Instead of a donut or Danish for breakfast, try a combo of fruit, yogurt, and even some veggies! Smoothies are a great, convenient way to fill you up with healthy fiber, protein, and fat. Our simple cooking formula and favorite combos will give you the inspiration for a sweeter start to your day.
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As you know, not all breakfasts are created equal. Some items (think sugary cereals, bagels with gobs of cream cheese, waffles drowning in syrup) don’t have a lot of substance and aren’t very good for you, even if they are convenient.
Luckily, we have fresh ideas for a breakfast favorite that is both convenient and will fuel you up with real nutrients – smoothies!
Making a smoothie is one of the best and fastest ways to start your busy day with a healthy dose of fruits and veggies.
Best of all, you can whip up a smoothie in a matter of minutes and enjoy it on the run.
To help you get your mornings off to the right start, we’ve consolidated tons of ideas and a few of our favorite recipes in one place so you can prep in advance and make your best-ever smoothie creation.
A Smoothie-Ready Freezer
One of the greatest things about a smoothie breakfast is that you can keep everything you need in your freezer for an easy breakfast that is almost entirely prepped ahead. All you have to do is divide fruits and vegetables into single portions and freeze them in individual bags. Tweet this tip.
Getting your freezer smoothie-ready is also a good time to use up any fresh produce before they go bad. Almost any produce can be used for smoothies, including greens like kale and spinach, fruit like apples and pears, and vegetables like carrots and celery. Tweet this tip.
And when those bananas on your counter turn too ripe to eat, peel and toss them in a freezer bag for a future smoothie. Bananas are the all-around smoothie workhorse, providing a base and thickening just about any flavor combination.
A smoothie-ready freezer is your secret weapon for healthy mornings!
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Inspiration for Your Best-Ever Smoothie
Make your mornings smooth with 4 healthy, delicious smoothie recipes.
Tools for Great Smoothies
For great smoothie breakfasts, all you really need is a reliable blender. Make sure it can handle ice and frozen produce so you can pull your ingredients out of the freezer and toss them directly in the blender.
Ice cube trays can also come in handy for storing smoothie ingredients. Freeze liquids like juice, milk and tea in ice cube trays and transfer them to freezer bags when solid. Those frozen cubes will add big boosts of flavor to just about any flavor smoothie.
Not Just for Breakfast
Although we think smoothies are a great way to start your day, they’re too good to relegate just to the mornings. To get past the afternoon lull, skip the vending machine and opt for a nutrient-packed smoothie instead. Tweet this tip.
Our Peanut Butter Oat Smoothie is packed with protein and nutritious natural ingredients but has just enough sweetness to taste like a real treat at any time of the day. It stores great in the fridge, so blend it up in the evening and take it with you to work the next day.
Here’s to making your mornings smooth, so your job of running the world goes even smoother!
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