When I find a new food blog that grabs my attention, the first thing I do is look at the Breakfast recipe index. I love seeing people’s breakfast creations! Really, breakfast food is my favorite. It’s also my favorite meal to eat out.
So, funny that my breakfast page has fewer recipes than any other category on my blog! Maybe this shows that I need inspiration in that area, and that’s why I am always looking at other people’s ideas?
Or maybe it’s because I am actually quite boring when it comes to breakfast. To work, I take a greek yogurt and a container for dried fruit, nuts, coconut, or fresh fruit to mix in. Maybe a grapefruit if I’m really getting crazy. If I have breakfast cookies in the freezer, I like to grab a few of those, too. (BAAH! Who am I kidding? Breakfast cookies, or any other cookie of the non-breakfast variety of will do).
I am not the only one OBSESSED with green smoothies, am I? (Alert: For all you GREEN smoothie lovers out there, check out my “Green Love” Pinterest board). I know I’m not alone, because the green smoothies on my site are the most popular recipes — in order of popularity:
And… honorable mention, because it would be more popular if I had known a thing about food photography back when I posted it– the Chiang Mai Frozen Banana Coffee (<– plus, this is a great “newbie” green smoothie because it’s NOT green, but has a green vegetable in it- undetectable!).
It’s fun to come up with smoothie recipes, but I’ll tell you– recipes are not what are actually made on a normal basis in my kitchen! I try to keep a variety of fruit and vegetables frozen (my favs are grapefruit, bananas, spinach and zucchini — and pumpkin puree, but I don’t freeze that), but let’s face it– I live in the tropics, where bugs and humidity ruin food, so half the “dry” goods I buy are stored in my freezer. Freezer space is at a premium! My smoothies are a mix of whatever’s on hand– and the ones that turn out really good are the ones that end up on here!
Cheers, green smoothie lovers.
Orange Dreamcicle Green Smoothie
- 1/4 cup light coconut milk (canned)
- 1/4 cup green yogurt
- 1/4 cup green tea or almond milk (OJ would be great, too!)
- 2 large mandarin oranges peeled, sectioned, and frozen (or 1 1/4 cups peeled & frozen navel oranges)
- 1 cup frozen spinach cubes (about 5 ice cube sized chunks of frozen spinach)
- 4 ice cubes
- 5-10 grams plain whey protein powder (or vanilla)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (don't leave out!)
- Add the coconut milk, water, and yogurt first, then add the rest of the smoothie ingredients.
- Blend very well, until all the greens are fully incorporated.
- Garnish with coconut whipped cream and orange slices.
I’d love to hear your ideas!