Power Breakfast Smoothie

About a week ago I started making smoothies for breakfast and I've decided not to look back! Don't get me wrong, I do love big breakfasts, but I will leave those as something to look forward to on the weekend.  Since switching over, I find myself snacking less, not having to go for that second cup of coffee in the afternoon and just simply feeling more satisfied.

I must confess to you though.....I was only going to try this under one condition.

There was no way I was going to wake up in the morning and start chopping apples, washing spinach etc. The key for me was to plan ahead. When Sunday rolled around, I pulled out 5 ziplock bags and started dividing away. The 20 minutes spent preparing was worth it - especially when 6am rolled around and all I had to do was empty a bag into the blender.

You can substitute any ingredients for your favorites! The ones I choose were just easy to find and prepare.

Power Breakfast Smoothie: (one serving size)

2 Tbs Rolled Oats

1/2 container of strawberry 100 calorie greek yogurt

1/2 green apple (chopped)

handful of spinach

1 Tbs frozen blueberries

1 Tbs frozen blackberries

1/2 banana (optional)

1. Add add ingredients to ziplock bag

2. Place in freezer

3. Night before serving, put bag in refrigerator

4. Add water, ice, blend and enjoy!

I usually prepare 5 at a time, so when I'm at the store I plan accordingly.

Have you ever tried switching to smoothies for breakfast?