I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this story…
“I want to eat healthy, but I’m not a morning person, I just don’t have time in the mornings, I can barely keep my eyes open, let alone focus on making breakfast…”
And then the person goes to say that they stop by this coffee shop on their way to work, they wait in line for at least 5 minutes, and then they grab a sugary pastry and call it a day.
This gets me sad and mad at the same time…
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Making a smoothie takes less than 40 seconds, so if you have time to stop at the coffee shop and wait the queue, you have time to blend up a quick smoothie!
So, bookmark this recipe for the next time you’re thinking up all these excuses about not having time to whip up a breakfast in the morning.
You just need a few simple ingredients that are probably lying around in your fridge or freezer, so get cracking and your breakfast will be ready before you can say “smoothie”.
Not to mention how delicious this smoothie actually is – creamy from the almonds, bursting with freshness from the berries, and deliciously sweet thanks to the banana and dates!Print
Almond Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
A creamy dreamy Almond Blueberry Smoothie recipe to fill you up with energy and nutrients in the early hours.
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- Prep Time: 40 seconds
- Total Time: 40 seconds
- Yield: 2 Servings 1x
- Category: Smoothie Ingredients
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Drink
- 6 fl oz unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1⁄2 banana
- 1 tbsp raw almonds
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
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- 1 cup of spinach
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- Select “Smoothie” cycle or blend on a Medium Low speed for 10 seconds.
- Then select Medium High speed for 30 seconds.
- Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint
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