My Favorite: 2-Minute Smoothies
About this Recipe
When you have a few basic ingredients on hand in the fridge and freezer, a healthy breakfast smoothie comes together in no time! The best part is that the “recipe” is extremely flexible. Use whatever fruit, greens, “milk”, fat source, and fun extras you like or happen have available – it’s that simple! I like to use frozen fruit and greens instead of adding ice that will ultimately water down the smoothie and possibly cause it to separate. I freeze bananas as soon as they pass their yellow stage – just peel and wrap in plastic wrap or place separated into a large freezer bag. Frozen bananas give smoothies that thick, creamy consistency. Pro tip: the high pectin content in blueberries causes smoothies to thicken a lot after blending so keep that in mind if you love blueberries in your smoothie and start out with a thinner consistency.
There’s no wrong way to make a smoothie, as long as you’re combining healthy ingredients and enjoying every sip! Another pro tip: make sure to keep your blender in a convenient location and clean immediately after each use.
- 1 cup leafy greens (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1 cup mixed frozen fruit (just fruit – no added sugar)
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I like oat milk), plus extra as desired
- Fat source – choose 1 or combine a couple as desired: ¼ to ½ an avocado, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 to 2 tablespoons nut butter of choice, 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds
- Optional add-ins: handful of oats, scoop of protein powder, scoop of yogurt, ½ to 1 teaspoon turmeric, ginger, cinnamon or other favorite spices
- Water, as needed
Layer everything in your blender, making sure the liquid has reached the bottom, and blend for 1 minute. If ingredients aren’t flowing smoothly, add more milk or water as needed to allow mixture to process freely and reach your preferred consistency.
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