I’m so lucky to have time in the mornings to make myself a healthy and filling breakfast. It’ so important to eat something nourishing before the day begins to jumpstart your metabolism. Smoothies are my absolute favorite with a close second being avocado toast with an egg. I’m just one of those people that really hates to do anything complicated first thing in the morning, so the simpler the better. I’ve been posting a lot of my smoothies on Instagram (@localhospitality), and thought it would be fun to do an easy recipe for mine this morning!
Again, this is super easy and unfussy. I typically don’t measure anything for my smoothies, and they are usually made up of anything and everything I find in my fridge, freezer and pantry. The recipe below is kind of a base and I’ll build on top of it because I love the flavor combination – not too sweet, not too savory. I like the addition of frozen peas because it adds really nice texture without too much flavor. Also, feel free to exchange any of the toppings for other dried/fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, granola etc. There are NO RULES!
Spinach and Berry Smoothie Bowl
2 handfuls spinach
2 tbsp. frozen peas
1/2 c. frozen blueberries
3-4 frozen strawberries
1/2 a banana
1 tbsp nut butter
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1 c. milk or water, or enough to thin out as much as you’d like
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. hemp seeds
2 tbsp. shredded coconut
2 tbsp. granola (I’m using banana nut granola from Whole Foods)
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
- Put the spinach, berries, banana, nut butter, protein powder and milk all in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings as you’d like!