The breakfast smoothie (prep time: 5 - 10 min)
The easiest way to increase your morning nutrients is to blend fruits, veggies, nuts and cream together. Blending breaks down the vitamins and minerals for quicker absorption into your blood stream via your gut.
Directions: Blend 2 bananas, 1 cup plain yogurt, a celery stalk, a handful of baby spinach or kale leaves, 1 cup almonds, 1 cup full fat milk or cream, 2 oranges, a handful of grapes, two carrots and a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup… be creative and add other fruits or veggies if you have them.
What you get: Vitamin A, C, D, E, B12, K, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, folic acid, iron, protein, calcium, long-term energy, eased digestion & bowel movements, plus plenty of fluids.
TIP: Run your blender until the consistency is nice-n-smooth... besides, a gritty smoothie is an oxymoronic way to start your day.