Monday, March 14, 2011

Recipe: Breakfast Smoothie

You guys know how I feel about breakfast. For me, it's the most important meal of the day and I couldn't function without it! I just wanted to share with you one of my 'go-to' breakfast options, especially if I'm in a hurry (which, let's face it, is 99.9% of the time).

I have done several variations of this and with the exception of the banana, you can substitute any fruit you want!

-1 FROZEN banana
-Optional fruit (I like frozen 1/4 mango. Strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
- ~1 cup Almond Milk Original
- ~1/2 Tablespoon milled flaxseed
- ~1/2 Tablespoon peanut butter
- Optional: A squirt of sugar free chocolate syrup...yummm

-Put in blender, blend, and go!

There are so many different options for smoothies, which is why I love them. You can adjust this anyway you like. I like to incorporate the peanut butter because the combination of fat and protein tend to help keep me full longer. The banana is best frozen because this eliminates the need for ice, which tends to be chunky. A frozen banana makes the smoothie creamy. The milled flaxseed may have a strange texture for some, but it is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Let me know in the comments if you have any great smoothie combos!


  1. I really need to try this. It would be better for me than what I have been eating.

    Also for the younger readers out there, I am 54, or will be. You need to take heart to many of the things Courtney is saying. Mainly stay active and exercise. What you do now will be what you become later.

  2. What brand of frozen fruit do you use? Last time I bought it I bought store brand (Albertson's) and it just tasted like watery/icy fruit if that makes any sense? Like the fruit had no real flavor so I've been discouraged from trying to buy anymore

  3. Hey! I don't typically use store bought frozen fruit. I freeze fresh bananas and then I either freeze the other type of fresh fruit or just use it fresh. Because you're right, the store frozen fruit isn't typically very good. :)