Sunday, August 22, 2010

Morning Smoothie

My oldest started kindergarten last week so we have been in a big state of transition. Our diet has needed to adjust as well. Tyler's school serves breakfast so every morning I send in 2 snacks, a breakfast, and a lunch. I'm hoping to post soon some of the fun lunches and lunch systems I've found as I've been preparing for the last month.

Anyway, I've decided to start doing smoothies for breakfast and then I'll send something for his breakfast to school. I think it will make our morning go faster than cooking a big breakfast and then I'll know he'll get a large serving of vegetables.

I was inspired by this article from the Body Ecology Diet website on healthy breakfast ideas. You'll find more recipes there for more smoothies and other breakfasts.

Here is the smoothie we had this morning (it was a hit):

Juice made from 4-5 carrots and 2 celery stalks run through the juicer
1 medium zucchini
2 handfuls of raw spinach
1 green apple
1 cup of frozen broccoli
3 Tbsp of nut/seed oil blend
1/2-1/4 cup of Coconut Milk Kiefer

Next time I think I'll add some liquid from our cultured vegetables to add some probiotics.