Smooth Out Your Breakfast Routine

It’s almost Sunday night and you spent all weekend practicing R&R; now it is time to plan your re-entry into reality. Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what you need from the store to avoid overspending, inconvenient second trips, or simply running out of food before the week was over – creating a fast food solution all too tempting?

Below is a shopping list for 5 deliciously portioned breakfast smoothies that are healthy, balanced, and easy to make. Use Ziploc bags to cut, clean, and prep all of the ingredients ahead of time, or simply throw what you need into a mason jar the night before to make for an easy morning routine.


The Shopping List:

1 bag kale

1 bag spinach

1 large cucumber

1 avocado

2 oranges

1 lemon

1 banana

1 green apple

1 container fresh blueberries

1 bag frozen strawberries

½ gallon almond milk

½ gallon coconut milk

1 quart ziploc bags – for cutting, prepping, and storing the smoothies in advance!


Check your pantry! Make sure you have the following items. If you do not have them, add them to the list above.

Dark Cocoa Powder

Vanilla Protein Powder

Flaxseed

Chia Seeds

Cashews


Directions

For every smoothie: Add the leafy greens to blender first. Then add the rest of the ingredients; top with the liquid; and blend until smooth.


The Menu

Monday

1 cup kale

1 cup spinach

1/3 large cucumber

1/2 avocado

1 orange

½ lemon, peeled

1 tbsp shaved almonds

1 cup water


Tuesday

2 cups spinach leaves

1 cup blueberries

½ avocado

½ banana

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 cup coconut milk


Wednesday

2 cup kale leaves

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/3 cucumber

½ green apple

½ orange, peeled and segmented

2 tbsp flaxseed

1 cup almond milk


Thursday

2 cup spinach

1 cup frozen strawberries

¼ cucumber

1/2 orange, segmented

½ lemon, peeled

¼ cup cashews

1 cup water


Friday

2 cup spinach

1 cup blueberries

½ banana

½ green apple

1 tbsp flaxseed

1 scoop protein powder

2 tbsp dark cocoa powder

1 cup almond milk


As a rule of thumb, each smoothie should contain 2 cups of leafy greens, a maximum of 2 cups of fruit, a source of fiber, and a healthy fat. So feel free to mix n’ match in the kitchen, as long as you are staying within these perimeters of a balanced breakfast. Get creative and find your flavor!

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