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tricks of the trade: how to make it to brunch!

One of the things you’ve probably noticed if you’re a city dweller of a certain demographic is that all your friends are obsessed with brunch. In Toronto, hot spots such as Saving Grace, Swan, School, et al. draw out the twenty-somethings in droves.

And while I generally love to get on board with food-based trendyness, I do have a bit of a beef with brunch! WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO LATE? Its the worst! Sure its no big thing if you wake up with the rest of the Saturday world at a reasonable 9 or even 10 o’clock to eat at 11….but for those of us who get up early waiting this long is simply torturous.

So here’s the trick I’ve discovered to make it from your early morning tummy grumble to your midday poached egg and pancake session.

Besting Brunch Green Smoothie

  • 1/2 banana (frozen if you got it!)
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt or silken tofu
  • 1 big handful of kale leaves (spinach also works great)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional, but I find this helps tide me over)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 squeeze of honey, agave or a pinch of stevia
  • small handful of ice
Blend, blend, blend.
This baby won’t fill you up like a full on breakfast but its loaded with protein and nutrients that will keep your energy high until you get your fix! Sip and enjoy.

my daily dose of green: smoothie & simply food berry green tea

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  • Reply forevervintageblog January 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    What a cute tea cup! Love. I have a juicer and need to start making yummy juice again.

    • Reply the healthy hipster January 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Thanks! My sister got me that mug and I feel pretty adorable every time I drink from it. Winter is a great time to start juicing, we never seem to get in enough fruits & veggies!

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