Start The Day Off Right: 3 Smoothie Recipes To Get You Going In The Morning

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in all practicality, most of us don't have the time to make a full, healthy breakfast. One of those toaster sweets and a cup of coffee aren't going to last very long, nor are they going to energize the body for a great start to the day. If you've got a blender then you've got access to a quick and easy way to make great smoothies that will kick start your day and keep you feeling satisfied for hours. Even if your blender is broken, no worries, you can get it into an authorized kitchenaid service center and get on the smoothie bandwagon in the mornings.

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3 Smoothie Recipes To Get You Going In The Morning
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Tips To Keeping The Right Foods On Hand
Make sure you always have frozen fruit in the freezer. They come in convenient zip closure bags and you can get all sorts of single fruits or blends, such as mixed berries or mango/pineapple. You can also freeze portion sized bags of fruit in the right season that will keep throughout the year and cut down on time and costs. Also keep fresh milk on hand, whether it be whole, skim or low fat, but also consider the plant based milks like soy and almond. Then can have more calcium and lower fat.

Have honey, cinnamon, flax seeds or flax meal, and oatmeal in the pantry, along with walnuts. Any fresh fruits, like apples and bananas are good to have on hand. Also, keep your favorite greens in the crisper. Yes, greens! You won't even notice they are in the smoothie recipes that follow.

Lean And Green Banana Nut Smoothie
1/4 c walnuts
1 large banana
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T honey
2 large handfuls of baby spinach or baby kale
1 c milk
1 c ice
Blend all together until smooth. Add more ice or milk to get desired consistency.

Very Berry Energizer
1 T flax meal
1/4 c rolled oats (uncooked)
1 c frozen mixed berries
1 T honey or other sweetener, like agave syrup
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
1 c milk
Blend until smooth. Enjoy this easy smoothie that will jump start your day in a blender.

Mango Tango Lift
1 t flax seed
1/8 c walnuts
1-1/2 c frozen mango/pineapple/strawberry blend
1 T honey
2 large handfuls of baby kale
1 c milk
Whirl it in your blender until desired consistency.

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When time is limited in the mornings, use your blender to mix up these great ways to start your day off right! You can use the same ingredients you would use in preparing a meal and simply throw them in the blender. With the right preparation and forethought this can be as fast of an option any anything else in the morning and it is guaranteed to keep you full longer throughout the day and be a lot more healthy for you. So try and whipping up some of these recipes and you can judge for yourself.

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Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn't writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

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