I love healthy smoothies. They taste like a treat, but also have incredible nutrition value. Bonus points because they’re unbelievably easy to make and prep ahead. So, let’s approach January with small steps, delicious breakfast smoothies, and a healthy, attainable start to our health goals.
There are so many healthy smoothie choices to start your day. However, I think it would be best to share with you a sample of the many different choices you can make when creating a smoothie: a fruit smoothie, a green smoothie, a smoothie to promote weight loss, a breakfast smoothie with oats, and even a smoothie that tastes like dessert (but is really healthy for you).
Healthy Fruit Smoothie: Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie
A taste of the tropics, anyone? This delicious fruit smoothie recipe from Well Plated will have you asking for seconds. Plus, this smoothie is also surprisingly good for your skin as it contains antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats. A smoothie powerhouse to start your day right!
The recipe is here: https://www.wellplated.com/blueberry-avocado-banana-smoothie/
Healthy Green Smoothie: Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie
Green smoothies usually contain spinach, but let me assure you that you can’t even taste it. It’s delicious and the recipe comes courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod. With only six ingredients, this smoothie can be made in a matter of minutes.
Here’s the recipe link: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/pineapple-mango-green-smoothie/
Healthy Smoothie for Weight Loss: Cinnamon Apple Smoothie
This cinnamon-spiced Apple Smoothie sounds perfect for the fall season, but when something tastes this good – why wait? Apples, bananas, cinnamon and more all blend together perfectly for a healthy weight loss treat. And you can add spinach or kale for good measure.
For the recipe and to watch it created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCBFbl6d1sE
Breakfast Smoothie with Oats: Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Yes, blueberries again, but remember this delicious fruit contributes to your fiber, potassium, vitamin C, B6, and so much more! I’ve written about blueberries in a previous blog post, and they’re simply the best! Add 1 cup of frozen blueberries to this hearty recipe from A Classic Twist, and you’ll be in foodie heaven. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
You can find the recipe here: https://aclassictwist.com/blueberry-oatmeal-smoothie/
Smoothies that Taste Like Dessert: Carrot Cake Smoothie
I can’t get my daughter to eat carrots, but she always begs me for “one more sip” of this delicious (and healthy) smoothie option. Shared by Gimme Some Oven, this creamy blend is made with lots of fresh carrots and traditional carrot cake spices. For the cherry on top, try adding a little bit of toasted coconut for the perfect garnish.
The recipe is here: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/carrot-cake-smoothie-recipe/
What are YOUR favorite healthy breakfast smoothies? Whether it’s on this list or in another recipe, I’ve love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to sign up for our newsletter below to receive more helpful posts like this each Friday.