This week has been insane. Usually I don’t write the post the night before, but between 6 AM workouts, rehearsing for a wedding, and starting my new internship, I just haven’t had time to blog. But, I’m determined to stay on my schedule! Today I have my go-to breakfast smoothie that I drink almost every morning. It’s easy to just grab out of the fridge and drink on my way to work. If you like pineapple, mango, and strawberries, you’re going to love this smoothie!
- frozen pineapple
- frozen mangos
- frozen strawberries
- almond milk
- greek yogurt
- protein powder (optional)
Because I willing signed up for 6 AM workouts with my trainer every Tuesday and Thursday, I make this smoothie the night before, pop it in the fridge, and it’s ready to go when I get back from the gym.
Add about one cup of greek yogurt to the blender. Yes this looks like ice cream, but I promise it’s not! Of course you can change how much yogurt you want. I really like adding the yogurt because it makes the smoothie thicker.
I add the protein powder to give me a little extra protein. Because I’ve been working out a lot harder than I used to, a little more protein isn’t going to kill me. It’s optional, so if you don’t want to add it, feel free to leave it out!
You can really use whatever fruit you’d like, but I really love the combination of pineapple, strawberries, and mangos. Adding a banana is also another great choice! Because our blender is a little on the weak side, I pop the fruit in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute to thaw them out just a little bit. It helps the blending go a lot more smooth(ie)ly.
Add the fruit and almond milk. Of course you can substitute real milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc. I like almond milk, and that’s just what we had in the house so I used it.
BLEND! BLEND! BLEND! Depending on how powerful your blender is and how you want the consistency, the blending time will vary. Blend until you’re happy!
This is the final product! As you can see I have enough for two full glasses. Smoothies are a great way to get in some additional nutrition, but be careful because smoothies can become very calorie-heavy. This is just the base of the normal smoothie I make. Some other ingredients you can add are:
- shredded coconut
I find that adding in a form of leafy green like spinach is a great way to get extra nutrition! Plus with the sweetness of the berries, the bitterness of the spinach disappears.
Hope you enjoyed! What do you like to put in your smoothies? Let me know because I’m always looking for new ingredients to throw into mine!
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