A Week Of Smoothie Breakfasts

a week of smoothie breakfasts

Let’s face it, nobody has extra time in the morning to make an elaborate breakfast that will keep you full and that has great health benefits. There are a lot more important things going on in the mornings than to wash, chop, and prepare breakfast. I am about to make this a lot easier for you.
The answer is……smoothies!

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should never be skipped. That is why we will prepare a week’s worth of smoothies on Sunday. We are going to call a week, 5 days…Monday through Friday. The weekends are meant for sleeping in and eating with your family anyway.

Now, the best way to keep these smoothies all week is to put them in a fully sealed container. I prefer mason jars because they don’t spill and are easy to take anywhere. Once there are 5 smoothies in your refrigerator, all you have to do in the morning is grab one and shake it. There will be some settling over time, but just shake it up and you will be good to go. I also prefer to drink these from a straw, but that’s just me.

I have prepared some smoothie recipes for you to choose from. You want to have variety, if your wallet allows. Leaving your body guessing is the best thing you can do for it, instead of eating the same thing every day. That is why the picture shows different colors for each day.

There are different natural ingredients in each smoothie recipe. You can feel free to create your own smoothie varieties. The idea is to include 2 fruits and 1 vegetable. The vegetables I like to use, don’t have much or any flavor when combined with the fruits.

Surprisingly you cannot taste carrots or spinach in the smoothies. Avocados are great because they make the smoothies very creamy. I like to add avocado to smoothies with a lot of seeds, such as blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries.

You will notice peanut butter and oatmeal in the recipes for these smoothies. When oatmeal is added, just pour in the dried, uncooked oats that you would normally use to make oatmeal. This is not the instant kind with added sugar and flavors.

When blended, the oats will turn to dust and start to absorb the liquids in the smoothie. Because of this absorption, you will want to add enough water so your smoothie doesn’t turn to a solid. Adding oats will help keep you fuller longer. Peanut butter does the same thing. You want to have some protein in your morning breakfast, which is the peanut butter. I really like how long I stay full just because I add peanut butter and oatmeal. Happy Blending!

Red

6 strawberries, 1 banana, ½ cucumber, ½ oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 16 ounces water

Orange

1 cup cantaloupe, 1 large carrot, 1 banana, ½ oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 16 ounces water 

Yellow

1 cup pineapple, ½ avocado, ½ oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 16 ounces water 

Green

1 cup fresh spinach, 1 banana, 1 green apple cored, ½ oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 16 ounces water 

Purple

1 cup blueberries, ½ pomegranate, ½ avocado, ½ oats, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 16 ounces water

 

 

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