One of my health goals has been to incorporate vegetables into our breakfast. Drinking smoothies is a good way to achieve this. My husband (Marty) and I really enjoy the refreshing  "Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie" created by Robyn Openshaw, otherwise known as the Green Smoothie Girl.  (GreenSmoothieGirl - Achieve Extraordinary Health!)


Robyn's Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie

1 1/2 cups coconut water
1/4 cup raw cashews (not roasted)
2–4 large dates, pitted
1 large carrot, cut in chunks
1/3 of a medium raw beet, peeled
1-2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract (I use vanilla protein powder instead)
12 large strawberries (10 oz. bag) 

Blend all ingredients except strawberries in your BlendTec or Vitamix until smooth. Add strawberries and blend till smooth. Pour into quart jar for 1 serving or into pint jars for 2 servings and enjoy! Makes a 400-450 calories perfect pink.

Makes 4 cups