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Breakfast On the Go: Smoothie Recipes to Try This Summer

Nick Wallace 4/11/2015

The modern day pressures of life sometimes get in the way of us eating a healthy, balanced diet. We've all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and can really set the pace for a good, productive day. However, if you're like me and enjoy that lie-in a little too much, more often than not you'll skip breakfast or stop off for a caffeine boost along the way to work.

The solution? A smoothie, of course!

The number of drink blenders on the market has risen significantly over the past few years and it's never been easier or quicker to have a healthy, delicious breakfast. You can literally throw in whatever fruit or vegetables you have leftover in the fridge or freezer with a little bit of ice and water or milk and in a few seconds you'll have breakfast.

A cheap blender is the Sunbeam Blender on the go ($47).

If however you still don't have the time in the morning, here's a tip. Take 15 minutes of your weekend to make a weeks worth of smoothies, pour them into a bottle or drinking container of some sort and pop them in the freezer! Take them out of the freezer the morning before you want it and pop it in the fridge and it will be ready, waiting for you the next day!

Here's a few of my favourite smoothie recipes. Each recipe is for one serving

Banana Chocolate

1 banana

2 tablespoons of almond butter

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

1 tablespoon of cocao powder

1 tablespoon of instant coffee

Low fat milk

Banana and Almond

1 banana, halved

1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt

2 tablespoons of almond butter

1 tablespoon of honey

Low fat milk

Pineapple and Kale

1 handful of kale

2 slices of pineapple

1 lemon, quartered

Water

1 handful of ice

Coconut and Kale

1 handful of kale

1 pear

1/2 a banana

1/2 an apple

Coconut milk

1 handful of ice

Citrus

1 lemon, quartered

1 orange, quartered

1 lime, halved

1 mandarine or tangello, quartered

Water

1 handful of ice

Banana Berry

1 banana, halved

1 cup of frozen berries

1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt

1/4 of chia seeds

Low fat milk

These are only just guides to some of the smoothies I like. Don't be afraid to play around with combinations, or just use whatever you have left over!

 

 

Nick Wallace is an aspiring public relations and communications professional with a penchant for anything lemon flavoured. When not studying hard or planning his next holiday to some exotic or exciting location, he produces content on cooking, travel, tech, or whatever takes his taste.


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