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Here’s the Only Grocery List You’ll Ever Need

We all know good health starts with good nutrition, but even when you have the best of intentions to make a balanced breakfast, life happens. The kids need to be dropped off at school. The dog gets sick. And the healthy breakfast goes out the window. One quick and filling solution: this high-calorie fruit and veggie-laden smoothie created by Smoothie King and filled with protein, fiber, calcium, iron and potassium. The Daily Warrior smoothie was developed in collaboration with the American Cancer Society to meet the caloric needs of cancer patients.

Stock your kitchen with these foods that you can toss together for healthy meals in a hurry.


  • Beans (black, pinto, kidney, chickpeas, lentils, refried)
  • Rice, pasta and other grains (couscous, orzo, cornmeal, whole-wheat crackers, breadsticks, bread crumbs)
  • Onions
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned and dried fruits
  • Sauces (look for varieties that contain no or very little added sugar)
  • Soups (look for varieties that are lower in sodium and are broth-based rather than cream- based)
  • Meats (canned tuna, salmon, minced clams)
  • Peanut butter
  • Vinegars
  • Your favorite herbs and spices
  • Oils


  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Low-fat milk and yogurt (without added sugar)
  • Cheeses
  • Whole wheat and corn tortillas
  • Eggs
  • Minced garlic
  • Sauces (worcestershire, soy, teriyaki, and chili)
  • Ketchup and mustard (spicy and Dijon)
  • Salad dressings with olive oil
  • Sparkling water


  • Frozen vegetables and fruits
  • Frozen chopped onions and chopped green, red, or yellow pepper
  • Breads (look for 100 percent whole grain)
  • Meats (chicken breast, ground turkey breast)
  • Fish (red snapper, salmon, cod, flounder)

For more information and for the full smoothie recipe, go to phillymag.com/thinkpink.