Breakfast smoothies are the best way to start the day. With a boost in nutrients and vitamins, you will have the energy you need. Plus, it can be on the go for when you have a busy morning or are running late. Be sure to prep all the fruit and veg in sandwich bags and store in the freezer, so you can just add the liquid and they are ready to go. Here are the 10 super easy and nutritious smoothies to have in the morning, that will get you bright and ready for the day ahead.
1. The Hulk
Super green and as powerful as the Hulk, this healthy smoothie is a great way to feel ready for the day. Throw the ingredients into a blender and blitz away.
Handful of raw spinach or raw curly kale
1/2 of a mango, chopped
1/2 – 1 tsp of wheatgrass powder
250ml of water
Boost the nutrition – leave the skin on the kiwi, don’t forget to give it a good wash before adding it to the blender though. Wheatgrass powder is a great super food, very high in a variety of vitamins. Be aware that it does have a strong flavour, so add a little add a time.
2. The Crunchy Monkey
In need of a protein boost? Peanut butter is a healthy fat, super full of protein and is utterly delicious. This smoothie won’t feel like a healthy drink, but more like a naughty milkshake for dessert.
1 heaped tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter
Handful of oats
3 tbsp of natural yogurt
250ml of alternative milk such as almond soya
Boost the nutrition – use a sugar free peanut butter instead for this smoothie, as the banana is naturally really sweet. Additionally, opt for a low fat and low sugar yogurt to make this smoothie extra healthy and guilt free!
3. The Detox One
My body is my temple! For a refresh and to cleanse your body, try this feel good smoothie in the morning before a busy day.
1 green apple
Small piece of root ginger, fresh
Juice of half a lemon
25g of pineapple
1/2 stick of celery
100ml of water
Boost the nutrition – lemon and ginger are a great addition to any smoothie to cleanse and detoxify the body.
4. Vegan Antics
Suitable for vegans, or even if your not one , I urge you to try this because it is so delicious!
3 tsp of acai berry powder
50g frozen blueberries
175ml of alternative milk such as oat soya
50g of soya coconut yogurt
Boost the nutrition – acai berry powder is an excellent source of antioxidants, as are blueberries. A daily dose of these berries prevent free radicals, caused by oxidation in the body, studies have shown that these can help reduce the risk of cancer.
5. The Tropics
Take a trip to Hawaii, and say aloha to this naturally mega sweet but nutritious smoothie.
50g of pineapple
The pulp of 1 passion fruit
1/2 of a mango chopped
Small handful of flax seeds
150ml of water
Boost the nutrition – flax seeds are full of fiber and really amplify this smoothie.
6. The Vitamin C Boost
This smoothie is perfect for collagen synthesis and work to enhance the immune system, ideal for when you’re feeling a little under the weather.
1 carrot top and tail
Hanful of oats
1 large orange, peeled
1/2 of a red pepper
150ml of water
Boost the nutrition – leave the skin on the carrots and kiwi here, as well giving them a good wash before going into the blender.
7. The Holy Kale
Be hold “The Holy Kale”, a simple but powerful blend of curly kale and sweet strawberries.
2 big handfuls of raw curly kale
Handful of strawberries
250ml of water
Boost the Nutrition – ensuring the kale is raw can make a big difference to the nutrition of this smoothie, plus its more convenient too.
8. Fuel Up
This smoothie will make you feel filled up and ready for the day ahead. Banana and avocado make you feel full, which can help prevent unhealthy snacking throughout the day.
1/4 of an avocado
1/2 tsp of spirulina powder
Handful of spinach
Boost the nutrition – it is said that spirulina is becoming one of the best superfoods out there now, with a high protein content the health benefits are endless.
9. Hearty Beets
Full of nutrients to promote heart health, yet quite a distinctive flavour this one.
Handful of spring greens
20g of almonds
Handful of blackberries
250ml of water
Boost the nutrition – as if this smoothie wasn’t good enough for you, almonds are a good addition to this blend, an excellent source of healthy fats.
10. The Chia Leader
Your morning motivation in a glass! Chia seeds are becoming a new trend in the world of food, and can be pretty much purchased in all supermarkets now. Drink this one up fast though, as the seeds will start to absorb the milk pretty quick, making for a very thick drink.
1 peach, with the stone removed
Handful of raspberries
150ml of coconut milk
2 tbsp of chia seeds
Boost the nutrition – here I used low fat and dairy free coconut milk, the Chi brand is good for this and includes natural ingredients.
Do you have any other recipes for delicious breakfast smoothies!? Share in the comments below!
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