As part of my resolution to live a healthier lifestyle, I’ve been trying to drink smoothies for breakfast as a way to start the day off on the right track. This smoothie is probably my favorite one so far! It’s loaded with ingredients that have important health benefits and taste amazing.
This is one of those smoothie recipes that came about as the result of grabbing random items from the fridge. Luckily for us, it came out tasting delicious.
- Handful of blueberries
- Handful of raspberries
- 8 oz. of vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup of Pomegranate Green Tea (we used Trader Joe’s)
- 2-3 tbsp of raw shelled hemp seed
- 1 cup of ice
This recipe makes two servings and is best enjoyed with a friend 🙂
When my parents bought this house ten years ago it came with a gigantic rhubarb plant in the backyard. We didn’t even know what this obnoxious plant was until my grandma came over one day and absolutely freaked out, taking half of the plant home with her. Even after that, no one in my house actually cared about that rhubarb plant. Honestly, it just sounded kinda gross to me (rhubarb is basically a red celery) because I generally don’t like healthy food. With the exception of my grandma, the plant had remained untouched for the last ten years until a couple days ago when I decided it was time to try something with it.
My fiancé and I had Saturday off together (for the first time in what seems like forever) and he was like, “Hey, let’s try cooking with that rhubarb. It probably feels neglected and lonely.” So we did. I got up early in the morning and harvested some rhubarb (“harvesting” makes me feel like a farm girl from all those country songs).
I’ve been making smoothies for breakfast lately because they’re a great way to start your day off getting a ton of nutrients. Here’s one of my favorite recipes!
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
- 4-6 fresh strawberries
- 1 kiwi (peeled)
- 1/2 of a banana (for thickness)
- 1/2 cup of skim milk (or coconut milk if you want to be fancy)
Nutrients: 151% DV Vitamin C, 2% DV Vitamin A, 18% DV Calcium, 3% DV Iron, 32 grams Carbohydrates, 1 gram of fat