Recipe Babe: Sunrise Smoothie

This morning, I was rudely awakened in the middle of my REM cycle (at least according to my iPhone 5s’ sleep tracker app) to the deafening sounds of construction workers banging and yelling outside my window. After ignoring my impassioned pleas to cease and desist, I took three deep cleansing yoga breaths, gave some ogre in a hard hat the finger, and decided to make the most of being up at 8am on a Saturday morning by whipping up my Sunrise Smoothie.

This nutritious little treat always gives me the kick in the ass I need when I’m up early, am exhausted, and I don’t feel like dealing with the day, or with my dad, or my dad’s girlfriend, or my hair, or my dad’s girlfriend’s hair, or anyone who’s pissing me off at the given moment. 

Sunrise Smoothie

4 Nespresso capsules (Ristretto)

4 Splenda packets

1 cup alkalized, antioxidant-stabilized, ice cubes

1 cup Vita Coco coconut water

10 fresh acai berries

1 banana, cut in one inch dice

Brew each Nespresso, stirring in one Splenda per Ristretto capsule. Allow to cool for no less than five minutes. Add the coffee, the acai, the banana, and the ice into your Vitamix. With the speed on the lowest setting, stream in coconut water through the feed tube until the mixture comes together into smoothie-like form. 

Chef’s Note: In order to get the full effects of this smoothie spend a minimum of 1.5 hours on the elliptical after finishing and then go immediately back to sleep. 

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