The Green Breakfast

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! This morning, I made green things for breakfast. It took every brain cell I have to actually come up with something both green and delicious. Somehow, someway, it worked out and I ended up with TWO tasty green things, so I’ll be linking up with Davida over at The Healthy Maven for The Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Food Link Up!

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Green Oats with Walnuts

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • Walnuts for garnishing

Directions:

Combine the oats, almond milk, and matcha powder in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for ~ 1 minute, stir. The oats will most likely still be pretty watery. Return to the microwave for another minute. Stir until the oats soak up the remainder of the extra almond milk, garnish with walnuts, and enjoy!*

*I accidentally ended up with sweetened almond milk, so I didn’t add any sweeteners to them. You can use honey or another sweetener of your choice for a little extra flavor.

My two takeaways: 1) Matcha green tea powder is officially good in pretty much everything. 2) Making oatmeal in the microwave isn’t actually all that bad and saves time and dishes.

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To complete this already protein and fiber-filled breakfast, I decided to add a smoothie into the mix. Since it has the consistency of a juice rather than a thicker smoothie, it serves as the perfect supplement to any breakfast, including THE green breakfast.

Green Smoothie

You’ll Need:

  • ~ 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup- 3/4 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice (make sure you get the kind without added sugar)

Directions:

In a blender, combine all the ingredients and pulse until the mixture liquifies. Since all of these ingredients already have lots of water in them, this will be a breeze! If you’re put off by the occasional spinach piece here and there, you can pour this through a strainer. And the best part? If you don’t like green things in your juices/smoothies, fear not- you won’t taste them, but you’ll still reap the benefits.

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Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a fun St. Patrick’s Day! If you make this, I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you don’t, I want to hear all your thoughts anyway.

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