This is a great way to start your day. The fruit is light and cleansing, but full of antioxidants, natural sugar to help the brain wake up and function and fiber to fill you up, keep you regular and slow the blood sugar spike. Only the whole fruit works that way.
- 1 cup berries (blue, strawberry, raspberry or a blend)
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 orange, peeled and seeded
- 1 Tbs almond or sunflower seed butter
- 1 Tbs chia seeds
- 1 cup water
Fresh or frozen berries and bananas work well. Frozen fruit will give it more of a dessert feel, like a milkshake. Combine all ingredients in a blender container and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds on high.
**To add a big nutrient punch to this smoothie, add two handfuls of spinach, romaine, chard or kale leaves. You’ve just increased the powerful benefits of alkalizing minerals and amino acids and it tastes AMAZINGLY GOOD even though it’s green!
(So many people have an aversion to eating and drinking green, but green is life-giving)
Just think of how great it is to see green after a long winter in Wisconsin!