Start Your Day Off With These Healthy Smoothie Recipes

August 18 2017

For some, having a healthy, filling breakfast might be quite the daunting task. You may be rushing to get ready and start your day and may not have the energy to stand over your stove to make a healthy breakfast. Well, a delicious blend of fruits and vegetables will provide you with a nutrient- packed, filling meal to start off your day.

Below are 5 smoothie recipes that will have you starting your day off with a burst of energy.


Strawberry Mango Spring Smoothie

Makes 3.5 cups

  • 5 large strawberries
  • 1 mango cut into chunks
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup coconut milk


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Makes 3 cups

  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • handful dried cranberries
  • 1 cup almond milk


Veggie Fruity Green Smoothie

Makes 3 cups

  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced, frozen
  • 1 apple, roughly chopped
  • 4 small broccoli, florets, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup roughly chopped kale, ribs removed
  • ¼ cup carrot juice
  • ½ cup orange juice


Banana, Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie

Makes 2 cups

  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ banana, peeled, sliced, frozen
  • ¾ cup soy milk


Strawberry Delight Smoothie

Makes 3 cups

  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt


Give an extra nutrient kick to your smoothies by adding the following:

  • Hemp seeds – These are a good source of protein with a mild nutty flavor. They are a good substitute for dairy protein
  • Flaxseed – These are rich in fiber, protein, and Omega-3s. One tablespoon of flax seeds contains about 1.8g of plant Omega-3s, which have heart-healthy effects
  • Sunflower seeds – Use them while still shelled for an extra boost of magnesium, copper, and selenium
  • Chia seeds – These are loaded with fiber and protein to control blood sugar. They take on the flavor of other ingredients so you do not need to worry about unfavorable taste.

When making your smoothie, is better to use whole fruits and vegetables in order to get all the nutrients they have to offer, such as dietary fiber. Also, be sure to take into consideration the portion of your servings and get advice from your doctor if you are on a specific diet.