A breakfast smoothie is the perfect way to make a quick and healthy meal to start your day off right. The fun part is that it is so easy to make a variety of smoothies. That way you don’t get bored eating the same thing. Here’s how I make mine with simple ingredients that I often have on hand.
Basic Components of a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie:
Greens (1 cup) – lettuce (spinach, romaine, kale, etc)
Fruit (1 1/2 cups) – apple, banana, berries, grapes, lemon, lime, avocado, melon, mango, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, etc)
Liquid (1 cup) – almond, coconut, rice or cashew milk (unsweetened), tea, filtered water, ice, etc
Use your freezer to save money on ingredients.
When you see fruits or vegetables on sale, purchase them and pop them in your freezer for future use. Bananas, berries, melons, peaches, pineapples, spinach, kale, and many other ingredients can be sliced or chopped and put into freezer bags.
Variety helps you stick with this program. Since there are so many ingredients you can use to make your smoothies, you can have a different taste every day. You don’t have to think too hard if you just stick with the basic recipe structure.
Smoothies for Weight Loss
Many people drink smoothies so they can feel filled up and not have to think about eating “diet” food. As a result, you get a quick and healthy breakfast. Then you can drink 2 of these a day for even greater meal replacement results.
When you drink 2 a day, you can accelerate your weight loss goals but not feel deprived. You can do it for a set period of time (like 2 weeks) and then go back to drinking just 1 a day.
If this all sounds too complicated, then weight loss coffee might be a better option for you. Or you can drink it in addition to this program and get even better results.
Extras you can add to your smoothies for extra health and taste benefits:
[bctt tweet=”Smoothies are a great way to add healthy ingredients that don’t necessarily taste that good on their own.” username=”heidinaturally”] You can sneak in lots of good-for-you ingredients without sacrificing taste.
Here are some good add-ins to add to your smoothie: Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, spirulina, chlorela, maca, peanut butter, almond butter, raw cacao, cinnamon, ginger, unsweetened Greek yogurt and much more.
I like adding protein powder to mine because the extra protein helps me feel full longer. I use the Young Living protein powders.
Hopefully this simple recipe and instructions have been helpful to you. I’d love to hear your favorite breakfast smoothie combinations and recipes. Let me know if you have any questions for me.