I’ve got your new breakfast go-to — a smoothie! They’re quick and simple to whip up, and are packed with tons of nutrients! Best of all, you can take them on the go when you’re rushing out in the morning. This week I was inspired to make the perfect seasonal smoothie using kale and peaches from the Farmer’s Market.
I started incorporating smoothies into my diet right after I was diagnosed with MS and learned about the book, Wahl’s Protocol. The Wahl’s diet suggests a natural approach to managing MS by filling your body with only foods grown in the ground or animal meat. I’ll elaborate on this diet soon but my biggest takeaway from it was that I needed to include more veggies and fruits into my diet (and vitamin B nutrients that came with them), and a very simple way of doing that is with smoothies.
There’s no one way to make a smoothie. In fact, I change them up every week. But, the trick is to try to incorporate leafy greens which are the best for you – like kale, spinach and cabbage – with sweeter fruit like an apple or pineapple to cut the taste. I then add in almond milk, flax seed and ice.
I often get my smoothie inspiration from Farmer’s Markets based on what’s in season and what looks fresh and tasty. This week I grabbed some peaches which are perfect for this time of year. I also tend to keep organic fruit in my freezer too to mix with.
PS. Have you heard of Spurlina? It’s a “superfood” that has all types of benefits (click here to learn more) and it’s supposed to be especially effective with MS symptoms. I add a tablespoon to my smoothie to help mask the flavor (not going to lie, it’s not great), but it’s so worth it!
- Bunch of kale (about a cup)
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 peach
- Handful of ice
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of flax seed
- 1 tablespoon Spurlina (optional)
Blend all items and enjoy! I love this Vitamix – it makes your smoothies smooth in under a minute and is so quiet so I never have to worry about waking the baby. Plus, it’s perfect for soups, purees and yes, even baby food!
I’d be lost in the kitchen without these glass bowls from Crate and Barrel. They’re perfect for just about anything – measuring out spices, displaying candy or nuts, or organizing all of the ingredients in a recipe. Best of all, they come in a variety of sizes and are super inexpensive. I seriously find them invaluable though when I’m prepping a meal and hosting.