When the weather turns hot I love to start the day with a healthy smoothie recipe for breakfast.
Healthy smoothies are a simple way to get the day started in a cool refreshing way while providing a delicious source of healthy protein, fiber and phytonutrients.
There are gazillions of healthy smoothie recipes for breakfast to choose from, but in the name of keeping things simple (including smoothie making) all you really need is a basic smoothie recipe to use as a template from which you can create your own delicious variations till your heart’s content.
And while smoothies are a great quick and easy healthy breakfast solution, they also make a perfect light summer lunch or mid-afternoon pick me up too.
This is a basic healthy smoothie recipe for breakfast template that you can modify in a variety of ways to make whatever kind of smoothie you prefer.
- 1 cup skim milk or the nondairy milk of your choice. I’m partial to almond milk and coconut milk at the moment
- 1 medium peeled frozen banana broken into chunks
- 1 cup unsweetened frozen fruit of your choice blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango, peaches, raspberries, or any combination
- 2 teaspoons honey maple syrup or 2-3 drops stevia extract to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Place all smoothie ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. I like my smoothies thick, but if you prefer a thinner smoothie just add more liquid until your desired consistency is achieved.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving: (1/2 recipe): 151 calories, 0.3 g fat, 33 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 5.3 g protein