Best Breakfast ever - smoothie with a side of deviled eggs.
Updated: Mar 30, 2019
Ingredients: Celery, turmeric root, berries, honey, matcha powder and whatever fruits and veggies you have in your fridge (I like to add kiwi, cooked beets, avocado/banana for creamy texture), eggs, sun dried tomatoes/bacon/avocado, mayo, hot mustard.
Smoothies are my favorite breakfast for three good reasons: 1- you can have it on the go, 2- they are husband and kid approved, 3- you can put (or hide, depends how sneaky you are) all the nutrients in it.
I typically sip on one on my way to drop off my son at school and while I drive to my 9 o'clock Pilates class (shout out to my amazing instructor, who also happens to be a holistic nutritionist who I bug with my questions all the time - love you Marissa!).
Since I'm on the go I have the hard boiled egg as is, but if you are home and have a couple of minutes - definitely get fancy.
My smoothies always have those 5 ingredients: celery, large turmeric root (or even two), berry mix, matcha powder and honey - those are always on hand in my house.
I get huge bag of frozen mixed berries every week. This assures you always have this superfood ready to use. My mix has blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries for a variety of vitamins.
Usually I also add kiwi, banana (and/or avocado) for a creamy texture, cooked beets and almond milk or apple cider for liquid if I have it. If not water is just fine, there is plenty of flavors in it as it is.
For two 16 oz. (almost half a liter) smoothies you will need: 2 celery ribs (large), 1 beet, 1 kiwi, 1 large turmeric root, 1 cup of berries, 1 cup liquid, 1/2 avocado/banana, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.
My fridge always has a bowl of boiled eggs - I boil a dozen each Sunday to have on hand.
For my husband I make two eggs to go with the smoothie.
For filling I use whatever I currently have, but bacon or sundried tomato are his favorite.
Cut the egg in half, take out the yolk and mash with a tablespoon of homemade mayo and hot mustard (feel free to leave the mustard out if you are not a fan, or add it later on top of the egg) and diced filling of choice. Stuff the mix back in the egg white and serve.
For the picky eaters that need their nutrients hidden you can add spinach, kale, parsley, cilantro or anything else you can think of - this is the beauty of smoothies!
Since plain chicken or egg white do not have any flavor, they go completely undetected in a smoothie (plain cooked chicken breast is another thing I always have ready in the fridge).
If my son asks for a breakfast smoothie I will also throw one of those in to provide him with the protein (he refuses to eat eggs in any shape or form, so I had to get crafty). This is also a great way to substitute the egg if you can't have it (or attempting the AIP) or just didn't have time to make any.