Smoothies Recipes

Breakfast Smoothies

Breakfast Smoothies a perfect start to the day

Breakfast Smoothy

Breakfast Smoothie

We often tend to eat an unhealthy breakfast that comprises of high sugar foods or worse, no breakfast at all. Each morning we are in a hurry to get to work or to tend after our children, so for many f us it is a normal habit to skip breakfast. There is a simple and quick way to have a nutritious breakfast each morning: making delicious smoothies.
Smoothies are extremely easy to make and they don’t require sophisticated ingredients or long preparation. The key to making a delicious breakfast smoothie is to use fruits and vegetables that are fresh and nutrient-packed. You can freeze some of them the night before if you want your smoothie to be frosty and creamy.

When you make a breakfast smoothie you don’t need to add any sugar since most of the fruits are sweet. For a power breakfast you can try a green smoothie that will provide tons of anti-oxidants and nutrients. To make your smoothie crunchier and richer in protein and carbohydrates, you can add some ground nuts and cereals of your choice.

Another advantage of breakfast smoothies is that they get rid of accumulated toxins. Sometimes our lack of energy can be caused by toxin build-ups in our digestive systems. In Ayurvedic medicine, morning is the time when your body does the most cleansing, so having a nutritious drink will help cleanse and nourish your body.

What to consider when making a breakfast smoothie?

  • Fruits that are too sweet will trigger an insulin response that might be too strong to handle first thing in the morning. Choose only one sweet fruit like banana and add other nutritious ingredients like herbs, veggies or cereal.
  • At least once a week it is good to include a green smoothie. It is full of chlorophyll, minerals and vitamins that give you an instant energy boost. A green smoothie can be delicious if made with the right ingredients. Try to avoid greens that have strong flavors like garlic leaves, thyme, onion leaves, or dill.
  • Use coconut water instead of water. It will make your smoothie much tastier and nutritious. Coconut water is perfect after work-outs due to its electrolyte content that prevents dehydration.
  • Alternate your fruits and veggies each day and you will never get bored with your smoothies. Japanese try to eat different colored fruits every day to get all possible nutrients out of each.
  • Add some probiotics to your smoothie. They improve digestion and are quite yummy. Use some organic yogurt or make your own probiotic drinks at home like Kombucha tea.

Some suggestions for perfect breakfast smoothies (1-2 servings)

Below are the ingredients for some breakfast smoothies. Just blend the ingredients and add ice.

  • 2 leaves of Aloe vera(or 1 cup Aloe juice), 1 banana, 1 kiwi, water as needed
  • 1 cup blueberries, a handful of cranberries, 1 cup of yogurt, water
  • 1 banana, 2 tablespoons oats, 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons walnut, water
  • 3 stalks of celery, 2 apples, 2 kale leaves, juice from 1 lemon, water
  • 1 avocado, 1 peeled lemon, 2 tablespoons honey, water

Another trick for making a delicious and filling smoothie that can replace breakfast completely is to use some natural oils as ingredients. This works especially well for vegetable and green smoothies. Use almond, avocado, coconut or hemp oil to pack your smoothie with essential fats.

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Watermelon Berry Smoothie

Breakfast Refreshment

The key ingredients in this smoothie are all of the berries used. Berries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants to keep the body healthy.

Ingredients:

½ Cup of Raspberries

½ Cup of Blueberries

½ Cup of Strawberries

½ Cup of Blackberries

1½ Cups of Watermelon Chunks

1 Cup of Apple Juice

1 Cup of Water

 

Steps:

  1. Cut Strawberries in halves
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
  3. Blend until smooth

 

Breakfast Smoothie Tip: To get a boost of probiotics, trying adding vanilla Greek Yogurt to this recipe.

 

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Sweet Red Smoothie

Bright Colours. Bright Life.

The key ingredient in this recipe is beet. Although beets are vegetables, they are naturally sweet. Beets are also high in iron and folic acid.

Ingredients:

1 Small, Steamed Beet

6 Strawberries

½ Cup of Orange Juice

1/8 Tsp. of Vanilla Extract

5 Ice Cubes

 

Steps:

  1. Remove skin from steamed beet
  2. Slice the beet into thin slices
  3. Slice strawberries in halves
  4. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
  5. Blend until Smooth

 

Breakfast Smoothie Tip: To add sweetness and more liquid to the drink, swap out the orange juice for a half slice of watermelon cut into chunks.

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Pure Magic

The key ingredient in this recipe is blueberry. This popular fruit is high in antioxidants and packed with Vitamin C.

Ingredients:

1½ Cups of Blueberries

1 Banana

¾ Cup of Fat-Free Milk

3-5 Ice Cubes

Steps:

  1. Cut the banana into ½ inch slices
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
  3. Blend until smooth

Breakfast Smoothie Tip: To naturally sweeten the smoothie, try adding a tsp. of natural honey.

 

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Coffee Banana Smoothie

The key ingredient in this recipe is banana. While bananas are most known for their high levels of potassium, they also contain high levels of tryptophan, which is converted to serotonin, a chemical that elevates mood.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Freshly Brewed Coffee
1 Banana
1 Cup of Almond Milk
2 tbsp of Honey
1 tsp of Cinnamon
3 Ice Cubes

Steps:

1. Cut the banana into ½ inch slices
2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
3. Blend until smooth

Breakfast Smoothie Tip: Try adding a scoop of protein powder to give the smoothie a boost of protein and keep hunger satisfied longer.

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Strawberries & Oats Smoothie

The key ingredient in this recipe is oats, which satisfy hunger and increase hormones that control appetite.

Ingredients:

12 Frozen Strawberries
½ of One Banana
½ Cup of Rolled Oats
1 tbsp of Honey
1 Cup of Fat-Free Milk

Steps:

1. Cut the banana into ½ inch slices
2. Slice strawberries in halves
3. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
4. Blend until smooth

Breakfast Smoothie Tip: To give this smoothie a boost of antioxidants, try adding ¼ of blueberries.

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