After getting out of bed, showering, brushing your hair, teeth, etc, packing (or grabbing your already pre-made packed lunch), there’s usually not that much time for a healthy breakfast. That’s why this list is perfect for any busy person on the go. It’s full of easy, delicious, smoothies that you can throw in a cup as you run out of your house. Let’s get started:
1. Coffee, Cashew, Cocoa and Banana Smoothie
Want to have your coffee and eat it too? Theres a smoothie for that. This coffee and cashew smoothie will wake you up in no time. With the caffeine in the smoothie and the protein from the nuts, you’ll be awake and full for hours. The cocoa adds in an extra deep flavor and the banana adds in an extra dose of vitamins you’ll need to kickstart your day. Here’s how you make it:
1 banana (frozen if possible, but whatever you have on hand is fine)
1 pitted medjool dates
1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder
1/2 cup cold coffee (can be cold brew or ice-brewed coffee)
1 tablespoons old- fashioned oats, soaked overnight
1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of ground cardamom
1/2 cup of ice
1. Soak cashews and overnight oats overnight seperately. Leave out on counter.
2. The next morning, add all of the ingredients to blender and blend until smooth on whichever setting you prefer. We recommend the smoothie or ice crush setting for a smooth, delicious drink.
2. Blackberry Yogurt Smoothie
Looking to sneak greens into your breakfast? Look no further. This blackberry yogurt smoothie is filled to the brim with fruits and veggies like blackberries (obviously), spinach, banana, orange and ginger. So if you’re looking for a filling healthy, tasty breakfast, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how you make it:
1 cups packed of spinach leaves
1 cup frozen blackberries
1 Banana (does not need to be frozen)
1 cup yogurt (type of your choosing)
1 teaspoon peeled and finely grated ginger
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon agave syrup or honey
1. Place all the ingredients in the blender.
2. Blend all ingredients together, using a large spoon to push ingredients down to make smooth creamy texture.
3. Portion as you’d like (this technically makes two servings) and drink immediately.
3. The Greenest Smoothie
Sometimes (not all the time, but sometimes) you’re just in the mood for something healthy. And when you are, this smoothie is here to satisfy all your cravings. With a medley of fruits and vegetables including pineapple, parsley, flaxseed, almond milk, ginger and more, this smoothie has a little bit of everything. The almond butter will leave you full and satiated, while the ginger and kale leaves add those extra nutrients and anti inflammatories to help you stay healthy. Add in matcha for that little caffeine kick and voila, we have one incredible smoothie. Here’s how you make it:
1 cup frozen pineapple, chopped into pieces
1 frozen banana, chopped into small pieces
1 cup fresh leafy greens, packed (we prefer spinach or kale, but you can use whatever you want)
2 tablespoons almond butter (unsweetened and raw preferred)
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon agave or honey
1 teaspoon matcha (you can buy this at almost any health store or tea store)
1/2 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger
1. Place pineapple, leafy greens, banana, almond butter, almond milk, flaxseed oil, agave, matcha, and ginger in blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Taste, add more agave to taste and blend again if desired.
4. Serve immediately.
4. Blueberry Orange Smoothie
This smoothie will have you feeling like it’s a summer day no matter the time of year. Though blueberry and orange might not be the most intuitive combination, together they will remind you of running through fields on a summer day. And with half a cup of vanilla yogurt, this smoothie will leave you full and satisfied. Here’s how you make it:
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (total should be about 8 ounces)
1/2 cup frozen vanilla yogurt
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
Thinly sliced orange peel (for garnish)
Fresh blueberries (for garnish)
1. Place blueberries, orange juice, frozen vanilla yogurt, ice cubes and orange peel into blender. Blend until smooth. Makes two servings.
2. Pour into two glasses (or refrigerate one). Add blueberries and orange as garnish. Drink immediately.
5. Yummy Almond Kale and Banana Smoothie
This smoothie packs a kick. With bananas, orange, and kale, it has all the micronutrients you hope for in a healthy smoothie. But the medjool dates and almond butter add in some layered sweetness. Basically, you’re not going to want to miss this one. Once you try, you’ll be adding it to your weekly smoothie rotation. Here’s how you make it:
2 pitted medjool dates
1 banana, very ripe, cut into pieces
2 cups kale leaves, torn into small pieces
1/2 orange, peeled
1/4 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choosing) or coconut milk
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup ice
1. Soak almonds overnight. Drain in morning.
2. Blend almonds, dates, oranges, and 3 tablespoons water a low speed until the almonds are finely ground.
3. Increase speed to high and blend until the mixture is smooth.
4. Add in kale, almond milk, 1/2 cup ice and banana and blend until smooth.
5. Serve immediately.
6. Green Peanut Butter Smoothie
It’s pretty hard to add kale to a peanut butter and banana sandwich, right? It doesn’t sound, exactly good (in our opinion). But that does not apply to this smoothie. This smoothie tastes basically the same way a peanut butter and banana sandwich (sans bread) does, but with just a little bit of greens snuck in. The peanut butter and nut milk make this smoothie a whole meal, or maybe just a snack or a dessert (depending on your mood). The hints of cinnamon seal in the rich, warm flavor of this smoothie. Believe us, it will become one of your absolute favorites. Here’s how you make it:
1 cup nut milk of your choice
1 cup kale, torn into small pieces
1/2 cup ice
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Blend banana, kale, nut milk, peanut butter, cinnamon and ice in a blender on low until smooth.
2. Pour into glass. Serve immediately.
7. Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie with Avocado
Raspberries and chocolate are one of the greatest gifts to mankind. Put it in a healthy smoothie and it tastes more like a chocolate raspberry fudge cake than a nutrient filled breakfast. This smoothie also has other goodies for you including healthy fats from avocado, rolled oats, banana and mulberries. Here’s how you make it.
2 ounces rasberries
1 banana sliced into pieces
1/2 avocado pitted and sliced into pieces
2 tablespoons dried white mulberries
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2 tablespoons rolled oats (soaked overnight)
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup ice
1. Soak oats overnight in water. In the morning, strain them using a colander.
2. Mix together the oats, raspberries, mulberries, banana, avocado cacao powder and ice into blender.
3. Blend on low until smooth.
4. Pour into cups and serve immediately.
8. Vanilla Verve Smoothie
Nothing like a vanilla smoothie to get your day started off on the right foot. This smoothie has a vanilla flavor that’s rich with scents of cinnamon, pear and superfruit lucoma. Never heard of lucoma? It’s a fruit native to Peru that is used to sweeten and flavor ice cream while having it’s own health benefits. It’s high in a variety of vitamins such as zinc, B3, calcium, magnesium and more. And its easy to buy at any local health food store (or Amazon, if that’s your jam). Either way, this smoothie will leave you full and happy. Here’s how you make it:
1 pear, chopped into small pieces
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
1 cup ice
i teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup vanilla almond (or soy) milk
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1/4 avocado – pitted and chopped into small pieces
1. Chop the pear and avocado into small pieces.
2. Add in the pear, avocado, hemp seed, almond milk, ice, lucuma powder, and cinnamon into blender.
3. Blend on low until smooth.
4. Pour into cup. Serve immediately.
9. Blueberry Chia Smoothie
If you haven’t added chia seeds into your diet, you are missing out. These tiny little seeds pack a punch. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, iron and calcium. This smoothie does require a jam that may take you a little bit longer than 10 minutes, but once you make the jam, you’ll be ready to make this smoothie for weeks. Here’s how you make it:
For the Blueberry Chia Seed Jam:
3 cups thawed blueberries
2 teaspoons lemon zeal
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chia seed
For the smoothie:
1 large frozen bananas, cut into pieces
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 cup blueberry chia seed jam
1 cup coconut water or unsweetened nut milk
1 tablespoon golden flaxseed oil
For the chia seed jam:
1. Bring lemon juice, maple syrup and blueberries to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring until the blueberries start to burst, which should take about five minutes.
2. Mash half of the blueberries to mash their juices.
3. Bring the heat up to medium high and bring to boil.
4. Cook until juices are reduced by half. Stir occasionally. This should take about ten minutes.
5. Remove jam and add more maple syrup to taste. Then return to boil and add in chia seeds. Cook one minute.
6. Let jam cool, then move to heatproof jars or containers.
7. Cover and let cool completely. Chill until ready to use.
*This jam can be made up to two weeks ahead. Cover and chill in the fridge, or freeze it to last up to two months.
For the smoothie:
1. Add banana, jam, coconut water, pineapple and oil in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth. Pour and serve immediately.
10. Mesquite Cacao Smoothie
Not sure about using mesquite flavoring in a smoothie? Well this smoothie will change your mind about that. With mesquite and cacao combined, this smoothie gives a rich creamy flavor with just a hint of seasoning underneath. And if the cacao doesn’t provide enough richness for you, we’ve added in a date and a banana to round out the flavors. This smoothie is topped off with an avocado and some swiss chard to make it absolutely unforgettable. Here’s how you make it:
1 cup ice
1 pitted date, chopped
1.5 ounces swiss chard
1/2 avocado, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon mesquite
1 cup water
1. Blend together date, ice, cacao powder, banana, swiss chard, chopped avocado, mesquite and water in blender until smooth.
2. Pour. Serve immediately.
As you can see, there are so many different ways to make delicious smoothies. From smoothies filled with avocados and cacao to to ones with multiple different types of berries, these smoothies are sure to make their way into your weekly rotation. And you can feel free to add in your own take on smoothies as well. Don’t have dates? Soak some cashews overnight for a similar effect. Our of lemon zest? Well you can certainly go ahead and add in some lime. And if you’re nut free? Any smoothie can easily be substituted for sunflower butter or soy butter for a similar flavor. These smoothies can be whatever you want them to be.
A good idea is to stock up on all the basic smoothie making ingredients including bananas, avocados, almond milk, frozen strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and keep them all on hand. Then you can decide what you’re in the mood for that morning. Then you just dump them in the blender in the morning with your wet ingredients and you are ready to go. And, don’t forget that you can make more than one serving of these at once and refrigerate them—they still taste good the next day. Have you given any of these recipes a try? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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