In the hot summer months when there is plenty of fruit on hand the blender is our go-to appliance. There’s no cooking required, it’s ready in a minute, and it doesn’t put off heat in the kitchen. Why not whip up some tasty, nutritious, antioxidant-rich blender beverages?

Not summer? No problem. Frozen fruits work well too.

Here’s the recipe for one of our family’s favorite power breakfast beverages:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 ¼ cups blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw, organic pumpkin seeds (or almonds)
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 or 2 handfuls fresh kale or 1 to 2 tablespoons Green SuperFood Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon stevia powder
  • 1 scoop Chocolate or Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Instructions

  1. To a blender or Vitamix add the ingredients above and mix, starting on the lowest setting.
  2. Increase speed quickly to high until smooth and creamy.