Breakfast Express Green Smoothie – A secret weapon!
Do you find some mornings are just CRAZY? Some mornings we cruise it in, whilst others are like the leaving scene from “Home Alone”. Everyone is running in different directions and are in a state of disarray. I have a breakfast express green smoothie that will fix at least one aspect of those chaotic mornings.
My breakfast express green smoothie takes no time to make, the ingredients are always in the fridge or freezer. Best of all it can be drunk on the way out the door and is nutrient-packed!Granted, the first time I made this for the kids they looked sceptical, but once they tried it they loved it.
Try this nutrient-packed smoothie of a morning! It's a great way to fuel your body and get out the door fast! The nutritional value is based on this smoothie serving 2 people so this is a BIG breakfast smoothie!
- 2 bananas peeled & frozen in 1/4's
- 2 cups pineapple peeled & roughly chopped
- 2 cups baby spinach firmly pressed
- 2 cups water
- 3 ice-cubes optional
Add all the ingredients to the Thermomix or food processor. Blend 1 min/Speed 8.
Scrape down the bowl and repeat until there are no lumps in the smoothie.
Serve in either 2 adult glasses or 4 children's cups.
This recipe serves 2 adults as a breakfast or 4 people as an accompaniment to breakfast.
The Thermomix makes short work out of the frozen fruits and makes everything deliciously smooth. If you don’t have a Thermomix a high powered food processor will also work.
The reason for adding the spinach is the nutrient value. By adding 2 packed cups of baby spinach the smoothie’s flavour doesn’t change, but the nutrient load does. This fast healthy meal in a drink will give you all the nutrients you need to start the day in a convenient “take away” cup if time is short.
To keep things super fast and super chilled in the morning you want to have some fruit pre-frozen. I’m a fruit Nazi! I hate seeing fruit go to waste so the minute something looks unloved in the fruit bowl I peel it and put it in a ziplock bag ready for a smoothie.
The most important fruits to freeze are ripe bananas and pineapple. I will also trim and cut strawberries to freeze if they’re on special, but it’s usually more economical to buy bags of frozen strawberries and berries.
Another great idea is to make a batch of the breakfast express green smoothie and pour it into popsicle moulds. It makes a delicious healthy after school treat for the kids.
If you want to try a variation on this smoothie, take a look at my Pine-Lime Splice. It tastes just like the ice-cream but is so much healthier.
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