The morning smoothie: A delicious, refreshing, and portable breakfast.
But smoothies face one big enemy — the rush of a morning routine.
Thankfully, your freezer is here for you.
Start by gathering all of the ingredients you'll need to a make a week's worth of smoothies.
Get your containers ready.
I make one serving at a time, because my blender struggles when I put too much kale and chard in. Don't worry about putting ice or lots of frozen fruit in if you don't want to — it's going in the freezer anyway.
Pour one (or two, or seven) out.
Repeat this process until all your jars or cups are filled and in the freezer.
Wash your blender — once!
Every night, put the next day's smoothies in the fridge.
Then in the morning, drink your smoothie and congratulate yourself on your brilliance.
Coconut, Fruit, and Greens Smoothie
Recipe by Natalie Brown
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard
1 cup pineapple
1/4 cup frozen mango
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.