I’m thrilled to introduce you to my newest food contributor, Sarah of The Homemade Haus. If you don’t already follow her, you’re going to rectify that immediately. Your kitchen, friends, and family, will thank you for it.
In my ideal world, I’d sit down every morning for a hot breakfast, complete with over-easy eggs served on top of sautéed vegetables with a side of perfectly crisp, thick-cut bacon. Most days, though, I’m scrambling for something to hold me over until my kids’ nap (when I can hopefully eat for a couple uninterrupted minutes). Unfortunately, my grab and go food choices all too often include treats like chocolatey scones and sugar-topped muffins – hardly a nutrient-rich option.
This past week, I’ve skipped the pastries (or just enjoyed them as an afternoon snack) and whipped up a green smoothie to get fruits and vegetables in my system first thing in the morning. This recipe is dairy free and only uses a banana and dates for sweetness. It also has a good dose of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and potassium. And best of all? It takes about two minutes to make – perfect for busy mornings! Enjoy, Sarah
- 3 ounces fresh spinach
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 medium banana
- 1 medjool date (add an additional date or two for extra sweetness)
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted almond butter
- 4 ounces ice (one big handful)
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Enjoy!