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!
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!