Smoothie: Your On-the-Go Super Food

Smoothie your way to healthier mornings!

If you’re a fan of on-the-go yet healthy and filling meals and (drinks), I’m sure smoothies have been a part of your regular diet. Chugging down  a smoothie is a more convenient way of consuming more fruits and greens than you can in one sitting.


When I was in college, I’d usually blend a batch for myself especially on manic days when I need a quick energy boost without downing a plateful of fruits and vegetables. Then I’d pour myself a tall glass then keep the rest in the fridge to keep me going the whole day.

Since smoothies are in liquid form, it also keeps me hydrated even while working out.

Two of its selling factors are convenience and practicality. These babies are super easy to make. You can throw in some leafy greens in the blender together with some fruits, pulse for 5-10 seconds, and you’ve got yourself a smoothie. How hard could that be?

Why go for the blender and not the juicer, you might ask. The juicer does, indeed, give you a more concentrated serving of nutrients present in the fruits and veggies that you have juiced, but blending them instead lets you get the fiber—especially from the leafy greens—that helps improve digestion.

It is also my fool-proof way of making my kids eat vegetables without them knowing. I usually pair fruits with strong flavors like mangoes, strawberries, and blueberries with milder tasting greens like Arugula, Kale, and Spinach. On other days I also add in some squash or carrots for a sweeter taste.

Try this Jump-start Smoothie to give you an energy boost to keep you up even on lazy mornings.


1 cup fresh and organic strawberries
½ cup fresh and organic blueberries
1 cup of organic Kale
1 cup almond milk or
¼ low-fat, organic plain yogurt
2 dollops of organic raw honey
3 cubes ice


1. In blender, combine strawberries, blueberries, Kale, almond milk or yogurt, raw honey, and ice cubes.
2. Blend until smooth, scraping down side of container occasionally.

You may add some Chia seeds or fennel to your smoothies for even more health benefits. A sprig of mint or basil can also add a refreshing twist!