Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Breakfast smoothie recipes are a simple and effective way to start your day with a healthy kick. Ideally a smoothie at breakfast time should help provide you and your kids with some of the essential vitamins, minerals and energy our bodies need on a daily basis. Liquid breakfasts have become popular in our modern, fast-paced world – but you don’t have to pay a ridiculous price for a pre-packaged option. A homemade smoothie can give you all the benefits of these packaged liquid breakfasts, and more, at a lower cost.
Banana Breakfast Smoothie Recipes and Ideas
Banana is one of the top fruit choices to go with breakfast. You can make a simple smoothie for one serving using just a simple banana, a cup of milk and half a cup of ice for thickener.
This is a very basic smoothie – you can get creative with other additions to this simple recipe. You can add yogurt or, for a sweeter taste, a couple of tablespoons of honey or a similar spread. If you’re health conscious, opt for sugar-free and low-fat additions to the smoothie.
If you’re aiming for an energy boost to start your day, you can even throw in half a cup of granola to add some extra calories and thicken up the texture of the smoothie.
Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipes and Ideas
Berry smoothies are extremely popular – you can use a single berry type or combine different types for a mixed berry concoction.
You’re best to freeze the berries you want to use before blending . Use roughly a handful of the fruit you want for a single serving smoothie – for strawberries or raspberries you’ll want four to eight, with more being needed for smaller berries like blueberries.
While you can make a berry smoothie with milk, you may enjoy the taste more if you use juice instead. Milk provides the benefits of protein and calcium for the beginning of your day. Juice is obviously higher in sugar content, but allows for a sweeter taste – you can experiment with different fruit juices blended with frozen berries to make new tastes. Try, for instance, mixing frozen blueberries and strawberries with pineapple juice.
After you’ve blended these initial ingredients, you can also add a few extras. Again, you can throw in some granola or flax seeds. Whey protein powder is also a great option for a protein boost – excellent for athletes or those who lift weights. Blend the juice and frozen fruit together first, then add the extras and blend until you get the consistency you want.
Some recipes also recommend a combination of fresh and frozen fruits. You may want to try, for instance, combining frozen strawberries with fresh raspberries, blended with mango or pineapple juice with some granola or flax seeds added for texture and an energy boost.
The list of potential ingredients for a breakfast smoothie goes on and on. Try out different combinations of fruits like mango, pomegranate and grapefruit, both fresh and frozen. Combine these with different juices, like cranberry or pineapple juice, and you’re sure to strike on a few creations you really like.
More Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Get the Morning Started Right Smoothie
1 mango peeled and sliced
2 cups frozen strawberries
1-2 cups milk (depending on if you like yours thicker or thinner)
1 carton of peach or other flavor yogurt
Blend all together in blender. Start with 1 cup milk and if it is too thick for you add 1/2-1 cup more milk.
Dad’s secret weapon Breakfast Smoothie
by Carol (Stratford, ON Canada)
When our girls were young, it was a chore to get breakfast into them. My husband often offered smoothies…..like this one with a secret ingredient.
maple syrup (the amount varied)
2-3 Tbsp orange juice (concentrate)
1 whole egg
a couple of ice cubes
Whiz until frothy They loved it and he never told them about the egg!!
Breakfast Oats and Fruit
1 cup skim milk or soy milk
1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 banana, cut in pieces
Blend until smooth.
Best Breakfast Smoothie
by Donny (Boston Ma, US)
This is all done on how much you feel like making and by your own taste. When I make it it’s meant for 2 servings.
1-2 cups OJ
1 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Sweet Dark cherries
1/3 cup Blueberries
4 good size spoonfuls of Strawberry yogurt
1 1/2 scoops of chocolate protein shake mix
- I use all frozen fruit. but you can use whatever. for a slightly different taste you can add some Nutella also. Enjoy
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