Being healthy ain’t easy. It sometimes takes a lot of effort, hence why people don’t do it. But y’all, I promise. This is the EASIEST and most effortless way to make a healthy change in your life for the better.

Green smoothies in the morning. First off, don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it. You’ll be so surprised how good they are. You can’t taste the greens at all. Here are the SIMPLE steps you have to take to make green smoothies in the morning. It really couldn’t be any easier. Stating the obvious here, but you will need a blender.

  1. When you hit up the grocery store to restock on things, buy the following:
    1. Strawberries
    2. Bananas
    3. Spinach or Kale [both!?] - we love the pre-washed, bagged versions. So. Easy.
    4. Kefir (we like strawberry)

Easy, right?

  1. You may also want to hit up Target and get a smoothie cup or a water bottles [get something wide that you can fit your hand in for when it’s time to clean it]. Target sells these $3 smoothie cups [haaay $1 section!] that I love. If you get one of these, you may also want to get some disposable straws because straws are hard to clean. Sorry, this is not that environmentally friendly. You can get a pipe cleaner and clean your reusable straw if you prefer.
  1. Sunday: Wash those strawberries and store them. Go ahead and cut the green parts off too, if you don’t want them.
  1. Monday morning: it’s time to make your smoothie. Add some strawberries, as much spinach/kale as you think you can handle [start of with two handfuls], a banana [or two?], a dash of kefir, and some ice. Turn that bad boy on, and watch the magic. When it looks like everything’s blended, normally after about 1 minute, go ahead and pour it into your to-go cup. Rinse or wash your blender [gotta be ready for tomorrow morning!], and head out the door!

How easy is that? You’re getting your veggies first thing in the morning, and it only took you five minutes. The key is to prep whatever you’re putting in your smoothie the night before [or on Sunday!] so you can blend and go. Note: There are, of course, alternatives. You can try soy, almond, or coconut milk for the creaminess. We’ve been known to add avocadoes. You don’t reaaally have to add something to make it more creamy. It’ll be fine without. Water is another option too. You can use mango, pineapple, or whatever other fruits/veggies float your boat! We’ve also tried a peanut butter banana smoothie - just peanut butter, bananas, and ice - in the morning! Q likes to randomly throw a little mint in our green smoothies just to keep me on my toes. Get creative. Get wild.

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. Give it a week or two and you’ll probably be hooked!

- J