Recipes

3 breakfast smoothies

01.16.17

I really wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a morning person, which might surprise you given that A) I worked at a morning show for a long time and loved every minute of it, B) one of my all-time favorite books is quite literally titled “Why I Wake Early”, C) I do often jump out of bed and immediately begin singing the “Happy Working Song” from Disney’s Enchanted, and D) okay, OKAY, yes, I own this embarrassingly overpopulated Pinterest board dedicated to the joys of waking up early.

(Please note that I created said board back when I thought my Pinterest profile was private.) (Sigh.)

Anyway, while I’d really rather think of myself as an an all-times-of-day, does-not-discriminate sort of person, it’s true: I think mornings are great. And the best part about them just might be…smoothies! I threw these three together for FabFitFun’s online magazine and will link you guys early next week. In the meantime, you can snag all the recipes below and finally see for yourself just how wonderful it can be to wake up a little bit earlier. (You’ve been warned, though: You will get a little pin-happy in the process.)

STRAWBERRY-BANANA SMOOTHIE

MAKES 1.5 servings

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

COLD BREW ALMOND SMOOTHIE

MAKES 1.5 SERVINGS

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1 banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup ice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and serve, garnishing with extra cinnamon if desired.

GREEN BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

MAKES 1.5 SERVINGS

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped kale, ribs removed
  • 1 small stalk celery
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and grated

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

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