Great to know: In this recipe, the bananas make the smoothie creamy, and add a little sweetness to it. Want to omit them without altering the taste of your beverage? Just sub them with some vanilla yogurt.
Word of advice: This recipe lists ‘greens’ as optional. But, if possible, do add them to this smoothie for reasons explained above.
Nothing beats this creamy avocado and pureed pumpkin smoothie. Of all the many breakfast smoothies out there, this smoothie is special. Why? Well, because along with coconut oil, full-fat coconut milk, and essential oil, it also contains grass-fed gelatin and collagen.
To learn more about collagen and gelatin, check out this evidence-based article.
Important notes when using essential oils in foods:
• Get your doctor’s approval first.
• You want to use high quality lemon essential oil.
• Mix the essential oil in a liquid first – this will ensure that the oil (and flavor!) get evenly distributed in whatever you’re cooking.
A word of advice: If you’re lucky enough to get fresh pumpkins, use them to prep your puree. Canned ones are not as sweet and can make your smoothie taste awful. Plus they often come in cans that are lined with BPA.
• Instead of canned coconut milk, make a big batch homemade coconut milk. Keep it in the freezer for when you’ll need it.
• You guessed it: add some greens! Any mild tasting green leafy veggie will do.
B. Green Smoothies
Don’t worry! This isn’t one of those green-looking smoothies that should be gulped down in one go to avoid getting its taste. Breakfast smoothies couldn’t get any easier thanks to this pretty beverage.
• Add some chopped beetroot when blending your ingredients for an even tastier smoothie.
Great to know: Wondering why your smoothie wasn’t as green as in the photos? This may be due to the difference in the ingredients that you used.
Tip: If you don’t want to end up with a frothy smoothie, do not blend your ingredients for more than 20 seconds.
Here’s an easy peasy smoothie recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your favorite breakfast smoothies. This minty smoothie calls for only eight ingredients and is ready in less than 5 minutes. Pretty cool, right?
Throw together some chia seeds, baby spinach, almond milk, banana, and lemon juice. Et voilà! A sumptuous minty pineapple smoothie!
Check the video below to learn an amazing way of prepping your own homemade almond milk.
Have you been on a smoothie kick lately? Then, you need to include this cashew butter smoothie to your list of healthy breakfast smoothies!
Check out the following recipe to see how I whip up my own cashew butter.
As ingredients, you will need:
o Cashews, roasted and lightly salted (1 cup)
o Unrefined sea salt (¼ teaspoon)
1. Throw all your cashews into your blender and give it a whiz. This should take up to 10 minutes.
2. Once you obtain a creamy mixture, use a spatula to scrape down the sides of your blender.
3. Add the salt to your mixture and blend for another 30 seconds.
4. Transfer to a mason jar or an airtight container, and keep refrigerated.
Note: This cashew butter can be stored for up to 3 months if refrigerated.
C. Chocolate, Coffee, And Chai Smoothies
What better pair than cocoa powder and avocado for a huge burst of chocolate flavor? Five ingredients. That’s all you need to whip up some of this mouth-watering smoothie. The unsweetened cocoa powder combines with the full-fat coconut milk, leaving this smoothie with an amazing creaminess. Chocolate lovers, you don’t want to miss that!
Blood sugar control tips:
• Two bananas and half a cup of raspberries? That may be too much if you have some form of insulin resistance (which is very, very common nowadays). Or if your blood sugar isn’t well balanced. I think this smoothie would be good enough with half a banana and the berries.
• You could add a handful of mild tasting leafy greens in your blender – you’ll have the same great taste plus some extra antioxidants and potassium!
• If you don’t have almond or coconut milk, feel free to use water.
• Strawberries are a great substitute for raspberries.
• Don’t like the overpowering taste of avocados? Just add some raw almond butter when blending your ingredients.
Great to know:
• If you want your breakfast smoothie to have more of a mousse-like texture, use less milk.
• After you’ve blended together all your ingredients, let your smoothie sit in the fridge for about 20 minutes. This will allow the avocado to blend with the rest of the ingredients.
Time saver hack: Before freezing your bananas, peel and cut them in half. Place them side by side in a bag and in an upright position in the shelf of the freezer door. That way, once they’ve frozen, your bananas won’t stick together.
Want to enjoy a thick milkshake without the guilt? Stop looking for healthy breakfast smoothies as this is exactly what you need. This velvety chocolate beverage is a classic smoothie consisting of almond milk, cocoa powder and some frozen raspberries.
Blood sugar control tip:
• 1 1/2 banana + 1 cup of raspberries = high probability of a sugar spike. So, use 1/2 a banana and 1/2 cup of raspberries. If that’s not sweet enough for you, you might want to work on your sweet tooth!
• Add in those greens – they’re listed as optional in the recipe.
10. Coffee Smoothie
On the hunt for an incredibly tasty and deliciously creamy coffee smoothie?
Then, this almond milk, full-fat coconut milk, banana and almond butter smoothie may be just what you need. The banana adds a nice sweet touch to this smoothie, so, there’s really no need to add honey.
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