With our Wilmington apartments being just steps away from the campus and many major employers, it can be tempting to skip breakfast. They say that a morning meal is a vital aspect of anyone’s day, and these tempting smoothie recipes are great breakfast substitutes that boost energy and brainpower to get your day started right.
Almond, Blueberry, & Banana Smoothie Recipe
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that boost memory and concentration, and almonds have valuable dopamine and protein. Mineral laden kale rounds out this powerful smoothie.
- 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 medium banana — frozen
- 1 cup blueberries — frozen or fresh
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 5 whole almonds — unsalted
- 2 teaspoons honey
Blend all ingredients until smooth for a single serving of morning deliciousness.
Cinnamon Almond Banana Smoothie
Again, the protein in almonds helps one focus, while ginger assists one’s metabolism and keeps blood sugar steady — a key ingredient to mental prowess. Bananas help the body feel fuller, which reduces distractions at school or work that can impede a successful day or goal achievement.
- 1 medium frozen sliced banana
- 1/2 cup kale
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/8 teaspoon of each: cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy and smooth. Dash with extra cinnamon if desired.
Energizing Winter Greens Smoothie
Your day will be much clearer and your mind sharper after starting the journey with this incredible winter green smoothie recipe. Cruciferous veggies such as kale and spinach are amazing brain cell protectors, and they are filled with memory-boosting vitamins and trace minerals.
- 1 cup spinach — fresh or frozen
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 4 broccoli florets — sliced and frozen
- 1 banana — sliced and frozen
- 1 apple — cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup carrot juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
Combine ingredients in a blender, and mix well to enjoy two servings of smoothie goodness.
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