Pardon our alliteration, but you owe it to yourself to snag some healthy smoothies during the school year. Staying focused while pursuing your online Master Degree, or any kind of scholarly pursuit, can be incredibly tough. Some students will reach for coffee and energy drinks which can give you the jitters and even hurt your focus. Check out these healthy, 3-ingredient smoothies instead!
Almond and Blueberry
We are going to start off our list with a simple smoothie that will hit you with protein and sweetness in equal measures. Almonds are one of the best sources of healthy fat and protein that you can get, this side of chicken. Blueberry’s are filled with natural sugars and antioxidants to help keep you healthy and focused. While you pursue your work for your online colleges, keep one of these drinks handy!
Strawberry, Yogurt, and Shredded Coconut
If you want a smoothie that is a little more daring to make while you work toward your college degrees online, we have just the thing for you. Mix frozen strawberries, plain yogurt, and shredded coconut into a blender and work it over until smooth. Add on a bit of protein powder and you’ll have your online Master Degree in no time! Again, this is another smoothie that will keep you on track while you focus on your school work. If you want to add some extra flavor then consider cacao powder, it’ll intensify the flavor of the coconut and give you a little bit more flavor.
Let’s get something delicious in your kitchen wit this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie. Wen you are at the depths of your studies you’ll want a nice pick-me-up with a comforting flavor. Mix milk, vanilla extract and strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth. With a drink like this fueling your studies you won’t end up working in plumbing services unless you want to. Actually, being a plumber is terribly hard and rewarding — so consider it.
Grape and Berry
TWO ingredients? We’re making this easier than it needs to be. Berries are great for packing in antioxidants and essential vitamins and they don’t taste half bad, either. Add grapes and blueberries to a cup of coconut water and blend until smooth. Refreshing, healthy, and revitalizing. Great for a long nighter of study. If you really want to get wild then add a slew of strawberries and kiwi in order to maximize on your sweetness and sugar. This smoothie will keep your mind sharped and your body thrumming with energy.
Green Day Smoothie
Don’t worry, this smoothie won’t punk you out at the AMA’s. The Green Day Smoothie is comprised of kale, frozen pineapple, and plain yogurt. Add a quarter cup of water into your blender and spin until smooth.
Simple Fruit and Yogurt
Here’s what you’re going to need: strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Mix these frozen fruits up with a base of either yogurt or coconut water until it’s all smooth. Leave the smoothie in the refrigerator for hot day of studying and you’ll be thanking us.
The Lean Green
Pursuing higher education at online colleges can really drain you. Keep your nutrition up with this pleasant tasting green smoothie. Mix spinach, frozen mango and coconut milk together into a blender until your desired texture. Throw in some extra ice after and you’ll have a chilled drink that’ll make pursuing your college degrees online easier than ever.
Here’s a simple recipe that is taken to the next level thanks to a neat twist on texture. Mix together frozen mangos and coconut milk into a blender and mix it until it is smooth. Add in a sprinkle of chia seeds and blend for a few seconds to add some delicious texture. Again, we always suggest adding in protein powder for an extra bit of oomph.
Peanut Butter Summer
Take a bite out of summer with this protein packed, fruity smoothie. You’ll be blending a peeled banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and some crushed ice together until it is smooth and ready to drink. There’s another twist you can add to this if you feel like bulking up on your fruit serving: add a sliced up, cored apple to the original blend. There’s a ton of protein here to keep your body thriving while you work on your homework.
Milk and Honey
If you’re going to spend the day on campus working your mind then you need something sweet and energizing to start your day. This smoothie blends milk, honey, and a banana together in order to get your morning going on the right foot. Bananas have healthy, natural sugar that serves your body far better than those sugar laden cereals. You’ll be using one banana, 1/2 cup of almond milk as your base, a tbsp of honey, and 2 cups of ice. Enjoy!
Some names are just too good to let go by without trying. Are you in the mood for a smoothie that’ll sharpen your focus while satisfying your taste buds? Push away the processed candy bars and reach for this delicious drink. The Bananarama is made up of one frozen banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of cacao powder and a third cup of water as your base. There is a ton of protein here from credible places and you will no doubt love the flavor.
Cantaloupe Protein Smoothie
This is definitely one of the most bizarre smoothies on our list but it will definitely do the trick if you need an extra pick me up for your day. When you go to make the Cantaloupe Protein Smoothie you will need about a quarter of a large cantaloupe with the seeds and peel taken off. You’ll also need protein powder and about half of a cup of 1% cottage cheese. Blend together until creamy, which should take about a minute, and then transfer it to your glass for a drink. This smoothie will definitely impress anyone — even those plumbing services guys who like the simple and traditional stuff.
Keep it Green
You should get used to the idea that ‘green is good’ when it comes to your diet. So it stands to reason that a green smoothie is pretty much the best thing possible, right? This smoothie requires a green apple cut into slices as well as spinach and fresh ginger. Mix all of your ingredients with water and get it creamy and smooth. If you are feeling like getting crazy and going with four ingredients then you can consider adding in half of an avocado.
Banana, Kale and Coco Water
We’ll finish off our list with another protein packed, veggie fueled smoothie. This smoothie is deceptively simple but it will help keep your mind sharp while you prepare for midterms or exams. This smoothie includes a frozen banana, a half cup of frozen kale, and some coconut water. Blend together this smoothie until it is nice and creamy and then enjoy. You can add almonds or protein powder for an additional source of healthy, natural fat and protein.