The New Superfood Smoothie Trend Healthy Girls are Obsessed With
If you're the kind of person who has to set six separate GET UP alarms to help drag themselves into consciousness, it's safe to say you're not a morning person. No judgement—I can relate. Non-morning people are not good at getting things done before they're fully awake, and may need to be heavily caffeinated to function in the AM. Another thing? They often choose coffee over the most important meal of the day. This is bad news for lots of reasons. That said, I'm not here to give you a lecture (more to solve all your problems), because GUYS there's a lazy-girl breakfast trend in town and it's going to transform you into #HealthGoals. Called "smoothie balls", these buzzy brekkie helpers are packed with superfoods and can be turned into an Insta-worthy smoothie in seconds. To use one, throw it in a blender along with your choice of fruit and/or vegetables and liquid and blitz. The whole process takes about 1-minute and cancels out the need to measure out superfood powders or additional supplements. If you're really, really running low on time, you can even eat them as is. As someone who isn't big into smoothies, I actually prefer them this way.
Already a thing in the States, the breakfast trend is making it's way down under thanks to Australian company Hummingbird who its pitching its particular brand of smoothie balls (called Blendies) at the health-conscious and time-poor ("me"). According to Hummingbird, 56% of people skip breakfast. That dismal stat is what inspired the company's offering, and is also why Blendies come in packs of 5 to cover a working week. Made from good-for-you ingredients including date, pea protein, psyllium husk, chia seeds, coconut oil, linseed and sunflower seeds plus additional flavours depending on which variant you go for, they're the lazy girl's answer to sleeping in AND eating healthy. I love the zingy tumeric and ginseng-spiked Energy Blendies ($16), but no matter which you prefer, you're getting a dose of healthy stuff wrapped up in a convenient, vegan and sugar- and dairy-free package. Of course, you could make your own smoothie balls, but if you're a lazy-girl you're probably not going to do that.