One more post from Page! When we were in Montana she made smoothies for breakfast and everyone LOVED them. This was only a little suprising since she packs them with all kinds of things: almond butter, kale, flax seeds, etc. It was a delicious and nutritious way to start the day and the kids were asking for seconds.
Page uses frozen fruits and frozen kale to make a really thick and cold smoothie but you can certainly substitute fresh fruits or kale for frozen if you have them on hand - just use enough frozen ingredients to keep the smoothie cold. Page also added nutritional reasons for all her ingredients in parentheses below. Thank you, Page!
PAGE'S POWER BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
(makes 4 generous servings)
2 11 ounce Vita Coca coconut waters (hydration)
1 large banana, peeled (potassium)
two heaping tablespoons almond butter (protein and fiber)
2 heaping cups frozen raspberries, blueberries, or cherries, preferably a mix (dark fruits are full of antioxidents)
1 heaping cup frozen peaches or mango
1 1/2 cups frozen kale
2 tablespoons whole or ground flax seeds (Omega 3's - some people say ground flas seed is better for absorption but they get at least partially ground in the blender)
2 tablespoons chia seeds (Omega 3's)
1 pack of frozen acai puree, optional (I use Sambazon which is available at whole foods in 100gram smoothis packages)
Combine all the ingredients in the blender and puree. Serve immediately.