Whether you’re on a new health kick or just looking to mix up your breakfast options each day, a smoothie is an answer to all of your questions. Smoothies are one of the easiest breakfast meals to whip up, and when you use the right ingredients they can be healthy, filling, and give you a stack of energy to get your day started.
Smoothies are the ultimate breakfast of convenience, with just a few simple ingredients and a minute in the blender you can have a delicious and healthy breakfast that you can take on the go and enjoy anywhere.
As the American smoothie and fruit juice market grew to over $23 billion just a couple of years ago, it’s far more beneficial to keep your money at home and make your own fresh drinks. Some of the best smoothies are created with experimentation, but if you’re stuck for ideas or looking for a bit of inspiration in the kitchen, here are 11 of the best breakfast smoothie recipes for you to try.
Triple Berry Smoothie
What better way to get your daily dose of antioxidants than with a triple berry smoothie? You can either use frozen or fresh berries here, and both will supply you with the right amount of nutrients. Take ¼ cup of blueberries, ¼ cup of strawberries, and ¼ cup of raspberries and blend with a cup of milk, half a cup of natural yogurt, and a few chia seeds for a fruity and refreshing breakfast treat.
Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
With just four ingredients and a beautifully sweet flavor, you can’t go past this as a top choice for breakfast with convenience and taste. Take one over-ripe banana, a cup of strawberries, half a cup of milk, and half a cup of natural yoghurt and blend it all together. For extra sweetness, add some honey and cinnamon too.
Banana and Honey Smoothie
This smoothie is a favorite and one of the simplest ways to get your morning fiber and protein in one tasty gulp. Take a frozen banana and mix with two tablespoons of honey, a heaping of ice and a cup of milk of your choice.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
While it may not sound or taste healthy, it certainly is. By using a natural peanut butter you’re ensuring the most nutritious choice and reduced levels of salt from this delicious treat. Place one frozen banana, a tablespoon of peanut butter, ½ cup of greek yoghurt, ½ cup of almond milk, and a tablespoon of honey into the blender and mix thoroughly.
With so many amazing health benefits, it’s great to know you don’t have to leave your ginger intake just for dinner time. This smoothie is especially ideal for those trying to lose weight and it’s thick enough to feel like a full meal. Blend one whole mango (without the seed), a cup of crushed ice, ½ cup nonfat natural yoghurt, and a teaspoon of fresh ginger together, adding a little water if you’d like a thinner consistency.
Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Banana
If you find it hard to eat this nutritious superfood on its own, you can now blend kale up into a smoothie with some sweet food to make it even tastier. Chop up two cups of kale and blend with a frozen banana, a quarter of a pineapple, and ½ cup of coconut milk for a truly delicious and nutrient rich morning smoothie.
Banana and Oatmeal Smoothie
This smoothie is ideal for those who like to get a morning workout in, and it will keep you full for hours with a perfect blend of protein and fiber. Take a ¼ cup of rolled oats, ½ cup natural yoghurt, one frozen banana, 2 teaspoons of honey, and half a cup of the milk of your choice and blend until smooth. You can substitute the milk for almond or soy if you wish, depending on your diet requirements.
Watermelon and Mint Smoothie
This breakfast smoothie feels almost like you’re sipping on a cocktail, but without any of the naughty stuff. Take one cup of natural yoghurt, a few mint leaves, 4 cups of seedless watermelon cut up, and two tablespoons of honey and then blend with ice. For a bit of added flavor, you can even add some cinnamon, however, this depends on your personal taste.
Spinach, Grape and Coconut Smoothie
While it may not sound appetizing to read, this smoothie is refreshing and delicious, making it the perfect morning treat. This is a great way to get more spinach in your diet while enjoying a sweet delight too. Take one cup of seedless grapes, a cup of baby spinach, ¼ cup of coconut milk and a few chunks of ice and blend them all together for an amazing drink.
Cacao Banana Smoothie
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re trying to eliminate sugar from your diet, cacao is the easiest way to do it. Mix one tablespoon of cacao powder with 2 frozen bananas, milk of your choice, a cup of strawberries and a few chia seeds for a superfood smoothie that tastes just as good as a chocolate shake.
Acai Strawberry Smoothie
To get a little serving of this superfood into your morning, try the acai strawberry smoothie with just four simple ingredients. Take one banana, a cup of strawberries, a dash of orange juice, and a handful of acai berries and blend it all together for a sweet and refreshing morning smoothie.
Once you’ve got a hang of what flavors work best and the fruits and ingredients you enjoy, you can begin to create your very own smoothie recipes. Feel free to replace any of the milk in these recipes for your choice of liquid, whether it’s coconut water, almond milk, or plain filtered water, and even add some rolled oats for a more filling snack.
Just a few minutes of preparation and you have a nutritious and tasty meal that you can enjoy on the run.