Friday, February 17, 2012

Belles of the Beach: Breakfast Smoothie

Hello lovelies!

When I'm really busy at school, I need some motivation to get up in the morning...
 which is why I've started making power smoothies for breakfast.

It's like waking up to a mini-vacation every day. For ten minutes, I get to sip my smoothie and feel like I'm on a beach somewhere being fanned by hot boys under the shade of a palm tree... if you get what I mean. It's a moment of relaxation before I have to trudge off to my internship, classes, meetings and the other mundane activities of everyday life.

The best part? Well, there's several.

One, it's insanely healthy (your bikini bod will thank you), and two, it's so delicious you will be tempted to make one for lunch, and dinner, and a midnight snack, and so on. So...

...What's the secret? 

Apple juice.

I swear! I don't know what it is about apple juice, but it makes the smoothie so much better. There are plenty of fruit combinations to try (and you pretty much can't go wrong), as long as apple juice is in the mix.
The one I had this morning (pictured above and below) is my favorite combination.

Breakfast Smoothie
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup frozen fruit mix: strawberry, mango, and pineapple
1 small banana
1/2 cup ice

Blend. Drink. Spoon. Enjoy.

Nutrition: ~200 calories

Perfect way to get your antioxidants in the morning!

Love, Cait


  1. Yum! This looks so tasty! Reminds me of a vacation drink :)

  2. YUM! I can't wait to live alone again for the prime reason that I'll be able to run the blender at 7am! :)

    Happy Saturday!

    Keep Shining,

  3. Those look so yummy!! Can't wait to try them sometime.

  4. This looks so unbelievably delicious! Mhhh, now I'm so hungry!

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  6. Oh my gosh, I had this EXACT same smoothie for breakfast this morning!! Not even joking! SAME ingredients! I agree, it is sooooooooo delicious and would be nothing without the apple juice :)

  7. yummy!!

  8. That looks so tasty!
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  9. My son keeps asking me when we are going to make smoothies.

    Where are you going for Spring Break?

  10. This looks amazing! I wish I could have these every morning!

    xo, gina

  11. This looks exactly like my favorite smoothie from Jamba Juice, but a lot cheaper. Yum!! Can't wait to try it out!

  12. That looks so yummy! :) xxx

  13. I'm not a huge smoothie person but this looks so light and refreshing!

  14. I've been living for smoothies lately. Thanks for sharing this great one.

  15. Oh my goodness, this looks delish! I'm definitely going to have to try adding apple juice!

  16. Yumm! I've been thinking about adding a smoothie to my morning routine. I'll have to try the apple juice!