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Breakfast!

Breakfast!

This picture does NOT do this breakfast justice.

My breakfast this morning consisted of a spinach, blueberry, banana and apple smoothie alongside my slight twist on Giada DeLaurentiis‘ apricot oat bars.  Both were so good!

Smoothie Recipe (which I swear is delicious and so good for you)

8 oz water
1 C baby spinach (easier to process in the blender than regular spinach)
1 C blueberries (I used frozen)
1 medium sized banana (bananas help to smooth out the texture; avocados do also), sliced
1/2 medium apple, chopped

Mix all ingredients in a blender until, well, smooth!  Adding the water into the blender first helps to get the ingredients circulating.  Feel free to add ice if you like your smoothies ice cold.

Giada’s apricot bars are one of my favorites snacks.  My husband recently took a batch on a trip to climb Denali and his teammates loved them.  You can find the recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/apricot-oat-bars-recipe/index.html.   I changed the recipe up this time by using a homemade blueberry jam in place of the apricot preserves and left the dried apricots out altogether.

Hope you’ll try both and share your feedback!

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