Smoothies for Breakfast

Oster Blender My BlendDylan and I have been enjoying smoothies for breakfast lately. I’m kind of amazed at the ability of a smoothie to pack fruits and vegetables into a delicious delivery method.

I use one of these Oster My Blend Blenders pictured here (click the image or here to buy on Amazon).

This thing makes smoothie making so easy. You blend right in the bottle, then change out the blades for a to-go lid for drinking.

I’ve heard people say they’re put off by green smoothies simply because of the color. I also love that my Oster My Blend  is pink, which means no matter what my smoothie ends up looking like, I always feel like I’m drinking a strawberry milkshake.

I’d love to give you some recipes to my favorite smoothies, but honestly, I go with a more improvised style. I simply toss in whatever I have on hand, and it basically always comes out awesome. I really think smoothies are magical.

My original smoothie-making inspiration was an infographic talking about the different steps to building a smoothie. I’ve seen a lot of these around, but I can’t find a single one that doesn’t mention weightloss. Here is the least offensive of the bunch:

How to Make a Smoothie // LoveLiveGrow

I typically use milk as my liquid and yogurt as the base.

I add a handful of torn up spinach leaves. These add a slight “chewiness” to the texture, which I don’t mind. I’ve always liked orange juice with pulp, and the texture is similar.

The more different fruits I add the better I seem like it. Bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, and pears are my most frequent choices.

I haven’t added any of the “super food” options yet. I’m skeptical and like to keep a simple shopping list.

Are you a smoothie lover? What are your favorite ingredients?

Comments

  1. We love smoothies! I add in a ridiculous amount of stuff. I do ice on bottom then my seeds and/or powders (usual contenders are flax or chia seed, pea protein or cocoa powder). Next my greens (spinach or kale). Then I add my fruits (usual contenders are berries, mangoes, pineapples, bananas). Next comes my fat (avocado, coconut oil or nut butter). Then lastly my liquid (coconut water or almond milk). Blend and devour. :)

  2. i am also a believer in smoothies–i love how many freggies can fit into a serving. i am pretty boring though: i always have a banana, a cup of frozen berries (blueberries and strawberries are my favourite…) and usually top up the blender with spinach and kale, with a cup or two of water to make it more smooth. since i couldn’t get spinach or kale during my last grocery shop, i went with some sort of mixed greens.

    • I tried some mixed greens once but they weren’t a good match with the other stuff. Spinach is such a mild flavor it fits in nicely. I haven’t tried kale before. What is its flavor like?

  3. I’m considering moving to a more vegetarian diet, and I’m going to try making smoothies to supplement my diet. Thanks for this info!

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