Smoothies make a great breakfast or snack alternative as they are packed with nutrients (if you put in the right ingredients!) and quick & easy to make. They are also the kind of breakfast or snack that you can easily keep the ingredients for at home at all times as most of the ingredients can be stored in the freezer (fruits & vegetables) or in the pantry (seeds &nuts).
I call my smoothies “thickies” because I like to make them real thick and serve them in a bowl and eat them with a spoon to make it more of a meal rather than just drinking them. Also by topping the smoothies with some seeds, coconut shavings, almond butter, dried cranberries or bee pollen, it makes you “chew on my smoothie” which is better for digestion and helps absorb the nutrients more efficiently! Eating a smoothie is definitely better than drinking it!
A small handful of red berries (fresh or frozen raspberries,blueberries, blackberries)
1/3 of an avocado
A small handful of baby spinach or kale
A dash of coconut water (not even 1/4 of a cup)
A teaspoon of tahini (optional)
3 teaspoons of seeds (hemp, flax, pumpkin or sunflower seeds for example)
A teaspoon of nuts (optional)
Blend all ingredients together and serve in a bowl. Sprinkle with fresh berries, bee pollen, coconut, almond butter and/or some dried cranberries (dried fruit contains more sugar so go easy on the quantity!)