large handful (about 1 cup) Power GreensPower Greens are a combination of Baby Chard, Kale and Spinach
1/2 cup Frozen Organic Pineapple
1/2 cup Frozen Organic Mango
1 slice about the size of a nickel Fresh Ginger
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Ice
I’m not a big breakfast fan. Maybe its because I get up at 4 a.m., which is way to early for food. When Paul and I started the 6 week Furman plan, I changed my philosophy. Although smoothies are a controversial topic to some doctors, Furman loves smoothies. The more fruit and greens the better. And since I can definitely drink a smoothie and call it breakfast, I jumped on board.
Paul loves Oatmeal. I wish I appreciated his excitement for Oatmeal, Steel Oats, or anything with the texture of oatmeal. I have tried them all, and despite my husband’s wonderful attempts to persuade me, I hate oatmeal. Its a texture thing for me. And despite efforts to love it as much as other healthy people in the world, I fail at every attempt.
I will share some of his oatmeal creations he has enjoyed over the last several weeks, but I can’t attest to their taste. Although I have tasted each and every one, whole-heartedly trying to change my taste buds, I haven’t once found one I like yet. I promise to keep trying.
We have a restaurant/smoothie bar called Tropical Smoothie by our home. Although I have never eaten there, they offer healthy options and an array of smoothies. Unfortunately, though, most of the smoothies are full of sugar, and they use canned fruit in some of their recipes. The only smoothie I drink there is called the Detox Smoothie. It doesn’t have sugar, but they used canned mango and pineapple. The smoothies run around $7.00 a piece; a little pricey for canned fruit.
My favorite smoothie recipe is simple and delicious and very green. I prefer my NutriBullet over my Ninja Blender for my smoothies. Although I love my Ninja, the NutriBullet is the perfect size for individual smoothies. After blending, I switch the blade for the portable top, and I am ready to leave for work.
Costco carries a variety of frozen organic fruit perfect for smoothies. My favorites are the organic mango, pineapple, and Antioxidant Berry Blend. For this smoothie you need some Organic Power Greens (or any greens you prefer), a banana, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and a big chunk of fresh ginger. Add water, and you are in business. No sugar or maple syrup. The fruit is a natural sweetener, and the finer provides a wonderful tangy compliment to the fruit.
Layer the ingredients in a blender
I used a NutriBullet: