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5 Quick & Easy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Yes. I’m BF’ing and I drink coffee. 1 cup a day. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…onto the smoothies!

Mornings are hectic? How about all the time? Barely human in the morning because it’s all just one great big sleepless nube-dom? (Hand, – up.)

Whether you are a momma to one, or more than one little – eating healthy can be challenging. Time-wise and often, with less appendages to work with. Toddler hugging your shin and sitting on your ankle, babe in the crook of your arm. Not that you need a leg to cook with, but still. Being mobile helps.

Sometimes it’s just easier for me to pop some yummy, carb laden cinnamon raisin bread in the toaster and slather it with butter. However, I find that I feel hella better for my day if I kick it off with a fresh smoothie. It was pretty much routine around here, the smoothie making and consuming. But as of late, with all the exhaustion – Raisin Maid has taken over.

Time to get back on track! Internets, hold me to it. Here are some my favourite quick and easy smoothie recipes, which I guarantee – will have you feeling more human in no time. The key to their simplcity is stocking up on the ingredients and having a good blender. You don’t need a fancy mixer. My magic bullet does the trick, although I highly covet the vitamix. Especially if you are breast-feeding, smoothies are  a great way to fill up on goodness and load your reserves. For you and babe.


  • Sexy Sadie 1 of 5
    Sexy Sadie
    2 tbsp. of cacao powder, 2 tbsp. almond butter, 1/2 frozen banana, 8 black cherries, 2 tbsp. plain yogurt, fill just below brim with soy, almond or regular milk. Blend. Yum!
  • Captain Antioxidant 2 of 5
    Captain Antioxidant
  • Ginger Bite 3 of 5
    Ginger Bite
    I entered this recipe in a weekly Jamie Olver Food Competwition. (Yes, that's right - competwition, you know you love it). Click here for the recipe along with all of the other fabulous winning concoctions. I came in last, although the following week I came in 1st for my omelette recipe! Nerdy happy dance! Another post, another post.
  • Green Goddess 4 of 5
    Green Goddess
    Don't be scared. It's deelish.1/2 a diced frozen peach, 1/2 a diced mango, wee bunch of sunflower sprouts and pea shoots, wee bunch of kale, 1/2 an avocado, pineapple juice to the brim. Blend and enjoy.
  • Tropical Popeye 5 of 5
    Tropical Popeye
    3 ice cubes, 4 tbsp. pineapple, small bunch of baby spinach, 2 tbsp. blueberries, 2 tbsp. strawberries, 2 tbsp. plain yogurt. Fill to brim with orange juice. Blend and slurp!

Like the looks of those? Then you’ll totally dig these brainy, super-charged smoothie recipes from Babble.

Moms. Do you find it hard to eat healthy on the go? Too tired to make the effort? What are some of your quick & easy breakfast solutions to start your day? Your kids’ day? Weigh in on the comments and share the wealth.

More on Baby’s First Year:

My McFatty Admission

10 Ways to Pamper Yourself Postpartum

Co-Sleeping (Again)

Adorable Newborn Photography on Baby’s First Year…Props & 6 Tips!

All images courtesy moi, except for the Jamie Oliver one. Obviously. Link to be found with the recipe up there.

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