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Frozen Smoothies Are The Easiest Way To Eat A Healthy Breakfast Without Even Trying

And only wash your blender once.

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The morning smoothie: A delicious, refreshing, and portable breakfast.

But smoothies face one big enemy — the rush of a morning routine.

Nobody has time to measure ingredients, blend them, wash the blender, drink the smoothie, and do everything else that you have to do in the mornings.

(P.S. You can get the recipe for this Summer Berry Smoothie here.)

Thankfully, your freezer is here for you.

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Prep on Sunday. Gulp down every morning.

Start by gathering all of the ingredients you'll need to a make a week's worth of smoothies.

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Just take your favorite recipe, and multiply the ingredients as necessary. My personal go-to is pineapple, mango, greens, almond butter, and coconut milk. (Full recipe at the bottom of this post!) Or, if you hate eating the same thing day in and day out, pick up a variety of ingredients so you can mix and match.

Get your containers ready.

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If you're going to make 8 smoothies, have 8 containers ready. I use (admittedly cliché) mason jars, for two reasons. First, they're cheap AF. Second, the screw-on lid means I can throw the smoothie in my work bag without having to worry about leaks. But they are glass, so if you go this route, just know that if you drop one, it'll probably shatter.

There are a variety of other options out there that would work, though, like the Blender Bottle or the Stay Or Go Travel Cup. You'll just want to make sure you have five of whatever you're going to use (or, enough for however many smoothies you plan to make).


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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.

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Hey, maybe you have a blender that can handle more than one mason jar's worth of smoothie at a time. Whatever you do, leave enough space at the top so the smoothie can expand some as it freezes (because yes, it will expand). Most mason jars have a freeze fill line, a handy guide for how full you can fill them. If you're concerned about freezing in glass, here are a few tips to prevent breakage.

Repeat this process until all your jars or cups are filled and in the freezer.

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With their lids on, to prevent spills. (Yes, ok, I eat a lot of ice cream.)

Wash your blender — once!

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Fill it about 1/3 of the way up with hot water and add a couple of drops of dish soap for fun bubbles (and easy cleaning).

Every night, put the next day's smoothies in the fridge.

Then in the morning, drink your smoothie and congratulate yourself on your brilliance.

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SMOOTHIES FOREVER. If you need recipe ideas, here are some delicious green smoothies, here are some that are basically sunshine in smoothie form, and here are some that are only three ingredients.

Coconut, Fruit, and Greens Smoothie

Serves 1

Recipe by Natalie Brown


3/4 cup coconut milk

1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard

1 banana

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.