Pomaveggie Spinach Breakfast Smoothie

Naming my spinach breakfast smoothie this morning was difficult.

When you make a smoothie with several berries, you have a “berry” smoothie. When you make a smoothie with oranges and grapefruit, you have a “citrus” smoothie. When you make a smoothie with peanut butter… well… you get the idea.

What do you have when you make a smoothie with apples and pears?

fleshy smoothie?

Gross, no.

So I looked it up. Apples and pears are part of the pome family of fruits. Hence!

Apple-Pear-Spinach Breakfast Smoothie

Pomaveggie Spinach Breakfast Smoothie (a.k.a. Swamp Thing)

Ingredients

  • 1 handful organic spinach, chopped
  • 1 organic apple, peeled
  • 1 organic pear, peeled
  • 3 organic broccoli florets, stems removed
  • 1 cup organic orange-carrot juice
  • 1 spoonful-ish ground flax seed

Directions
Blend and enjoy what I describe as nearly-the-same taste and texture of applesauce!

I searched the grocery store for carrot juice. I don’t have a juicer, and carrots don’t really… blend. Couldn’t find simple carrot juice without fruit in it so orange-carrot juice it is.

I can only do so much.

Organic Orange-Carrot Juice

However, the next time I have to peel apples and pears, I’m doing this.

Strawberry-Broccoli Spinach Breakfast Smoothie

I eat a cup of Greek yogurt with granola nearly every morning.

Eating the same breakfast gets boring so some mornings I cave to cravings for something different and get… Pop-Tarts… out of the vending machine.

Bad, Shae. Pop-Tarts are bad… except, maybe, these hand pies. They look both delicious and adorable.

One of my coworkers comes to work every morning with a smoothie, filled with fruits and greens, for breakfast, which has inspired me to update my breakfast routine.

So I tried to mimic my healthy coworker and bring a smoothie to work for breakfast but kept running out of time in the morning. A cup of yogurt and granola are so easy to grab when you’re in a rush.

So I took some inspiration from the Lean Green Bean and did a Sunday Smoothie Prep!

Sunday Smoothie Preparation for the Week

Sunday Smoothie Preparation for the Week

I pre-prepared my weekly smoothies on Sunday for quick and easy morning preparations!

I chopped up spinach, broccoli, apples and pears, mixed them with frozen fruits, almond butter, ground flax seed and a variety of Greek yogurts.

Yes. Broccoli. I knew you were thinking it.

Broccoli is my favorite green food. I ate nearly half a pound (I’m not joking) of raw broccoli on Thursday.

Over the next five days, I will share my spinach smoothie recipes!

Strawberry-Broccoli Spinach Smoothie

STRAWBERRY-BROCCOLI SPINACH SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

  • 1 handful organic spinach, chopped
  • 3 organic broccoli florets, stems removed
  • 6 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 spoonful organic almond butter
  • 1 smaller spoonful of ground flax seed
  • 1 cup-ish organic almond milk
  • 3 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions
Blend until smooth… smooth-ish. I have spinach and broccoli chunks in mine… (I need a Vitamix!)

Now, even though broccoli is loaded full of nutrients in seriously high doses even in relatively small servings, I know there are people (like my husband) who hate broccoli.

Sub another handful of spinach, some baby spinach, kale or carrot juice and reap the vitamins and minerals you need without the broccoli you hate.

(But you should seriously try the broccoli. You can barely taste it.)