What you end up eating or not eating in the morning can really decide how you will feel throughout the rest of your day, so why not start it off with something that will make you feel good? I personally believe you can never go wrong with smoothies. Ever. It can be a quick and inexpensive breakfast too!
Every time you have overripe fruits or vegetables, throw them in a plastic bag and straight for the freezer! They could save you one day from the depths of that fatal, college student hunger, and will also make the perfect base for a nutritious smoothie! It’s tricky with produce as a college student to eat it before it goes bad! So this too, is an excellent way to get the most out of the money you spend on food.
Make frozen smoothie packs every Sunday to last you the whole week. That way, when you’re ready to enjoy a smoothie, all you have to do is pick a bag and blend!
To make the perfect smoothie you will need:
- 1-2 c. Liquid –
Options Include: Milk, Soy Milk, Almond or Coconut Milk, Fruit Juice, Yogurt, or Water.
Water being the top choice, as it is inexpensive, easy, and allows you to get your calories from highly nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other select ingredients.
- 1/2 c. Fruits & Vegetables-The more frozen fruits and vegetables you use, the less ice you will need. Bananas are a popular choice as they help to thicken the smoothie and provide a neutral taste that goes well with almost everything. Bananas are also rather inexpensive, which is always a plus.
Feel free to experiment with different combinations, and don’t be afraid to throw some veggie’s in there as well- might sound scary, but they actually add a refreshing taste and even more nutritious value to a smoothie.
- Special Extras-
Extra ingredients ultimately thicken your smoothie and help balance the flavor, giving it a little extra jazz.
Flavorings: Cinnamon, Honey, Brown Sugar, Nutmeg, and Vanilla Extract will all add sweetness to the flavor.
Peanut Butter/Almond Butter: add protein and a thicker texture.
Oats: help lower cholesterol and provide long lasting energy.
Hope this helps, and can’t wait to hear all the combos you come up with! Leave in the comments your favorite smoothie combo!