I'm usually most productive if I start my day with a green smoothie. I'm not a big breakfast person, but I've found that if I drink a smoothie before I leave the house, I can resist having the morning "Gipfeli " on my way to the lab. I make enough for breakfast and to sip on during the day when my energy levels are low. Here's a recipe that I adapted from various books and web sites:
2 Tbs Chia seeds
2 Tbs Linseeds
1-2 cm piece of ginger, peeled
2-3 dates (seeds removed) or any other sweetener such as erythritol or coconut nectar (optional)
Frozen pineapple, (about 1/4 to 1/3 of a whole pineapple, cut into 2 cm pieces before freezing)
1 orange, peeled and cut into eighths
1-2 large handfuls of greens (baby spinach, kale, bok choy or romaine lettuce)
1 tray of ice cubes (filtered water)
- Place the seeds in the TM bowl, and process on speed 10 for 10 sec
- Add ginger and dates, and process on speed 10 for 5 sec
- Add remaining ingredients and process on speed 10 for 1.30 to 2.00 minutes.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy. Keep the remainder in a Thermos for a boost for later.
Note: Any fruit can be used, apples, peaches, berries are great. To limit the morning stress, I try to prepare my fruit in advance. Just wash, peel, cut and freeze the fruit in zip-lock bags. You'll also have a stock for Fruity Dream (Sorbet).
A green smoothie and a cup of Crio Brü - the perfect way to begin the day!