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Start Your Day With These 15 Breakfast Smoothies

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Do you struggle to find the time for breakfast in the morning? It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And a good breakfast can make a huge difference to your day. So, it’s important to invest a little time into what goes into your tummy first thing in the morning.

Luckily, you don’t need hours to prepare a healthy morning meal. Smoothies are quick and easy breakfast foods. They’re the perfect healthy breakfast on the go. Here are our favorite breakfast smoothies.

First, Pick the Right Blender

The key to a perfect smoothie lies in how well it’s blended. Too chunky and it’ll be hard to drink on the go, too watery and you’ll end up with just juice. 

That’s why, in the quest for the perfect smoothie, a great blender is essential. This is where BlenderBabes comes in. With a variety of blender options and detailed instructions for beginners, they’re the ultimate guide into the world of blenders. So be sure to check them out before you embark on your smoothie journey. 

Sunshine Mango Smoothie

This ultra-simple smoothie is the perfect summer drink. The sweet taste of mangoes and the coolness of the yogurt will refresh you in the morning.

Servings: 1 – 2, depending on portion size.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • Pinch of cardamom (optional)
  • Mint, to garnish

Remember to serve this cold for full effect.

Green Piña Colada Smoothie

Piña Colada for breakfast? Yes, please! And, with the goodness of collards and fresh coconut water, this delicious and nutritious drink is a must-have for the breakfast table. Now you can enjoy piña coladas for breakfast guilt-free with this recipe!

Servings: 3 – 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 young Thai coconut 
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 16-ounce bag of frozen organic pineapple (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 bunch of collard greens, stems removed (4 – 5 large leaves)

Note: If you don’t have fresh coconut, you can substitute with coconut milk for a creamier version.

Fresh Berry Mint Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

You can never go wrong with a recipe with berries and mint in it. Plus, the slight minty flavor makes it taste more like dessert than a health drink. This dairy-free smoothie is fantastic for those who are lactose intolerant and health freaks alike.  

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries, rinsed
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 1 ½ large mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 14 – 20 spearmint leaves, rinsed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 – 3 cups of ice cubes
  • Natural sweetener (optional)

Note: You can prepare the ingredients frozen instead of the ice for a fuller version.

Vegan Tropical Paradise Smoothie

Smoothies can be enjoyed year-long. If you’re craving the taste of summer during a chilly winter then this is the perfect recipe for you.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced into several pieces
  • 3/4 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mango, diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted shredded coconut, to garnish (optional)

Note: For a low-fat option, swap coconut milk with a low-fat version such as coconut water.

 Banana Date Smoothie

Another banana smoothie never hurt anyone. This smoothie is rich in warming spices like cardamom and cinnamon which makes it the perfect breakfast on a winter morning. Add in the dates and chia seeds and this filling breakfast becomes pure bliss!

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup of pitted dried dates, such as Medjool
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 1/2 medium lime, juiced
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Immune Boosting Winter Citrus Smoothie

Christmas is nearly around the corner and winter is in full swing. Give your immune system a boost and avoid catching a cold or flu. 

Packed with turmeric and fresh fruit and veg, this flu-protective drink should be a breakfast staple this chilly season.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 small raw red beet, chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 cara cara orange, blood orange, or grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate juice
  • Honey to taste (optional

Note: Combine the mango, lemon juice, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, and orange juice in a blender. Then, blend the beets, raspberries, oranges, and pomegranate juice separately and pour over the mango mixture.

Creamy Coconut Smoothie

This creamy smoothie combines the flavors of kiwis and coconut. Kiwis are antioxidant-rich fruits that contain fibre and potassium for eye health. 

The coconut and avocado are rich in healthy fats to give you energy throughout the day.

Servings: 1 generous portion

Ingredients:

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons of canned coconut milk
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • 4 – 5 ice cubes

Dairy-Free Workout Smoothie

If you’re not a big breakfast eater, then this dairy-free smoothie is a great option especially if you like working out in the morning. 

It’s also an ideal drink for diabetics as it helps keep your blood sugar low while being packed with energizing ingredients.

Servings: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 6 ounces of Silken tofu (cut into large chunks)
  • ¾ cup of soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Agave Nectar
  • 2 cups of frozen fruit of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)

You can experiment with seasonal fruits of your choice. For this recipe, we used strawberries and it tasted absolutely amazing. 

Ready-On-The-Go Smoothie

If you have trouble waking up early in the morning, let alone have the energy to whip up the ingredients for a smoothie then this recipe is for you. 

Prep your smoothie ingredients for the week over the weekends and store them in the freezer. Then, just add them and blend for a fast glass of goodness.

Serving: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup of mango chunks
  • 1 inch nub of peeled ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water

Note: Freeze the fruit on a baking sheet for one hour to prevent clumping and damaging your blender blades. Then, store them in a container or a bag until you use them.

Green Goddess Smoothie

Start your morning with this refreshing smoothie that’s packed full of fibre and vitamins. It is also a great way to incorporate greens into your diet without too much effort.

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 Fuji or Gala apple
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • ½ a large cucumber (peeled if not organic)
  • ½ a lemon (peeled if not organic)
  • 1 – 2 stalks of kale
  • 1 – 2 leaves of romaine lettuce

Chocolate Goodness Smoothie

Chocolate for breakfast can make any gloomy Monday morning a real treat. Plus, it’s packed with cherries which are a good source of fibre as well as vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, folic acid, and vitamin A

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of dark chocolate
  • ½ cup of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • A handful of frozen cherries, depipped

Double Power Smoothie

Can’t get enough of coffee? Then this is a great recipe for a caffeine-filled smoothie of your favorite drink. 

Start your breakfast with this energy-boosting drink and combat any weariness that may creep in throughout the day.

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
  • Honey to taste
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Crushed ice

Pineapple Express Smoothie

Combine the healthy benefits of this Vitamin-C-packed delicious fruit and the refreshing taste of coconut water for a great start to your day.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • 1 knuckle of ginger
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Handful of ice

Bamboo Bliss Smoothie

Bananas are the ideal fruits for smoothies and milkshakes. This wonder fruit, which is packed with Vitamin K, glucose and fibre is the perfect energy booster for a jam-packed day. 

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • ½ a banana
  • ? cup of almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup of mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 1 scoop of PlantFusion vanilla protein
  • 1 cup of water or ice

Tropical Red Smoothie

Packed with fiber, folate, nitrates, and vitamin C, beets have fantastic health benefits, such as lowering your blood pressure and boosting the metabolism.  This lovely red smoothie tastes as good as it looks.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium red beet
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 – 2 small Granny Smith apples
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger (skin removed)

Note: The Granny Smith apples balance out the sweet root vegetables and are great detoxifiers for the gallbladder.

Conclusion

Smoothies are all about mixing and matching. So, let your imagination run wild and come up with recipes that suit your palate and are good for your health. The burst of flavors in these smoothies will surely beat the taste of a boring bowl of oats any day. 

But whatever you do, make it a habit to have a good breakfast before you begin your day. And smoothies are a great way to enjoy a fast and easy morning meal with your family before everyone heads out the

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