When DK Publishing sent me Superfood Breakfasts by Kate Turner to review, the first thing I fell in love with was the easy recipes and beautiful photos. Often touted as the most important meal of the day, it is essential to get your kick start with a good nutritious breakfast.
A collection of 25 cook and no-cook recipes, Superfood Breakfasts is packed with ideas for nutritious grains, berries, seeds, and booster powders to give you what you need to get and stay healthy. From granola and overnight oats, yummy frittatas to the Green Goddess Juice I made today this is a compact bible of breakfast foods that don’t disappoint.
Oh and speaking of my Vitamix, I wanted to let you know that I flubbed the part where you are supposed to put the little plastic piece on the lid back on after you shmush down the vegetables with the tool they provide you with. This resulted in my cupboards and ceiling “wearing” my smoothie. Yes. My smoothie exploded into the atmosphere and I stood on my counter to wipe the ceiling off. Not what I needed to do first thing in the morning.
To add some additional boom bang to this green goddess of goodness, I added a dollop of coconut yogurt and sprinkled it with unsweetened coconut flakes. And of course a few blueberries were an essential and delicious garnish as well.
- 1 cup coarsely chopped spinach (I used organic baby spinach)
- ¾ cup coarsely chopped kale
- 1½ cups coarsely chopped celery
- 5 cups coarsely chopped cucumber
- 1½ cups coarsely chopped brocolli florets
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup diced avocado
- 6 sprigs of watercress
- 1 tsp matcha powder, optional but I threw it in
- ½ cup chopped pineapple, optional but I thought it would taste good and I needed to use it up before it went mushy in my fridge.
- raw honey to taste
- note - I added a bit of almond milk as well
- Process all ingredients in blender until smooth. Sweeten with honey to taste. Garnish as desired. I used coconut yogurt, unsweetened flakes and blueberries.