Having a smoothie for breakfast is now part of my usual routine. It’s quick, healthy, a great way to get in a lot of greens and when trying to follow the AIP protocol diet for auto-immune disease, well, let’s face it there’s not much left for breakfast unless you want last night’s left overs. Each day my smoothie is similar but different depending on what fruit and veg is to hand. Here is the link to green breakfast protein smoothie #1
Here is todays:
Blend together until smooth:
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 kiwi fruit
- 1 frozen banana
- a few frozen mango chunks
- wedge rockmelon
- 2 cups english spinach
- 1/2 cup coconut kefir yoghurt (great for gut health – or omit or use regular coconut yoghurt)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice or coconut water)
- 2 scoops protein powder (omit to be AIP)
- 1 Tbsp buckinis (my kids thought I said bikini’s!!) (or other crunch)
Pour into glasses and sprinkle with pomegranates or berries for some colour and texture.
There was nothing inspiring for lunch in my fridge today. As I have a smoothie for breakfast most days, I usually like to actually ‘chew’ my lunch and dinner, but today I thought I’d do a ‘liquid’ lunch instead of munch my way through lots of bits and pieces out of the fridge and pantry. The result was a ‘creamy’ parfait/smoothie. It was thick enough to eat with a spoon. Now I’m full and hopefully won’t snack away the afternoon.
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Here’s an idea for tomorrow morning’s breakfast… a green smoothie. I know, they are all the rage, basically because it’s a palatable way of eating a lot more of the leafy greens we are all ‘meant’ to eat. My husband and I have been having them for breakfast for the last few months and they certainly add a lot of fiber (!) to your diet and feel like fresh and clean way to start the day. You can hide all sorts of things in them too (eg Vital Greens or other vitamin powders, nuts, seeds). The options are endless, but here is a good basic recipe you can add/adapt.
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