Michele MillerRecipe for a New Year
January 2nd, 2013
by Michele Miller

2013 is here. Can you even believe it?

I am so excited about this brand-new year and all that is to come. I have so much to be thankful for. 2012 brought some amazing things my way – including a huge move from Missouri to Texas, the opportunity to spend more time with family, an amazing new job (for the United States Postal Service!), and so much more.

So much has been going on that it has taken a lot of energy to keep up. I have been enhancing my energy levels with an energizing smoothie each and every morning. I make them different every day and I can’t wait for the day I have my own homegrown spinach and kale to throw in to the blender as well!

Having a smoothie chock-full of nutrition is a great way to start your day – and this new year!

You can toss whatever you have on hand in to your smoothie. Have fun with it. Switch things up. Just try to drink one every day.

Energizing Smoothie


1 banana (frozen and broken in to chunks) You can also use an avocado and just add ice cubes.

1 cup (or so) of your favorite liquid (I have been using grapefruit juice or almond milk or herbal tea or water)

1 scoop of your choice of vitamin or protein powder

a hefty sprinkle of cinnamon (it’s been known to balance the blood sugar!)

a handful of blueberries (or your berry of choice – especially if you have your own berries in the freezer or canned!)

Note: You can add a couple of drops of stevia liquid or honey if you wish. Taste test before pouring in your glass or jar.



Put all of the above ingredients in the blender.

I personally use the “crush ice” button first to grind up the frozen fruit.

And then I hit “blend”.

Lastly, I hit the “liquify” button for a super smooth smoothie.


Drink up and enjoy the flavor, volume, and energy!

Happy New Year to you all! What will you grow in your garden or containers this year?

I want to grow spinach, kale, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions for sure. I don’t know what else I’ll add to that list – but I’m excited!

Will you make smoothies part of your morning ritual?

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