Cooking with Califia: Simple Breakfast Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

It's 2014... let's get our blend on! In the latest installment of The Casual Vegetarian's Califia Smoothie Series, blogger Maddie Ignon shows us how to start the day the right way with a "Simple Breakfast Pick-Me-Up Smoothie."

I think I’m not alone when I say January has never won my vote for best month. The holidays are officially over (though my Christmas tree is still up), the weather is bad (well, not here in LA, but I feel for all of you in the midwest and northeast right about now…), and resolutions of all kinds are being made and broken. But, it also brings opportunity and optimism, a chance to start fresh.

I made this smoothie as soon as the new year broke, and I was pleasantly surprised—it may be as simple as can be, but it packs a major punch! I took it to work and it kept me buzzing all day. Plus, you can’t even taste the spinach, so it’s a great way to get your leafy-green nutrients first thing in the morning. Here’s to health and happiness in 2014!

–The Casual Vegetarian at Mignon Mange