Green Yoghurt Smoothie

I have fallen off my breakfast smoothie wagon lately, although I am still eating breakfast daily! (I am very proud of this.) However, I’ve come up with a new and delicious version of a green smoothie, which I’m happy to share today!

The original clean green smoothie recipe I wrote is still the one I revert to most often when I’m reaching for my blender in the morning. I like its light flavour and texture, and the ginger really gives it some zing! This smoothie is pretty different, as it contains both peanut putter (or your choice of substitute nut butter) and yoghurt. It is heavier and creamier, less fruity, but more protein-packed.

Either way, it’s nice to shake things up a bit and try new ways of getting my metabolism up and running in the morning, so this is a welcome addition to my breakfast rotation!

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Brandon’s Green Tea Rosemary Lemonade

This recipe is part of my friend Brandon’s contribution to Foodie Friend Friday. For the rest of his menu, check out the following posts:

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Chai From Scratch

When I was in high school, I met a man from Tanzania who was working as an international student advisor at a boarding school. I was visiting some friends there and he taught us all how to make his country’s version of chai — that spicy, sweet tea that more and more people around the world are discovering and enjoying. Chai recipes differ from region to region, so this particular chai may not taste like what you’re used to. However, this is a fantastic recipe and I still make it, almost a decade later, when I want a treat!

A hot, spicy mug of chai!

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Clean Green Smoothie

I know I posted about my resolutions for 2012 a little while ago, but I have a secret other resolution that I have been sticking to rather well thus far: to eat breakfast. There are SO many studies out there that have proven time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I’ve never really been a fan of breakfast early in the morning. In fact, I get nauseous if I eat too quickly after getting up in the morning. It’s like my body is rejecting food while it gets out of its slumbering state.

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