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A family’s weekday morning can be a...blur. Everyone needs to get to work or school, and we are all bustling to get out the door before traffic builds up in EDSA. No matter how little time you got left, however, it’s still not a good idea to skip breakfast. Not only does it provide energy, but it helps in concentration and weight. So what's the best shortcut?
Whip up a breakfast smoothie you and the rest of the family can drink on-the-go. Prep the ingredients the night before so all you have to do is blitz it in the blender the next day.
1 Choco-Banana Smoothie
Mott's gave us this recipe for their apple juice, and we think kids will love it. It's got chocolate and banana, always an excellent combo with the right amount of sweet. Bananas are loaded with nutrients including potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Plus, the oats in this recipe make it a filling breakfast.
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice, chilled 1/4 cup non-fat milk, chilled 1 ripe banana 1 tablespoon rolled oats 2 teaspoon cocoa powder 2 Coffee and Banana Smoothie
Here’s the grown up version of the recipe above that we saw at Food52.com. Hit two birds with one stone, and have your smoothie with your cup of coffee--blended with ice if you like. No more hot coffee spills on your shirt while you’re driving.
2 ripe bananas, frozen 2 two-ounce shots of espresso (or about 4 ounces very strong coffee), cooled 1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt 6 ounces milk 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Prevention.com calls this recipe the “World’s Best Smoothie,” so you can’t go wrong with this. It’s not only really delicious--both you and the kids are bound to love it--it’s also quite filling. It can even leave you satisfied up until lunch.
1 cup plain non-fat yogurt 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup orange juice 6 frozen strawberries 4. Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
Can’t get the kids to eat their greens? Maybe putting the veggies into a smoothie will make things easier. See if they’ll notice that there’s lettuce in this recipe by Yummy.ph. It’s a great for you too, mom, because it provides two cups of your serving of greens for the day.
2 cups romaine lettuce 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 medium ripe banana 1 teaspoon chia or hemp seeds 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
5. Citrus and Ginger
Feeling under the weather? Make this smoothie from Telegraph.co.uk, and give yourself an instant pick-me-up. Refreshing and packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, this smoothie brings the sunshine with it.
2 medium oranges, peeled 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or to taste 1-3 teaspoons pure maple syrup, or to taste 3-5 ice cubes Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)