March 24, 2014

Smoothie Start to the Day

I love breakfast.

But when I wake up late at 7:30, have to be out of the house by 8:00 and barely have enough time to make sure my hair isn't a rats nest, it's hard to fit an entire meal into my morning routine.

This makes pre-made smoothies my perfect on-the-go breakfast.

Here are my three go-to 'Smoothie Start to the Day' recipes:

Bananaberry (strawberry, banana)

1 small-medium sized banana
5 medium sized strawberries
Splash of Milk
1 spoonful of greek yogurt

Banaberry is what I grew up drinking when we made smoothies so it's extremely homey. Plus the banana and strawberries will help to fight depression, increase your fibre intake, and improve overall health (vitamin C).

Citrus Berry (orange, blueberries, raspberries)

1/2 an orange
1/2 cup of blueberries
2/3 cup of raspberries (I used frozen)
Splash of orange juice

This smoothie is packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C to improve your heart health as well as ward off pesky infections and even diseases in later life. It's also a super refreshing drink if you need that morning kick.

Cast-Away (mango, pomegranate)

2/3 cup of pomegranate seeds
1 mango
1/2 cup of water
2 fresh mint leaves

Sadly this smoothie is as close to an island getaway as I'm getting. Benefits include its ability to clear your skin of imperfections and strengthen your immune system (thanks to the loads of antioxidants you've packed in).

From left to right: Cast-Away, Bananaberry, Citrus Berry

Let me know what your favourite morning smoothies are!

Love, Milly


  1. smoothies are just perfect and i drink a lot of them. my favorite is made with orange juice, frozen mangos and rasberries, pineapple and a tad of strawberry yogurt. its amazing.

  2. I always start my morning off with a green smoothie :) I never thought about pre making mine though (that would definitely save some time! How far ahead do you make them ?

    Rachel | AMomentInTime.

    1. Hey Rachel, I usually put all of the fruit (seeded, peeled, and measured out) into a bowl in the fridge the night before and then toss that in the blender the next morning so the smoothie doesn't separate but still takes less than two minutes to make :)

  3. This looks so good! I'm currently trying to spice up my breakfast routine so that's great :) I'm really liking low fat greek yogurt mixed with coconut water, frozen berries, 1 tea spoon of honey and oatmeal. Perfect breakfast on the go. But I'll make sure to try yours too! xx

    1. mm coconut water sounds like such a yummy addition! definitely going to try that one x

  4. I must definitely try one of them LOOK SO GOOD :)