Breakfast Smoothies for the Busy Employee

Mornings are hectic for most people on-the-go. What’s often sacrificed is the most important meal of the day - breakfast. In the rush to get to where they need to go, people usually leave home with empty stomachs and just grab a bit to eat along the way.

Some people munch on doughnut while waiting for the green light. Others go for a cup of coffee while driving, waiting in a cab, or commuting in the subway. As you probably know, none of these give you the best option in terms of your health, what with the unhealthy oils and the caffeine present in the most popular breakfast substitutes.

This is where breakfast smoothies come in to save the day. With breakfast smoothies, the active work employee can expect to receive the basic nutrients needed to keep him alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic on the job.

Breakfast should be the main meal that jumpstarts your day and lasts you until lunch. Smoothies are the perfect way to ensure that you get breakfast on the go without sacrificing the nutrition that your body needs. They’re also easy and quick to prepare - just throw in the ingredients in a blender, mix them thoroughly, and pour into your favorite tumbler.

Here are some suggested smoothies that are guaranteed to give you an energy boost and a filling sensation that no coffee or doughnut can give you:

Breakfast Smoothie #1:

  • Blend the following ingredients until smooth: 1/3 cup of vanilla (or plain) yogurt, ¼ cup of orange juice, 8 to 10 frozen strawberries, 1 banana and a handful of raspberries. Pour in a ready-to-go travel mug or a glass and serve immediately.

Breakfast Smoothie #2:

  • Blend and puree the following for about 30 seconds: 3 freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 peeled avocado, 2 bananas, 1 cup of plain yogurt, and 2 cups of ice cubes. Add 3 tablespoons of honey; blend for a couple of minutes more. Pour and drink immediately.

Breakfast Smoothie #3:

  • Have a power smoothie at your disposal with this simple yet effective recipe that gives you an ample amount of daily necessary fiber. Blend 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of pineapple juice, 1 cup (or at least 8 oz.) of vanilla or plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of wheat germ (or protein powder, you can take your pick), 1 cup of fresh strawberries or blueberries, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (optional). Blend and process until smooth.

Breakfast Smoothie #4:

  • Combine and blend 1 kiwi, 1 frozen banana (use a chilled or frozen banana to bring out its natural sweetness), 6 strawberries, ¾ cup pineapple and orange juice blend, and ½ cup of vanilla yogurt. Blend until smooth.

Breakfast Smoothie #5:

  • Love chocolate? Then how about this for a perk-up? Blend the following ingredients until smooth: 2 frozen and cut up bananas, 1 cup of plain yogurt, ½ cup of frozen strawberries, and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Yum!.