We all know the saying that you are what you eat and the best way to start your day is with a healthy breakfast. Well I have never been a big breakfast person and I know my mom struggled to get me to have breakfast when I was a kid. I luckily do not have that problem with Little Miss Mixture. Sometimes that is her best meal of the day, but breakfast is a meal that seems to be on the go in our house.
Mr. Mixture only sits down for breakfast on the weekends and typically grabs his coffee and a breakfast bar or smoothie and heads out. During the school year Little Miss Mixture wants to sit and eat, but generally only leaves herself about 5 minutes to get her breakfast in. In an effort to fuel them up, I try and make healthy smoothies and other on the go items for them at least two -three times a week. Now with Little Miss Mixture sleeping in and enjoying her summer my motivation to turn on the vitamix is waning.
I have made a couple of smoothies in the last few weeks and though I constantly write down recipes of different ones, typically I just find items and toss them in and blenderize. I almost always add peanut butter to my smoothies. I find my taste is drawn to smoothies that include peanut butter and they stick with me longer than all fruit smoothies. Mr. Mixture enjoys creamy fruit smoothies where yogurt is included as an ingredient.
In our house we like green smoothies. There are certain flavor combinations that we enjoy more than others as I find spinach is a great green in almost any smoothie. Spinach is also so versatile as I use it in salads, on sandwiches, pizza, etc. If i notice some needs to be used before it begins to wilt, I simply sauté it or toss it in a smoothie. Here is a quick smoothie I tossed together the other morning.
1 cup Spinach
1/2 frozen Banana
2 Tbsp. Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Milk
Place all ingredients in blender and puree. If using a vitamin start with liquid and top with greens and frozen fruit and puree until smooth.