Breakfast Smoothies

Ever walk into the Next Jump kitchen wondering what to eat for breakfast?  Here’s how you can “throw something together” — literally.

HOW TO MAKE

With any recipe you try, think of making a smoothie in three parts.  See the image to the left as a guide: liquid first, then fruit/veggies, lastly add-ins.

SECTION IDEAS

1. Liquids: Chocolate Milk, Skim or 1% Milk, Water, Ice, Yogurt (regular or greek), Fruit or Veggie Juice.

2. Fruit & Veggies: Strawberries, Peaches, Pineapple slices, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Kiwi, Apple, Carrots, Cucumber, Spinach, Pumpkin.

3. Add-ins: Protein powder, flax-seed meal, wheat germ, nut butters, oils, honey, and spices.

RECIPES

Peanut Butter & Banana: · 1 Banana · ¼ cup Peanut Butter · ½ cup milk · 2 tablespoons honey

Kiwi Strawberry: · 3 Kiwi · 1 cup banana slices · ¾ cup orange juice · ½ cup frozen strawberries

Berry Good: · ½ cup raspberries · ½ cup strawberries · ½ cup blueberries · 1 cup 2% milk · 3 Kiwi · 1 cup frozen banana slices · ¾ cup pineapple juice · ½ cup frozen strawberries

Fruity: · ½ cup strawberries · ½ cup blueberries· 1 cup 2% milk · 1 cup apple juice  · 2 cups ice · 1 small carrot

Pumpkin Pie: · ½ cup skim milk · ½ cup greek yogurt · ⅓ cup canned  pumpkin · 1 tablespoon brown sugar  · ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice · crushed graham cracker (optional)

Sweet Vegetable: · ½ cup apple juice · 1 cup sliced apple · ¼ cup applesauce ·  ½ cup sliced carrots  · ½ cup cucumber · 2 cups ice · a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

WHY CARE TO PREPARE?

A smoothie can be a healthy addition to the breakfast repertoire.  It is an easy way to get in important vitamins and minerals from whole fruit and vegetables, fiber, protein and healthy sources of carbohydrates.  There are many reasons why to have breakfast in the morning, and a smoothie is a quick and tasty way to get the job done.

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