Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Help You Kick Off 2017

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I'm not a breakfast person... Never have been. If I eat a piece of toast or a few bites of a muffin, I consider it a triumph. I'll drink coffee from the moment I wake up until the minute I'm ready for lunch (and, yes, I'm usually ravenous). But food, yeah, it rarely touches my lips before noon.

Of course, in typical mom-fashion, I make my kids big breakfasts every day--waffles and pancakes and eggs and turkey sausage and toast and fruit salad and yogurt...and, you name it. "It's the most important meal of the day," I'll tell them like I'm a clichéd broken-mommy-record. Nag nag nag.

I should really practice what I preach. I wake up exhausted and spend most of my day sipping caffeinated beverages. I don't eat enough fruits and I'm probably lacking some essential vitamins and minerals. I want to feel human again...

Don't tell anyone, but I recently started going to the gym every day. That's a major accomplishment for me, and I feel a significant difference in my energy levels. I don't know if it's the actual exercise or the fact that I'm getting out of the house and taking a break from my usual cycle of parenting and working. Either way, I'm liking how I feel... and so I'm ready for the next step in my quest for energy.

And so here I am with my nifty NutriBullet (which has sadly gotten little use until now). I've got a fridge full of produce, a freshly cleaned blade, and a whole lot of motivation. I'm excited to kick off the New Year with a new attitude and a new roster of breakfast smoothie recipes to try! I hope my kids will be into them too! Happy 2017 friends (a day early!). Hope you have a smooth night and an smoothier morning!

Cheers to a healthy, happy start! 1. Raspberry-Banana Smoothie by Baker By Nature/ 2. Banana-Carrot-Orange Smoothie by All NutriBullet Recipes/ 3. Blueberry-Oatmeal Smoothie by In Search of Yummyness/ 4. Green Berry Smoothie by Diethood/ 5. Cocoa-Almond Protein Smoothie by Kristine’s Kitchen Blog/ 6. Energizing Green Smoothie Bowl by The Glowing Fridge/ 7. Pineapple Paradise Green Smoothie by Culinary Hill/ 8. Berry-Green Smoothie by Damn Delicious/ 9. Banana Kiwi Kale Smoothie by Diethood/ 10. Summer Mango Stone Fruit Smoothie by Skinny Taste/ 11. Breakfast Energy Smoothie by Deliciously Sprinkled

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