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?