How to Make a Healthy Smoothie – Favorite Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Looking for the best breakfast smoothie recipe? Check out this recipe with tons of variety to make the perfect smoothie for you.
Breakfast smoothies are a great 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.
Smoothies don’t have to taste bad, but they also don’t need to contain unhealthy ingredients either. The green smoothie recipes are often a bit hard to swallow, but there’s no need to sacrifice health for taste with the easy smoothie recipes I will list here.
Here’s how to make a smoothie with simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. Take advantage of fresh when you can get it, but use your freezer when fresh isn’t in season.
Basic Components of My Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe:
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
Related: Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas
Use your freezer to save money on smoothie 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.
Related: How to Lose Weight With Coffee
Smoothies for Weight Gain
You could probably gain weight with this breakfast smoothie recipe if you added extra fruit and extra protein powder. I would drink these smoothies between meals to add calories to your daily intake.
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 healthy smoothie:
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Protein powder
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Raw cacao
- 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.
Basic Tips on Drinking Smoothies
Smoothies are a great way to add nutrients to your diet without having to actually eat a bunch of food. Not to mention, they are quick to make especially with the breakfast smoothie recipe listed above.
Smoothies are great to take on the run whether you’re running out the door to work or don’t have time to cook a big breakfast. They also make a great quick breakfast when you are at home. That way you can get on with the rest of your day without having to think about what to make or needing to wash a bunch of dishes.
Think of the time it would take to eat a big salad, several pieces of fruit, and figure out a way to swallow some chia seeds. Smoothies are just an all around easy meal where you can load up on nutrients and save time too.
Hopefully, this easy smoothie 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.
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