About a year ago, we did a month long elimination diet that was recommended by our doctor and nutritionist. It was a great way to get our bodies "reset" and eliminate inflammatory foods and their effects from our systems. The great thing about it was that it helped identify food intolerance when we introduced stuff back in to our diet.
During that time, we had smoothies every morning, and that habit has kind of stuck. I make smoothies 6 or 7 mornings a week and have found it to be an awesome way to start the day with several servings of both fruits and vegetables, as well as some protein. Good thing is that our boys love them too. It also prompted the eventual replacement of our blender with a Vitamix 5200C which is awesome. I could probably make a rock smoothie with it.
Anyway, our current blend is organic apple juice, almond milk, banana, organic frozen peaches and blueberries, carrots, spinach or kale, rice protein (vanilla), and a probiotic powder. Sometimes I change up the fruit, or add coconut milk also. It really packs a punch and carries me through to lunch pretty well.
So... what's in your smoothie? Always looking for ideas or to hear what others might be doing to get their days started off right.
And, if you haven't already, make sure you enter the Happy and Healthy 2012 contest here. Contest runs to Sunday, and I'm looking forward to contacting the winners!