Recipe: The HMHS Breakfast Smoothie

O hi there, friend. Welcome to another HMHS installment of high-speed breakfast foods. If you’re new here, quick but nutritious breakfast items are a favorite of ours. Because for the person who just doesn’t have time for morning sustenance, they can finally get it. So without further ado, we have the one and only HMHS Breakfast Smoothie!

For some reference, this smoothie is packed with health and wholesome calories. It’s a good source of vitamins A, C, K and various B vitamins; it also has a good amount of potassium, fiber and healthy fats (omega-3 specifically); and finally, this smoothie is fortified with protein and calcium. All in all, this smoothie provides you with lots of tasty nourishment and energizes you for your busy days! 

We also want to feature our affiliate partner, Vitamer Blend, who just launched a new, portable blender for all your smoothie making! In less than 60 seconds, you can transform any fruit or vegetable into a healthy smoothie. It’s charged by USB so you can take it on picnics or trips, and is easily cleaned with soap and water. Disclaimer: If you purchase one using this link, HMHS will receive 10% for commission. We pledge to donate our profits to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ingredients

½ cup of orange juice
½ cup of your favorite milk (ours is oat)
½ cup of frozen strawberries
½ cup of frozen blueberries
1-2 frozen bananas (make sure to peel the bananas before you freeze them!)
1 spoonful of your favorite nut butter (ours is peanut)
1-2 spoonfuls of Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 handful of almonds
Kale and spinach (as much as you want; we put a lot LOL)

Recipe

  1. Add the orange juice and milk to your blender (make sure to do this first because it helps protect the blades of your blender)
  2. Add all frozen fruit (if necessary, cut into small pieces).
  3. Add chia seeds, almonds, yogurt and nut butter
  4. Add as much kale and spinach as you want (you won’t taste any ‘veggie-flavor’ I promise 😉 and I think they actually make it taste better)
  5. Blend to your satisfaction; you may have to stop and occasionally stir the blender with a utensil if the blender gets stuck.
  6. Pour out and enjoy!

Depending on your blender, you’ll have different quantities of the smoothie each time you blend. For the Vitamer Blend, we suggest halving the ingredient portions and excluding the almonds. You can drink as much as you’d like initially and maybe keep the rest in the fridge for lunch or later in the day. 

Also, you don’t have to follow this recipe verbatim! You can change quantities, sub out or add certain ingredients, and exchange some ingredients for others. For instance, I’ve added carrots to the smoothie; I’ve subbed out the strawberries and blueberries for mangos and pineapple; and I’ve added pecans with and without the almonds. All options have been great. So mix and match to your heart’s content :).

Now you have the HMHS smoothie in your hands, and you’re ready for a good, productive day!

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