We all know the saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." And well, deep down we know it's true, but we still neglect breakfast. Many of us find ourselves running out the door in the morning with no time to sit down and eat a filling breakfast. The least we might do is grab a coffee at the corner coffeeshop. But if you're looking to change up your morning routine and make it just a bit more healthy, smoothies give you the boost you're looking for.
You can pack a whole lot of vitamins and nutrients into a breakfast smoothie. Use a base of milk, soy milk, silken tofu, yogurt or kefir to ensure a good serving of protein. Then vary the ingredients to create your favorite flavor. Try banana, pineapple, berries or even vegetables. These recipes give you great ideas for making smoothies at home (there's no need to pay top dollar for a smoothie at the juicebar). You'll see that whizzing together a smoothie in the morning is not difficult at all. It's quick and easy, perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle.
What's your favorite kind of smoothie? Leave a comment.
Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie
This smoothie looks more like a chocolate milkshake, but it's actually a cocoa smoothie made with tofu and soy milk. The recipe includes banana for a boost of potassium. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/banana-cocoa-soy-smoothie_n_1049833.html" target="_hplink">Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
Banana Spice Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is made with banana and kefir, a fermented yogurt that's packed with protein and calcium. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice lend a nice warming flavor to the drink. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/19/banana-spice-smoothie_n_1216418.html" target="_hplink">Banana Spice Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
Silken Tofu And Berry Smoothie
This quick-and-easy smoothie features silken tofu for a kick of protein in the morning. Feel free to use your favorite fresh mixed berries or frozen. Sweeten with agave nectar or honey. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/silken-tofu-and-berry-smo_n_1057199.html" target="_hplink">Silken Tofu and Berry Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
Citrus Berry Smoothie
This smoothie is packed with vitamin, minerals, antioxidants, protein and whole grain. Use your favorite berries to make the recipe, which includes yogurt, orange juice, wheat germ, honey and a bit of vanilla. Enjoy for breakfast or after a work-out. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/citrus-berry-smoothie_n_1061757.html" target="_hplink">Citrus Berry Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
Good Green Tea Smoothie
This bright green smoothie is packed with nutrients from white grapes, baby spinach and avocado. The recipe also includes green tea for a boost of antioxidants. Sweeten with honey to your liking. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/19/good-green-tea-smoothie_n_1216419.html" target="_hplink">Good Green Tea Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
When you've got a stash of frozen berries in the freezer, it's easy to make this smoothie. The recipe also includes orange juice for a boost of vitamin C and a banana for a boost of potassium. Feel free to use silken tofu or yogurt in the recipe. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/wake-up-smoothie_n_1049052.html" target="_hplink">Wake-Up Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
Banana And Pineapple Smoothie
This smoothie has all the tropical flavor you need for a bright morning. The recipe includes banana, pineapple and orange juice. If you prefer a creamier, less tart smoothie, feel free to replace the orange juice with yogurt. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/wake-up_n_1057058.html" target="_hplink">Banana and Pineapple Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
Purple Berry Smoothie
Get all your antioxidants in this smoothies, which is packed with dark berries. Feel free to use raspberries, blueberries or blackberries. Sweeten with honey if you prefer. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/purple-berry-smoothie_n_1057060.html" target="_hplink">Purple Berry Smoothie</a> recipe</strong>
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