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Mornings are tough. I think everyone develops their own personal routine to make bribing themselves out of bed much easier. Some people eat their oatmeal, some people eat their cereal and most people need their daily medication of coffee or expresso. For me, I almost always need my breakfast smoothie. About a year ago I would have personally informed you with an absolute certainty ย that their was absolutely no way I was going to eat blended greens in a drink. However, I read on ohsheglowsย that blended greens in the morning can be one of the best energy boosters. So very skeptically I began my journey to find the perfect breakfast smoothie to give me a big enough punch in the stomach to wake me up. My first smoothies were tiny bits of spinach with plenty of nut butter and chocolate hemp powder to cover any potential green taste. They were good but not quite the best thing to start off the day with. Finally after much experimentation, I have come up with two smoothies which I am in love with and frequent my breakfast routine the most.

Coconut Kale Smoothie:

I particularly love this on a day where I feel like I may not get the right dose of greens during the day. Afterwards I always feel like I have a nice glow to ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients:

2 large leaves of green kale shredded

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

4 dates

1 frozen banana chopped

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 T unsweetened coconut flakes

2 T rolled oats for topping

1 generous T of almond butter for topping

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. We use a hand blender since we do not yet own a blender like a VitaMix. Pour into bowl. Top with rolled oats and almond butter. Give it a stir. Indulge and WAKE UP ๐Ÿ™‚

Cinnamon Almond Cherry Frosty

For those days you feel like gelato for breakfast but know you should attempt to restrain yourself. This is JUST as good I swear! aannnnnd it’s actually healthy, not to mention won’t send you into a sugar coma at 7 Am.

Good Morning World!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup (or more) frozen pitted cherries

1 small frozen banana

2 handfuls spinach

2 tsp cinnamon

1 large T of almond butter

3/4 cup or more of unsweetened almond milk (depending how gelato like you want it to be, add more for more smoothie texture)

1 T unsweetened coconut

1-1/2 T hemp seeds for topping

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend! Add hemp seeds, and dig in ๐Ÿ™‚

Et Voila! Two simple, delicious and healthy breakfasts for you that can be made in less than 5 minutes. Take that mornings ๐Ÿ™‚

Love Robin, and Katie

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