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Meal Prep: How to Make 6 Easy and Delicious Smoothies

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You wake up in the morning, hit snooze 3 times in 30 minutes and finally roll out of bed to realize that you’re about to be late for work. You have to do your hair, pick an outfit, get your notes and purse together, and then you’re left with no time for breakfast!

 

Sound familiar to anyone?

Mornings can be really difficult, even for morning people. Because of this, a lot of people skip breakfast – 31 million to be exact, according to the Huffington Post. If you are one of the 31 million then you suffer the consequences of that skipped meal.

Breakfast helps get your metabolism started each day. It helps energize your body before you start your day.

So, with the help of some friends at Durango Dental, we’ve made a list of smoothies that you can prepare ahead of time for quick and easy breakfasts to help get you moving each morning.

 

How to Prep

For each of the recipes listed below, simply gather your ingredients and place them in a freezer bag. Put the baggies in the freezer and you’re done!

All you have to do to make these delicious smoothies is dump them in the blender with your choice of liquid. Yogurt, orange juice, apple juice, milk, and coconut water are all great options.

 

The Smoothies

 

  1. Berry Lovers

If you love berries (as the name indicates), then you will love this smoothie! Berries are great for your metabolism too!

  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 cup spinach

Add 1 cup apple juice or milk (and even some fresh berries) for the best flavor.

 

  1. Citrus Berry Sunrise

If you love sweet berries with a mix of citrusy tang, this is definitely the smoothie for you.

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 orange
  • ½ banana
  • 1 mango

Orange or pineapple juice (or a mix of one of these with milk) would be a great base for this smoothie.

 

  1. Going Green

Green smoothies are great, especially when they taste good. Just knowing that you have the added boost of a green superfood makes you feel healthier.

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup spinach

Orange juice or coconut water would complement this smoothie perfectly.

 

  1. Tropical Getaway

If you want to feel like you’re on a tropical island, close your eyes as you drink this delicious smoothie.

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 mango

Coconut water or a citrusy juice would make a great base for this tropical getaway.

 

  1. Kiwi Delight

Are you a fan of trying something a little different? You’re likely love this little delight.

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 ½ cups watermelon
  • 1 ½ cups grapes

A coconut water base is all you need to make this refreshing smoothie perfect.

 

  1. Detox Smoothie

If you’re looking for a good detox to help boost your immune system and clear out any remnants of the cold season, try this smoothie.

  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cucumber

Add coconut water until this one reaches your desired thickness and enjoy this refresher.

Smoothies are a great way to give yourself the energy boost you need in the morning. And they are super healthy and can provide you with the necessary nutrients to keep your body functioning well each day.

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