Because I'm having to commute farther for work, I'm gone before 7 A.M. and don't have lunch until 12:40 P.M. so I need a breakfast that will last.
Here are some of the fruit smoothies that I've been trying lately:
Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
With this smoothie, I was full until around 11:00 or so. Then I had a snack during my break.
Green Monster Smoothie
I can see why you wouldn't need to snack so much after this smoothie. It's packed of fruits and plus the spinach so I will definitely investigate green smoothies a bit more closely.
Very Berry Smoothie
2 cups almond milk
2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
Add all ingredients, except agave to blender. Blend until smooth. Add agave to taste and blend to mix.
* This recipe makes 2 servings, but my cousin, aunt, mom, and I shared this smoothie. However, we did not serve ourselves full portions as we drank this more for a breakfast drink rather than just for breakfast.
One thing I've learned about smoothie-making is that organization is key. Even though the smoothie itself is a quick breakfast, you need to have fruits and/or veggies prepped so that the entire process is quick. Plus, you have to add a little extra time to rinse out your blender so that you don't have a crazy mess when you return home. I usually keep frozen and fresh-frozen fruits in the freezer to speed up the process, but I do like this idea I found on Pinterest:
Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs
Earlier, I tried some to make smoothie or breakfast drinks using those health-food individual-sized packets you get from health food stores. I couldn't even get past the first couple of sips so I opted for real fruit and just to eat my veggies. Everything good for you doesn't have to taste bad.
When I get a little more organized I'll make some healthy snacks to tide me over before lunch. Until then, I've had prepackaged trail mix on hand. But I know I could make my own. Baby steps, here. Baby steps.