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A Breakfast Smoothie For Champions

Vitamins and protein are very important to a person’s diet. After being a vegetarian for 20 years, I’ve recognized that getting the right nutrients in the morning is critical to daily balance. Being a busy working mom I don’t always have a lot of time to prepare a full course homecooked breakfast every day. Therefore, setting aside a few minutes to blend some fruits and vegetables is important for nutritional balance. 

This breakfast smoothie kept me energized all day. I was focused and productive and I didn’t feel the urge to snack on unhealthy chips or candy between meals. So I had the smoothie below for breakfast and then a heart-healthy lunch and dinner during the evening.

The apples really helped sweeten the smoothie, so my kids weren’t concerned about the spinach I put in it.

Champion Green Smoothie
Serves 5
Breakfast green smoothie with flaxseed and moringa.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2c Apple
  2. 1c Pineapple (frozen)
  3. 1c Strawberries (frozen)
  4. 1c Spinach
  5. 1/2c Parsley
  6. 1c Mango 100% Juice (base optional water or a different kind of juice)
  7. 1 Tbsp Flaxseed
  8. 1 Tbsp Moringa Powder
Instructions
  1. Add your mango juice and then your apples, pineapple, strawberries, spinach, parsley, etc. blend for 1 minute or until completely liquified. Serve in your favorite glass.
Notes
  1. Enjoy!
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Vitamins in the Breakfast Smoothie

  • Apple – Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folate (folic acid)
  • Pineapple  – Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folate (folic acid), manganese, and copper
  • Strawberries –  Iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin K, and vitamin E, vitamin C, manganese, folate (B9) and potassium
  • Spinach – vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein and choline
  • Parsley – vitamin K and vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate and iron
  • Flaxseed – manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3
  • Moringa Powder – Iron and vitamins E & K and a source of vitamin E, protein, fiber and calcium

For more basic whole food vitamin breakdowns see Lenntech.com

Reader Question:

What are your favorite ingredients for making a green smoothie?

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