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Lately I've been doing a lot of green smoothies for breakfast. They are simple, delicious, and a great way to start the day feeling energized.
I do a mix of fresh and frozen fruit, a large serving of greens, and some Greek yogurt.
I also like to add in some superfoods: moringa powder and chia seeds.
Moringa is high in B12, vitamin A and calcium and its antioxidant polyphenols detox and protect the liver, boost immunity via several mechanisms, and support healthy blood sugar and lipids. I recommend the Organic India brand; the powder mixes in easily and its flavor is subtle and reminds me of matcha green tea powder. (Side note: their teas are amazing too! The Tulsi Chai masala is my favorite.)
Chia is a great source of fiber, omega 3 fats, and calcium.
Lately my favorite morning green smoothie includes:
- frozen pineapple (3/4 cup)
- frozen mango (1/2 cup)
- 2 large handfuls green kale
- plain or honey Greek yogurt (1/2 cup)
- orange or mango juice
- chia seed
- Moringa powder
What do you like in your green smoothies?
PS Here's a helpful infographic about how to create the perfect green smoothie, with the right balance of greens, fruit, and other ingredients, if you need more ideas! :)
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