Green Breakfast Smoothie

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Awhile back, Jordan posted the purple breakfast smoothie that she drinks every morning for breakfast. She got me on board and now it’s my favorite breakfast too.

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Recently we started adding even more fresh spinach to the smoothie and omitting the mixed berries.  It looks a bit like guacamole, but once you get over the color it is the perfect breakfast.  The measurements below are not exact, we just keep adding and mixing until it seems like a good consistency and flavor.  The recipe below fills our blender and makes two large glasses.  It’s not necessarily low calorie (or low in sugar), but it’s definitely filling and you end up eating a ton of fruits and veggies. If your New Year’s resolution is to get more fruits and veggies in your diet, than this is an easy and yummy way to do it.

Green Breakfast Smoothie

1/4 cup quick oats

1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

1/4  cup vanilla yogurt, we just started adding Greek yogurt to up the protein

1 to 2 bananas, sliced and frozen (we slice several bananas and store in a baggie in the freezer)

1 large handful of fresh spinach, approximately 3 cups

1 whole orange, peeled

1 whole apple, cut into chunks, core removed

1 whole pear, cut into chunks, core removed

1 cup of frozen chunk pineapple

Juice from a lime, just squeezed in (if desired)

Sometimes we add in about 1 T of almond butter

Place quick oats and milk into the bottom of the blender first, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend together until smooth. Continue to taste and add what you think the smoothie is missing as you go.