Midterms make for a very busy few weeks each term when many students are on the go and struggle to keep up with sleep and meals. One option for keeping your sugar levels up throughout the day is to blend together a quick smoothie that can be taken to go. Smoothies are an easy way to incorporate some fruit and protein into your diet, both of which can help keep you going during a busy day. Convenience is key with smoothies, which are generally fast to make and easy to carry on the way to class, work or a study session. These recipes are quick and simple, plus they can be tweaked to incorporate your own favorite fruits or leafy-green vegetables.

For each of these recipes, toss the ingredients in a blender and combine until they reach your desired consistency. Then transfer your smoothie into a to-go cup and head out for the day. Enjoy!

Throw your ‘O’ Green Smoothie

1 cup spinach

1 1/2 cups mango

1/4 cup vanilla or plain yogurt

Try making smoothies for quick and easy meals on the go. (Leanne Harloff/Emerald)

1 cup water or fruit juice

Optional: 1/4 cup ginger

I Love Coffee Breakfast Smoothie

1 cup coffee

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 banana

1 cup soy milk, almond milk or regular milk

1/4 cup oats

Optional: 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Pineapple Pizzazz Green Smoothie

2 cups pineapple chunks

1 avocado

2 cups spinach

1/2 cup ice cubes

3/4 cup water

Optional: 1/2 kiwi or 1/2 orange

Blueberry Burst Smoothie

1/2 cup blueberries

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

1/4 cup oats

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup soy milk, almond milk or regular milk

1/5 cup Greek yogurt

2 ice cubes

Strawberry Pineapple Paradise Smoothie

The strawberry pineapple smoothie provides a quick and easy meal for students on the go. (Leanne Harloff/Emerald)

2 cups pineapple chunks

2 cup strawberries

1/2 cup orange juice

1 1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt

2 ice cubes


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