The minute you jump on the smoothie bandwagon you will notice tremendous differences in your overall health, mental clarity, and physical energy. A smoothie a day can mean getting almost all of your daily nutrients and then some. Check out these five power smoothies that are perfect for breakfast.
1. Wild Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Yes, it is as good as it sounds. Thanks to the powerful, antioxidant-rich, and energy-boosting chia seeds in this smoothie, you’ll get the perfect pick-me-up that you need to kick start your day. This vegan, paleo, gluten-free smoothie is a delightful treat that will make your taste buds sing and give you the majority of the nutrients you need on a daily basis. To make this smoothie, you will need one cup of baby spinach, half a frozen banana, ½ cup of frozen blueberries, and ½ cup of frozen strawberries. Blend these ingredients with one cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and add in one teaspoon of chia seeds.
2. 6 Ingredient Green Smoothie
Contrary to what you might think, green smoothies are actually incredibly tasty, and even though they are loaded with green veggies, you can’t even taste them. You can get creative and make a green smoothie in a variety of different ways, but this 6 ingredient green smoothie is one of the most powerful. Mix one cup of sugar-free iced green tea with one cup of spinach and one cup of kale. Then add two fruits of your choice. Frozen mixed berries, kiwi, oranges, green apples, pineapple, bananas, and grapefruit work well. Next you will want to add one flavorful, detoxing ingredient and one energy-boosting ingredient. For flavor and detoxification, try lemon or ginger. And for energy, add some raw cacao or raw maca. Blend the smoothie thoroughly and drink up for an immediate and long-lasting energy boost.
3. Blueberry Kale Protein Smoothie
Kale, though it has become a popular super food, isn’t everyone’s favorite vegetable, thanks to its strange taste. But when you include it in your smoothie, you won’t even know it’s in there. This protein-packed blueberry kale smoothie is a great breakfast treat as well as something to help boost your intense workouts. To make this smoothie, combine half of a banana with ½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and ½ cup of kale. Mix in a scoop of your protein powder of choice, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, one tablespoon of flaxseed, ½ cup of yogurt, and two handfuls of ice. Blend thoroughly and enjoy!
4. Green Detox Smoothie
This detoxing smoothie isn’t just great breakfast fuel, it works wonders for anyone who is feeling lethargic and bloated. It’s also 100% vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. To make this smoothie, you will need one frozen banana, two stalks of celery, a halved cucumber, one cup of kale, one lemon, and one cup of frozen pineapple. Combine these ingredients with one cup of almond milk, ½ teaspoon of spirulina, two tablespoons of chia seeds, one cup of ice, and one cup of water. Mix everything together and drink.
5. Brain Power Smoothie
Have a big work presentation ahead of you? Don’t leave the house without having this smoothie. It’s pleasantly easy to make and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Combine one ripe banana with two cups of blueberries, half an avocado, and one cup of pomegranate. Add one tablespoon of chia seeds and ice. Blend up and drink!
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