Kripalu Recipe: Breakfast Smoothie

Posted on July 5th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen, Nutrition

SmoothieThis is the foundation to my family’s favorite start to the day. It’s simple, extremely nutrient-dense, can be made with local fruits (as well as bananas when we want to include them)—and it tastes great! I recommend different versions of this raw breakfast for individuals who need to avoid various types of gluten or are simply not interested in having cereals/grains as part of their breakfast. It offers the body a significant amount of soluble fiber, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, alpha linolenic acid (omega-3 type), magnesium, potassium, plant protein, and alkalinity.

1 apple, cut into pieces
1 pear, cut into pieces
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons hemp protein
4–6 tablespoons raw almond butter

Blend together all ingredients and enjoy!

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About John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH

John teaches nutrition in Kripalu’s Healthy Living programs. He holds a doctorate in food and nutrition sciences from the University of Maine and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina. John served as nutritionist at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires and is currently on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. A frequent lecturer on topics including weight loss, detoxification, and chronic disease treatment and prevention, John is also a passionate mountain climber who reached the top of Mt. Everest as part of a two-man team.