Happy Saturday, you sleepy heads.
Don’t you just love mornings? Even my night-owl husband says “I wish I loved mornings.” Haha, with this internal contradiction, he tends to burn the candle at both ends.
I suppose it’s a general love of ‘being awake’. Can’t have it all.
I find mornings incredibly peaceful and serene, a new gift, a space to take time for thankfulness, mindfulness, and even the anticipation for that beloved comforting hot beverage.
Typically, the first thing I do when I wake up, is drink a full glass of water. (a learned habit from Cameron Diaz, in The Body Book. A great read!)
Then on goes the kettle for tea or coffee; and next of course, is a nourishing breakfast! It’s possibly the most unsung hero of any day.
Today, I’m sharing my newest breakfast smoothie!
I just can’t get enough. It is packed with whole foods, not too complicated (great when you’re in a rush), an energizing and clean way to start the day!
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 & 1/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1/4 cup pecans
1 TBSP chia seeds
1 TBSP flaxmeal
3 dried Turkish figs (pluck stems off)
coconut flakes to garnish
Chia seeds might be tiny, but they are an astoundingly nutritious superfood packed with protein, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, and a plethora of micronutrients.
And then there’s flaxmeal, (ground flax seeds)…also rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acid..the list goes on! I’m often tossing it onto whatever I’m eating: soups, salads, smoothie, rice bowls,… it doesn’t have strong flavor so it’s easy to mix.
And don’t get me started on figs! Potassium, vitamin B6, fiber.. seriously. Figs.
Sprinkle the coconuts to pretty-up your cup.
This glass of superfoods might make you feel like a million bucks, so don’t say I didn’t warn you ;)
from my Tiny Kitchen,
Strawberry Rejuvenation Smoothie
Refreshing, nourishing, and satisfying, this superfood breakfast will give you a natural energy to start any day.
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 & 1/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1 TBSP flaxmeal
- 3 dried Turkish figs (pluck stems off)
- coconut flakes to garnish
- Blend all ingredients for approx. 1 min or more, until smooth.
- Blenders vary: add extra liquid as needed.