Mar 12, 2015

The REAL breakfast of champions

Many of you know that I made a new years resolution to start the day with a green drink. I'm no stranger to the wonderful world of juiced greens... kale, romaine, parsley, spinach, broccoli. You name it, the greener the better. If you've divulged into juicing, you know how addicting all those tasty greens can be. It's no wonder juice shops have been popping up on every other corner. However, those drinks were making a pretty hefty dent in my pocket book.

Alas, I gave up my $7+ daily green juice and swapped my normal eggs and turkey bacon breakfast for a delicious green smoothie (aka the real breakfast of champions).  I can't recommend a more nutritious breakfast. It's loaded with raw vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants and healthy fats. A real treat to your fasting body. Here's how I make mine (I gotta say it's amaze)...


Ginger: Boosts immunity, aids in digestion, anti-inflammatory

Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory, keeps intestines healthy and functioning properly, relieves arthritis and cystic fibrosis, prevents cancer, helps liver function, lowers cholesterol... the list goes on. 

Dandelion: Digestive aid, kidney, liver & gallbladder support, anti-oxidant, fights cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure

Nut Milk: Low in calories, contains healthy fats including omega fatty acids, good source of calcium & vitamin E

Kale: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and loaded with necessary raw vitamins and minerals

Fit for Life Raw Meal (or your favorite protein powder):  provides energy and satisfies hunger, raw and organic plant based protein, contains live probiotics and enzymes for healthy digestion

Almond Butter
Either a Banana or Avocado
Frozen Fruit or Half an Apple

To Make:
In the blender, I start with nut milk (cashew has become my new fave) and a little water. Then I add in two whole kale leaves and three dandelion leaves. I'll do half an inch piece of both ginger and turmeric and one scoop of raw meal. I then choose two or three items from the "optional" list. I always add in some frozen fruit (like berries or a green fig) or half an apple. The banana or avocado makes it extra creamy and almond butter or coconut add some healthy fats. I constantly switch it up so I don't get bored.

 I make this with my Blendtec (Whole Juice button) because it makes it super smooth with no pulp or stringy bits. 

 I'll also throw in any extra veggies I have on hand such as parsley, spinach, broccoli or beets. Anything goes here. I love that I never let any fruits or veggies go to waste and it always tastes different. A good trick is to put any fruits or vegetables into the freezer before they go bad. 

Cheers to the real breakfast of champions!

PS. Always use organic (duh!)

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