by Meli C

Power Smoothie

{breakfast of champions}

This smoothie is the perfect breakfast if you need something that’s quick, healthy, and can be taken with you on the go. It’s all natural and filled with tons of antioxidants, vitamins and many other nutrients your body needs to start off the day.

Don’t let the color fool you – this smoothie is delicious!

Ingredients

1 banana
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 handful fresh spinach
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almondmilk (or your milk of choice)
1/2 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt or 1 scoop of protein powder*
1 packet stevia

Preparation

I like to blend the ingredients in this order:  I first blend the berries, banana and water. When the mixture is smooth, I add the scoop of protein (or yogurt), the stevia, the handful of spinach, and the almondmilk. Even though some of you may think it’s strange to add raw spinach to the mix, I guarantee that you will not taste it. However, spinach does add a lot of iron, vitamins, and antioxidants to the blend and it’s an easy way to effortlessly sneak in a veggie during breakfast.



I blend all the ingredients together for about 30 seconds and then I stop to scrape the sides with a spoon. I mix a bit by hand and then I blend again for another 30 seconds. You can add more milk/water if you like the shake thinner.

*Please choose protein powder carefully. I strongly recommend you choose one with no preservatives or added chemicals. Check out the Sunwarrior Warrior Blend. I love it in the natural flavor, and it works great in this smoothie recipe!

2 comments

1 Laura { 11.04.11 at 3:53 pm }

Hope to make this really soon!!! Looks delicious!

2 Vitamin Boosters — byMeliC { 01.31.12 at 9:01 am }

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