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Morning Smoothie recipe

Morning Smoothie recipe

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Frozen strawberries and bananas are blended with yoghurt and milk in this easy and delicious smoothie.

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IngredientsServes: 2

  • 2 small bananas, broken into chunks
  • 150g (5 oz) frozen strawberries
  • 225g (8 oz) low fat vanilla yoghurt
  • 175ml (6 fl oz) semi skimmed milk

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. In a blender, combine bananas, frozen strawberries, yoghurt and milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

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by Jillian

Groovie! This is your basic smoothie, but sometimes simple is delicious! I had fresh strawberries that I froze and used fat free yogurt and skim milk. I used less milk to keep it a little thicker. I chilled my glass and enjoyed this very much!-23 Aug 2010


excellent, the entire family loves this smoothie. Sometimes I use 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, this is also very good.-21 Jan 2005


I made this the night before so I could drink it for breakfast. WOW! It was delicious. I will make this often a great pick me up! I reccomend this for anyone who wants a quick snack. Amazing.-29 May 2005

How to Make the Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

This healthy smoothie recipe is packed with protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. Follow our simple formula, memorize the ingredient amounts, then customize to your liking. Even better, our supercharged breakfast smoothie tastes great and keeps you full until lunchtime. But first—here’s a breakdown of five essential ingredients that make the ultimate breakfast smoothie:

Fruit: It’s the backbone of any smoothie recipe, but fruit plays a much larger role than simply adding sweetness. Fruit is an excellent source of fiber and the “good” kind of carbs that serve as an essential source of fuel. Bananas are a smoothie staple (and they’re a great source of potassium), and pair well with a wide variety of other fruits.

Greek Yogurt: Protein is the missing link in many smoothie recipes, but adding a small amount of Greek yogurt—just ¼ cup—earns you six grams towards your daily goal. Yogurt also gives your smoothie a creamier consistency.

Liquid: Unless you want to break your blender’s blades, all smoothies need a little liquid to combine properly. We like using unsweetened almond milk (it adds a touch of creaminess without extra calories or added sugar), but you can use any variety of unsweetened nut milk, freshly-squeezed orange juice, or just plain water.

Nut Butter: A scoop of your favorite nut butter adds satiating, unsaturated fats and a touch more protein to your smoothie. We love homemade almond butter for its incredible bang-for-your-buck nutrition.

Leafy Greens: Last but not least, we love to sneak a handful of greens into our smoothies for an extra dose of fiber and key vitamins and minerals. Tender, mild-flavored greens such as baby spinach work best.

We keep a running stock of frozen bananas to give our smoothies a thicker consistency, but a handful of ice achieves a similar effect. Optional mix-ins—fresh herbs such as basil and mint or fresh ginger—boost the flavor without affecting nutrition.

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Vanilla Chai Breakfast Smoothie

Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

This luscious smoothie contains masala chai tea, oats, banana, and extra cinnamon to keep you full and satisfied until lunch. Using tea is a great way to add flavor and health benefits to your breakfast shakes.

Get our recipe for a Chai Tea and Oats Smoothie.

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Tasty Smoothie Recipes

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So why not fight it with this smoothie? Turmeric is a powerful spice that has a lot of health benefits. Fighting inflammation just happens to be one of them.

2. Vanilla Mint Green Smoothie

Do you like the taste of vanilla? Do you like to use fresh mint because you enjoy the flavor? If you answered yes to both of those, then you’ll be interested in this smoothie.

So the next time you want something rich and flavorful, reach for this recipe. You’ll be glad you did.

3. Love Potion Smoothie

This smoothie looks really delicious and really easy to make. If you enjoy berries and delicious juices, then you’ll love this.

So the next time you want something flavorful and sweet, reach for this recipe. It would also be a great treat for Valentine’s Day.

4. Morning Matcha Smoothie

This looks like a super healthy yet super easy smoothie to make. You take the first 7 ingredients and throw them together in the blender.

Then you can take it up a notch by adding bee pollen to the top of it if you want those benefits. That is one super healthy smoothie!

5. Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This smoothie calls for ingredients like oats, kale, blueberries, chia seeds, and banana. If you eat that first thing in the morning, you are going to be ready for the day.

So if you are looking for a healthy option to start your day with, then consider this recipe for this smoothie.

6. Pineapple Spinach Green Smoothie

Green Smoothies have been all the rage for the past few years. Basically, people love them because you can put all of the veggies you need in one smoothie.

Then disguise them with fresh fruit so you don’t even realize you are eating them. This smoothie has healthy spinach but taste like yummy pineapple. You can’t ask for much more.

7. Blueberry Muffin Protein Smoothie

This smoothie uses a lot of basic ingredients to create a smoothie that is high in protein and tastes like a liquid blueberry muffin.

So if you desire protein to start your day or as a pick me up during your day, but you’d prefer the delicious flavor of a blueberry muffin, then check out this recipe.

8. Energizing Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Do you need an energy boost during the day? Do you want a natural option for an energy drink?

If so, then you should consider this Smoothie recipe. It uses the fresh flavors of mint and cucumber to make a flavorful zing of energy.

9. Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Oh, my! This smoothie looks delicious! It includes things like frozen strawberries, strawberry flavored cream cheese and low-fat strawberry yogurt.

So to say that it has a deep strawberry flavor is probably an understatement. But if you like strawberry and cheesecake like I do, then you’ll want to check it out.

10. Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

This smoothie contains dark chocolate and cherries. Need I really say more? It sounds like a liquid dessert.

So whether you use this to finish off a meal, as a snack, or even to start your day, you’ll probably be very satisfied.

11. Watermelon Mint Smoothie

Summer has definitely hit at my house. With those warm temps also come delicious flavors like herbs and watermelon.

So if you love the flavor of mint and watermelon, and you need a way to cool yourself down during these hot days, then you’ll want to check out this recipe.

12. Blood Orange Banana Smoothie

Sometimes we drink things because they are healthy. Sometimes we drink things because they are delicious. Then sometimes we drink things because they look gorgeous.

Well, this smoothie fits those categories. It is made from fresh fruit so it has the health factor. Considering it has bananas, strawberries, and blood oranges in it, the taste should be amazing. But it also looks absolutely gorgeous!

13. Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie

It is summer time and out comes the swimsuits. But as I get older, I notice that beach body doesn’t happen as easily as it used to.

So if you are like me, and need a little something extra to kick your metabolism up, then you should consider trying this delicious smoothie.

14. Raspberry and Mango Sunrise Smoothie

If you aren’t a morning person, the colors of this smoothie alone will make you want to wake up. Not to mention the rich flavors of raspberry and mango.

So go ahead and plan on making this for yourself one morning. I’m personally a huge fan of smoothies that contain juice and not just milk. This smoothie contains both.

15. Toddler Approved Smoothie

If this smoothie can get the approval of a toddler, then almost anyone should love it. Why? Because if you’ve ever had a toddler, then you know how picky they can be over food and snacks.

But if you have a toddler now, then go ahead and try this smoothie for yourself. See if they love it as much as this blogger claims they will. The smoothie looks great to me.

16. Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Do you like the idea of being able to drink a smoothie that can help you battle inflammation? Doesn’t that make things a little more simple?

Well, I love the simplicity, and I also love the flavor combinations. I’m a huge fan of pineapple so anything flavored with it that also fights inflammation, I’m sold.

17. Creamy Watermelon Smoothie

Do you need a drink to cool you down on hot days? What about a fast breakfast idea or a lighter lunch idea?

Well, if any of those apply to you, then you’ll want to give this smoothie a try. Between the watermelon and honey, you are bound to be satisfied and refreshed.

18. Healthy Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie

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19. Coconut Tea Green Smoothie

I love to check out unique smoothie recipes. I mean, everyone can make a strawberry, blueberry, or banana smoothie.

But what about a unique recipe? Well, this one certainly has that going for it. So the next time you want a different smoothie, check out this recipe.

20. PB&J Smoothie

Do you love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? I’m going to be honest with you. I don’t think there is a better sandwich in the world than a peanut sandwich with strawberry jelly on it.

I know! I’m the sandwich queen, and I truly feel this way. So when I saw this Smoothie, I knew it must be shared with you all.

21. Healthy Butterbeer Smoothie

You guys are going to have to forgive me. I’ve never seen Harry Potter so I don’t fully understand the full connection between this recipe and that movie.

But I do know a really delicious recipe when I see one. Plus, this recipe is vegan too. So I thought it might be a great fit for a lot of you reading this.

22. Red Grapefruit and Pineapple Slim Down Smoothie

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But you don’t have to feel defeated. Instead, surround yourself with smoothie recipes like this smoothie and hopefully, you’ll find great success with your weight loss goals.

23. Tropical Mango Smoothie

This smoothie looks absolutely delicious. It contains a few basic ingredients like pineapple, orange juice, yogurt, and mango.

But to make it even more filling, it also includes some protein powder too. This is great for you to stay full and enjoy the benefits of fresh fruits.

24. Beet the Cold Power Smoothie

If you need a powerful smoothie that will power your body up, then you’ve found the right recipe. It contains Vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.

All of these things are great for you and will make you feel good. Isn’t that what food is all about? Eating things that make our bodies feel better.

Best smoothie recipes for bedtime

Skip the prepackaged, artificially sweetened desserts and wind down with one of these delicious nighttime smoothies for sleep.

Tart cherry and chamomile tea smoothie

One of the most effective foods to promote sleep: tart cherries. This sleep-inducing smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies combines tart cherry juice, chamomile tea, old-fashioned oats, spinach, banana, and almond butter for a relaxing nighttime snack.

Kale banana smoothie

This green smoothie recipe from Hello Glow offers another opportunity to load up on the good-for-you superfood. In addition to kale, ingredients like banana are full of magnesium, which relaxes the muscles and primes you for sleep. The almond butter in this smoothie is also high in magnesium.

“Since magnesium is a calming, stress-reducing nutrient, this is a great add for a nighttime smoothie.”

Kiwi smoothie

Kiwi is one of the best fruits for sleep as it's high in vitamin C, which is essential for healthy shuteye. This little green fruit takes center stage in this relaxing bedtime smoothie from Milk and Pop. Along with kiwi, the smoothie also features magnesium-rich banana, relaxing chamomile tea, and filling almond butter.

Mango and cherry smoothie

This kid-friendly smoothie recipe from Steam Powered Family is something the whole family will enjoy. Tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin, the sleep hormone, while mango is chock full of magnesium.

Smoothies aren't the only beverages that can help you snooze. Here are the best drinks to sip before bed for a more restful night's sleep.

Broccoli Smoothie

Want to eat more broccoli? Here’s an interesting way to use it: throw it into an energy smoothie! This Magic Broccoli Smoothie makes nutritious vegetable taste sweet and creamy. You can barely even taste that it’s there! Now, there are lots of delicious ways to eat broccoli (our favorite way makes it taste like French fries). But if you want to throw it into a beautifully green smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack: here’s your best bet! It's got lots of protein and fiber: add even more with chia seeds or protein powder.

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Learn how to make 5 different fun and healthy breakfast smoothies! These cool, refreshing smoothies are my go-to start to a summer day.

Let’s eat the rainbow! Or, with these healthy breakfast smoothies, drink the rainbow through a straw (or scoop it up with a spoon… how you like to enjoy your smoothie is really up to you).

How to Meal Prep Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Today we’re continuing our “grab & go” series with Almond Breeze, (see parts 1, 2 and 3). The idea with these breakfast smoothies is that you assemble all of your fruits & vegetables ahead of time so that your morning smoothie is fast and easy to make. Chop up your fruit (and veggies if you want a green one), and pack them away in freezer-safe containers or baggies – I made enough for 5 days a week – because weekends are for waffles.

Add in some superfood fun if you like, all of these are optional, but they’re tasty nutritional additions to play around with in a breakfast smoothie. I like to add a scoop of nut butter to make my smoothie more filling, so I stay satisfied till lunch:

Pour in enough almond milk to get your blender moving – and then go get moving! It’s time to start the day :). Happy Monday!

½ cup of frozen passion fruit pulp

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of flax seeds

2 tablespoons of coconut cream

1 ½ cups of almond milk or water

This is the ideal smoothie for a hot summer day. You can find passion fruit pulp in the frozen aisle of some grocery stores, particularly ones with large Hispanic food sections. You can mix the fruit up with this and add whatever flavors you have that will compliment, such as dark cherries, papayas, blueberries and more. You can find cans of coconut cream, or scrape the top layer off of a can of coconut milk for the same effect. This step is optional, but really makes the flavor resemble a pina colada.

The Key Components of a Smoothie Bowl

  • Vegetables: Kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, pumpkin, carrots, beets and other favorites are all great in smoothie bowls.
  • Fruits: Frozen fruits work the best. Fresh fruits will work, too, but you just need to add ice cubes for thickness and temperature.
  • Proteins: Protein powder (can be plant-based or whey), yogurt, chia or hemp seeds, and nut butters are all great options.
  • Healthy fats: Add avocado, nuts, seeds or coconut oil.
  • Liquids: Choose water, milk (dairy or non-dairy) or coconut water. Start with a little and gradually add a small amount at a time to ensure you achieve your desired consistency.
  • Toppings: Granola, unsweetened coconut, fresh fruit, seeds and nuts are tasty toppings. Avoid added sugars as much as possible.

While it’s tempting to dress up your creations with piles of fruit, granola and whatever else your heart desires, be mindful of portion size. If you’re not careful, all those extras can make the calories and sugar content skyrocket. Additionally, aim for a proper balance between your carbohydrates, fats and proteins. For instance, if you incorporate a heaping amount of nuts to the smoothie base, use them sparingly as a topping, or consider a different add-on, like granola.

Here are a few basic recipes, but feel free to customize them to your liking. The possibilities are endless, and you never know what deliciousness you’ll uncover. Be adventurous and get your blender ready.