Creamy Berry Breakfast Smoothie

This breakfast smoothie has some powerful ingredients; mixed berries, dark greens, and flaxseeds. The perfect combo to boost nutrients and keep you feeling full longer. Its also really yummy too! 

Berries help to...
Improves insulin sensitivity
Boost antioxidants

The spinach helps to...
Detox your kidneys

Flaxseeds help to...
Suppress appetite and caloric intake
Lower cholesterol
Boost nutrition absorption 

Wow! Talk about an awesome trio! 

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However, did you know that there is a proper way to make and drink smoothies? 

  1. Add greens and seeds to make it a complete meal. Fruit alone may lead you to feeling hungry again soon after consumption. However, when you add greens (like spinach, kale, etc) and seeds (e.g. flax, chia, etc) you can help your body feel more satiated, reduce overall calorie consumption, and keep that feeling of fullness for 3-4 hours! In addition, if using spinach or broccoli sprouts, you can help detox your body.
  2. Drink your smoothie slowly. Remember, that your smoothie has multiple servings of fruits and veggies. If you were to eat these individually before blending it would take you a lot longer than 2 minutes to consume. Our bodies expect us to take our time to eat, and eating too quickly can prevent the absorption of nutrients and increase blood sugar spikes. So, drink your smoothie as if it were a meal over the coarse of 30 minutes.
  3. Drink your smoothie with a straw. There is a downside to drinking smoothies. Although great for overall health, they can be damaging to the enamel of your teeth.If you sip through a straw, however, you bypass that tooth damage! 
  4. Mix in the whole fruit/vegetable. When the skins of fruits and vegetables are edible (ex: kiwi skins, strawberry skins, lemon skins, etc), you want to put them into your smoothie. This gives you the fibers of the food that help you prevent sugar spikes and help your gut get the nutrients it needs. So, add it all in! It may seem weird, at first, but once blended you won't even notice. 

I hope these tips were helpful, and my information continues to help you learn about the healing powers of food. Now go try out this recipe already!

Creamy Berry Breakfast Smoothie
Serves 1
This deliciously creamy smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a snack. Packed full of mixed berries, greens, and flaxseeds, not only does it taste great, but it will keep you full and satiated for hours!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
394 calories
66 g
0 g
13 g
9 g
8 g
624 g
223 g
25 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
624g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394
Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
21%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 223mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 66g
22%
Dietary Fiber 11g
45%
Sugars 25g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
183%
Calcium
18%
Iron
24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup mixed berries, frozen
  2. 1 banana, frozen*
  3. 1 cup spinach
  4. 1 tbsp flaxseeds, ground
  5. 1 cup non-dairy milk
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender (I used a magic bullet) and serve. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you don't have any bananas frozen you can use fresh ones, but you may need less non-dairy milk.
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fat
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protein
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Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.

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Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.

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