August 31, 2017
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Looking to change up the usual morning fruit smoothie? These 5 healthy breakfast smoothies are made with fresh and delicious ingredients that you can feel good about sipping.
The best part? They are 100% portable in these lidded, 8ounce cups, can easily be packed inside the lunchbox as shown in the video below.
Sooner or later, these smoothies will become a staple in your morning routine because they are super easy to whip up. Of course, you can put all the ingredients in the blender jar, minus the ice, and in the morning blend and go!
Best Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients
Smoothies make it easy to pack various nutrients like seeds, veggies, and protein into one refreshing beverage.
If you want to give your favorite smoothies recipes a boost in nutrition even more, here are favorite kid-approved add-ins that enhance the flavor and texture of smoothies :
- Greek yogurt – adds creaminess, protein, and tastes great in fruit smoothies
- Nut butter – Can anyone say peanut butter banana smoothie??
- Chopped spinach – blend it with darker berries like blueberries and blackberries, so no one can tell there’s spinach.
- Chia seeds – does a great job of thickening.
Speaking of, if you run into the problem of a thin watery, smoothie, here’s a few pointers on how to thicken smoothies and bring it to the perfect consistency.
Healthy Morning Smoothie
These five breakfast smoothie recipes are a creative break from the usual strawberry banana combo and a perfect way to provide picky eaters with vital nutrients and fiber from the foods they often try to avoid.
The blending incorporates everything into a smooth, thick shake-like consistency and with their favorite flavors and fruit added, it leaves no room for questioning.
They’re perfect for busy mornings since the blender does all the work.
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Recipes for Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
Recipe: Peaches & Cream Smoothie Bowl
This tastes so heavenly, and it feels like you’re eating dessert…for breakfast! But to be honest, I do eat this for real dessert too.
This recipe has no processed sweeteners and with the added scoop of protein and some chia seeds tossed in… this recipe provides the energy kids (and adults) need to conquer the day!
Recipe: Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
Few things are better than a thick, creamy smoothie with the berries and cream flavor everyone loves. Thickened and nutritionally boosted with chia seeds and vanilla protein, this is loved by all!
Recipe: Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl tastes like summer all year long thanks to frozen blueberries. Readily available and packed with antioxidants, the only thing this smoothie doesn’t have is… added sugars!
Recipe: Mocha Smoothie Bowl
Adults, I’ve got you covered here. You didn’t think I was going to forget about our favorite morning drink and not share a quick delicious frozen beverage with you, right?
This version slashes the calories from the coffeehouse as well as cost, leaving you with more money in your pocket and feeling good about your choices.
Recipe: Protein Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Believe it or not, this chocolate smoothie is healthy. It has a ton of fiber, and it has zero added sweeteners! It’s a win-win to satisfy the chocolate craving. The bonus: you can ditch those fiber bars asap.
Packing a Breakfast Smoothie To-Go
Did you know smoothies can be packed for lunch? I can’t tell you how excited kids get to find a chilled smoothie in their lunch bag and in this video I’ll show you how to pack it so everything stays nice and cold.
Now that you know how to pack smoothies for a lunch, here are a few more healthy smoothie ideas for kids, made with minimal sugar and ideal to enjoy any time of day.
What is your favorite healthy breakfast to-go?
Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
Strawberry Smoothie Bowl on the Go
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup ice
- 2 teaspoons Chia Seeds
- 1 scoop Vanilla protein (optional
- Sliced strawberries
- Cocoa nibs
- Chopped dates or prunes
- Place All ingredients inside your blender and blend until smooth. Pausing a few times to stir if needed.
- Transfer smoothie into your to go cup and top with your favorite toppings.
Where do you find the containers you freeze your smoothies in? What brand are they?
MOMables - Laura
Hi Debbie, I use these to freeze smoothies. Enjoy!