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10 Smoothies to Jumpstart Your Day

fruit smoothies
 

Smoothies are your AM secret weapon. They’re a quick, easy, and versatile vice for clean eating, better digestion, and energy on the go. Just a glass packs those extra fruits, veggies, and vitamins to kickstart a productive day the right way. Best of all, they taste so good, you’ll forget it’s healthy. Blend your breakfast and sneak nutrition into your morning better than you’d sneak food into a movie theater!

No two smoothies have to taste the same. Of course, unless you concoct a favorite! With so many fruits, veggies, and flavor options, you’ll never get bored. Ready to jump start, but not sure where to start? Master this formula and you’ll be the master of smoothies. By using this guide, you can create flavors and nutrition catered perfectly to your needs and taste!

Check out these 10 recipes that will result in a perfect smoothie every morning!

 

Foolproof Formula

Making the perfect smoothie can be easy. If you are unsure of what to put in your smoothie, try this foolproof formula:

Liquid + greens + fruit + protein + nutrition boost + sweetener + ice = perfect jump start smoothie

 

LIQUIDS GREENS FRUIT PROTEIN NUTRITION BOOST SWEETENER
(up to 1 cup)WaterCoconut water

Coconut milk

Milk

Almond milk

Coffee

Tea

Juice

(a couple handfuls)KaleSpinach

Parsley

Chard

(fresh or frozen-load up!)ApplesBananas

Berries

Cherries

Kiwi

Melon

Mangoes

Oranges

Peaches

Pears

Pineapple

Plums

(2 TB)A scoop of protein powderGreek yogurt

Kefir

Peanut butter

Almond butter

Cottage cheese

(to taste)Chia seedsFlax seeds

Hemp seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Oats

Cinnamon

Mint

Basil

Ginger

Vitamin powder

Cacao

(sweeten to taste)Pure vanilla extract Honey

Coconut

Dates

Smoothie Recipes 

Need some inspiration? Here are 10 recipes packed with natural, energizing nutrition. Drink to that!

 

Protein Machine

Building some muscle? Bulk up or stay lean with this rich, filling, protein smoothie

Milk

Spinach

1 banana

1 scoop protein powder

2 T greek yogurt

1 T peanut butter

2 T pumpkin seeds

¼ tsp vanilla

Ice

                                               

Low-cal

Cut calories without cutting taste! Since berries are so nutrition-dense and chia seeds expand, this smoothie makes for the perfect light but filling meal.

Almond milk

Kale

Strawberries

Raspberries

2 T Kefir

2 T chia seeds

Basil leaf

1 date

Ice

 

Dairy-free Energy

A cold, refreshing mocha drink with no animal byproducts required!

Cold coffee

Almond milk

chard

1 frozen banana

1 scoop soy chocolate protein powder

½ tsp vanilla

(sweeten to taste with dates)

Ice

 

Paleo

Try this wholesome, paleo-friendly and dairy-free delight

Herbal tea

Parsley

½ banana

Blueberries

Small handful of almonds

Ice

(coconut and mint for garnish)

 

Peaches & Dream

The perfect Summer-Fall transition treat

Coconut milk

Spinach

Frozen peaches

2 T greek yogurt

Pinch of cinnamon

Coconut

¼ tsp vanilla

Ice

 

Lean Chocolate Shake

chocolate smoothie in jar with straw
 

Avoid the drive-thru! Try this take on the classic chocolate shake.

Milk

1 frozen banana

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 T flax seeds

Dash of cacao

¼ tsp vanilla

 

The Unexpected

Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

Almond milk

Spinach

1 frozen banana

½ avocado

2 TB cottage cheese

1 T honey

Ice

 

Piña Kale-lada

kale green smoothie
 

Creamy coconut and refreshing pineapple.

Oh, HEALTH yeah.

Coconut milk

Kale

Pineapple

2 TB coconut

¼ tsp vanilla

Ice

 

Cinnamon Roll

Curb those cravings with this sweet treat, perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Milk (any kind)

1 frozen banana

½ scoop vanilla protein powder

1 T almond butter

2 T rolled oats

½ tsp vanilla

Cinnamon

2 dates

(optional: pecans)

 

Kid-friendly

They’ll never know they just drank spinach.

Orange juice

Spinach

Strawberries

Mangoes

2 T greek yogurt

Vitamin powder

Ice