Mornings are hard folks! Let’s admit it, you hit the snooze button one too many times (in my case, a gazillion). I have never been a morning person, i’m an insomniac and occassional televison starer (half the time, the TV is watching me!). My experience during gloomy mornings like this is that coffee just doesn’t cut it – that high is temporary and I feel the need to have something healthier and nutritious. Not discounting the health benefits of a cup o’ joe but a fruit smoothie is packed with vitamins and antioxidants; that will fuel you throughout that dreaded ride to work, or early subway commute. Dust off that blender you’ve probably been storing away for years, buy some fruits and get blending! Smoothies give me that extra boost of energy, you’ll love it!
This one of my favourite smoothies to make – The Very Berry Smoothie recipe is for two but you can adjust measurements accordingly. I prefer using fresh fruit but the blueberries can be substituted for frozen blueberries if desired.
- 1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 an apple
- 6 ounces of coconut water
- 6 cubes of ice
- a handful of grapes (this adds sweetness and allows you to omit sugar or any other sweetner)
In you blender, add all the ingredients above, the order doesn’t matter and blend until smooth. I use a vitamix or my personal favourite ‘all inclusive’ blender, the blendtec.
Now don’t forget to let me know how you liked/hated this smoothie. I bet you it will be the former. No road rage or angry commute to work this morning, have a Very Berry Smoothie and enjoy your day, live it like it’s your last!