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This is what I have been eating all week for breakfast. And in some form, every morning for the last few months. And probably the next few months too. I’m just not a fan of the green smoothies yet. Although, to be fair to them, I think the last couple times I tried it, I had way too many collared greens and kale. It was like trying to swallow a bite of salad. With no salad dressing. Or toppings. SO, I have some experiementing to do there – clearly. But until then, I have this super healthy and wake-up-worthy fruit and veggie smoothie.

It tastes great, but I especially like that it’s easy to prepare in the morning (see my instructions for how I plan ahead) and is light but also energizing. It’s like my cup o’ joe. The Hubs knows he won’t get any useful information out of me if he tries to chat before I have it in the am. So yeah, sort of like my own personal coffee fix.

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Sunrise Smoothie

Ingredients:

- 1 apple
- 1 small yam/sweet potato (approx 1/4 cup)
- 1 med orange
- 5 baby carrots
- 1/2 large banana
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 drops of NuNaturals alcohol-free liquid stevia
- 3/4 cup filtered water

Instructions:

Using a strong blender (I use a Vitamix), combine all ingredients. Start on low and steadily increase to a higher setting. I usually blend for about 2 minutes.

Makes approximately 2 1/2-3 cups.

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Also, just a fun tip – I premake individual smoothie bags on the weekend for the upcoming week. It’s a one stop process so all I need to do in the morning is dump the bag in, add water, stevia, and vanilla – and I’m done! I actually do it each morning while holding my baby. It’s a life saver to have them all ready to go!

~Aubree Cherie

 

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5 Responses to Sunrise Smoothie

  1. Kathy Richards says:

    Aubree I have done spinach smoothies,only using a large handful of greens then blended with banana,orange strawberries and blueberries…..my base is a little cran lemonade juice….since I don’t own a juicer my oster blender does OK if I use the juice base…..the bluberries truly make it not so greeny :)

  2. Millie Marsg says:

    Hi there!! Know you use a blender to make this smoothie. Do you think it would be OK to use this in a Nutri Bullet extractor?

    • Hi Millie, thanks for the question! I’ve never use the nutribullet but I think you might need to halve the quantities I list due to its size. The fruit and sweet potato should be fine, but since carrots are more firm, maybe try those with the water first to make sure the bullet can get them broken down enough. Sorry I can’t give more help… please let me known if you do try it and how it goes though! ~Aubree

  3. Millie Marsg says:

    Aubree: Thanks for the inputs. Will give them a try and let you know what happens.

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