9 Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Simple Breakfast Smoothies
If you find it really tough eating something for breakfast before you start your busy day, you should try making a smoothie.
When done right they can be a really quick option that is packed with healthy nutrition and even super yummy!
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Remember the following when you are judging the texture of any of these smoothies…
The average, run-of-the-mill blender just isn’t capable of processing things like nuts, ice or even the seeds from berries to the same degree a that a super high powered blender can.
There are 9 simple breakfast smoothies to choose from here – so try at least one of them if not all – and get a healthy start to your day.
The Monday Jump Start Smoothie
6 oz vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup broccoli florets, stems cut off
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup white kidney beans
3/4 cup iced green tea
1 teaspoon flax meal
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
Pour into a glass and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top. Enjoy immediately.
Makes one serving about 417g in size with approximately 345 calories.
Harley Pasternak’s Sweet Spinach Smoothie
This one is from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and happens to be a real fave for Julianne Hough.
In this case the star is the spinach! It adds a ton of nutrition but won’t make your smoothie bitter or too ‘green’ tasting.
And with just with just this 16 oz serving, you’ll be getting an entire day’s worth of vitamin A – awesome for healthy hair, skin, and eyes) as well as bone-building vitamin K. there’s also an impressive amount of essential nutrients like manganese, potassium, and vitamin C.
The Greek yogurt included in this gives you a good source of protein to round things out.
All in all, this nutrition packed smoothie is a very smart breakfast choice, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.
2 cups baby spinach leaves, packed
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
15 green or red grapes
6 oz fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp chopped avocado
1 to 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients until blended to the desired consistency.
Makes one serving about 471g in size with approximately 296 calories.
Overnight Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
When it comes to making meals or grabbing food on the go – fast and healthy often don’t go hand in hand. Most choices from a coffee shop, even granola or oatmeal, is typically a lot less healthy than if you made that same thing at home.
If you’re looking for another quick and healthy breakfast option, you should try this option.
It offers you an excellent mix of healthy fats, some protein, and tons of fiber which will keep you full longer. And what makes this especially great for super busy people is that you can make this smoothie night before and have it ready to grab out of your refrigerator in the morning.
The added flaxseed helps to make this a more substantial drink that gets even thicker as it sits in the fridge overnight. This smoothie will definitely keep you full for hours.
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8 oz coconut water
4-6 raw almonds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped apple (use a firm apple like Granny Smith or Empire)
1/2 scoop unsweetened protein powder
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Combine all ingredients into a blender, and process for about 15-30 seconds. (Depends on the power of your blender).
If you want to drink it right away, add a few ice cubes to chill it.
If you’re preparing it ahead of time, chill in the fridge overnight.
Makes one serving about 413g with approximately 238 calories.
Chia Berry Smoothie
Chia seeds are an easy and excellent way to add some plant-based protein to your morning meal. Plus they are full of anti-inflammatory omega-3s and antioxidants – so valuable to boost the nutrition of your diet.
This blend is also high in vitamin C and offers you 10 grams of fiber to keep things moving through your system.
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup pure & unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 cup filtered water
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth. Add a sprinkle of chia seeds on top if you like.
Makes one serving about 355g with approximately 223 calories.
Red Apple, Banana & Almond Breakfast Smoothie
This delish drink is big on protein, calcium, fiber, and vitamins. Just the perfect way to start a morning. All this with only a handful of ingredients.
After one taste, you feel like you are having apple pie in a glass. And this recipe is also easy to build upon by tossing in some spinach, kale, or berries to the mix to really crank up the antioxidant power.
5 raw almonds
1 red apple
3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may need to chop the apple and almonds into small pieces before blending
Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds (or until desired consistency).
Makes one serving about 599g with approximately 397 calories.
Chocolate Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie
This simple breakfast smoothie is like a treat – but it is high in fiber and protein to keep you satisfied for several hours. Yummy banana adds sweetness & creaminess.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder of your choice
1 cup blackberries
Combine all ingredients in blender, and mix until smooth.
Makes one serving about 516g with approximately 252 calories.
Banana Bread Protein Smoothie
This one is almost like having a dessert. Thanks to the 34g of protein, it will take more work for your body to digest, metabolize, and use, so you burn more calories processing them.
This smoothie will also regulate your appetite, keeping you full and satisfied all morning long.
The walnuts give this a bit of a nutty flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits. Cinnamon helps to boost your metabolism and the flavors together for a dessert-like treat.
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 medium banana (can use frozen)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
Makes one serving about 413g with approximately 412 calories.
Bloat Busting Smoothie
Made with papaya, the enzymes from this fruit help with digestion and prevent constipation. The inclusion of pineapple also works to prevent and even relieve bloating. But be sure to only use fresh pineapple and papaya to preserve the natural enzymes.
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 cup fresh papaya
1 frozen banana
1/4 organic cucumber (with skin)
1 cup chilled coconut water (or 4 coconut water ice cubes + 1/2 cup cold coconut water)
2 cups spinach
4 ice cubes
Puree everything in a blender until smooth.
One serving with approximately 245 calories.
Blueberry Belly Flattening Smoothie
By using Greek yogurt, this recipe delivers good amounts of calcium and protein. There are both helpful for weight loss, too. The blueberries help target and burn away belly fat. The pineapple adds sweetness but also contains a digestive enzyme that helps to banish bloating.
And don’t fret about the kale because you won’t taste it!
Kale is full of fiber so it helps to help clean you out and keep you regular. Plus if you have a really high powered blender, the leaves will get so pulverized you won’t even know anything green is in this smoothie at all.
3 ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup kale
3/4 cup water
Place all the ingredients into a high powered blender and process until smooth.
Makes one serving with approximately 283 calories.
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