Super Easy, Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie-Recipe

Looking for a way to add superfoods into your diet in a delicious and easy way? Try a smoothie in the morning! You can easily change up what you add in and all you really need are a few ingredients and a blender! Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Banana Ginger Smoothie

SERVINGS: 2

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ Tsp freshly grated ginger

COMBINE the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth.

Orange Dream Creamsicle

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1 navel orange, peeled
  • ¼ c fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ Tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ice cubes

COMBINE the orange, half-and-half or yogurt, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and ice cubes. Process until smooth.

Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana

SERVINGS: 1

  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1½ c frozen blueberries
  • ½ med banana
  • ¾ c calcium fortified light vanilla soy milk or any milk you want
  1. MICROWAVE water on high until steaming hot in a small bowl. Add tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag. Stir honey into tea until it dissolves.
  2. COMBINE berries, banana, and milk in a blender with ice crushing ability.
  3. ADD tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. (Some blenders may require additional water to process the mixture.) Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve.

Very Berry Breakfast

SERVINGS: 2

  • 1 c frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • ¾ c chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
  • ¼ c frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
  • 1½ Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

COMBINE all ingredients in a blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1 c plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • ½ c orange juice
  • 6 frozen strawberries

COMBINE the yogurt, banana, juice, and strawberries for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

Pineapple Passion

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1 c low-fat or light vanilla yogurt
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 c pineapple chunks
  1. COMBINE the yogurt and ice cubes. Blend, pulsing as needed until the ice is in large chunks.
  2. ADD the pineapple and blend at “whip” speed until smooth.

Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie

SERVINGS: 4

  • 1¼ c cold apple juice
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 kiwifruit, sliced
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1½ Tsp honey

COMBINE the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries, and honey. Blend until smooth.

Banana-Blueberry-Soy Smoothie

  • 1¼ c light soy milk
  • ½ c frozen loose-pack blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana, sliced
  • 2 Tsp sugar or 2 packets artificial sweetener
  • 1 Tsp pure vanilla extract

COMBINE 1 cup of the milk, the blueberries, banana, sugar or sweetener, and vanilla extract. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add up to ¼ cup more milk if a thinner smoothie is desired.

Tropical Papaya Smoothie

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1 papaya, cut into chunks
  • 1 c fat-free plain yogurt
  • ½ c fresh pineapple chunks
  • ½ c crushed ice
  • 1 Tsp coconut extract
  • 1 Tsp ground flaxseed

COMBINE the papaya, yogurt, pineapple, ice, coconut extract, and flaxseed. Process for about 30 seconds, or until smooth and frosty.

Apricot-Mango Smoothie

SERVINGS: 2

  • 6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 2 c)
  • 2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (about 2 c)
  • 1 c reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 Tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ Tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 ice cubes
  • Lemon peel twists (garnish)
  1. PLACE the apricots, mangoes, milk or yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a blender. Process for 8 seconds. Add the ice cubes, and process 6 to 8 seconds longer, or until smooth.
  2. POUR into tall glasses, garnish with lemon twists, if desired, and serve immediately.

Watermelon Wonder Smoothie

SERVINGS: 2

  • 2 c chopped watermelon
  • ¼ c fat-free milk
  • 2 c ice

COMBINE the watermelon and milk, and blend for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Add the ice, and blend 20 seconds longer, or to your desired consistency. Add more ice, if needed, and blend for 10 seconds.

Berry Good Workout Smoothie

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1½ c chopped strawberries
  • 1 c blueberries
  • ½ c raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ c ice cubes

BLEND all ingredients.

Sunrise Smoothie

SERVINGS: 4

  • 1 banana
  • 1 c apricot nectar, chilled
  • 1 container (8 oz) low-fat peach yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp frozen lemonade concentrate
  • ½ c club soda, chilled
  1. COMBINE the banana, apricot nectar, yogurt, and lemonade concentrate. Process for 30 seconds, or until smooth and creamy.
  2. STIR in the club soda and serve immediately.

Berry Vanilla Sensation

SERVINGS: 2

  • ½ c frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • ½ c frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • ¾ c unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 c (8 oz) fat-free vanilla yogurt

COMBINE the raspberries, strawberries, and pineapple juice. Add the yogurt. Blend until smooth.

Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

SERVINGS: 2

  • ½ c loose-pack mixed frozen berries or strawberries
  • ½ c canned crushed pineapple in juice
  • ½ c plain yogurt
  • ½ c sliced ripe banana
  • ½ c orange juice

COMBINE the berries, pineapple (with juice), yogurt, banana, and orange juice in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, in a blender, or in a large measuring cup with an immersion blender. Process for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.

Seeds Smoothie

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1 c skim milk
  • 1 c frozen, unsweetened strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (optional)
  1. MIX milk and frozen strawberries in a blender for 1 minute.
  2. TRANSFER to a glass and stir in the tablespoon of flaxseed oil, or serve with a tablespoon of sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead.

Mango Madness

SERVINGS: 21 can (8 oz) juice-packed pineapple chunks

  • 1 c fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • Crushed or cracked ice
  1. COMBINE the pineapple (with juice), frozen yogurt, mango, and banana. Blend until smooth.
  2. WITH the blender running. gradually drop in enough ice to bring the level up to 4 cups. Blend until the ice is pureed.

Recipes courtesy of Prevention.

Do you like smoothies? Which of these will you add to your morning routine? Share with us!

 

One Response

  1. Kelly Perojo

    Thanks for ALL the lovely receipes. I love the concern shown for “inside beauty” as well as external beauty….one cannot exist without the other. You all r something special.
    Kelly Pero
    Upward60@hotmail.com

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