Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
Oversleeping happens. But having a time-crunched, frazzled morning doesn’t mean you should skimp out on breakfast. “It’s so important to have a good source of protein in the morning—like low-fat milk, Greek yogurt, or soy milk—to help keep you full and satisfied,” says Shoshana Werber, RD. Luckily, these seven healthy breakfast smoothies pack enough protein punch that you can slurp them down knowing you’re doing good for your body—now and later.
Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie
Berries are always a great fruit—fresh or frozen—to add to smoothies because they are very high in antioxidants and a good source of fiber.
- 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 ripe banana
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 large frozen strawberries
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (dairy, coconut, soy, almond)
- 2 teaspoons protein powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of honey, or to taste
Add all of the ingredients to a blender, cover with the lid, and whirl until smooth. Add more milk if needed to reach the desired consistency and taste for sweetness, adjusting as necessary. Pour into two glasses and enjoy promptly.
Intense Workout High-Protein Smoothie
Adding a healthy fat like nuts or nut butters is a good way to add flavor and keep you satiated for longer.
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter or hazelnut butter
- 2 Tbsps hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp rice protein powder (optional, but recommended)
- 2 dates
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 glass of soy milk
Blend everything! Serve right away.