I woke up this morning, surprisingly not exhausted, despite my decision to stay up until the wee hours of the morning watching The Mindy Project. Within the past few weeks I have decided that I am going to spend some of my free time catching up on television shows that I have wanted to watch, but never really had the time to watch. (Maybe that should be a hint to myself? Maybe I shouldn't watch as much television as I do?) I have already watched the entire first season and have caught up on the second season of Scandal. I am currently catching up on The Mindy Project. Next up? The Walking Dead. Downton Abbey. Sherlock. Luther. So there I was, laying in my bed thinking about what I wanted for breakfast. Coffee? That was a given. An omelette? Eh. And then I remembered! I had just seen a recipe for a smoothie on the Lululemon blog that had coffee IN IT! Call me convinced!
Breakfast smoothies have always been something that I have wanted to make on a regular basis. But more often than not, I find myself only having enough time for a cup of coffee in the morning. What a terrible way to start your day!
The recipe from Lululemon called for bee pollen, something that I knew I would be able to get, but not in the short amount of time that I had. Hello improvisation! That is the great thing about smoothies - don't worry about making them exactly according to the recipe. Add things. Take things out. Make them fit YOUR tastes and lifestyle! So for my Morning Glory Smoothie I took out the bee pollen and replaced it with a little bit of açaí powder. I also added some mixed frozen berries.
Tommy's new New Years Resolution: eat more breakfast smoothies! Especially this one! You should do the same - they are a great way to get a ton of nutritional benefits!
Until next time...happy eating!
morning glory smoothie
1.5 cups of coffee (I used iced coffee) 1 frozen banana 1 head of kale frozen mixed berries açaí powder 2 tablespoons of almond butter
Place all ingredients in blender and pulse for 30 seconds. Serve in glass jar and enjoy immediately for maximum freshness.