If you give me the scepter of good intentions, I will be in charge. Every day, I’m tempted by many big goals, like running a race, getting more vitamins, and making my own yogurt. If your goals are too big, you might want to focus on something simple, like eating better in the morning. Let’s celebrate our win with a couple more healthy drinks in the morning.
I’ve put together a list of healthy morning smoothies that are high in protein, fruits, and vegetables to help us reach our healthy and realistic goals.
When the meals are as good as these, it’s much easier to eat healthy.
If you’ve ever looked at my page of smoothie ideas, you know how much I love healthy smoothies. They taste like candy, but they are good for you.
Extra credit because they are more accessible and can be done ahead of time.
So, let’s have a healthy drink to start the day, one step at a time. Cheers!
Is it Healthy to Have a Smoothie for Breakfast?
Depending on the ingredients and how much you drink, smoothies can be a healthy way to start the day. As long as you follow these tips, it’s fine to have a drink for breakfast every day.
Smoothies for healthy and tasty breakfast can be made in just a few minutes.
Choose a breakfast drink that is low in sugar and high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats if you want to stay full until lunch.
What Do You Put in a Breakfast Smoothie?
There are so many options for what you can put in a breakfast smoothie. Each category of ingredients provides different positive benefits. Here are a few of my favorite ideas for what you should put in your morning smoothie:
- Healthy Fats. Your favorite nut butter, coconut milk, or chia seeds. This makes the smoothie more satisfying and keeps you full between meals. Keep portions in mind; I usually add about 1 tablespoon.
- Protein and Fiber Additions. Greek yogurt or your favorite protein powder is an easy way to make breakfast protein smoothies. A tablespoon of oatmeal adds fiber.
- Fruit. Breakfast fruit smoothies are always a crowd-pleasing choice. Strawberries and blueberries are my go-to. Bananas make smoothies naturally sweet. Mango and pineapple can hide the taste of greens. Unexpected fruits like apples or watermelon can be scrumptious too.
- Vegetables. Spinach, kale, avocado, carrots, and even beets can all be added to smoothies.
- Flavor Additions. Vanilla, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, and dates are all excellent ways to give your smoothie more flavor.
- Liquid. Unsweetened almond milk is my favorite for smoothies. You can also use juice (be sure to do this in moderation, since the juice is high in sugar but low in fiber), a different kind of milk, coconut water, or even plain water.
Are Breakfast Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?
Smoothies that are high in protein and low in calories can help you feel full and lose weight. Smoothies are a great option for a filling breakfast that won’t leave you hungry by the middle of the morning.
In the “Healthy Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss” part that comes next, you can find recipes.
Recommended Tools for Making Smoothies
- Blender. I recently purchased this high-powered blender, and it makes everything very smooth and creamy. This more economical blender option is also great, though you may need to add more liquid or add the frozen fruit more slowly.
- Stainless Steel Straws. These stainless steel straws make everything you drink through them taste so refreshing. I try to keep some in my purse, so I don’t need to ask for a plastic or paper straw when I’m out. They’re great for taking smoothies to go as well.
- Opaque Cup. A great way to make (hide) green-colored breakfast smoothies for kids.