If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option, look no further than smoothies. They make the perfect portable breakfast. The beauty of smoothies is that they are incredibly versatile. You could easily have a different smoothie each day of the year. For most of us though, it’s much easier to find a handful of smoothie recipes we enjoy and stick to those during the week.
Having a few go-to favorites allows you to buy and prep the ingredients ahead of time, making it even easier to blend up your favorite breakfast drink in the morning. That’s the key to making breakfast smoothies work when you’re short on time. Head to the grocery store and pick up your favorite smoothie ingredients. When you come home, go ahead and wash, peel and chop the fruit and veggies as needed. Add them to storage bags or containers in portions that are perfect for your smoothies and store them in the fridge or freezer as needed.
In the morning, just grab a container, add the contents to your blender along with anything else your smoothie needs (water, milk, yogurt, juice etc.) and blend away. Pour your smoothie, rinse your blender and breakfast is done. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
You can use your main blender and mix up a batch of smoothies for the whole family, or get out a personal blender so each family member can whip up their own favorite smoothie. There’s no right or wrong way to do this as long as it works for you and your loved ones.
Pour your smoothie in a blender bottle or an insulated cup to take it with you to the office or school. Adding frozen fruit or ice to your smoothie will make sure it stays cool even if you aren’t able to drink it right away.
One of the reasons I love smoothies for breakfast is because they help me start my day off right with a boost of nutrition. It’s much easier to ensure you get at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day when a big chunk of it is in your breakfast smoothie. Plus these smoothies are made with real, unprocessed foods. That alone is a big improvement from the usual breakfast choice of cereal, toast, or breakfast sandwiches.
The vitamins and natural sugars from the fruits and veggies give you the boost you need first thing in the morning and it’s easy to add some protein and a bit of healthy fat to your smoothies by using peanut butter or Greek Yogurt and flax seeds for example. This will give you a filling breakfast drink that will keep you full even if you’re taking a late lunch.1