Bye bye boring breakfast!

Presenting the Morning Monkey Smoothie

Sometimes the best way to get ready for your day is by giving yourself a treat. Unfortunately, many tempting options that are full of the sugary goodness we crave also contain empty calories. They give you a quick burst of hopped-up energy but leave you crashing midway through class.

Morning Monkey: You know you want one.
Karl Kuchs / Vanguard Staff
Morning Monkey: You know you want one.

The goal is to find a breakfast that will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a nutritious start to your day. This smoothie recipe will do just that! It tastes delicious and actually helps to curb your appetite, so you’re not starving an hour later.

Bananas are a great brain food. They’re low in saturated fats and sodium, and pack just the right amount of dietary fiber, vitamin C and potassium to keep your blood sugar at an even level and your mind alert.

Peanut butter is the true star of this on-the-go breakfast. Not only is it protein-rich and a good source of vitamin E, it’s also a food that contains cholesterol-regulating monounsaturated fats.

And it’s an antioxidant. Who doesn’t love gobbling those cancer-fighting foods?

Blend this all up and you’ll have yourself a breakfast that tastes awesome and will get you pumped up for school. This smoothie has a sweet and creamy kick without the jitters that other quick fixes will give you.

This breakfast is calcium rich, tasty as a dessert and a superb way to halt your hunger till lunch.

The Morning Monkey Smoothie:
1 banana
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon agave nectar
4 ice cubes