4 Tasty (and healthy) Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Here are four really good breakfast smoothie recipes for those of you who want to have an early morning breakfast, but just can’t stomach solid food.  Try them out and see how you like them. Side note – these smoothies are great anytime!

Green Tea Smoothie

(Note: This one is my favorite!)

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Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

1/2 large honeydew melon, cut into chunks

3/4 cup strong brewed green tea (use two tea bags and seep for ten minutes)

1 tsp honey

1/4 cup almond milk

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Yield: 1-2 servings

Recipe from www.eatliverun.com/green-tea-smoothies/

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped

1/4 cup coconut milk

¼ cup vanilla (or coconut!) flavored yogurt

1 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut

ice

Directions

Blend all ingredients until smooth

Serve with additional flaked coconut on top

Yield: 2 servings

Recipe from PBS Food

Green Goddess Smoothie

(less than 200 calories per serving)

Ingredients

1 C baby spinach

1 C cucumber chunks

1/2 avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled

1 lg kiwifruit, peeled and chopped

1/2 C frozen kefir (we used Lifeway) or low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt

1/2 C fresh orange or tangerine juice

1/4 C mint leaves

Directions

Blend all ingredients.

Recipe from Women’s Health Magazine

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Here is a vitamin C powerhouse that is thick and tangy making it the perfect rejuvenator for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.

Ingredients

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed, about 1/2 cup

1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt

1/2 ripe papaya, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped, about 3/4 cup

1 ripe banana, sliced

6 strawberries, stemmed and halved, about 1 1/2 cups

Juice of 1/2 lime

6 ice cubes, coarsely crushed

Directions

In a blender, combine the mango and yogurt. Puree until completely liquefied.

Add the papaya, banana, strawberries, lime juice, and ice.

Blend until smooth and very thick, 2 to 3 minutes.

Recipe from Women’s Health Magazine

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