I’m usually not a huge smoothie fan. Most of the time they are too sweet and lack the healthy fat and protein I want my breakfast to have to keep me satiated and energized until lunch.
Once warmer weather arrived, I noticed I was craving a light and fresh breakfast. My desire to cook breakfast left when the heat arrived, so it was the perfect time to come up with a nourishing smoothie recipe I enjoyed.
It took several tries before I hit on this recipe I love. It keeps me full until lunch, even on the 2nd of July when I went snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor.
If you like your smoothies sweet, this may not be the one for you. It has a refreshing spicy tart taste from lemon, ginger and berries that overpowers any vegetably taste from the spinach and kale.
This nutrient dense smoothie has a good balance of healthy fat, protein and carbohydrate. It is high in anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, potassium, calcium and iron. It also has probiotics.
The most common fat myth that perpetuates despite evidence to prove the opposite, is that saturated fat causes heart disease. If you believe this myth, know that you are not alone. I once believed it too. Olive oil was my main oil, and even that, I used sparingly. Butter was (I believed) an artery clogging substance that I used so infrequently I kept it in the freezer.