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5 Breakfast Smoothies That Are More Refreshing Than Morning Coffee
November 1, 2017

5 Breakfast Smoothies That Are More Refreshing Than Morning Coffee

Who doesn’t need an electrifying, pick-me-up mood booster early in the morning to drive away their morning blues? No one, of course!  We all know how essential it is for us to kick off our day with a healthy breakfast to boost our weight loss efforts. And there’s nothing better than an adrenaline-pumping drink to block out the sweet sounds of our comfy bed calling us back.

Grabbing a Frappuccino or hot mocha maybe your everyday pick-me-up routine to get you up and running on a lazy Monday morning but if that’s all you’ve been doing forever then you’re doing it all wrong! It’s time for you to move out of your comfort zone and evolve towards a healthier morning routine which will definitely pay off in the long run.

These invigorating, energizing, and mood-boosting smoothies filled to the brim with nutrients will not only help you battle your urge to fall back in bed, but you’ll also find yourself feeling healthier, happier and more invigorated.

Jelly and Peanut Butter Smoothie 

You heard that right. Not a sandwich but a smoothie! This delightfully nutritious smoothie is the answer to all your cravings for a good ol’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich turned into a handy drink to relish on the go.

Here’s how you can make this fusion:

Serving: 3 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt with 0% fat
  • 2 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of strawberries (frozen)
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you see a smooth, thick, healthy smoothie that should taste just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Butternut Bliss:  Smoothie of Your Dreams

A beautiful, energizing mix of butternut, cinnamon, and peaches with some coconut cream, this is the ultimate smoothie of your dreams. Covering all the necessary nutrients including the essential amino acids, healthy fat, magnesium, fiber, and protein, this exotic smoothie is a great way to impress your gym partner. So be sure to make at least two servings.

Serving: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces butternut squash
  • 1 pear (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp protein
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut cream
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions: Blend them all together and serve. Bottoms up!

Coconut and Carrot Cake Smoothie

Exactly, cake smoothie is what I’m talking about! It’s as outrageously sensational as a smoothie can be. As the name suggests, it’s made of the healthiest natural products nature has to offer and more. The coconut and carrot combine with several other natures’ best to give you not only a fulfilling experience but give your skin a glow to smile about all day long. Nothing can dim your shine.

Serving: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces chopped carrots
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 3 tablespoon of walnuts
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions: Like any other smoothie, this one also needs a twist in the blender until it’s nice and smooth. Serve.

Blue Pineapple: Purple Powerhouse

This is the mother of all energy drinks and rightfully earns itself the title of the ‘purple powerhouse.’ Brimming with anti-cancerous and anti-oxidant goodness, this cocktail helps reduce inflammation and boosts mental power. Add to that loads of vitamin C and fiber from the pineapples and oranges, and you’ve hit the jackpot. It’s a win-win situation.

Serving: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of pineapple
  • 3  ounces of tomatoes
  • 2 ounces of blueberries
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • 1 teaspoon of acai berry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seed
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions: Blend it all and drink up.

Spiced Cinnamon Apple

Behold! The cure for your Monday morning blues, this delightfully nutritious smoothie is packed with spice and ice and all things nice. Also, it’s high on fiber-VERY high on fiber- helping you battle indigestion. You might have 99 problems, but heartburn or indigestion won’t be one of them.

Serving: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces of carrots (chopped)
  • 1 apple (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. walnuts
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions: Add all the ingredients in a blender, blend, pour and drink!

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