Lemon Berry Smoothie Remix

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I always scoffed at the idea of meal replacement drinks. *cough* Slim Fast. However, making my own smoothies have been a God send. I usually never finish it all and it’s better than eating breakfast food which I find to be DRECK! It’s easy because you have everything you need (Protein, Carbs, Fat) in one glass and it’s delicious. So the next time you think about grabbing something sweet and doughy for breakfast while running out of the door try a quick smoothie.

And if you’re worried about this becoming time-consuming I’ve added a few helpful hints.

  • Put all your smoothie ingredients together ahead of time  into a resealable container all you have to do is add Ice and low-fat milk and go!
  • Pre-measure and baggie…Since the ingredients you will be using in your smoothies can also be healthy snacks (berries, carrots, etc.) just place them in small baggies to grab as either or.
  • Make more ahead of time…just be careful not to keep it for more than an extra day. I’ve found that smoothies especially with veggies in them are awful after two days of sitting.
  • Try Soy or Almond Milk. They are delicious and extremely nutritious.
  • Looking for a chocolate fix? Try making a chocolate shake with Light Chocolate Silk. It’s 90 calories per cup and blended with ice and a half of banana is delicious.
  • If you don’t want to shell out big bucks for quality protein powder, add an egg white or two to your smoothie you won’t even notice it.
  • Same goes with fiber add a bit of uncooked oatmeal to your smoothie.
  • Want to really grab and go? Get a Personal Blender. Try one of these.

Happy Blending!