What is the most clever life hack you’ve learned? originally appeared on Quorathe place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Josh Gwin, Redline Digital Consulting, on Quora:

The best life hack I’ve ever learned? Drink a green smoothie in place of breakfast.

I’ve recently replaced breakfast with what I call the “Green Demon.” (Trademark pending.)

I’ve dropped 10lbs and feel better than ever.

Breakfast before:

I used to spend a half hour preparing eggs and toast or some other breakfast fare.

Deciding on breakfast, preparing it, and eating consumed 30 minutes a day.

3 hours a week. 156 hours a year.

19.5 full working days each year!

Then I switched to green smoothies.

Breakfast now – “Green demon” recipe:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • As much spinach as you can fit in the blender
  • scoop of vanilla protein powder (I frequently substitute a teaspoon of powdered vanilla pudding mix).
  • Optional: Chia seeds, flax, collagen… for added nutrition.

At first I was skeptical. It’s the color of grass clippings.

But I was hooked on the first sip.

It’s now my go-to breakfast. Sometimes lunch if I’m busy.

It tastes great, is highly nutritious, and around 150-250 calories.

You’ll save time and get ripped.

Bottoms up.

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