Nicole MacPherson: Meatless Mummy Con Carne


Let's Get it Started: Healthy Breakfast Berry Smoothie



Do you eat breakfast every day? At the risk of sounding like your mother, you really should. Sarah Remmer has five reasons why eating breakfast will change your life, and I agree with all of them, but I must add my own personal justification for "most important meal of the day" love: if I don't eat breakfast by 7:30 am, I become a monstrous, dizzy bitch-person who snaps at everything in my path and/ or faints. Believe me, we want to avoid this situation at all costs.

A good breakfast can set the stage for a great day, and if your mornings are frantic and busy and you don't have time to sit down at the table and tuck into a hot meal, then this recipe is for you! It takes only two minutes to put together, and you can drink it while packing lunches, putting on your makeup, or even nursing a baby! If you need to rush out the door, you can pour it into a to-go cup and take it with you. It's full of vitamins, iron, protein, and fibre; it's nourishing and convenient, a perfect way to start your day. It might even turn you into a morning person! 


3 cups loosely packed spinach
2 tablespoons hemp seed
1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
1 cup frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or a combination thereof)
1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (optional)


  Place spinach, hemp seed, and coconut milk in a blender; blend on high until smooth and green.

  Add berries and blend until smooth and frothy.

  Taste and add sweetener if needed.

  Enjoy, and have a great morning!

Want more smoothie ideas? Try my Homemade Chocolate Protein Shake, my Easy Tropical Green Smoothie, or my Pear-iffic Green Smoothie.