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.

Express Green Smoothie

Express Green Smoothie

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.

Express Green Smoothie
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Super Express Green Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

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!

Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian
Servings: 2 large drinks
Calories: 182 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to the Thermomix or food processor. Blend 1 min/Speed 8.

  2. Scrape down the bowl and repeat until there are no lumps in the smoothie.

  3. Serve in either 2 adult glasses or 4 children's cups.

Recipe Notes

This recipe serves 2 adults as a breakfast or 4 people as an accompaniment to breakfast.

Nutrition Facts
Super Express Green Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (500 g)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Potassium 1118mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 26g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 189%
Vitamin C 112%
Calcium 11%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

Simple Express Breakfast Green Smoothie

Simple Express Breakfast Green Smoothie

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.

 

Green Smooth Popsicles

Green Smooth Popsicles

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.

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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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