Thursday, April 28, 2011

Starting the day off right.

Summer is coming and the ladies of Miss B and Hustle are highly motivated to start eating healthy and taking our workouts to the next level. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I'm totally guilty of drinking coffee until noon and then eating a HUGE lunch because I'm so hungry, but lately I've gotten back into making smoothies in the morning. It makes such a difference! Here are our favorite recipes:

K's "Eat Your Greens" Smoothie
1 banana
small colander full of rinsed spinach (the more the better)
1 cup of frozen blueberries
3 or 4 fresh strawberries
water, as needed
nonfat, plain yogurt (optional)

I don't eat a ton of dairy, but the yogurt is a great addition, if you do. I like to use my handheld Cuisinart Smartstick (raved about here) to make an individual smoothie in a mason jar. Then you can just screw on the cap and go. I promise you can't taste the spinach and it's a great way to incorporate more greens into your diet!

 photo via pinterest via gosavor

T's Morning Smoothie
1 banana (or half of one)
1 handful of fresh baby spinach
1 carrot (or a few baby carrots) - these add a hint of sweet to your smoothie
frozen fruit - i kind of just add whatever frozen fruit i have. frozen blueberries, strawberries, rasberries, mango, or pinapple, etc - just about 1 cup of any combo of these. i always make sure i have some type of berry in there. i also love to use frozen acai instead of any other frozen fruit sometimes... but make sure you get the plain acai (no sugar and energy added!)
fresh fruit - i usually add 1 kiwi or anything else i have --- 1/2 apple. whatever you want.
1 scoop protein powder
1 scoop raw almond butter
almond milk or any juice i have (about 1 cup)
water as needed
*also make sure you buy all organic products

I've learned to just use what i have in my fridge and make it work. the key to always have a banana and something frozen to keep it cold. i love the flavor that the almond butter gives the smoothie. and you don't need the added calories of juice - water works great! having a smoothie like this is the best way to start the day.  (and sadly my blender broke last week... so i think i need to go out and buy that smartstick asap! )

happy blending! ;) 


  1. I'd love a morning smoothie but I think the blender would wake up my sleeping man... Perhaps as a healthy snack?

  2. That's it. I need a blender so I can get to work on this. Heather of La Feem recently suggested I start a smoothie-soup diet for two days to lose a bit of the weight I want to before the summer gets here. I'm stepping up my gym workouts too.

  3. Sara - sometimes I even make them for dinner! But I'm a single gal who rarely cooks. haha!

    Brandi - Taryn and I are with ya! I feel like eliminating something always works for me, whether it's alcohol, dairy or wheat. I think the next thing I need to cut is my chip addiction! I can eat an entire bag and call it dinner!


  4. I'm soon switching from oatmeal to smoothies, tis the season! Thanks for the recipes ladies. xo

  5. i'm addicted to juicing and smoothies lately too! so satisfying and good for you!


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