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5 Breakfast Smoothies to Start Your Day Right

A healthy, balanced diet is so important to nearly everyone and smoothies can be one of the easiest ways to enjoy an easy, fast small meal or snack, loaded with vitamins and minerals. A breakfast smoothie is a fantastic solution for many people who don’t want to spend the extra time in the morning dedicated to making a full breakfast, or anyone looking to start a more dynamic and positive food journey. We’ve put together our Top 5 Favorite Breakfast Smoothies that can get your day started off on the right foot with minimal effort.

Mocha Morning Smoothie

1/2 teaspoon instant coffee

1/2 frozen banana

1 scoop chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon of raw almond or nut butter of your choice

2 ice cubes

1 cup almond, oat or coconut milk (unsweetened, vanilla or plain)

Place all the ingredients in the order listed, into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, 30-60 seconds (depending on your blender). Service immediately.

Erin Romeo, Nutrition Coach and Food-Prep Specialist, The Visual Guide to Easy Meal Prep

Apple Pie Smoothie

1 cup kefir or whole milk yogurt or yogurt alternative, such as coconut milk yogurt

2 tablespoons finely chopped apple

Sweetener of choice equivalent to 2 tablespoons of honey

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large glass, combine Kefir of Yogurt, apple, sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir or blend well.

William Davis, M.D. Wheat Belly 30 Minute or Less Cookbook

Green Breakfast Smoothie

2 cups dark leafy greens

½ cucumber, roughly chopped

½ avocado

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 tablespoon mint leaves

½ red bell pepper, roughly chopped

½ cup blueberries

3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Juice of ½ lemon

2 cups filtered water

Pop all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Divide into two glasses and enjoy with another person or store in your freezer for a later serving.

Dr. Mark Hyman, Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet – One Bite at a Time

Pineapple Blueberry Smoothie

1 handful frozen pineapple chunks

1 handful frozen blueberries

1 cup almond, oat or coconut milk (unsweetened, vanilla or plain)

1 ripe banana

1 tbsp chia seeds

Mix in a blender until smooth. If too thick, add more almond milk.

Melissa Hartwig Urban and Dallas Hartwig, Whole30

Berry Smoothie

1 cup almond, oat or coconut milk (unsweetened, vanilla or plain)

1/2 banana

1/2 cup frozen berries

2 tbsp protein powder (whey is recommended in this recipe however you can substitute as you need)

1 tbsp flaxseed oil

1/2 cup ice

Put all ingredients in a blender, beginning with the almond, oat or coconut milk. Blend until smooth.

Dr. Oz, featured in The Best Cooking Oils for Weight Loss.

Catherine Rotman