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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Recipe of the Day - Before the Dawn Shake

... Because it is the "darkest" shake I've ever seen. And it's a great start to the day. It has a boost of protein (in the form of spirulina, Greek yogurt, and almond milk) if you are having it after a workout, which will help you recover. With fruits, oats, and kale, it is also a great source of energy. To make it a balanced breakfast, you can also add flax or chia seed for a source of healthy fat. This is how I start my morning every day.

Ingredients:
Handful of kale and/or spinach
1/2 to 1 cup of oats
1/2 to 1 cup of Fage Greek Yogurt
1/2 to 1 cup blueberries and/or mixed berries
1 banana
1 tbsp flax or chia seed
1 tbsp spirulina (optional - if you can handle the somewhat "fishy" taste)
1 cup almond milk

- In a food processor, add kale and/or spinach, oats, and seeds. Mix together until finely chopped.
- Add yogurt, banana, blueberries, spirulina, and almond milk.
- Blend together, serve in a goblet of your choice, and enjoy!