Well, it all officially begins tomorrow — my second year of grad school that is! And while on paper my schedule isn’t too hectic, that doesn’t mean things aren’t gonna get crazy, quick. Between classes, my TA position, internship search and home I’m quite sure I will be running around like a chicken with my head cut-off in no time. But then again, I thrive under that kind of craziness! So, to Spring 2013 I say: BRING IT ON! (insert Not Another Teen Movie response here)
Now, despite my enthusiasm at the beginning of every semester, it is all to easy to let my healthy eating habits go by the wayside after a few weeks. To reduce the vending machine lunch temptation, my weekly meal/snack prep will resume this afternoon. And for those mornings when I’m running out the door without having made time for breakfast, I am armed with yummy smoothie recipes to fill me up on the go without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. I know I’m not the only one who finds themselves in this predicament in the mornings, so I’m sharing three of my all-time favorite breakfast smoothie recipes after the jump!
Smoothie #1, PB&J in a glass
I love PB&J sandwiches! But at $6 for a loaf of gluten free bread, I don’t have them too often. Instead, I make a smoothie version that’s healthier AND cheaper!
Give it a try by blending together the following:
– 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or raspberries)
– 1 tablespoon nut butter of your choice (I use SunButter)
– 3/4 cup milk of your choice
Smoothie #2, the Tropi-gal Smoothie
Blend together these yummy ingredients for an early morning tropical escape:
-1/2 cup cubed mango
-1/2 cup cubed papaya
-1/2 cup greek yogurt (you can sub soy yogurt)
-1 cup of ice
– splash of orange juice
Smoothie #3, Choc-o-running late
Simply blend together the following for a delish breakfast treat:
-1/4 cup nut butter of your choice
-1 cup milk of your choice
-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 tablespoon honey
-1/2 cup ice
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Share it with me in the comments section!
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