3. Breakfast Smoothie
Do you ever wonder why breakfast smoothies are so sweet? Well, because they are full of refined sugar—that’s why. Most store-bought varieties contain full fat milk, or worse, cream or (gasp) ice cream, so it’s really more of a dessert shake than a breakfast beverage. Instead of buying your smoothie at the local café, blend a healthy version up at home using Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond or skim milk, and fresh or frozen fruit.
I like to use my smoothie as a great and sneaky way to also add greens to my morning meal. I always throw a handful of mixed greens (i.e., like baby spinach or pea sprouts) into my blender along with my fruit and almond milk in order to ensure a added source of natural vitamins and nutrients. It’s like an added health boost in the morning.