Check-out this yellow morning sunshine smoothie, made with healthy fats, plenty of veggies and only a few sweet fruits. This combo will give you energy all day long without those blood sugar spikes that you get from sugary drinks (most smoothies including).
This smoothie is perfect for those days when you wake up full of energy and you need to grab something healthy before heading outside. It’s one of those “complicated” smoothies that I like putting together but it’s also one of the most interesting so far.
So, why would you make this smoothie instead of buying one from the store? Let me tell you.
Homemade is simply better.
It’s naturally sweet.
Will give you plenty of energy.
Loaded with healthy nutrients.
Homemade is cheaper.
It’s fun to make it.
The perfect smoothie
Would you like to know the secret to making the perfect smoothie? Just go out and buy all sorts of ingredients: fruits, veggies, fresh or frozen, exotic or local. Bring them home and wash them, place them in the fridge and wait until the next morning. When you’ll wake up you’ll be instantly inspired by all the colors, textures and aromas of those fresh plants. I promise you that you’ll feel like a child in a spring sunny day. Follow you inspiration (or my recipe) and you’ll be making a smoothie in no time.
As a general rule, my smoothies are always prepared using plenty of healthy fats, lots of veggies, a few fruits, plus spices and superfoods. This is roughly my formula for making delicious and healthy smoothies.
Wait, there’s more! I think that each smoothie also needs to include a “surprise” ingredient. It’s that special ingredient that you don’t expect in there and yet it adds a special aroma that changes your recipe forever. Back to our smoothie, the secret ingredient for this recipe is a ½ cup of homemade cold espresso. Of course, if you don’t take coffee, just skip it and it’ll be absolutely fine without it.
Ok, now that you know how to put together the perfect smoothie, it’s time to get blending! I really hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as I did and I wish you a productive day!
If you decide to make this smoothie don’t forget to let me know what you think about it. Plan to share a photo on Instagram? Tag it #refreshmyhealth so I can follow-up with you.
What’s your favorite smoothie to drink? Will you try this yellow-looking smoothie?
Morning Sunshine Smoothie
- 1 avocado (skin removed, seeded)
- 1 banana (skin removed)
- 1 golden apple (cut in big pieces)
- 1 clementine (skin removed, no seeds)
- 1 big slice lemon (organic, with skin, cut in 4)
- 6 frozen broccoli bouquets
- 1/2 green kapia pepper (sliced big)
- 1 tomato (sliced big)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- pinch of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 long espresso (cold)
- 250-300 ml water
- Peel, chop and cut all the ingredients according to my instructions.
- Blend on medium to high speed until everything looks smooth and creamy.
- Your smoothie is now ready! Wasn’t that easy?