You can make a Second Wind Smoothie in less time than it takes to make a piece of toast and butter it. And it’s gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free, getting it’s sweetness from frozen bananas and dates. Topping the smoothies off with cacao nibs adds crunch and flavor.
My favorite time of day is when the sun is just coming up and all is very quiet. It’s a habit that started when we were raising our active family of 4 kids, just so I could get in some much-needed quiet reflection time. Fast forward 36 years and I still treasure that early morning reflection time.
But getting up early on some days feels like I’ve already put in an 8 hour day by 10 am. Like this morning when I was feeling suddenly sleepy during one of our Pastor’s insightful sermons. We promptly came home, made lunch and made one of these Second Wind Smoothies. My husband raved about it.
Maybe you’re an early riser too that faces the same challenges, or you just like smoothies.
So here’s a quick treat when you need that second wind because your day started at the crack of dawn.
Happy Monday to you!
2 frozen bananas
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup almond milk
1 cup cold brewed coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup ice
cacao nibs (optional)
Place the first 6 ingredients in your blender or Vita-Mix. Blend until well combined and smooth. Add ice and blend again. Top with cacao nibs, if using.