Friends, let’s talk about breakfast. Apparently it’s the most important meal of the day and something we shouldn’t skip.
I totally understand the theory of this but it’s a meal I’ve struggled with for the longest time. Unlike some, I just don’t wake up hungry. I could happily survive until lunch time by drinking water. Really. I know that’s not ideal so having breakfast every day is something I have to put thought into to make sure I don’t skip it.
The easiest and quickest thing for me to do is have a healthy smoothie. But if I’m running low on time or just can’t be bothered, I’ll go without. This little tip leaves me with no excuses so I’ve found it to be a big help in the morning, especially during the week.
Want a smoothie in the morning and think you don’t have time? Think again.
The thing about smoothies is there is usually a whole stack of ingredients to add so you’re pulling out packets of goodies from the pantry, fruit from the freezer and liquid from the fridge. This handy tip will save you having to gather the ingredients each morning so you can just get on with whizzing it up and drinking it on the go.
Get some sandwich bags and pop in pieces of fruit, nuts, dates and powders.
Add a label so you know what’s inside and pop them in the freezer.
If you get your bags sorted over the weekend, you’ll be good to go for the working week and your future self will thank you.
Then, when the morning rolls around and you’re still half asleep, grab a bag out of the freezer, pour your favourite liquid into the blender along with the contents of your smoothie bag. WHIZ. POUR. GO.
Some of my favourite smoothie ingredients are:
- Frozen fruit like banana, berries, mango or pineapple
- Coconut water or your favourite milk
- Raw nuts like cashews or almonds
- Medjool dates (pitted) for a sweet caramel flavour
- Cacao powder or cacao nibs for a hit of chocolate
- Coconut – flakes, shredded or desiccated
- Fresh spinach leaves
- Healthy powders like rice or pea protein, probiotics, maca, lucuma and mesquite
- Spices like ground cinnamon, nutmeg or turmeric
- Natural unsalted peanut butter
- Chia seeds and LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond kernels)
Play around with different combinations and find the smoothie flavours you like best.
Not sure what to put in yours? Try some of these winning combos:
- Creamy banana smoothie
- Choc mint smoothie
- Caramel slice smoothie
- Choc berry smoothie
- Matcha, apple and lemon smoothie
- 9 simple superfood smoothies
- 3 healthy spring smoothies
What do you do in the morning that saves you time on a busy weekday?
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