Figuring out what to eat for breakfast can be a challenge, and squeezing in the time to cook during a rushed morning while you're getting ready for work is an even bigger challenge. Smoothies are an easy way to speed up your early morning routine. They fill you up and pack in the nutrients you need to start your day. Here are a few tricks to make preparing your morning smoothie a little more seamless.

Be a Smoothie Operator

Freeze your vegetables and fruits the night before, or buy pre-frozen produce and toss into a blender or NutriBullet with plant-based milk. An easy way to boost nutrients is to add superfoods-- some of my favorite superfoods include maca powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, matcha powder, ginger and dark leafy greens. Smoothies are full of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, healthy fats and protein. They travel well too-- pour one into a recyclable container like a Hydroflask or mason jar and bring it with you on your commute to work.

Pro tip: any fruits or veggies you have leftover from making a salad or stir fry can be used in your smoothie as well, so you don't let any of your scraps go to waste!

Make it Your Way

If you like a smoother texture with a thinner consistency, use more dairy-free milk and don't freeze your fruits and vegetables. Choose oat milk to achieve a thicker consistency, and hemp or flax milk for a more liquidy shake. Here are 20 easy to make smoothie recipes that will surprise your taste buds and make you feel full throughout the day.

1. Almond Butter Lover

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop of almond butter
  • ½ cup of Vega chocolate protein powder
  • 5 dates
  • 1 tablespoon of Maca powder
  • 1 cup of oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.

2. Banana Split

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of Moolala banana milk
  • 1 cup of hazelnuts
  • ½ cup of vanilla Vega protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

3. Green Goddess

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of kale
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • ½  of an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon of spirulina
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  • 1 cup of hemp milk

4. Mint Chocolate Chip

Ingredients:

  • ½ of a banana
  • ½ cup of mint leaves
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • ½ cup of dark chocolate or cacao nibs
  • ½ cup of vega chocolate protein

5. Relax in the Tropics

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of frozen mangos
  • ½ cup of organic juice
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 3 pieces of raw coconut skin
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of almond milk

6. Protein Please

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of chocolate Vega protein
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1 cup of chickpeas
  • 2 cups of almond milk

7. Winter Wonderland

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 cups of oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 3 dates
  • 1 tablespoon of nutmeg
  • ½ cup of chocolate Vega protein

8. Feeling Trendy

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of Matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of wheatgrass
  • ½ cup of vanilla vega protein
  • ½  of an avocado
  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of oat milk

9. Wake Up Call

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cold coffee
  • 1 cup of dr oats
  • ½ of banana
  • 1 scoop of almond butter
  • 1 cup of almond milk

10. Fight the Flu

Ingredients:

  • ½ of a peeled apple
  • ½ of ginger
  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

11. Weight Loss

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of matcha powder
  • 2 cups of kale
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • ½ cup of coconut water

12. Healthy Carb Reset

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ of a banana
  • 3 drops of agave
  • 1 tablespoon of Vega chocolate protein
  • 1 tablespoon of maca powder

13. Veggie’d Out

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of carrot juice
  • ½ peeled cucumber
  • ½ celery stalk
  • ½  cup of spinach
  • ¼ cup of parsley
  • 1 ½ cup of apple cider vinegar

14. Avocad-YO

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • ½ of an avocado
  • ½ cup of almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of spirulina
  • ½ cup of vega vanilla protein
  • 1 cup of almond milk

15. La Playa

Ingredients:

  • Lavva vanilla yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Vanilla vegan protein
  • ½ cup of orange juice or coconut water

16. Chunky Monkey

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of frozen bananas
  • ½ cup of cacao nibs
  • 3-5 dates
  • 1 tablespoon of mac powder
  • 1 cup of oat milk

17. Santa Monica

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of frozen cauliflower
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 cup of raspberries

18. Fill Me Up, Buttercup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cauliflower
  • 1 spoonful of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Lavva plant-based vanilla yogurt
  • ½ of a banana
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1/2 cup of almonds
  • 2 cups of oat milk.

19. Berry-licious

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1/2 of a red apple
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
  • 2 cups of coconut milk

20. Feeling Peachy

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 whole peach
  • 2 tablespoons of Lavva vanilla yogurt
  • ½ of cucumber
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of vanilla almond milk

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