In the winter months, we eat a lot of oatmeal in the morning, but in the summertime, I have a fruit smoothie for breakfast almost every day. I make it a little heavier when it is first thing in the morning because I need it to stick to my bones and get me through the day. Otherwise, I am looking for a cookie at about 9am.
The combination of the above ingredients has sort of become the magical amount for a get-me-through-the-day kind of breakfast smoothie.
Breakfast Fruit Smoothie
A handful of spinach
1/4 cup oatmeal (regular oats)
1/3 cup any juice (orange is pictured, but sometimes I use Superfood juice to make the smoothie pack the extra punch of vitamins)
1/2 cup soy milk (or Greek yogurt, plain yogurt or soy yogurt)
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup frozen fruit, any combination (above are strawberries, peaches and pineapples)
I put the spinach and oatmeal in the blender by themselves at first to get the pieces minced really tiny before adding liquids.
Then I add the liquids and the fruit.
This makes a fairly large smoothie (at least 16 ounces) which you can share if you want, but I usually don’t.
If you like your smoothie a little thicker (like in above instagram), just use more frozen fruit and less juice.
Here’s to happy, healthy summer breakfasts!