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To me, schedules are necessary to maximize productivity and encourage time management throughout my day. From estimating dinner prep time to setting aside time to just relax, having a schedule has just always been something I enjoy. However, as many of your know, sometimes schedules can get pretty crammed. And sometimes, I just have to throw the well planned schedule out the window and “roll with it.” It’s so easy to think that there aren’t enough hours in the day, and I have to remind myself constantly that there actually are enough hours, and if I plan well, I will get everything accomplished with time to spare.

Not sure about you guys, but I always think that I don’t have enough time for smoothies. Whenever I think of making a smoothie, something inside says, “That sounds really nice. Delicious and even healthy! But… you’ll have to clean the blender, so why not just grab that quick donut over there?” Ugg. Honestly. I do have time for smoothies. And many other things. Making smoothies on the weekend when I have a little extra time and storing them in small mason jars makes my workweek breakfasts a breeze.

It makes me wonder what else I have time for. Hmm…rock climbing? Embroidery?

The frozen strawberries add enough of a chill that ice is really not needed. Non-fat greek yogurt paired with the pomegranate juice makes these smoothies a healthy way to kick start your day. Also, this is a great smoothie to make the days leading up to Valentine’s a little bit sweeter, and you won’t feel guilty eating the truffles that are coming your way.

…Did somebody say truffles? Stay tuned.

Berry Pom Smoothies
Prep Time: 5 min. Cook time: 0 min.
Inspired By: Bake Your Day Banana-Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

2.5 cups pomegranate juice
12 oz. frozen strawberries
1 banana
1 cup 0% fat plain greek yogurt

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve cold and enjoy!

Makes 32 ounces.