Cheers to healthy starts, lovely readers! With the start of a new year, most people are abuzz over healthy habits. When it comes to meals, you don’t need to be a health expert to agree that there’s a lot of truth to the old saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, I’ve always found that statement to be problematic. It’s not because I don’t agree. I do!
I am not a fan of breakfast. It is my least favorite meal of the day. In fact, prior to being pregnant with my first child, I often skipped breakfast. I don’t anymore but I’m usually not very inspired by the morning food options. Not only that, I just don’t have much of an appetite in the morning.
Today, I’m so delighted to introduce you to Nadia Murdock, an inspirational Health and Fitness coach I had the privilege of meeting a few months back. She is here on the blog today to share a smoothie especially created for Beauteeful Living‘s readers. For someone who isn’t a fan of traditional breakfast options (that would be me), a smoothie drink is an excellent alternative! Of course, smoothies can be consumed during other parts of the day.
Before I get to Nadia’s delicious “Daily Recharge Smoothie” recipe, I’d love for you to get to know Nadia!
With Nadia’s expertise on health and fitness, she has a long list of media appearances which includes E!, Fox NY, NBC, and Arise Entertainment 360. Nadia’s impressive resume also stretches to print media such as InTouch Weekly, Life & Style, Huffington Post Healthy Living, and Latina Magazine just to name a few.
Note from Nadia
Finding time to sneak in your much needed fruits and vegetables each day may be one of your healthy lifestyle goals in 2016. If it’s not, make sure to add it to the list! Below you will find a simple recipe that is perfect for anytime of the day that I am sure the entire family will enjoy as well!
The ingredients below not only taste delicious when blended together but include the following benefits:
-Rich in antioxidants
-Rich in Iron and Vitamin C
–Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
- 2 cups of baby spinach (pre-washed)
- ½ a banana
- ½ cup of Black Currant Blueberry Juice (you an choose an alternate juice if necessary)
- ½ an avocado
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of organic cane sugar
- (a handful of ice is optional)
- Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or blender. Blend until the contents are completely mixed and smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
** For maximum benefits and freshness, smoothie should be consumed within 24 hours. If refrigerated, smoothie will stay good up to 2 days. **
Because I won’t recommend a recipe without trying it myself, I followed Nadia’s instructions and made this easy + delicious smoothie! Since I couldn’t find black currant blueberry juice in my local grocery store, I improvised and used cran-blueberry juice instead. That’s the beauty of this smoothie. You can always swap out some ingredients if necessary.
Here’s how my smoothie came out:
Don’t let the green color scare you. It tastes amazing! Want proof?
Ellie, my 7 year-old (picky eater) asked to try it after seeing me blend the ingredients together.
She actually LOVED it! I knew this smoothie must’ve tasted amazing for Ellie to enjoy it. Unlike Lauren, my 5 year-old, Ellie is very picky with her veggies. What a
sneaky great way to add extra veggies into the kids’ diets. 🙂
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I’d like to thank Nadia for creating this Daily Recharge Smoothie for Beauteeful Living readers and me (yay)! This tasty and healthy smoothie is a welcome change to my usual breakfast options.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I can’t wait to share more of what’s ahead this year on the blog. Many thanks for joining me on this journey! Will discuss more in coming weeks! Cheers to healthy and inspired starts to 2016! Xoxo, Tee.
P.S. Are you a breakfast person? What are your thoughts on this blog feature?