Enter The 7am Lazy Smoothie.
This is genuinely the perfect 'lazy person, in a hurry, need something with a bit of a zing and wake-me-up' breakfast. It's really changed the way I see breakfast recently, and just as quick as pouring a bowl of cereal and milk. What makes this the ultimate lazy smoothie, is that it consists of 3 ingredients. Firstly, the fruit. I buy a bag of mixed frozen fruit salad. It's about £1 a bag, lasts ages, has a great mix of berries, melon and grapes etc and as it's already frozen, it acts as natural ice for the smoothie (meaning you don't need to add any excess ice!). Next, I add one banana. In normal smoothies, the banana is usually frozen, but you already have frozen fruit so the banana is off the hook! I add the banana for energy and a nice creamy consistency. Lastly is some form of juice. Right now, I have Tropicana Orange Juice in my fridge, so that's what I'm using. I throw in a small cups worth, just to loosen up the ice slightly. You don't need too much at all, but it's really trial and error. You can add whatever juice you like though - sometimes I add apple, or sometimes cranberry - but it all depends what you like. Next, just whizz it up until its blended smoothly, and you can add more juice depending on what consistency you like. I use my Kenwood 2 Go blender which I adore and can highly recommend.
That's genuinely it. The quickest breakfast smoothie in the world. Sometimes I add ginger or lime to it for a real morning kick, which really gets you alive and kicking! I pour it into my Starbucks cooler and off I trot to work. I highly recommend buying a cooling tumbler too - it keeps my smoothie cold for a lot longer than a normal cup would. In a perfect world, I'd be chopping up fresh fruit every morning for this smoothie, or mixing up my oaty pancakes in excitement, but lets face it. We're busy people, and this breakfast is healthy, quick and convenient. What more could a lazy breakfast person want?