Top 5 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
Starting your morning correctly is essential. What you eat at breakfast time is what gives you the energy to get up and get out. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals, making them a perfect start to the day.
Peanut Butter & Banana
A serving of peanut butter contains powerful antioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, immunity-boosting vitamin B6. Research has shown that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. All these things make it perfect to put in a healthy breakfast smoothie. bananas are amazing with regards to health and they can help prevent many things like cancers, asthma and diabetes.
- 1 fresh and 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 cup of almond milk
- A few ice cubes
Fruit & Yoghurt
This smoothie idea gives you the freedom of choosing your favourite fruit. this makes the smoothie you make individual to you and will ensure that you enjoy the smoothie. You are also able to choose a liquid of your choice for the smoothie; this could be milk, water, coconut water or whatever you please. The yoghurt that will be used is Greek yoghurt. Greek yoghurt contains essential vitamins as well as being very low in calories. For this smoothie it is best frozen overnight and blended in the morning ready for drinking.
- 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
- 1 cup of chopped Strawberries or frozen berries
- 2 tbsp of pomegrante seeds
- 1/2 cup of soya milk or fruit juice (I love using Pineapple)
Spinach, Grape and Coconut
This smoothie won't look the most appealing, but it is definitely one of the healthiest. Spinach is ranked as one of the world's healthiest foods which helps make it a perfect ingredient to put in a smoothie. Spinach helps to protect against inflammatory problems, oxidative stress-related problems, cardiovascular problems, bone problems, and cancers at the same time.
- 1 cup of seedless green grapes
- 1 cup of packed baby spinach (or other leafy greens)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
Orange & Cranberry
A healthy substitute for regular bottled orange juice, spice up your morning with this OJ smoothie. This smoothie will definitely be a contender for the best tasting smoothies in the list, being a substitute for regular orange juice you would expect the taste to be good as well as it being a healthier alternative.Health benefits of clementines include relief from digestive troubles, better cardiovascular health, strengthened immune system and optimum balance of electrolytes in the body. The enriching nutrients present in clementines contribute in building strong bones and supports in muscle contraction and relaxation. Furthermore, bioactive molecules present in clementines make it an anti-cancer fruit and also contributes in smooth functioning of the brain.
- ½ cup of soya milk
- 3 seedless peeled clementines
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- A handful of frozen cranberries
Gingery Berry & Oat
This smoothie will definitely be another contender for the best tasting smoothie in the list. containing ginger to give it an extra bit of taste, this smoothie will be as flavourful as it is healthy. The blueberries will be where most of the nutrition comes from. The blueberry's fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease
- ¼ cup of rolled oats
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- ½ cup of lowfat yogurt
- ½ half cup of ice
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of grated ginger
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