This superfood breakfast smoothie comes from Daphne Oz, the infamous daughter of Dr. Oz, is now a host on The Chew. She’s all about health, like her father. When looking for something quick for breakfast that will pack the energy punch, I discovered her “magic drink.” Apparently, the name comes from her father, who gave her the shake as a child, and had to tell her it was magic to get her to drink it. The picture, no matter how hard I tried to make it look good, doesn’t do this drink any justice. It’s a great tasting smoothie, and there’s a lot of flexibility in what you can add so you can vary the flavor from day to day, if you want.
Superfood Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 cup fresh fruit (any you have on hand will work!) with an optional 1/2 banana.
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- 1 tablespoon psyllium husks
- 3 Ester-C capsules (about 1 teaspoon)
- 1 capful of chlorophyll or algae (optional)
- 1 serving of bee pollen (optional)
- 1 cup ice, plus water for blending ease
Add everything to the blender, and blend until it is smooth. If you use frozen fruit, you can skip the ice.
This recipe will yield approximately 2 1/2 cups, so you can fill up your cup and save the rest. Freeze it in Popsicle molds for a healthy snack later in the day.
This superfood breakfast smoothie crams nutrition in when you’re in a hurry, so there’s little to no excuse for stopping at the drive through in the morning, or skipping your breakfast all together. It really is the most important meal of the day. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. A full 2 1/2 cup batch of this smoothie contains: Calories: 435, Total fat: 4.5 g, Fiber: 11.8 g, and Protein: 8.8 g. The psyllium husks are a form of fiber which expands in your stomach to help it feel fuller, longer. The Ester-C is a form of Vitamin C that is easier on your stomach, to help boost your immune system.
When I made my smoothie, I used blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. I didn’t have a banana on hand, so I skipped it. I purchased chlorophyll from Purtain’s Pride, because I wanted the nutritional power of greens. I added the Ester C, and the psyllium husks, but skipped the bee pollen. If you are allergic to bees, or if you are not sure whether or not you have an allergy, you should skip the bee pollen, too. I skipped it purely because I don’t know if I’m allergic or not, but there is a lot of nutritional value in it.