I have had many people ask me what I eat for breakfast that is healthy. As you may or may not know Christy and I eat clean and are gluten free, so this limits breakfast options pretty quickly. So regularly for breakfast we eat a variation of a green shake each morning with Standard Process SP complete powder. This shake provides more nutrition than most people get in a day, is quick and easy to make, and can be taken on the go.
I know that a green shake with lots of nutrition doesn’t sound good, but trust me it does taste good and can be tweaked to fit different peoples tastes by changing up the fruit content.
Here is what is in our “green shakes” in the morning: (Organic)
For 2 shakes 16-20 ounces each:
2 cups water
3 cups raw spinach (or however much fills the blender)
1/3 -1/2 cup of frozen berries or seasonal fresh fruit
4 scoops of SP Complete powder
2 chunks of coconut oil (3-4 tablespoons melted)
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp flax seeds
1-2 drops of Citrus Bliss Essential Oils
This is our standard shake, which we then make variations off of. Often times when kale is available from our garden we will replace some spinach with kale. Kale doesn’t blend up nearly as well as spinach and is more bitter, so often we will add a little more fruit to offset the taste. If you add the avocado then you will likely have to add more water or it will be very thick. Adding water as you go may be necessary to keep a consistency that is drinkable. Changing out the fruit is a great way to change up the taste of the shakes. Depending on your fruit choices it may not be a green shake in the end. Berries typically have less sugar content then some other fruits, which is why we typically use them. So be careful what fruits you use to keep the sugar content down. You can also sweeten up the taste of the shake by adding 1-2 drops of Citrus Bliss Essential Oils.
Here is the process:
Add water and spinach and blend.
Add banana and blend.
Add frozen fruit and blend.
Add SP Complete powder and blend.
Add melted coconut oil and chia seeds while blending to get even mixture.
Each shake provides significant levels of:
Vitamins A, K, C
1.25g Omega-3 fatty acids
390 calories (kcal)
[125 (coconut), 25 (blueberries), 11 (spinach), 105 (bananas), 35 (chia seeds), 90 (SP Complete)]
Quality whole foods containing phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals.