When you’re looking for a quick meal or snack that you can even take with you on the go, a smoothie can’t be beat. And because you can essentially put nearly anything in them, there are smoothie recipes to suit every mood!
The type of smoothie you’re looking for probably depends on the time of day — just like our other meals. While we occasionally have breakfast for dinner, we usually eat certain foods at breakfast and different ones at lunch and dinner. Why is that? It’s because our mood and energy levels change throughout the day.
Read on for a look at three smoothie recipes that’ll take you from morning to night.
Your Get-up-and-go Smoothie
To get your morning started on the right foot — and to keep your belly from growling until lunchtime — you’ll want to eat something to keep you fuller longer. No need for eggs and bacon, though, to get your day on track! Give this smoothie a try.
Blend together 1/2 cup low-fat milk, 1/2 cup vanilla fat-free Greek yogurt, ¼ cup of your favorite Sunbelt Bakery granola, 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter of your choice, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 ripe banana.
An After-Workout Boost
Whether you went for a run or took a Barre class, you’ll want a snack after a workout. Smoothies are perfect after a workout because they offer a quick and easy snack and they’re easy to digest. This smoothie recipe is perfect after a workout — and you can get on with the rest of your day!
Blend together 1 cup of frozen mango, 1/2 cup of baby carrots (yes, carrots!), 1/2 cup coconut water, 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 mandarin oranges, and 1/2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt.
A Wind-me-down Treat
Sometimes you just need a little something to eat – right before you go to bed. What about making up a smoothie with some sleep-friendly ingredients? Try this smoothie and then get your ZZZs.
Blend together 1/2 cup warm low-fat milk, 1/2 ripe banana, 1/2 cup cherries, and 1 teaspoon of honey.
Want a bonus recipe? Give this dessert smoothie recipe a try! Blend together 1 cup low-fat milk, 1/2 cup vanilla fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen cherries, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, and 1 tablespoon of cocoa nibs for a chocolate-cherry treat.