Smoothies are everywhere these days: in the mall, at fast-food restaurants, in coffee shops. But for the most part, those smoothies might be better termed fruit milkshakes. Stuffed with sugar, frozen
yogurt, even ice cream, they do more harm than good
Healthy breakfast smoothies that are packed with all the protein, fruits and veggies you need to power your day.
Perfect as a filling snack, quick breakfast on the go, or nutritious beverage, smoothies are a healthy choice any time of day.
- Add smoothie recipe ingredients like milk, yogurt, water, or juice first to get the blender moving. Then, add lighter, drier ingredients, like leafy greens, followed by heavy ingredients like ice and fruit pieces.
- Prepare frozen fruit ahead to save time. Cut and freeze on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag or container.When something is in season, it packs the healthiest punch.
- Frozen bananas go a long way. Peel, slice, and freeze them. This go-to smoothie recipe ingredient adds thickness without taking over other flavors.
You can make ahead and keep it in fridge. Once your smoothie has had its fridge soak time, you can check it to see if it's the consistency you like and make adjustments. Fruits can have different liquid content, and that can affect the consistency of your smoothie.
Tying a cleanse, want to jump start your day, or need a post-workout treat? Healthy breakfast smoothies that are packed with all the protein, fruits and veggies you need to power your day. When recipes are as tasty as these healthy breakfast smoothies, eating right is a delight, not a chore.
Ingredients for One Smoothie:
There is actually no exact quantity, you can adjust according to your taste buds and preferences, still leaving details just for an idea..
1/2 cup Yogurt (plain, vanilla or flavored)
1/4 - 1/2 cup Leafy greens (baby spinach, kale, baby kale, chard)
1/4 - 1/2 cup frozen fruit (Now possibilities are endless - berries are best tho, antioxidants)
1 tbsp Chia seeds, and/or flax seeds, grounded oats
1 frozen banana (over ripe is preferably)
2 -4 tbsp liquid - Almond milk, milk, orange juice, water
I never add any sweetener, but you can use honey, agave, or sweetener substitute.