I know that I have posted smoothie recipes before but I am discovering more and more superfoods that I add to the daily smoothies I blend. Also, I discovered something interesting the other day when I mixed up my morning routine a little bit. Usually, I start my day with a cup of coffee and some toast. Later, I might drink some of the smoothie that I blended for my son, if there is some leftover. But then this one day I made more smoothie than usual so that I could have a whole, tall glass. I found that it gave me so much energy that I did not even WANT a cup of coffee. I did not feel my usual craving for caffeine. Isn't that interesting? It must be all these superfoods. I don't know if it is one of them or the combination of all of them, but it has to be a good thing. I don't think there is any other breakfast that gives me such an energetic start to the day. Certainly not what I formerly would have thought was a hearty breakfast: bacon and eggs or pancakes or french toast. None of those things replaces coffee! And I was not even seeking to eliminate coffee from my routine. In fact, I have not eliminated coffee from my routine, because I like it. But I have started making enough smoothie every day so that I can have a whole glass for myself. And I skip the toast sometimes, because the smoothie is usually enough to fill me up for awhile.
1 Apple, peeled and cored
1 pear, peeled and cored
Handful of blueberries
Handful of strawberries
Handful of raspberries
half a spoonful each of maca powder, camu powder, gojiberry powder, hemp powder, chia seeds, acai powder
2 TBS flaxseed oil
enough orange juice to fill blender jar to 16 oz.