Kick Off Your Day With a Power Sunrise Smoothie

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I'm back on a healthy kick! Since I was able to maintain my normal exercise regimen of running for the first 7 months of my pregnancy, I allowed myself to indulge in carbs and/or sweets whenever the mood hit. Well, in moderation, of course. Recently I've had to cut back on my routine and switch over to walking, swimming and prenatal pilates instead, so I decided to cut back on the carbs a little and revamp my diet. I want to keep as much baby weight off as possible!

Chris made these smoothies one evening for dessert, and we were both stuck. We've recently started making them before work for breakfast in place of our usual oatmeal or yogurt, and they keep us satisfied until lunchtime. Plus the natural sugar gives us an extra boost in the morning. This particular smoothie picture doesn't have spinach or kale in it, but I've been adding a handful to our morning batch for some extra nutrients. You can't even taste it, so it's a great option to add some extra vitamins to your diet (or to sneak some into your child's diet). Enjoy!

Power Sunrise Smoothie
Image: Courtesy of The Savvy Kitchen

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 handful spinach or kale (optional)
  • 2 cups ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Source: Chris Original

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