A Healthy Plant-Based Whole Food Smoothie
I don’t know about you but I can’t go the entire morning without at least two breakfasts. I’ve always eaten 5-7 smaller meals/snacks per day, even prior to going plant-based. There was an episode of “The Office” a few years back where Pam was pregnant and Kevin talked about how he had started eating his meals with Pam a lot. Not all of them, just second breakfast, lunch, second lunch, and first dinner. I had to chuckle at that because he was describing my life!
That’s how I roll. I typically eat a bowl of cereal or oatmeal at home, and then have something else mid-morning like a soy latte, a piece of homemade veggie bread, or some raw carrots. Or I make a smoothie, like this Green Dream Smoothie, drink it on the way to work, and then have my cereal or oatmeal mid-morning.
This Green Dream smoothie gives a healthy, refreshing burst of nutrients from the fresh fruits and leafy greens, along with a little bit of creaminess to thicken things up. Sometimes I change things up but lately this is pretty much what I’ve been sticking to.
If you prefer to eat your breakfast all in one sitting try this Green Dream Smoothie with a bowl of Cinnamon Cherry Oil-Free Granola (pictured above) and some fresh fruit. This smoothie isn’t just for breakfast and makes a healthy snack any time of the day.
For a smooth finish to your smoothie, try using a Vitamix high speed blender. We fell in love with it the day we got it because it has so many uses. Full disclosure: if you purchase through this link we receive a small commission which helps us support this site. We appreciate your support!
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ cup berries of your choice
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- ½ cup non-dairy milk (can adjust this amount based on how thick or thin you like your smoothies)
- Handful of ice cubes
- Add everything to your blender, set it to high and let ‘er rip until smooth.