Healthy Smoothie Recipes To Start Your Day
If you’re not a breakfast person, don’t have the time to make a proper nourishing meal in the morning, or are in need of a boost of good fruits and veg after the festive season, then we suggest starting your morning with a refreshing healthy smoothie. Once you know the fundamentals of good smoothie making and build up an arsenal of delicious and nutritious ingredients, making smoothies will become second nature.
To get you started, we’ve outlined our top tips and tricks when it comes to making the creamiest, most nourishing smoothie. Try one of these healthy smoothie recipes to get your day started – they are delicious and quick to make if you are organised.
Top Tips for Healthy Smoothie Making
>> Be prepared! Have the recipe you want to make in mind and the ingredients you need at hand. That way you can pop everything in, blitz and go.
>> Invest in a great tool. Choose a smoothie maker that is easy to use and clean, no one wants to be hassling with cleaning a cumbersome machine.
>> Vary it up. You’ll get bored if you have the same thing every day. A great way to do this is to buy fruits and veggies that you want to use and portion and freeze. If you have a good blender it should blitz frozen ingredients easily and will keep your smoothie nice and chilled.
>> Be smart about ingredients. Make sure you don’t load up with too many sugary fruits that taste good but don’t have substance. You need a balance of fruits, veggies and other ingredients like nut mylks and butters for protein, or avo or coconut oil for satiety. Check out this list of potential smoothie pitfalls so you can avoid them.
>> Add substance. Check out this list of superfoods that can help add nutrients to your smoothies to give you the get-up and go you need.
Some of our Favourite Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Avos are so packed with nutrients and they add a great creamy texture to smoothies. As they contain good fats, they keep you feeling full for longer which is a great way to get your day started.
Chocolate and Avocado Smoothie
Dessert or a smoothie? We’re not sure. It’s good enough to be either.
Avocado, Almond and Cocoa Smoothie
Avocado lends creaminess to this smoothie making it delicious and satisfying.
Berries not only taste amazing but are full of antioxidants. There are a variety of them to choose from, so pick your favourites and get blitzing. Tip: berries work really well if they are frozen and can go straight into your blender to give an icy coolness to your healthy smoothie. This is also a great way of having berries when they are not in season – buy when they are available and freeze for when you need.
The bright colour of berries is an indication of their antioxidants, phytochemicals and flavonoids, all the good things our bodies need to fight free radicals. We love this berry-packed smoothie recipe.
This very pretty in pink, Pinkberry smoothie, is made with antioxidant-rich berries, coconut milk and potassium-rich banana. This is seriously yummy and so satisfying.
Get Up and Go Smoothies
Nuts and bananas are a great source of energy. Mix and match to find your favourite combo and get a hit of protein from the nuts at the same time.
Nutty Banana Smoothie
A great option for an on-the-go breakfast, prepare just before you leave the house and sip while you start your day.
Banana and Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie
Peanut butter and banana are a great combination for a breakfast booster and will help keep you feeling full and energised through the morning.
You know when it’s green it’s going to be good for you! A great way to get your veggies in if you can’t face them at dinner time.
Green Breakfast Smoothie
Cinnamon, apples, and pears are blended with spinach for a quick, on-the-go breakfast smoothie.
Get up and Go green
A gorgeousgreen smoothie that is packed full of nutrients and will start your day off right.
Vegan Green Mamba Smoothie
This refreshing Vegan Green Mamba Spinach Smoothie will kickstart your day. Vegan-friendly and combining banana and avo to keep you full until lunchtime.
Love The Flavour
Start your day with something you just can’t get enough of!
Tropical Fun Smoothie
Mango is known to have antioxidant compounds that fight cancer and lower cholesterol. Drink this smoothie every day for your health, and be transported to a tropical island – at least in your head.
Energy Boost Fully Charged Smoothie
With peanut butter for protein and flavour and pumpkin seeds, almond milk and vanilla, you won’t be able to put this healthy smoothie down!
Healthy Smoothie Bowls
Bowls are all the rage. Try these two flavours.
Carrot Cake-style Smoothie Bowl
How about eating your smoothie instead of drinking it? We love the smoothie bowl trend and this carrot cake smoothie bowl is a winner!
Avocado Smoothie Breakfast Bowl
If you’re not a fan of bananas it can be tough to find a way to thicken your smoothies – using ripe avos is one way to add healthy fats, satiety and texture. Try this delish smoothie bowl recipe.
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