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I’ll be the first one to admit…I’ve never been good about breakfast.
Weekend brunches YES!! (I’m pro level, in fact), but if we’re talking about a easy healthy weekday-in-a-hurry morning meals that are more than a cappuccino…well that is where I fall flat. In fact, lately I’m realizing that I’m not fueling myself enough to even make it to lunch which brings on a cranky crazy hunger that’s starting to creep upon me earlier and earlier due said breakfast-issues. Yikes….time to resolve that.
I know smoothies are nothing new, but it’s something that’s never been in my own regimen. Why!? I know. It’s the perfect way to get everything you need to make it through the first part of your day, easily and probably waaayyyyy less than my local coffee shop run. So I decided to give a go…and the results are feeling (and looking) pretty fabulous.
Inspired by one of my favorite things (outside of food obvi) plants – I decided to turn this new morning ritual into something a little extra special by dressing up this smoothie action up like a terrarium.
Terrarium Inspired Green Power Smoothie – Serves 2
INGREDIENTS1 cup DREAM Boosted Coconut 2 cups baby spinach 1 banana 1 apple 1/2 english cucumber 1 kiwi 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 dragon fruit 1/3 cup fresh blueberries toasted coconut flakes chia seeds goji berries DIRECTIONS In a blender add 1/2 cup DREAM, 1/2 banana, 1/2 apple, spinach, cucumber, kiwi and pulse until smooth. Dive into two glasses. In a clean blender add 1/2 cup DREAM and frozen blueberries, pulse until smooth. Pour directly over green smoothie to create separate color layer. Top with slices of dragon fruit, fresh blueberries, chia seeds, goji berries and coconut flakes!
I’m feeling pretty darn good about my new breakfast regimen! The best part about smoothies is there are no rules. Pile on whatever you want…mango…strawberries…extra coconut flakes because you deserve it – and because this particular smoothie goes the extra mile when using DREAM Boosted Coconut packed with a number of omega-3 ALA fatty acids, plus antioxidants. Which basically means you don’t have to add additional protein or antioxidants – making this easy, healthy, quick.
You can find DREAM boosted at Whole Foods and soon to be Sprouts Markets…so grab a coupon for it here and get your blender ready for a whole new breakfast!