Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spinach Spring Smoothie

from Michelle Gill - Used by permission

1 frozen banana

1 Stonyfield Baby Whole Milk Organic Vanilla Yogurt

2 hands full of organic fresh spinach

1 Tbsp. unrefined organic coconut oil

1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed

2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond butter
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

My Favorite Breakfast
by Lisa Farmer)

I take 2 containers of Stonyfield Organic plain whole milk yogurt and strain it to create my own organic Greek yogurt (and it tastes so much better than the others on the market), add stevia to taste, as well as vanilla extract, and mix it up in a large container for the week.  You can use any fruit, but I buy frozen fruit when it's not in season and spoon yogurt over it, sprinkle lots of cinnamon (this is very good for blood sugar regulation), and a handful of chopped walnuts (huge health benefits in these if you google).  This breakfast has lots of protein, fiber, healthy carbs plus all the benefits of cinnamon and walnuts.
And don't throw out the whey - you can use it in smoothies or baking, as well as using it on your dog's food as it's very good for their digestion!