TOP 5 FIVE-MINUTE SMOOTHIES

We get it. We get being short on time and go-go-go, but that’s no excuse to negate your nutrition, especially when it comes to the first meal of the day. So what to do? Well, you can be super prepared and pre-pack your meals, but even when you’re driving, digging in to those steel cut oats isn’t likely. We’ve searched around and compiled our Top 5 Five Minute Smoothies sure to fit every appetite and nutritional need.

 

Calling All Kids!

Yes, the creamsicle, a vanilla-orange combination worthy of writing in your diary (or blog). But it’s not just a nostaligic treat, it’s full of electrolytes, potassium, protein and carbohydrates, making for a perfectly balanced breakfast or replenishing snack.

  • 1 cup cold pure coconut water, without added sugar or flavor
  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cups ice

Chocolate Spinach

Sounds gross, right? Let us prove you wrong. This smoothie is full of vitamins, calcium and iron – striking the right balance between the need for greens and your sweet tooth.

  • 1 chopped, frozen banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate almond (or cashew) milk
  • Optional dash of cinnamon

My Private Island

We’d totally take our own private island (you know, to rescue all the stray dogs). But being as that’s not on today’s agenda, we’ll pretend we’re toes in the sand with a tiny umbrella in our drink absorbing all the Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, manganese and iron this tropical elixir can provide.

  • 3-4 Stalks of Kale
  • 1 Persian Cucumber
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ can of Coconut Milk (half liquid, half cream)

 

Pucker Up

Wake up those taste buds, clear your head and get in the zone with this wild thing!

  • 1 green apple (with skin, cored)
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½-inch piece peeled, fresh ginger
  • ½ cup ice
  • Splash of fresh lime juice

 

Sugar & Spice

We’re not talking added sugar here, but just a touch of sweet with a kick of cinnamon spice. Filling, and easily amended with other powerhouse fruits and veggies, this is a great protein and potassium base smoothie to keep in your arsenal.

  • Handful of raw almonds
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 chopped, frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup cashew milk/whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

 

 

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