Thursday, February 1, 2018

Easy Rise and Shine Smoothies

Tropical Morning Smoothie Recipe
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I know I've talked a lot around here about my feelings on the importance of eating healthy breakfasts as the best way to start the day, but I'm going to be honest with you guys and tell you that the past month has been full of processed breakfast foods (so many food pouches) for both the kids and myself. It hurts to type that out, man, but it's the truth. Between moving into a new house, hosting a big joint birthday party for the kids two days later, adjusting to Essley returning to school and activities after winter break, several sickness sweeping through our house, Robbie going back on the road with the band, and me returning to a normal work schedule after the holidays (phew!), I've been on auto pilot since the New Year with zero time or energy to focus on breakfast. However, I decided a couple of weeks ago that I needed to come up with a solution that would allow me to make delicious, wholesome breakfasts again, without wasting precious time. After playing around, I came up with this super yummy breakfast smoothie that everyone in the house adores, and that Essley affectionately named the "Rise and Shine Smoothie." I know you and your family will love it too!

Makes 1 serving. Easy to multiply to make for your whole family.

1 packet McCormick® Good Morning Tropical Twist Smoothie Boost
1/2 banana
3-4 strawberries
1/3-1/2 cup almond milk, soy milk, or cows milk

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for about 60 seconds. (We like ours kind of thick.) Pour into a glass and garnish with strawberries. Enjoy!

These Rise and Shine smoothies are so great because they take less than five minutes, can be taken with us if we're running late, and can easily be changed up so no one gets bored. We have made them with frozen mangos or a whole frozen banana instead of pineapple, with plain Greek yogurt and water instead of almond milk, and with a handful of frozen blueberries added. The possibilities are endless, but the star of the show and one item we never leave out is the McCormick Good Morning Smoothie Boosts. They're the best, truly. They contain no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, are gluten free, and our smoothies go from ordinary to extraordinary with a boost of taste and nutrition! Blend into your favorite shake recipes for a drinkable breakfast on-the-go. Blend with juice, milk or fruit for a drinkable meal on-the-go. It's the exact thing I needed to create wholesale, yummy breakfasts that everyone loves and that doesn't take a lot of effort or time that we simple don't have right now.

Mornings are fast, too fast. Between getting ready for your workday and preparing your kids for school, there isn't much time to create the flavorful, fulfilling breakfast your family deserves. McCormick Good Morning breakfast is a break through line of products to help you do just that. If you're like I was and feeling overwhelmed at breakfast time, I encourage you to check them out. In addition to the Smoothie Boosts, of which we're such huge fans, they also make Good Morning Breakfast Seasonings, Good Morning Breakfast Toppers, and Good Morning Slow Cooker Breakfast Seasoning Mixes. Yum!

If you try our Rise and Shine Smoothie, I'd love to hear what you think! What are your favorite ways to create satisfying breakfasts on little time?

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  1. I love a good smoothie. But one of the major reasons I don't make them all that regularly is that I've realised just how long it takes to prep all the fruit and vegetables that go into them. I love the idea of smoothie boosts - such a great time saver! Pretty sure they aren't available in Canada, so I'll add them to my shopping list for our trip south of the border next month :)

  2. What a great way to start your day! Essley was brilliant about naming easy breakfast Rise and Shine! I would love to get those packets from McCormick because, indeed, the possibilities are endless. I can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for this wonderful tips!

    ~ xo Sheree

  3. What a super easy recipe and I just bought a new Ninja too, so I’ll have to look into this ASAP!! Plus, my kids love smoothies too!!

  4. This looks so so good. I need to start making smoothies again for my son. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  5. Yum! This looks so delicious! I love smoothies and I usually make strawberry banana smoothie in the morning sometimes. I like to try this one ❤️

  6. These look delicious and so easy to make! I'm always fighting the processed food battle, and I hate it too! Going to give these a whirl!

    xx Kristina

  7. These smoothies looks so delicious and so easy to make! Bananas are one of my favorite ingredients for smoothies and I love how McCormickIs making them even tastier!

  8. I love that the recipe is so simple and it looks so delicious! I am a total fan of smoothies and I definitely want to try McCormick's!
    xo Debbie |

  9. We eat lots of smoothies in our house. I had no clue such a product existed. I’ll try these out. Thanks for sharing.


  10. OMG this looks so healthy and yummy I have to try this!

  11. Oh my gosh that looks delicious! It’s definitely hard to stay healthy when life is crazy but having an easy go to smoothie like this makes it so easy to just make and go!


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