Cheaty's Morning Smoothie

As part of my new diet/lifestyle regimen, I am no-matter-what supposed to have a Caroline Dupont green smoothie in the morning. I’ve been doing it for a few mornings now, and it truly is a great, healthy way to start my mornings. INFINITY better than the Starbucks Grande Soy Tazo Chai Lattes I’ve been guzzling daily. So, I want to share it with you here, too.

INGREDIENTS:

Fruit: berries pear, apple, peaches, banana, soaked dried fruit like apricots – any combination;

A big handful (2 – 3 cups) organic baby spinach

Water or fruit juice (about 2 cups);

Green powders like spirulina or barley grass juice powder – you can find this at the – Health Food Store (1 tsp or so);

Natural Traditions sprouted chia and flax;

Possibly Vega Smoothie Infusion (Health Food Store).

I like to add about a half of teaspoon of natural vanilla to my smoothie. It gives it a little ZING and seems to mask some of the “green” taste.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and puree until REALLY smooth. I sometimes puree for 3 minutes (because I don’t want to be crunching chia as I drink – no thank you!). ENJOY!

WARNING: Caroline calls it a green smoothie because it really is GREEN! Don’t let that scare you….

I’ve never taken spirulina before, and I’m really excited about it. It makes the smoothie SUPER GREEN. Imagine how many servings of vegetables and fruit there are in just that smoothie!?

So, try this out, and let us know how it CHANGES YOUR LIFE!

For more recipes and health info from Caroline, see her truly excellent book Enlightened Eating. Also, please visit her website for more resources, such as her new healthy eating DVD and meditation cds, Carolinedupont.com.