Last week, I shared the details of the 5 week weight loss challenge I participated in during February/March. The hardest week for me was definitely the final week where we focused on eliminating processed foods from our diet.
Breakfast was the most difficult because I am typically at work with little access to something to cook with. No processed foods meant I was going to need to do some breakfast makeovers stat.
Enter the green smoothie…
I was definitely a little worried at first. I mean it is a green smoothie…a very green smoothie! But, it honestly looks a lot scarier than it really is!
1 cup kale, stems removed, coarsely chopped and firmly packed
1/2 cup curly parsley, loosely packed
1 1/2 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
1 banana, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup Trop 50 orange juice
Throw it all in a blender and whirr away until it is completely blended.
I did pre-chop and bag all my ingredients into single servings and stored them in the freezer for the week.
It made it super easy to make sure I made a smoothie each morning. I just grabbed the bag and dumped it into the blender. I add my liquids and give it a quick run in the blender before I hit the road! I poured mine into a mason jar and took it to work with me each day.
What do you have for breakfast most mornings?