Most mornings I try to start my day with protein, which translates into an omelet with spinach and feta cheese. I pair it with a glass of OJ and I'm set. On mornings when I have a few extra minutes, I sub out the OJ for a smoothie. This one is chock full of good things: bannaa (potassium), OJ (vitamin C), yogurt (protein and good bacteria), blueberries (antioxidant) and flax seed (fiber and Omega-3). But the real reason I make it is because it tastes great. Usually I just throw in the ingredients willy-nilly, but this morning I tried to measure it out a bit so you have a starting point. Here 'tis:

Morning Smoothie:
1/2 banana
1/2 - 3/4 c Orange Juice
1/2 c plain yogurt
2 t ground flax seed (I buy the seeds and pulverize them in the coffee grinder)
handful frozen blueberries

Throw it all in the blender and enjoy!



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