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Purple Power Breakfast Shake

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Breakfast is important. Who can concentrate with a noisy tummy? Who can learn if their brain is craving nutrition? Who has time to make a breakfast that is healthy, full of vitamins, fiber and protein? You do!
Just keep these few ingredients in your pantry and freezer then you can start the day off right with a tasty power shake to feed the body, warm the heart and free the mind from snack attacks until its time for lunch.

You Need:

½ banana (potassium, vitamins and love)
½ cup frozen blueberries (a superfood with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!)
¼ Teaspoon cinnamon ( to help metabolize sugar and both anti-oxidant, anti fungal and anti-inflammatory)
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds for adults (1/2-1 teaspoons for little kids; 1-2 teaspoons for big kids), for your heart and brain, for fiber and omegas
1 cup 2% milk, almond or soy milk (for calcium and protein)
2 Tablespoons peanut or almond butter, do make sure to get the kind without any additives like sugar (for antioxidants, minerals, protein and power)

To make 1 serving:

Just put everything into the blender, hit the switch, let it run until smooth.

Cooks tip: After you have gotten into the habit of drinking these, be bold, add a small handful spinach or kale as well, blend well and all you will taste is a new vigor for life.

 

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  • Barney Girl

    Thanks Kirstin, you always have the best tips and recipes. Do you make housecalls?

  • Dave Schwartz

    I made this today for breakfast.  I have to say I did NOT really like it.  Sorry!  I used a cup of Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk, frozen wild blueberries from a bag I bought at Costco, ground flaxseed with blueberries, cinnamon, and the 1/2 banana.  The peanut butter was Smucker’s Natural (no sugar, just peanuts).   It was mixed for about 30 seconds in my VitaMix.  I was very disappointed!

    • guest

      you skipped the banana? you’d need to add a sweetener then… as that’s where all the sweetness comes from, it’d be pretty bland without it.

  • Kirstin

    Hi Dave! 
    Sometimes blueberries are sweeter than other times, and a banana can taste like a banana or like nothing at all… That is why it is important… especially whenever you are cooking with fruits and vegetables to always taste as you cook, adjusting a recipe so it tastes exactly how you like it. If you
    prefere your smoothies sweeter, make sure your banana is very ripe and add a drizzle of honey or agave… 

  • Jennifer Tyler Lee

    So easy and delicious! My kids like to add mint. Goes nicely with the blueberries :)

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