Stop Eating Breakfast, Start Drinking Smoothies!

Stop Eating Breakfast, Start Drinking Smoothies!

When you don’t have time to cook breakfast in the morning (the snooze button can be so tempting), and you have a long day of work looming over your head, the worst thing you can do is go without eating.

It’s an often-discussed fact that missing breakfast leads to weight gain, reduced problem-solving ability, and can leave you feeling exhausted and listless through the rest of the day.

So what are you going to grab to keep you going? You might consider dropping by your favorite fast-food place for a quick bite on your way to work, but your first meal of the day will be filled with enough grease, salt, and fat that you might as well not have eaten at all.

Why not try something cheaper, healthier, and faster than a shame filled morning drive-thru or a grueling fast until lunch?

Smoothies are a delicious, healthy, and quick start to your morning. But don’t go running out to buy a smoothie every morning, most of the smoothies made at restaurants and coffee shops are more like fruit milkshakes. Full of sugar and frozen yogurt, sometimes even ice cream, these smoothies can often do more harm than good. Not to mention the price. Five dollars for breakfast every morning adds up to almost $2000 a year!

All you need to turn your kitchen into your personal smoothie shop is a few ingredients and a good mixer. Emphasis on the word good. The last thing you want to deal with when you’re running late is a Jackson Pollock painting of Raspberries and Peaches on your ceiling, trust me. Don’t waste your money, like I did, on the first mixer that catches your eye, check the best blenders at It only takes a few minutes to pack a mixer with your favorite berries, fruits, and veggies at home, and its cheap and easy to bring a smoothie with you on the go.

Of course, you can only stand so many mornings sipping Strawberry and Banana bits while you plunge into your morning commute. Luckily, you can make smoothies with just about anything (within reason, my cousin’s infamous bacon and beef smoothies only sound good on paper). A quick search online will bring up some tasty recipes to start out with, and once you’ve gotten the hang of what tastes and textures you like, start making combinations of your own. Have fun! Experiment! Your first meal of the day is important, and it should satisfy both your nutritional needs and your taste buds.