Monday, October 24, 2011

Smoothies for Breakfast

The american breakfast has turned into a myriad of muffins, cereals, cereal bars, instant oatmeals and more. So, what is there to eat for breakfast that gives your body what it really needs? The same as for any other meal! It is just that simple! Fruits, nuts, nut butters, vegetables, eggs and lean meats. I often have vegetable scramble eggs, boiled eggs, an apple and peanut butter, raw nuts or a smoothie. This morning we had smoothies and boiled eggs. I am including both. I know it seems silly to include a recipe for boiled eggs, but some people may not know how to do them. Also most people over cook their eggs and they end of with a grey outside on their yolks.

Serves: 2
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup natural apple juice
4 cups dark, leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards, bok choy)
1 cup frozen mixed berries, partially thawed

We have a Blend Tec blender. It was an investment in our health and worth every penny! We had a regular kitchenaid blender and it was great, but we found it would not grind everything up like we wanted.
This smoothie is great but play with the "recipe." We often throw whatever vegetables we have in the refrigerator in the blender (carrots, celery, zucchini, cucumber, avocado, tomato, eggplant, bell pepper). We try to do mostly vegetables and a little fruit as in the example above. Most fruits work well too. We often used berries, apples, bananas. Have fun blending!

Serves: any many as you want!

Place eggs in a sauce pan. Cover with water. Bring water to boil over high heat. Once the water start to boil, cook 6 minutes for small eggs and 8 minutes for large eggs. Remove from heat. Drain. Run eggs under cold water. You can peel them all now and then they are ready to grab and eat or you can peel them when you want!

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