Thursday, August 20, 2015

POUR / very berry kale smoothie

I've been waking up to so much more light. We moved into a new space a few weeks ago. We were living in a cramped one-bedroom for over a year and recently had some new inhabitants to our already small quarters. We made due, but there was always a sense of unease present. A feeling that our space was temporary and we never truly sunk in to making it our own. This new place, interestingly only a few doors down from our old apartment, has brought us so much expansion. Each room holds just a little more space and the light just streams in, inviting me to wake up a little bit earlier, which amazingly gave me a little more access to time alone. That sweet hour of time where I can inhabit my body, sit quietly on my mat, read from a book that's been begging me to pick it up, and begin to create a new daily routine.

This is my new absolutely favorite way to start the day, it's sweet yet packed full of greens and fiber.

Give yourself the gift of a really delicious and nourishing breakfast. See if it helps to shift your day and encourages your body to support you throughout it.

Very Berry Kale Smoothie

1/2-1 cup frozen fruit (we use the mixed fruit bag: mango, strawberries, and blueberries)
1 banana (if frozen, you can skip the extra ice)
2 whopping handfuls of kale (you can add spinach if you prefer)
1/2 cup of your most favorite yogurt
sprinkle in about 2 tablespoons of ground up chia or flax seeds
1/4 cup of orange juice (I usually add this by feel; I like a thicker smoothie, hence less OJ)
a few ice cubes if you'd like it to be a bit colder and icey in it's consistency

Add all ingredients into a strong blender (we use our Vitamix); be sure to place ice and larger fruit towards the bottom of the blender to encourage the blades to break that up first. Blend together and drink to your hearts content.

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