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Start your day the feel-good way with this green breakfast smoothie. It will keep you energized all morning long, and it actually tastes good! It couldn't be easier to make and it's ready in minutes.
This green breakfast smoothie is how we like to start our day. Like, every day.
It's the best, even on those days when you don't feel like eating breakfast. We take this green breakfast smoothie to go and it feels good to fill our belly with something healthy. It's also jam-packed with nutrition that gives us energy that lasts until lunch.
Despite what you might think about green smoothies, this one actually does taste delicious and kids love it, too. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make and we can sip it as we're getting ready!
It's a fool-proof recipe that tastes great as-is, but like all smoothies, it's really versatile. Feel free to experiment and add ingredients to suit your tastes and nutritional needs.
Are breakfast smoothies healthy?
Yes, they are! When breakfast smoothies, like this one, are jam-packed with good-for-you ingredients like greens, fruit, and healthy fats they're healthy and generally low in calories.
Are smoothies good for breakfast?
Healthy smoothies are a great idea for breakfast because they're easy to digest and you can pack a lot of nutrition into them. They're also quick to make, and you can take them to go.
It's important that smoothies with high-sugar fruits are balanced with healthy fats and proteins (like he,p hearts) so they don't spike your blood sugar. This helps keep your energy stable so you don't crash mid-morning.
Why you'll love this breakfast smoothie
- It's quick and easy to make (so no excuses for skipping breakfast)
- You'll get your daily dose of fruits and veggies in one serving
- It's well-balanced, giving you long-lasting energy
- It tastes great!
How to make a breakfast smoothie
This healthy breakfast smoothie recipe is easy to make. We like to make it in a high-speed blender so it's super creamy. If you don't have one you can still make this smoothie, just know that it won't be quite as smooth. Here's how to make it in three simple steps:
- Add all the ingredients to your blender.
- Blend on high until smooth, adding water as needed to thin it to a consistency you like.
- Pour it into a glass and enjoy!
Green breakfast smoothie ingredients
Here's everything that goes into this healthy breakfast smoothie:
- Spinach or kale – we pack a couple of handfuls of spinach or kale into this smoothie. Greens are a healthy source of folate, fiber, and a range of other vitamins and nutrients.
- Pineapple – pineapple is high in vitamin C and contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. It's a great fruit for your immune system and your gut!
- Banana – banana adds sweetness and a creamy texture to this smoothie. Bananas are also naturally high in potassium and healthy fiber.
- Apple – apples are incredibly nutritious, and any variety of apples will work. Feel free to substitute with a pear if you prefer.
- Hemp hearts – hemp seeds are a rich source of protein and healthy omega-3 fats. They have a milky, nutty flavor and add creaminess to this smoothie when blended up.
- Water – we use water but you can also use non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut water. Avoid using juice because there's already a good amount of sugar from the fruit.
Green breakfast smoothie add-ins
Here are a few easy add-ins to give this fruit smoothie a boost:
- Mix up the fruit – any fruit goes like kiwis, mango, strawberries, blueberries, or even avocado.
- Add a protein boost – use your favorite protein powder, Greek yogurt, or a tablespoon of chia seeds.
- For a sweeter smoothie, add a Medjool date or a touch of maple syrup or honey.
- Nut butter adds healthy fat and protein. Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or even pumpkin seed butter all work great.
- Make it extra hydrating by using coconut water in place of regular water.
How long does this smoothie keep in the fridge?
Like all smoothies, this one is best enjoyed right away. Store any leftovers in your fridge in a jar or sealed cup for up to a day. You'll need to give it a good shake before drinking it as it will separate if it sits in your fridge for a while.
Can I use frozen fruit instead?
Yes! Frozen fruit (especially frozen bananas) will give this smoothie a thick, cool texture. You may need to add more water to help with the blending.
Should I add oats to my smoothie?
If you like the texture of oats in a smoothie, you can certainly add them. We prefer to cook oats into oatmeal because it makes them more digestible.
- 2 cups spinach or kale leaves (see notes)
- 2 cups chopped pineapple
- 1 medium banana
- ½ apple (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts (sub flax seeds or chia seeds)
- 1-2 cups water (see notes)
- Put spinach or kale, pineapple, banana, apple hemp hearts, and 1 cup of the water into a high-powered blender.2 cups spinach or kale leaves, 2 cups chopped pineapple, 1 medium banana, ½ apple, 2 tablespoons hemp hearts, 1-2 cups water
- Blend for 1 minute until very smooth. If you'd like a thinner smoothie, add more water.
- Pour your breakfast smoothie into a glass and enjoy it right away.
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