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Start Your Day with a Delicious Morning Blend

Admittedly I’ve never been a great breakfast eater  – unless it’s a “special occasion, big stack of pancakes” kind of breakfast. The guilt of ignoring the most important meal of the day for years has finally caught up with me, but I’ve found the perfect solution: an obsession with green smoothies.

It’s the perfect way to start my day with a boost of nutrition. Getting in a serving or two of fruits and vegetables right off the bat makes me feel like I’m doing my body good. In addition to the health benefits of my chosen morning blend and the delicious taste, it’s also a time saver for me. I’m able to whip a smoothie together in no time in my blender, pour a big glass, then easily clean up. I just add a drop or two of dish soap to the blender carafe with some warm water and whiz away. It’s so easy!

I’ve got a great recipe for a Mean Green Smoothie recipe that I did on the current season of Kelsey’s Essentials, but I also love picking up some inspiration for new blends by following @simplegreensmoothies on instagram. They post pictures, tips, and recipes almost every day to make any green smoothie addict swoon.

What’s your pick for a healthy start to the day?

Kelsey Nixon shares her passion for the basics on Kelsey’s Essentials, a series showcasing tips, tools, & techniques that no home cook should be without. Kelsey got her start in food media when she created Kelsey’s Kitchen, a college cooking show emphasizing fast, fun and affordable meals. She earned her professional culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood.  In 2008, she was a finalist on The Next Food Network Star. Kelsey lives in New York City with her husband Robby where she spends her days developing recipes and cooking up a storm. She has a cookbook scheduled to come out in 2013. Keep up with Kelsey on her blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

25 Amazing Things to Make With Strawberries

Zoe Francois’ Beautiful No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Shake off the winter blues and welcome in the vibrant, fresh flavors of spring! Strawberry season has commenced early this year, so celebrate with pies, smoothies and so much more. Here are 25 ideas to start enjoying everyone’s favorite berry. In no particular order…

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Evolution of the Smoothie

Are smoothie bowls the next big trend?

The smoothie is getting a makeover and ditching the straw in favor of the spoon.

Smoothies are best known as “good morning” boosters and post-workout beverages. They’re fun to sip and can be both sweet and nutritious. But the concept of eating a bowl of smoothie for lunch or dinner is a whole new concept to me.

People are now sitting down to feast on “smoothie bowls,” introduced by Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies. Bloggers have been on top of this trend for a few years now and embraced the concept, referring to the meal as SIAB (Smoothie in a Bowl). But until Robeks, smoothies haven’t been a reason to dine out.  The chain store thickened their recipe, added toppings and threw a spoon into the mix. And people are loving it.

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