Smoothies are an easy and tasty way to make a healthy meal. Smoothies for breakfast are so quick which comes in handy if you are like me and have a tendency to hit the snooze button one too many times. If you have not made many smoothies you might think they are only made with fruits- nope! Smoothies are very versatile and you can hide a few healthy veggies in there too like kale or spinach.
Why Are Smoothies Good For Breakfast?
Yes, a fresh smoothie made with protein and produce is great for breakfast. It is a great way to get the amino acids, vitamins and minerals your body needs to start your day off right. It also easy to make and goes down quickly or you can take it with you to drink on the go.
In addition to fruit and veggies in your breakfast smoothies, you will want to have a source of protein to make your smoothie hold you over till lunch. Great sources of protein include a grass fed protein powder, yogurt, milk, almond milk, or cashew milk.
Here are 7 exotic smoothies you may enjoy trying- one for each day of the week. Have you tried smoothies for breakfast before? I hope you enjoy these breakfast smoothie recipes.
Breakfast Smoothie Tips
Although the amount of smoothie combinations are endless I would be lying if I said I have never made a bad smoothie. When I first started making them I started with all veggies, not a good idea! My advice? Start with fruits like bananas and strawberries and only use one veggie. Bananas are one of the best fruits to use because they are perfect at masking the taste of veggies like kale.
If you are going to use juices I would suggest juicing your own because fresh juices are much better for your than the store bought juices. Also if you use a fruit juice instead of fresh fruit or frozen fruit, it will make your smoothie more runny.
If you use frozen fruit, you can use a less ice cubes.
If you use nut milk or flavored milks, many of them are already sweetened to be aware of that. You can choose the unsweetened kind if you like your breakfast smoothies to be less sweet.
Remember, ingredients like yogurt or Greek yogurt as your liquid protein will thicken the consistency of your smoothies a lot more than milk or nut milks.
Here is my smoothie proportions suggestion for the following breakfast smoothie recipes to make one serving:
2 parts fruit (about 1/2 cup total)
2 parts liquid protein (about 1/2 cup)
1 part veggie (about 1/4 cup)
3-4 ice cubes
That is it just blend and serve!
Here are 7 exotic smoothies combinations that I love, most feature a veggie fruit combo.
Exotic Breakfast Smoothie Combinations:
- Mango and Banana
- Kale, Pineapple and Banana
- Banana and Orange Juice
- Kale, Blueberries and Strawberries
- Raspberries and Blackberries
- Spinach, Dragonfruit, and Strawberries
- Spinach, Bananas and Strawberries
Well, the last smoothie combination didn’t have veggies but it is delicious!
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Do you enjoy smoothies for breakfast? Would you try any of the exotic smoothie combinations listed above? If you make any smoothies with veggies, be sure to let us know what combinations you come up with @familyfocusblog!