Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

September 7th, 2015 by Pearson

Let’s face it, you’re not going to have time for eggs, bacon, toast and tomatoes every morning. It’s probably just as well – your body needs more than just grease and meat. This is especially true when you have a full day of lectures and socialising ahead of you.

What to do? Invest in a blender and make a delicious smoothie. We’ve collected some of our favourite recipes for you to try:

Get Up and Go

If the thought of health food in the AM turns your stomach, fear not. This tasty beverage will perk you up and give your body the nutrients it needs to fuel you until lunchtime. Simply mix the following ingredients in a blender and enjoy.

  • 1x banana
  • 1x tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1x heaped tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1x big scoop vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
  • Ice
  • Milk or soy alternative to top up

 

Healthy Much?

If you prefer a fruitier taste in the morning, this one will please you, and it’s packed full of brain food. What’s more, it’s a good way to start the day if you suffer from high blood pressure – perfect for before a big exam or interview. All you need to blend is a few nutritious ingredients, namely:

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1x handful raw almonds (unsalted)
  •  ½ cup grated raw beetroot
  • 1x squeeze of lime
  • 1x pinch of fresh grated ginger
  • 1x tablespoon honey
  • Ice
  • Your choice of fruit juice to fill

 

Popeye

So you hate your greens; always have. If you’re asked to eat spinach you run the other way – until now. This smoothie will change your opinion of leafy veg, making it the ideal way to get a healthy dose of iron. This is what you’ll need to blend:

  • 1x cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup chopped raw broccoli
  • ½ cup chopped apple
  • 1x big scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • Ice
  • Your choice of fruit juice

 

Sweetie Darling

If you are more sugar than spice, it’s pointless to pretend that you don’t crave a sweet start to your day. We have a solution that lets you enjoy the flavours you want while getting the goodness your body needs:

  • 1x banana
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • 1x tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1x teaspoon honey
  • 1x small pinch of grated fresh ginger
  • 2x scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 2x drops vanilla essence
  • Ice
  • Milk or soy alternative to top up

Is your mouth watering yet? If so, get your hands on a blender – it’s a good investment that’ll definitely come in handy in your kitchen and revolutionise the way you eat.