Recipe of the Week: Kiwi Smoothie

One of the best investments I have made is my Vitamix.  You can make hummus / bean purees, nut butters, soups and super quick and healthy smoothies.  The Vitamix is very easy to clean as well.  It is a quick process in the morning.  

I really like kiwi smoothies.  I buy kiwis in bulk at Costco because I get enough for a couple of weeks and they are inexpensive.  Kiwis are high in Vitamin C and provide just the right amount of sweetness and acidity.  My favorite smoothie is 2 Kiwis, 1 banana, a large handful of spinach, a handful of ice and 1/2 cup water.  It is plenty sweet for me, but if you like it a bit sweeter, just add a few drops of blue agave.  You can kick the nutrients up a notch by adding chia seeds and flax seeds to the smoothie.  This will drive up the omega three fatty acids!  

Just poor the smoothie in a travel mug and bring a handful of almonds in a zip lock to make your healthy breakfast-to-go complete.  

Visit the following links for great information and nutrient profiles for each of these ingredients:

Kiwi Fruit - The Worlds Healthiest Foods

Spinach - The Worlds Healthiest Foods

Banana - The World's Healthiest Foods