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Breakfast Smoothie

Updated: Jun 1, 2022


Drinking fruits and veggies is a fun way to boost fruits and vegetables to your diet. Nothing can be easier to kickstart your morning than a glass of breakfast smoothie. It is easy, refreshing, packed with nutrients. Choosing tons of options from veggies and fruits make it easy. Just grab any fruit and vegetables of your choice and blend them to perfection. It would be best if you had it to assemble ingredients before time, and you'll get your healthy, nutritious breakfast in an instant. It is like having a rainbow in a glass.

You can drink it straight or be more creative by adding nutrient-dense seeds, chia, sesame, flax, hemp. You can add Nuts like walnuts, soaked almonds, cashew, Or nut butter. Adding health-boosting powder like moringa, amla(Indian gooseberry), cocoa, turmeric, matcha will enrich it with more nourishment. You can always experiment with it. In my smoothie, I love to add little oatmeal to provide its body. It gives my breakfast some complex carb and makes it more satiating. You can soak oat overnight instead of cooking it to reduce time. Adding sprouts and microgreens will give it an added nutritional punch.

One should always refrain from adding sugar to it. Add Banana or date instead if you are craving the sweet tasting smoothie. Your smoothie is supposed to provide you with healthy carbs, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and added sugars reduce the nutrient density of it. Besides, consuming it every day will increase chronic diseases like diabetes, kidney, and coronary heart disorder. Homemade smoothie is always a better choice over store-bought as it gives you more control of elements; if not, be cautious about its ingredient before making a choice.

Green smoothie

Spinach in the smoothie is a straightforward way to have this nutrient-packed vegetable. Spinach is a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins folate, zinc, copper, calcium, iron manganese, magnesium, potassium, and many more. As spinach is rich in flavonoids, it protects our body from free radicals. There are many vegetables and greens you can consume raw. Spinach is not one of them. In raw spinach, the oxalate level is pretty high. Oxalic acid or oxalate is an antinutrient that interferes with the absorption of nutrients by binding with minerals and preventing the absorption of nutrients, especially calcium. It is always a good idea to consume spinach in the cooked form to absorb calcium. If you want to enjoy this power-packed green in a smoothie, it is advisable to add spinach, either steamed or boiled. In this smoothie, I am using steamed spinach and kale. I love to add oat (overnight soaked/ cooked). It gives a smoothie body and keeps me full till lunch.


Preparation time – 15 mins

Cook time- 10 mins

Total time- 25 mins

(Serves – 1)

Ingredients:

Spinach/Kale – 2 cups (steamed)

Banana- 1

Oats- 2 tbsp. (cooked)

Date- 2

Orange -1(deseeded)

Water – if required

For toppings:

Walnut- 3-4

Dried cranberry- 6-7

Chia seeds- 1 tsp

Directions:

1. Blend all the ingredients and serve with your favorite toppings.

Tropical sunbeam smoothie

There are endless reason to add tropical fruits to your diet. Tropical fruits like pineapple, papayas, pomegranate are the reservoir of bioactive compounds and have immense health-promoting properties. There are several diseases whose progression is linked with inflammation. Tropical fruits like pineapple and papayas are inked with anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Both these fruits are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Pineapple has a unique flavor and sweetness, the digestive enzyme bromelain, whereas Papaya has papain enzyme. Also, adding naval orange and ginger to the smoothie. Ginger has potential therapeutic effects on our body. Among many properties ginger poses, to name a few, it is anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous works as an antioxidant.


Preparation time – 15 mins

Cook time- 5 mins

Total time- 20 mins

(Serves – 1)


Ingredients:

Pineapple- 1 cup (chopped)

Papaya – 1 cup (chopped)

Ginger- ½ inch

Orange – 2 (deseeded)

Toppings:

Hemp seeds – 1 tbsp.

Directions:

1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and serve with hemp seeds.

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