90 Second Smoothie To Kickstart Your Day


Discovering the perfect breakfast was a revelation to me.  I’m not interested in making a big meal or taking a lot of time for breakfast.  I want something that tastes great, fills me up, and makes me feel good.

For years I ate oatmeal with either sliced bananas, blueberries, or strawberries.  Which tasted good, but wasn’t much of a kickstart.

Now I’m all about the smoothie.

Drinking a smoothie every morning gets me going better than any other food, coffee (which I don’t like) or tea (which I love) I’ve ever tried.

Smoothies are perfect for either breakfast or after working out (with added hemp protein powder).  They’re easy on the digestive system (assuming you don’t use cow’s milk) which means you won’t feel sluggish.  Most importantly, they’re very quick and easy to make.

My Ridiculously Extraordinary Smoothie recipe:

  • 1 cup (8 oz) hemp milk (or any other plant based milk)
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh, or thawed frozen)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed – Info about the benefits of flax seed here.
  • 1 serving hemp protein powder (I only use this if it’s after a workout, not if it’s just a breakfast smoothie)

Throw all that stuff in your blender, blend, and enjoy.

The downside of all this is if you’re using a blender every day that means you have to clean it every day.  Which is a hassle.  At least it was. :)  Check out my “How To Quickly and Easily Clean A Blender” video (another huge revelation for me!) right here.


  1. Hi Karol
    Thank you for the tips on my headline – Great articles with amazing headlines. I have subscribed to your RSS feed. I am also writing my next post “Top 10 smoothies for Energy Excellence & Efficiency” – I will include this recipe and link this post to the article.

  2. Hi Karol,

    I’m guessing there’s no reason why it has to be Blueberries but are there any fruits that should be avoided?

    • Hey Andy, The only fruits that should be avoided are the ones you don’t like. :) I’ve had variations of this smoothie every which way and it’s always good. The recipe I’ve provided is my go-to because everything is easily available and usually pretty cheap.

      • Thanks Karol,

        I tried this with Raspberries and while the smoothie tasted great alas cleaning the blender via your prescribed method didn’t work too well with all those raspberry seeds.

        I have also started a new little website smoothieoftheday.com where I post my experiments in smoothie making, the good and the bad, and I would love to post your recipe on there. Also if its ok with you I would like to share the cleaning tip at some time in the future once somebody other than me actually starts looking at the site.

  3. Man, I started making these after reading this and they are great for breakfast!

    If it is not for breakfast, I usually make one like this: 1 banana, 1.5 cups of strawberries, 1 cup of orange juice.

    I don’t usually put flax in mine, but I do use a powdered multivitamin.

    • Awesome! Thanks for letting me know Scott. I haven’t had a blender for so long I forgot what these smoothies taste like. :(

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