In Search of the Breakfast of Champions

Green Smoothie

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

I love fluffy waffles, crisp bacon, thick maple syrup, and cheesy hash browns. Yum! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

But since the transplant, I have to manage how often I splurge on breakfast. Some of the medicines I take now can raise my blood sugar, so I can’t have fun breakfasts every morning.

And I have to eat every morning before I take my meds, or I am a sad camper for the rest of the day. I thought eating wasn’t that important right after the surgery – especially since I wasn’t that hungry at first. Boy, was I wrong! Nothing like an upset stomach to go with post-surgical pain.

I learned. I now eat every morning – smoothies, cereal bars, yogurt, or cereal. Most of the time, I didn’t make any of them. Not horrible for you but not as healthy as I could be.

But I’m going to do better. The reset, right?

When we have time, my husband and I make smoothies –and give a little to my daughter (My son won’t come near those smoothies!).  We’ve been boring smoothie people – using frozen strawberries, papaya, pineapple, and mango and orange juice to make them – every time. It reminds us of a trip to Hawaii, so it works.

However, my husband also likes green smoothies. I haven’t been a fan but since this is a life reboot, I am willing to experiment to find one that we both like. Since green smoothies are so nutrient dense with kale, spinach, or collard greens — it isn’t difficult to fill a lot of our nutritional needs after drinking one.  The following was a good one to start with since I like all the included ingredients. Win, Win!

Print Recipe
Spinach and Green Apple Smoothie
Green Smoothie
Course Breakfast
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Servings
people
Ingredients
Green Smoothie
Instructions
  1. • Add 1/2 cup of your water to your blender, along with your spinach leaves. Blend well. • Add banana and remaining water, blending well. • Slowly add green apples, blending until the desired texture is achieved.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition per 1 cup – 90 calories, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 10 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 22 g carbohydrates

I used a little more coconut water to decrease the thickness. That’s a personal preference.

Do you have a favorite green smoothie recipe? Leave it in the comments – I would love other ones to try!

Loving Life – The Reboot!

Dominique Brooks

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