I get food porn accounts–I do. But seriously, I don’t know how people could eat like that every day. And the truth is, even the people behind the accounts don’t. While I’m all about pancakes and piles of mac & cheese on the reg, I also like to balance my indulgences with healthier food. On weekdays, I love blending up a smoothie for breakfast. It helps me get more fruit in my day, and it’s a useful way to sneak in some vegetables, too.
Also, I’d hate to break it to you, but that $11 juice you’re buying isn’t really that great for you. Juicing removes the fiber from vegetables and fruit. That fiber is what helps flush and regulate the way the sugar goes through your system. With juices, you’ll get a sugar spike that’ll make you feel good for about 30 minutes, and then you’ll have a crash. And you’ll also feel hungry after 2.5 seconds. Fiber is the key. That’s what keeps you feeling full. That’s why I always choose smoothies over juices. *End health rant*
For real, though, these are my go-to smoothie recipes that cover every craving I have from healthy breakfast pick-me-up to midnight snack. If you blend smoothies at home too, let me know what your favorite combinations are!
Blend together a cup of Siggi’s Dairy coconut yogurt, a handful of pitted cherries, a few splashes of coconut milk and ice. Top with chia seeds. If you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, feel free to add some honey.
It may be green, but this smoothie tastes sweet thanks to ripe bananas. Love this one for Monday mornings to make up for missed veggies on the weekend. Get the recipe here.
This recipe is an oldie, but goodie (and you can tell by that amateur food styling). I love making this smoothie before a workout, since it’s got extra protein to fuel everything from my HIIT workouts to a cardio session, Plus it tastes like dessert. Get the recipe here.
Have you guys heard of PB2? OMGGGGGGG it’s frickin’ amazing. It’s a powdered version of peanut butter that takes out all of the oil. What you’re left with is pure peanut butter goodness that, to me, concentrates the peanut butter flavor. I use it in this smoothie, which is 1/2 cup black berries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 2 tablespoons PB2 (you can totally sub with regular peanut butter), 1 tablespoon honey, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup almond milk and a few ice cubes. Top with a few cashews and chia seeds for texture.