I think most everyone appreciates a quick, healthy breakfast that you can take out the door and into the car. Smoothies by far are the best answer for such a situation. Even better is a smoothie made with seasonal fruit. I love food, but I don’t always know how to put the things I enjoy into a tasty combination. Solution….cookbooks, wellness magazines, online foodies sites and anything else that might promise a yummy, quick bite!
I recently purchased Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. The book contains an interesting section of fruit and veggie smoothies. I have tried several and they are all enjoyable, but the Creamy Fruit and Berry Smoothie is my favorite for this time of year. It’s an excellent smoothie to take advantage of all of the berries that are currently in season. I also like that it makes 2 servings. This allows for several options; second breakfast for the next morning, lunch for later in the day with half of a sandwich, or a fantabulous way for your children to have a nutritious snack.
It’s also worth noting that this smoothie is a power house of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to improve immune function and may protect our bodies from chronic disease.
Let’s get to the YUM! You will need the following ingredients:
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup frozen peaches
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
Blend all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy.