I love everything about smoothies and juices. They're healthy, they give me a daily excuse to eat my fruits and vegetables and they're portable. But most of all, they're fast! I don't know about you, but my whole household could have been up since 5 am, yet somehow, the hours between 8 am and 9 am just vaporize, in a split second. Amiright?!

My sons have consumed at least one meal and two snacks before 9 am. But me, I'm existing—barely—on a room temperature cup of coffee.

With a little bit of prep, and a few minutes to throw it together, it's easy to avoid the 11 am "Why do I have such a headache, oh wait I forgot to eat breakfast, again" conversation with yourself.

Enter smoothies! You have to take care of yourself too, mama.

Feel free to get creative and experiment. No combination is a bad one. Smoothies are forgiving, and a great way to use up what you have in your fridge. Bananas about to go bad? Throw them in. Spinach looking wilted? Add a handful. Strawberries starting to turn the day after you bought them (why does this always happen?) Toss them in, too!

Sub things in that you love, or omit things you are meh about. If you can't deal with making ONE MORE decision today, here are some of our favorites!

1. Pumpkin oatmeal smoothie

No explanation needed for this pumpkin oatmeal smoothie. I need pumpkin in my life all year round! Also an excuse to use up that pumpkin pie spice from Thanksgiving I can never find a use for.

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