Quick & Healthy Breakfast Smoothies to Jump Start Your Day

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breakfast smoothiesBreakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't mean you always have to make it a huge production. In fact, lots of people (*raises hand!*) can't always stomach a lot of heavy foods like oatmeal or eggs so early in the morning.

Recently, I started drinking my breakfast on some mornings instead of eating it, and let me tell you, I can totally tell the difference. Not only are fruit smoothies jam-packed with fiber and vitamins, but liquids in the morning are supposed to be gentler on the digestive system, and I definitely feel lighter. At first, I was suspect that blended fruit and juice could get me through until lunch, but once I got used to it, I found it very satisfying. And, I even felt like I had more energy.

I've been experimenting with different fruits and fruit juices (with no sugar added). Here are some of my favorite combinations so far:

1. Mango-Carrot-Mint (adapted from this recipe on Whole Living)

  • 8 oz. frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

Throw all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth, adding more juice if it's too thick.

 

2. Frozen Berries and Mint

  • 8 oz. frozen strawberries and raspberries (or your favorite berries)
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice (no sugar added)
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

Throw all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth, adding more juice if it's too thick.

 

3. Avocado-Pineapple

  • 1/2 ripe avocado, cut in chunks
  • 4 oz. frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

Throw all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth, adding more juice if it's too thick.

What's your favorite smoothie recipe to make for breakfast?

 

Image via khawkins04/Flickr

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jagam... jagamama0710

Ooo I'm going to try that berries and mint one. 


I love green smoothies. Healthy handful of baby spinach, frozen mango and pineapple, coconut water or pineapple juice. I put a banana in it as well when I make it for the kids but I don't like bananas so I leave it out for mine. 

jessi... jessicasmom1

Thanks for the  ideas

Aunti... AuntieNae

I do the green smoothies..I had come across a recipe for a chololate green smoothie with natural cocoa for the kids but since havent been able to find it!! If anyone knows please share!!


I do:


Frozen spinach


frozen berries


greek yogurt


nonfat milk


and a few tablespoons of flax seed or oil

amy7243 amy7243

I will have to give those a try!


 

lalas... lalasmama2007

I'm not a fan of smoothies.

Kayla... KaylaMillar

I'm not a fan of smoothies but DH would love these

Bmat Bmat

These sound good, thank you.  The thing about making smoothies for breakfast is that there is clean up, which I guess is OK if you can just put your blender in the dishwasher.

MamaB... MamaBear2cubs

Yum! I like strawberry,Banana.

godde... goddess99

banana, berries, in either milk or OJ

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