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Glass Filled With Green Smoothie.
The Green Machine Smoothie!

OK, Breakfast.

When I talk to people about being vegan, and we discuss a whole food plant-based diet, one of the questions I get a lot (after “what about protein” and “I could never quit cheese” – questions that we will discuss in another post) is “what do you have for breakfast?”

I get it. So many people rely on, if they have a breakfast at all, eggs and bacon, or eggs and toast, or an egg sandwich with cheese, and so on.

Right, you get the picture.

Eating the way we do almost every meal is made from a wonderful mixture of delicious produce. I feel blessed to live in a place where we have such easy access to fruits and vegetables, whether from the market or a nearby farm. So, to start the day at the Full of Beans household, we open up the fridge, grab some fruit, and pull out the Vitamix.

Glass filled with green spinach smoothie.

The Green Machine Smoothie!

The Green Machine spinach smoothie is how I jump start my day with a huge shot of fresh, raw fruits and veggies. If you sat down with a fork and all of this on a plate you’d think “holy cow, I’m never going to be able to eat all of this.” That’s the magic of a smoothie.
Here’s what goes into it:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups packed raw organic baby spinach (sometimes fresh kale from down the street)
  • 2 large ripe (seriously, ripe. none of those greenish ones) bananas
  • 2 cups mango chunks (I like frozen ones)
  • 1/4 frozen avocado
  • ginger to taste (I shave it from a frozen root we keep in the freezer – really convenient)

Whip that bad boy up in the Vitamix and it gives you a brilliant, frothy, green power spinach smoothie.

Carpe diem!

Below you can see me in the kitchen making one of these on a video from our YouTube channel Enjoy this one and be sure to take a look at our Smoothie Essentials post.

Making a Spinach Smoothie

Greg

Greg is the other half of Full Of Beans. He loves to be active, particularly outdoors. If he had his way, he would be on a warm beach at least part of every day. He works as a Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Personal Trainer. In his opinion, Georgia is the best thing that ever happened to him.

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