Easy & Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Okay, so I’ve mentioned how a breakfast smoothie is not only super easy and convenient to throw together, but tastes delicious and is an assured means of revving up your metabolism and starting the day off right. So, what is my favorite? Well, I highly suggest mixing it up – literally! Try all of the recipes below and let me know which one you like the best – they’re all supper yummy and good for you, too! Each recipe will serve 2-3 people and don’t forget to share with your kids – they’ll love them all!

Berries and Cream

  • Handful of medium-sized strawberries
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup low-fat, plain Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water, coconut or almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2-3 drops Stevia
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Make sure to clean all food ingredients beforehand.  Throw into blender and blend until super smooth. Taste…if you’re looking to sweeten it up more, throw in a few more drops of Stevia, but be warned, too much Stevia can result in a bitter taste. Berries tend to fall a little lower in the glycemic index scale which means their natural sugars are less likely to cause a blood sugar spike. The low-fat, plain greek yogurt is super thick and extra creamy as well as high in protein which balances the sugar from the fruit.

Paradise Punch

  • 1 banana
  • 1 papaya, sliced
  • 1 cup freshly cut pineapple (don’t get the canned stuff…buy a real pineapple and cut it yourself)
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup low-fat, plain Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water, coconut or almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
For a little zip, you can add in some freshly grated ginger!

You probably won’t need to add Stevia to this one as all fruit ingredients are very sweet naturally. These tropical fruits are all high in beta-carrotene and Vitamin C. Bananas are also very high in potassium and pineapple contains bromelain which is a food enzyme with potent anti-inflammatory properties and aids in digestion and immunity.

Go Green

  • 1 small green apple, sliced or chunked in small sections
  • 1 golden kiwis, peeled
  • 1 large handful or raw spinach or small-leaf kale
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 4 – 5 small pineapple chunks
  • 2 – 3 drops Stevia
  • 1 cup of crushed ice

Looking to add more green to your diet?  A green smoothie is a great way to go…and it actually tastes fantastic! You can experiment a little by adding in different types of greens such as dandelion greens, red leaf lettuce, and parsley. Throw in a little fresh mint for an extra kick!

10 thoughts on “Easy & Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

  1. I try to avoid dairy so my daily smoothie consists of 1 banana, approx 6 frozen strawberries, 4-5 frozen pineapple chunks, 4-5 frozen blackberries, and OJ. Yum every time, and you can play with different fruits.

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