3 Breakfast Smoothies

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About a year ago, I realized my breakfast nutrition was lacking. Being a busy mom, every morning I have to get the kids breakfast, get them ready and get them to school. Cram a workout in before all that and I realized I’d either forget to have breakfast, or I’d grab whatever was in reach… like a cookie. That’s when I decided to make smoothies for breakfast. It’s fast, easy, nutritious and most importantly; portable. Plus, I can change it up so it doesn’t get boring. The most important tool in my smoothie-making process is this:

immersion blender

 

 

 

With this handly little Cuisinart hand blender, I can make smoothies every morning without a bulky blender. It’s easier to set-up, use and clean. It’s the little things in life that make me happy.

 

Here are a few of my favorite smoothie combinations. You can use what I have here, combine parts of each, or make up your own. My goal is to cram as much nutrition in as I can handle.

Strawberry Peanut-Butter Banana

Add to a cup and blend….

  • 1 banana (cut-up and frozen)
  • 4 strawberries (tops removed)
  • 2 T PB2*
  • 1/4 C plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 C unsweetened almond milk

Immunity booster

Add to a cup and blend…

  • 1 banana (cut-up and frozen)
  • 2 strawberries (tops removed)
  • 1 handfull blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 handfull raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 packet Emergen-C Immune+**
  • 1/2 C non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 C orange juice
  • 1/4 t cinnamon

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Banana Dessert (because we all like treats!)

Add to a cup and blend…

  • 1 banana (cut-up and frozen)
  • 1/4 C plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 T Chocolate PB2*
  • 3/4 C unsweetened almond milk

Those are my favorite combinations, but it varies daily. I also might add:

  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • Frozen Peaches or Pears
  • Clementine or orange
  • Blackberries
  • Pineapple
  • Any juice
  • Regular milk

If you feel it’s not sweet enough, go ahead and drizzle on some honey or agave before blending it all together.

This is so easy to drink on-the-go, which is a must for busy moms.

* PB2 (chocolate and plain) is a dehydrated peanut-butter powder. The fat is removed, but it’s still loaded with protein and flavor. I love it because it lasts a long time and is a lot easier to measure than regular peanut-butter.

** Emergen-C is a powdered drink that packs 1000mg of vitamin C. It comes in many varieties, my favorite being the Immunity Boost.

 

 

One Response to “3 Breakfast Smoothies”

  1. Caroline Michele
    April 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    I love smoothies they are amazing. I always add a touch of cinnamon to keep my blood sugar from spiking and flax seed. I really need to try the chocolate peanut butter banana one next time I have a craving for something sweet!