TLS Shakes to Fuel Your Morning Workout

By: Lara Shapiro

The word on the street is you can burn more fat by doing a morning workout than you do working out in the afternoon, but it can be difficult to shift your schedule and start your day with an oomph! Add in a healthy breakfast and you may just consider alarm-snoozing. But, since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is absolutely necessary after a morning workout! Try these quick and easy smoothie bowl recipes that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your day.

Of course, there are grab-and-go options in your cabinet or at the quick-mart, but sometimes the thought of packaged food can steer you away. With these breakfast smoothie recipes, you can skip the sugar and preservatives for a better, more natural fuel! For each of the following recipes, combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and puree until smooth. Then, just pour it into bowl and add optional toppings (fresh sliced fruit, etc.). Each of these recipes yields 1-2 servings.

Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl (1 serving)

• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup frozen mango
• 1 cup frozen pineapple
• ¼-½ cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
• Coconut granola
• Diced mango
• Sliced kiwi
• Coconut flakes

Acai Bowl with Mixed Berries (2 servings)

• 2 packets unsweetened frozen acai
• 1 cup frozen mixed berries
• 1 banana
• 1 cup cashew milk (or milk of choice)
• 2 tbsp almond butter

• Mixed berries
• Bee pollen
• Chia seeds
• Hemp seeds
• Cacao nibs
• Coconut flakes

Clean Green Smoothie Bowl (2 servings)

• 2 cups spinach (or other leafy green)
• 1 cup coconut water (or plain water)
• 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
• ½ avocado

• 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
• ½ cup blueberries
• ¼ cup coconut flakes
• 2 tbsp sunflower seeds

Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl (1 serving)

• 2 cups frozen cherries, pitted
• 1 banana
• ¾ cup coconut water

• 8 whole cherries
• ¼ cup coconut flakes
• ¼ cup almonds
• ¼ cup raw cacao nibs


Peanut Butter & Banana Bowl (2-3 servings)

• 1 cup plain or vanilla soymilk
• 2 frozen bananas
• 3 tbsp peanut butter
• 2 tbsp cocoa powder
• 1 tbsp chia seeds
• ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

• O-shaped whole grain cereal
• Crushed Graham crackers
• Chopped peanuts
• Chia seeds
• Sliced banana


Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Bowl (1 serving)

• 1 cup blueberries
• ½ avocado
• ½ cup almond milk
• 1 tsp agave nectar
• ¼ tsp vanilla extract
• 3-4 ice cubes

• Fresh blueberries
• Chopped dark chocolate
• Sliced almonds
• Chia seeds
• Shelled hemp seeds


The combinations of smoothie bowls are endless – experiment with different ingredients to your liking. Whip ‘em up quick and easy, sit down and relax to enjoy, or seal one up in a mason jar and take them to go!