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Smoothie Hacks To Make Your Morning Breakfast Quick & Easy + 8 Recipes

Making smoothies for breakfast is one of the easiest ways to get a big serving of nutrients in a fast and easy meal. You can make a smoothie for nearly any dietary needs using milk or plantbased milk, veggies, fresh and frozen fruits and a heap of nutritious additions. Here, I am going to share with you my top smoothie making hacks as well as 8 mouth-watering smoothie recipes. Let's blend...


Smoothie Hacks To Make Your Morning Breakfast Quick & Easy + 8 Recipes
Smoothie Hacks To Make Your Morning Breakfast Quick & Easy + 8 Recipes

Smoothies are full of nutrients, dietary fibre, all natural flavour and provide a power-packed boost of nutrients to start your day. When combined with a source of protein, smoothies can help combat food cravings, keep your blood sugar levels properly balanced and provide a super satisfy, healthy meal.


Smoothie Hacks You'll Grow To Love


I'm an absolutely smoothie addict, so it must come as no surprise that I have a list of smoothie making hacks to share with you today. These are super simple hacks that help me save time and effort in the mornings. I've also included 8 delicious recipes that are some of my favourites for you to try.



1. Always Add The Liquid First


New to smoothie making? The basics are always add your liquids first, then add the frozen materials, fruit, veggies and ice. This will preserve the life of your blender's blades, and decrease the number of times you need to stop, scrape the sides and re-blend.


Some of my favourite liquids to use are coconut milk or water, homemade juices (sparingly), homemade or organic nut milks, or even just water. I find that plantbased milks blend better from the standpoint of food combining when making smoothies. Dairy milk requires different stomach enzymes to digest than plantbased foods. For some, combing the two can cause bloating, gas and digestive issues. For this reason, as a general rule, I recommend sticking to non-dairy liquids in your smoothies.


2. Sneak More Veggies


Get your quota of veggies in your body at breakfast. Yep, its that easy when you make your own smoothies at home to meet your Required Daily Allowance (RDA) before noon. Add in a large handful of spinach, kale, or watercress. Sneak in a few chunks of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beets and peas. I promise you will not notice the flavour if you combine these with banana, fruit and a scoop of protein powder.


Personally, I love using Nourish by @AussieBodies which is 100% vegan and contains a balance of both pea and brown rice proteins for the full amino chain. It takes me 2 minutes or less to blend a banana, spinach, almond milk and protein powder into a delicious smoothie I can gulp on the drive to school drop offs.


3. Mason Jar Magic


Here's a total gamechanger--it turns out that the threads of a regular mason jars fits the threads of most blenders. Many detachable blender blades will easily fit a small mason jar making brekkie a snap. This means you can attach, blend and bring your smoothie on the go in minutes. To see if your blender is compatible with a mason jar, just detach the blade and twist on the jar. The blender's blades should not touch the inside of the glass jar. Test it with water to make sure if the fit creates a tight seal. Now you can blend, swap for a lid with a straw and off you go!


Mason jars also make fabulous eco-friendly storage containers for smoothies and juice. They are super air-tight and can be easily sterilised to be used over and over again. You can stored smoothies and juice for 1-3 days in the fridge with the lids.


I love these mason jars with the glass handle for easy carrying, and found them for $1.00 at K-Mart. Click here to see if they're still in stock. Aren't they super cute?!

Mason jars also make fabulous eco-friendly storage containers for smoothies and juice.
Mason jars also make fabulous eco-friendly storage containers for smoothies and juice.

4. Freezer Drops Using Ice Cube Trays


This is by far the best time saver ever. Use your ice cube tray to create "freezer drops" for your smoothies. This saves you heaps of time in the morning and avoids watering down flavours with adding too much ice. You'll still get a creamy smoothie every time, and if you like to drink them cold, this hack makes it so easy.


Try filling an ice cube tray with Greek yoghurt, coconut yoghurt or milk such as almond, soymilk, or cashew. When you’re ready to make up a smoothie, drop in a cube or two, perfectly measured to give the smoothie a nice creamy texture. So simple!


5. Use Up Overripe Foods


I don't know about you, but the minute bananas get too many freckles, my kids won't eat them. I've always kept them aside to use in lunchbox muffins and things, but overripe bananas and other fruits are also perfect for smoothies. Just chop the fruit up into chunks and pop in a freezer bag. Other fruits this works well with is overripe avocados, apples, pears, mango and other stone fruit. Stuff a handful of greens in there plus a freezer drop and you've just meal prepped half a dozen breakfast smoothies in less than 5 minutes!


6. Think & Plan Ahead


Being prepared is the best way to eat healthier. Something I love recommending to clients is making smoothie batch bags as mentioned above. All you need to do is fill several small freezer bags with the ingredients for your favourite smoothie recipes. I like doing this as soon as I come home with the groceries with fresh produce. I can meal prep for a whole week or even a month in advance in just 10 minutes. All I do is grab the baggie, dump the contents of the bag in the blender, add milk, and blend. Its well worth the time upfront to save time later in the week. You can also chop fruit and veggies and store them individually in small, labelled freezer bags making choosing ingredients fast and easy as well.


7. Keep The Extra


If you've got leftover smoothie mix, don't throw it away. It makes the perfect icy pole! Simply add to a icy pole mode or even an ice cube tray with pop sticks for a tasty treat. Kids absolutely love these and it makes the perfect healthy summer treat. I find that coconut milk provides the best base, but experiment with what you like best. You can also pull out your trusty mason jars and store leftover fresh smoothie mix in the fridge for a few days.



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8 Recipes So Good You'll Want Them Every Day...


Ready to give these super tasty wholefood smoothie recipes a try? I am salivating just writing this because I know how good these all taste. Be sure to bookmark this page for the recipes and give one a go all week to deeply nourish your body.


#1 - Berry Bliss Bowl:

Blend 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup blueberries, 250ml almond milk, 2 tbsp rolled oats, and add in 30g vanilla flavoured vegan or whey protein.


#2 - Strawberries & Cream Bowl:

Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, 250ml coconut milk, 2 tbsp Greek or Coconut yoghurt, and 30g vanilla flavoured protein powder.


#3 - Green Spirulina Bowl:

Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup organic spinach, 250ml almond milk, 1 tbsp Hawaiian spirulina, and 30g vanilla flavoured vegan protein.


#4 - Avocado Goddess Smoothie:

Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 ripe Hass avocado, 1 handful organic spinach, 250ml almond or soy milk, 30g plain or vanilla protein powder.


#5 - Chery Bomb Bowl:

Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen cherries, 250ml almond or soy milk, 2 tbsp psyllium husk, and 30g vanilla flavoured vegan or whey protein. Alternatively try chocolate flavoured for a Cherry Ripe recipe.


#6 - Spicy Mango Smoothie:

Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 fresh or frozen mango, 1/2 tsp cayenne or chilli flakes, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 250ml almond milk, and 30g vanilla whey protein.


#7 - Blackberry Acai Bowl:

Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen blackberries, 1/4 cup acai puree, 250ml almond milk, 2 tbsp psyllium husk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, and 30g vanilla vegan or whey protein.


#8 - PB Raw Chocolate Smoothie:

Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 2 tbsp raw peanut butter, 2 organic dates (pitted), 250ml almond milk, 2 tsp raw cacao powder, and 30g chocolate flavoured vegan or whey protein.


I'd love to know which one of these recipes is your new favourite. Tell me in the comments.


Healthy + happiness,

Emma Lisa xx


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