Monday, January 24, 2011

Breakfast Smoothie

It's true what they say, "you are what you eat".  Ever since I began making this smoothie part of my morning routine, I have noticed a difference in the way I look and feel.  My skin looks brighter, my nails are stronger, and I feel like everyone around me (including Eric) has come down with something and somehow I have remained untouched! (knock on wood!!) 

I know for most people, including myself, that the morning leaves no time for anything but what is truly necessary to get your butt to work on time.  TRUST ME, I am always rushing out the door, arriving seconds before my scheduled time, but I have found the time to make this smoothie for breakfast everyday.  I typically do it in stages: I put the frozen fruit in the blender to let it thaw while I'm in the shower.  Then I fill it up with the rest of the ingredients, blend it, and drink it while I blow dry my hair.  Letting the fruit thaw for a little bit allows for it to blend faster (every second counts! :) ) When all else fails, I pour it into a coffee travel mug and grab a straw and take it with me to work. 

Breakfast Smoothie
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink. and be merry.
yields 2 servings
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen mangoes
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 1/4 cup vanilla rice milk (you can use soy or regular milk)
1/3 cup 100% carrot juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Let frozen fruit thaw in blender for 20 minutes.  Add banana and yogurt and then sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.  Fill with rice milk and carrot juice.  Blend for 30 seconds until completely smooth.  You'd be surprised-you don't even taste the carrot juice!

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