The berry best smoothies for breakfast on the go.
It seems like it doesn’t matter how early I wake up with my child, time goes into warp speed and we are fighting the clock to get out of the door on time. Listen, I praise and respect the mama bears out there that can bring home the bacon and fry it too, but I am not that enchantress at 6:00 a.m.
I am the Eggo or quick bite in the morning kind of gal. It isn’t because I don’t want to make a fabulous breakfast every morning for my loving daughter – it is just that, well – I’m a realist.
However, I have discovered some fantastic fruit smoothies that you can pre-make for perfectly portioned drinks in the morning, and they are so much better than buying the pre-packaged stuff. I even sneak in some spinach and rhubarb from time to time – my daughter can’t even tell.
Something that I have gotten quite good at over the years is pre-planning my weekday dinner menu and prepping. There is no reason why this can’t be applied for breakfast as well.
Here are the basic ingredients in my smoothies.
I’ve started making breakfast smoothies with oats, vegetables, fruits, and sometimes for the adults I will throw in protein powder for a little extra nutrition. It is two-fold because the blender also wakes up sleepy heads – all you have to do is say, “What? I’m doing this for you” with a sweet smile and press on – literally.
And this is how they’re put together.
To start, I will find a few recipes for the week that I want to try, and I will pre-portion out the berries and all the fixings.
I puree the main ingredients minus the milk, yogurt, or other wet ingredients, and then freeze the puree mixture in ice cube trays. I can easily portion out the cubes into perfect servings and pre-make them for the entire week if I want to. Not to mention, it looks really pretty.
Simply add the cubes to a blender and about a cup of your combined ingredients and you are all set. So flipping good!
Also, you can turn these smoothies into smoothie bowls! When you have a little more time for breakfast, or if you don’t mind having a bowl on the go, this is a must try twist on the traditional smoothie.
As a little extra bonus, I also put the puree into popsicle molds, put a stick in them, and serve them as afternoon snacks. It’s like eating a really cold fruit roll up. Win-win.
I present to you some of my favorite berry smoothie recipes that I have tried, and they’re kiddo approved! Take a peek and give one a try – and if you have some favorites, share your recipes with us to spread the love!