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Banana Blueberry Gooseberry Green Smoothie

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day.  If your New Year’s resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! 

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

Originally published on honeyandbirch.com in January of 2014.

After getting a bad cold and spending the last 10 days in bed, I had an epiphany. I am not taking care of myself. This isn’t a new year’s resolution but a realization that in general, I am beating up my body.

You only get one body so you should probably take care of it.

One of the first things I am going to do is eat breakfast. I get up every day at 7am, start working and don’t eat for hours. According to Live Science, 4 reasons to not skip breakfast include decreased risk of diabetes and heart disease, better memory and easier weight loss. Definitely enough reasons for me.

I am going to start slow with some green smoothies.

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

Banana Blueberry Gooseberry Green Smoothie

The vibrant green color of green smoothies used to really throw me off. I thought they would taste savory but thanks to the addition of fruit, nut butters and sweeteners, they are sweeter than they look.

This smoothie includes bananas, blueberries and cape gooseberries.

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

Bananas and blueberries are common fruits and great additions to green smoothies. Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper. Blueberries are full of anti-oxidants. They are also a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, fiber and copper.

Cape gooseberries are not common, at least not in the US. In fact, you may not be able to find them at the store (if that happens, just substitute them with an additional banana.) I am always on the search for new fruits and vegetables and couldn’t resist buying and trying them. According to my research, they have a moderate amount of vitamin C which makes them a great addition to my new breakfast routine.

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

Smoothies are really easy to make – you just add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend everything until smooth and pour into a glass.

It’s really that simple and that’s why its great in the morning.  If I have an easy breakfast plan, I am more likely to eat breakfast. Wish me luck!

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

Banana Blueberry Gooseberry Green Smoothie

Banana Blueberry Gooseberry Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 big handful spinach
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana (approximately 1 banana)
  • 1/2 cup cape gooseberries
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon raw agave

Instructions

  1. Add the milk, spinach, banana, blueberries, flax seed, almond butter and raw agave, in that order, to the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add ice to a large glass (optional) and pour the smoothie into glasses.

Notes

If you can't find cape gooseberries, substitute with an additional 1/2 cup of bananas.


This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

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This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

This banana blueberry gooseberry green smoothie is a great way to start your day. If your New Year's resolution is to be healthier, make one of these green smoothies for breakfast! | honeyandbirch.com

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Rachel

Monday 4th of April 2016

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. We got a bunch of gooseberries from our neighbor last summer and I wasn't sure what to do with them. I ended up baking them into a gooseberry cake with a recipe I found from the UK, as they seem very popular over there. I'll look forward to trying this recipe this summer!

Jenny

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

I'm a big smoothie lover, especially when I'm not sure what to do with a fruit I've found. "Throw it in a smoothie!" I always say.

Linda

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

Sounds delicious...and so healthy!! Great way to start the day :) Thanks for sharing them with Throwback Thursday!

Frugal Hausfrau

Sunday 24th of January 2016

This sounds like a great smoothie idea! I love gooseberries and miss the ones I used to have in my garden! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday and we're looking forward to next week's post already! I'll be pinning it to our board, so please follow us there! :)

Mollie

Sarah

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

Yumm, this looks super yummy and healthy :)

Laurie

Sunday 17th of January 2016

I have never seen Gooseberries . . .but I also like to try different fruits. . .I'll have to look for them next time I'm at whole foods and see if they have them. Pinning and tweeting to share! Thank you for linking up with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.