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Start Your Day Right with Smoothies

backtoschoolseries2015While we’ve all heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” that doesn’t always work out. When you have an 8 AM class, sleep might win out over eating before class. Smoothies can be a great way to get energizing nutrients on the go.
Smoothie ingredients can be pre-cut and combined the night before, and quickly blended in the morning. If you know you’ll be having a crazy week, you can even freeze smoothies for the whole week on Sunday.

The Tropical Morning

This smoothie is a yummy option with  a lot of vitamin-k from the collard greens.

10 oz. pineapple juice

1 handfull collard greens

1/2 avocado

1 handful of blueberries

2 scoops of acai puree

Mango Green Tea

This smoothie is low in fat and high in vitamin C, and easy to make in the morning with few ingredients.

1 cup frozen, cubed mango

1 cup chilled, brewed green tea

1/2 cup low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt

2 tbsp vanilla protein powder

1 to 2 tsp honey

Creamy Watermelon Smoothie

This drink is a great low calorie option, only 100 calories per 1.5 cups, with a few easy ingredients.

3 cups cubed watermelon

1/2 cup low fat or nonfat plain yogurt

8 ice cubes

1 to 2 tsp honey

Carrot-Grapefruit-Mango Smoothie

A super healthy option full of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber.

1 cup water

2 small carrots, grated

1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled and cubed

1 cup frozen mango

maple syrup or agave to taste (optional)

Green Monster Smoothie

An energizing green smoothie with protein, good for starting off long days.

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1 banana

one handful of spinach

one kale leaf

2/3 cup of water

Very Berry Detox Smoothie

This smoothie is full of liver-cleansing antioxidants, which are great for clearing up skin after a long night.

1 tbsp fish oil

1/4 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup frozen raspberries

1/4 cup frozen banana

1/4 cup chopped kale leaves

1 cup filtered water

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