The Recipe Redux is turning 5 years old so for their birthday month, we nutrition bloggers and recipe writers are celebrating each other! When I woke up craving a green breakfast smoothie, I knew which sites to check out for inspiration. Fellow Recipe Redux participants specialize in healthy but delicious recipes and always have amazing pictures. My dear friend Steph, the Grateful Grazer, is constantly mixing up the most beautiful plant-based dishes. She uses unique ingredients and focuses on seasonality. Her blog features excellent food photography and her own voice comes through strongly in her writing – to read her blog is to know her. We met while working at an integrative oncology clinic as clinical dietitians helping people from point of diagnosis through treatment, focusing on a healthful, whole-foods, vegan diet and appropriate, lab-based supplementation. It was a blast working as a team of dietitians in that environment and now she’s one of the people I refer folks to most often if they want to work with a dietitian.
I made a version of her Energizing Tropical Green Tea Smoothie this morning because I needed something quick,
easy, and refreshing on this summer morning before walking to the train. Steph and I both LOVE matcha green tea and I always keep it in the cabinet. I also freeze ripe bananas in plastic so I can rip them in 1/2 and stick them in a smoothie whenever I need to. I also used chia seeds for healthy fat and fiber and threw in some greens I had in the fridge. Smoothies are an excellent way to sneak in more veggies at breakfast or for a snack! My green breakfast smoothie recipe is similar to her’s but not exactly the same but it also turned out frothy and delicious; a wonderful start to my day. What is your favorite type of breakfast smoothie?