I love to start my day with a smoothie for a couple of reasons. Number 1 it is possibly the quickest way to get something onto the table in the morning. Number 2 the combinations are literally endless and you can experiment with absolutely anything and everything (sometimes leading to slightly odd results!)
From a nutritional perspective smoothies are absolute winners as well, I can easily get 6-8 portions of fresh produce into my body before I even left the house, including some things you may not necessarily think to eat raw.
For this particular blend I was looking to harness some of the naturally medicinal power of fresh herbs so I have paired beautifully zingy basil, the vibrant citrus notes of parsley and the sumptuous decadence of Motion Nutrition’s vegan peanut protein powder. I think this blend is an absolutely fabulous breakfast and if you would like a bit more information of those incredible herbs check out this post.
- 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 serving Motion Nutrition vegan protein (optional)
To serve: your favourite sprinkle toppings; chopped nuts, seeds, coconut, cacao nibs, fresh berries etc. I’ve opted for tiger nuts, ground flaxseed and a couple of extra parsley leaves
Add everything to a blender and purée until silkily smooth. Decant into a bowl, top with your sprinkles and enjoy! 😀