Everyone needs more morning smoothie recipes. The standard mix of protein powder, milk, and some random fruit gets old real quick so you need some variety to be able to stick to this healthy way of breakfast. Like you should since smoothies are a great way to start your morning off but you can play with the dose of fruits, veggies, and proteins you use to spice things up. Here are 10 morning smoothie recipes that will get your day going.
1. Avocado Banana Smoothie
This surprisingly simple recipe only has three ingredients: an avocado, a banana, and a splash of almond milk. This smoothie is creamy, smooth, and will fill you up quick. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and the source of creaminess for this smoothie while the banana gives this drink a natural source of sweetness so you don’t need to add any sugar. Make the blending process easier with a splash of almond milk so the smoothie isn’t chunky or too thick.
2. Blueberry Banana Smoothie
If the standard strawberry and banana smoothie has gotten old, try this blueberry alternative to mix it up. The blueberries add more tartness to the drink than the original strawberries so your tongue will be kept very interested. Just be sure to add some natural sweeteners like liquid stevia or agave nectar because blueberries can be finicky and too tart when they’re not in season.
3. Detox Smoothie
Did you have too much to drink last night or went too hard on the fast food and grease for dinner? Your body probably feels awful about the food choices that you made the night before. But don’t worry, you’ll be back to normal soon with this detox smoothie. The greens in this smoothie will give you the nutrients you need to feel better while the bitter kale and sting from the ginger will help wake you up and keep you alert.
4. Orange Smoothie
Make this smoothie for those days when that nasty cold has gotten the better of you and you just want to feel more like yourself again! This smoothie filled with oranges, carrots, and mango will not only brighten up your day when you’re under the weather but it has a great amount of vitamins and nutrients you need to fight back that cold. Not to mention, the ginger will give you a nice kick to get you going.
5. Purple Smoothie
Is purple your favorite color? Start your day off with a nice amount of color from this purple smoothie made of red beets and blueberries. Beets may sound like an odd ingredient in a smoothie but there are a lot of research supporting the nutritional value of beets. So give it a try in your smoothie, especially with this recipe. The mint, lime, and possible substitute of coconut water makes this drink a refreshing and zesty start to your day.
6. Green Smoothie
Greens are such an important food group to tackle during your day so start your day off with them. With a nice handful of both spinach and kale, this smoothie will make you feel good about having such a healthy breakfast. But you won’t feel like you’re surviving on just rabbit food. The amount of protein in the smoothie will definitely keep you full until lunch.
7. Chai Smoothie
It can be hard to kick that coffee habit to the curb. Try this smoothie when that craving for the spice and scent of coffee hits. The spices in this chai smoothie will remind of being in a coffeehouse. But instead of just indulging in caffeine and sugary frappuccinos, you will have a nice fruity and protein-filled start to your day.
8. Tropical Smoothie
Don’t wait for a trip to the tropics to indulge in a healthy amount of tropical fruit! This smoothie will remind you of beach-side cabanas and drinks with little paper umbrellas. You can begin your day with that sunny image in your head as you sip this drink on your way to work while trying to survive the dreaded morning traffic. You’re going to beat back those dreary mornings with this drink!
9. Chocolate Smoothie
Are you craving something sweet and chocolate-y this morning? When that sweet tooth for something that’s unhealthy and full of processed sugar hit, reach for this smoothie instead of a chocolate bar. It will fix that chocolate craving but won’t wreck your diet.
10. Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
Strawberry-banana smoothies are classic. If you want a strawberry-based smoothie but feel bored with the classics, try making this strawberry grapefruit smoothie. The original sweetness of the strawberry is still there but the sour-sweet flavor of the grapefruit will mix things up for your taste buds.