Smoothies are a simple way to create a breakfast on the go. With fresh fruit, vegetables, and protein, your body craves these drinks that carry enough energy to get you through the day. Breakfast is a good meal to make sure that you get enough protein in your day, and you can create your own perfect protein smoothie with a few easy ingredients. Enjoy a fresh smoothie to help you curb cravings throughout your busy day.
How to Create Your Perfect (and Healthy!) Smoothie
A berry smoothie is often most popular since you can use strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for a fruity treat. Add crushed ice, pineapple juice, and a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder for a sweet yet healthy treat!
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best for this recipe)
6 ounces of pineapple juice
1 cup of mixed berries (you can use frozen berries too if you don’t have fresh handy)
Add all of your ingredients to a blender and pulse until your desired thickness. You can swap the pineapple juice for almond milk if you would like!
Another way to create a breakfast smoothie involves Greek yogurt. Try a container of raspberry yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, your favorite milk (mix it up with almond, cashew, or skim milk!), and ice. Greek yogurt is a smart idea for breakfast or a snack since it helps keep you full longer. It also comes in a variety of flavors now so you can use raspberry, pineapple, blueberry, or plain.
Berry Yogurt Smoothie
1 container of Raspberry Greek yogurt
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of blueberries
16 ounces of nonfat milk
Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until creamy. You can use frozen fruit for easy prep! Sometimes I skip ice and just use the frozen fruit since it blends up EXTRA cold.
You can also create a smoothie that is a healthy swap for a milkshake! Use chocolate flavored protein powder, milk, and crushed ice. Want a boost of caffeine? Add a scoop of instant coffee!
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1 cup of skim milk (or try almond milk or cashew milk for fewer calories)
½ cup of crushed ice
1 cup of water
1 scoop of instant coffee
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy. This can replace your morning cup of joe! Since I like my coffee way too creamy and sugary, this is a nice alternative. It helps with those morning jitters and doesn’t give me a sugar crash later in the day.
Need other smoothie ingredient ideas? You can also add banana, peanut butter, or your favorite greens too. If you want to encourage your family to eat better throughout the week, visit my guide to green smoothies. Learn what vegetables make a good green smoothie base, and just how to mix and match healthy ingredients.
What’s your favorite smoothie combination?