Being a senior means a lot of things. But my favorite thing about being one is the priveledge of 1st period study hall. It allows me to go to school a lot later than I normally would and I've been loving every second of it. However, it's still a school morning which means I still wake up pretty drowsy & groggy & usually 30 minutes before I have to leave, haha. Luckily, I'm a quick get ready/changer, so I have about 25 minutes left to get my breakfast & lunch for the day sorted out. However, even though I have some time, I found that making my cereal, sitting down to eat it, & making my coffee, left me scrambling around to make my lunch and get out the door. So, I figured out a much better solution, ya know, cause the first step to transitioning into an adult/college is time management, am I right... (ugh, so weird). Anyways, the big, almighty solution is.... SMOOTHIES. WOAAAH, right? Like, you're so original, Amanda.

You may be thinking, "Ok. It's a smoothie, big deal, dude," but here's why it is a big deal, dude. I love a carb-filled breakfast. Hell, I love carbs any time of the day. But I especially try and get my carbs in towards the morning because I know I can burn them off throughout the day & that they'll give me energy for school & other activities. Smoothies, in my opinion, are usually filled with protein & fiber, which isn't a bad thing; however, when I used to make them, I never felt any different from the way I felt when I first woke up: drowsy & groggy. That was the main reason I strayed away from smoothies to begin with. However, they're fast. They're so fast & even easier to make. So, I asked myself, "how can I combine carbs and a smoothie?"

Oh, here's an idea, super intelligent and clever Amanda. Why don't you just add carbs to the smoothie. You're so right, condescending conscious, you're so. right.

Finally, I looked up a couple of ingredients that had nutritional benefits & created a yummy, yet healthy smoothie that's quick & easy to drink on the go!



(I have the ninja which comes with an individual smoothie cup that you can just attach right to the blender. So, obviously if you're making a bigger portion you should play around with the portion sizes of each ingredient.)

1 1/2 handfuls of ice cubes 

1/4 cup Granola & oats

3 pinches of Spinach

1/2 Banana

1/4 Apple

1 or 2 scoops of Plain non-fat greek yogurt

1 teaspoon of Coconut oil 

1/2 cup of Almond milk

I am so obsessed with this smoothie because of the fact that 1) it actually makes me feel energetic & rejuvenated instead of groggy in the a.m. And 2) because yes, it fills me up, but it doesn't bloat me (which is key bc I bloat easily). Also, I'm still hungry enough to eat when lunch rolls around.

If you try this smoothie, leave a comment and tell me how you liked it! Or if you played around with the ingredients, let me know what you added and I'll try it out! Maybe I'll like your twist on it better!😉

Stay healthy & refreshed 👍😊🌅🍎🍌,