Smoothies 101

By / Food / January 4th, 2016 / 8

Weren’t the holidays lovely? We had time to relax, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, stay in our pj’s until noon…

Well, this morning was a shock to the system! Back to school, back to work, back to the rush.

A healthy solution to a hectic morning schedule is a quick and easy smoothie. It fills the stomach and fuels the brain, even on the go.

All you need is a decent blender and some on-the-go reusable cups.

A few tips:

  • Add your liquids first, then yogurt, then fruit.
  • Except in the case of bananas, frozen fruit is the better option. You’ll end up with a cold smoothie without the addition of ice.
  • To up the protein in any smoothie, use Greek yogurt.
  • To re-align your digestive system after holiday indulgences, use a probiotic yogurt.
  • Sweeten with honey, if necessary, never sugar.

Here are a few of the best recipes out there; enjoy!

Great for the Kids

Chocolate-Cherry Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Instead of Coffee

Green Tea Smoothie

Coffee-Banana Smoothie

Citrus Energy-Boosting Smoothie

Post Workout

Chocolate Peanut Butter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shannon is an urban soul living (and loving) a small-town, country life. Short term goals include always keeping her wine glass, and outlook on life, half-full. Long term goal…taking her three boys on a 6 month south Pacific adventure. We’ll keep you updated.

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