Smoothies make for a great summer breakfast or refreshing midday snack, and you can turn pretty much any fruit or vegetable into a convenient meal on the go.

If a smoothie is going to be your entire meal, it should be filling enough to hold you over to your next meal and nutritionally balanced. This means that it should include high-fiber carbohydrates for lasting energy, protein to help build and repair muscles and to help keep you full, and some healthy fat to help absorb certain vitamins.

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