Morning smoothies are a breakfast staple for busy people who still want to prioritize their health. It’s an amazing way to add vital nutrients to your day, and they’re super easy to make.
If you’re a smoothie lover (or if you want to get started with healthier morning habits), we’re sharing our top tips for making your morning smoothies even easier. So, keep reading!
Why make a morning smoothie?
A morning smoothie starts the day off right. Smoothies are an easy and enjoyable way to pack the nutrients into your breakfast to keep you going strong all day long.
Especially if you incorporate supplements like greens powder or protein powder, you’ll stay satiated and energized well until lunch. And if you’re particularly active and need fuel for your workouts, smoothies are the ideal companion.
Morning routines are important to help us kick off the day with some OOMPH and set ourselves up for success. For many, making a morning smoothie is a great way to kick off a solid morning routine.
Plus, smoothies in the morning are quick and perfect if you’re always on the go.
But did you know there are ways to make morning smoothies even easier? Let’s go through some simple tips for those early starts and busy schedules.
Make Morning Smoothies Easier – Step by Step
Understand the Building Blocks of a Smoothie
What makes a good smoothie? While the fun of smoothies is making them your own, you need to know the basics if you have no idea where to start.
The best morning smoothies are made using the following building blocks:
- Frozen elements (either fruits or ice)
- Healthy fats (nut butter, avocado, etc.)
- Thickeners (yogurt and/or bananas)
- Sweetener (maple syrup, honey, etc.)
- Supplements (collagen powder, greens, protein powder)
From there, you can mix and match flavors and consistency until you find exactly what you like.
Prepare Your Ingredients
There are so many ways to create delicious morning smoothies using a wide range of ingredients.
- Go for a tropical vibe using summer fruits like pineapple, mango, and coconut water for a refreshing, tart, and tangy smoothie
- Or you might choose your classic banana berry smoothie with bananas, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries for a sweet smoothie staple
Once you have a few combinations in mind, separate your frozen fruits into individual bags and pop them in the freezer. That way, in the morning, all you have to do is reach in for a pre-made assortment and dump it into your blender.
You’ll also want to make sure you’re stocked up on other important ingredients like nut butter, Greek yogurt, and nutrition supplements.
Set Up an Assembly Line
Once your frozen fruit is in the blender, ready to go, you’ll want to set up an assembly line with all your other ingredients.
Grab your peanut butter, yogurt, maple syrup, and supplements so that you can quickly and easily add them in one at a time. This also ensures that you don’t miss any ingredients.
From there, all you have to do is blend and serve. You’ll eventually have your system down to a science, and it’ll feel like nothing to blend up a delicious and nutritious morning smoothie each and every day.
Clean Your Blender Right Away
Whether you take your morning smoothie to go or you enjoy it while doing your morning chores, it’s important to always clean your blender right away.
There’s nothing worse for your morning smoothie routine than a dirty blender. Plus, you can actually ruin your blender for good by letting leftover smoothies build up.
If you don’t have the time to do a full clean-up, at least soak your blender to make it easier on yourself later on.
Pro Tip: Clean your blender easily by adding dish soap and water just like you would your smoothie ingredients and BLEND. That’s right, the blender itself acts like its own personal dishwasher!