A smoothie to jump-start your morning

I do agree that there has been a bit of a hiatus in my little corner of the Web recently.

Junior year seems just as crazy as people said it would be. I constantly feel like I’m running on too few hours of sleep as I juggle a sport, a student magazine publication and school work.

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Nonetheless, I try to eat as healthfully as possible although it has not always been easy. The past week, the school magazine has been in production meaning that on most days, I haven’t gone home until it’s dark outside. At the same time, production week means that there’s chips, popcorn, salsa, pretzels and snacks galore because high school students need to somehow fuel their sleep-deprived brains.

Suffice to say, I’m all for healthy breakfasts to start off the day on the right foot. Or should I say on the right food?

This date smoothie which is kind of based on The Kitchn‘s recipe can be whipped up on any busy morning.

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Banana Date Chia Smoothie

Serves 1

1 frozen banana

2-3 Mejool dates, pitted

1 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other kind of milk)

1 teaspoon chia seeds, soaked in 1 tablespoon of water for 15 minutes

1 teaspoon flaxseed meal or wheat germ

Cinnamon

Sea Salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender for about 30 seconds until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon and add a pinch of sea salt.

Enjoy!

~Bethany

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