Breakfast smoothie

zeleni Posts: 75 Member
Hey all! Just wondering what you put in your breakfast smoothies! I've had smoothies the last three days and they are delicious! The reason I post, is I don't want to become bored with them because they are extremely healthy and filling.. Here is what I put in the last three days!

Day 1:
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
1/4 cup astro strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Day 2:
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
1/8 cup astro strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup kale
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 ice cubes

Day 3:
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup kale
1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
6 ice cubes

This was my first time venturing into putting something "green" into my smoothie, so I am slowly working my way into the color :)
Please feel free to suggest to me recipes or different items you put in your smoothies!

Also, add me as a friend! I'd love that :)

Happy Friday everyone!


  • tkillion810
    tkillion810 Posts: 591 Member
    One of my favorites - also a great post workout recovery option:

    1 serving.


    2/3 cup coconut water (or water)
    2/3 cup tart cherry juice (from montmorency cherries – Eden makes a good one)
    1 ripe banana
    1 Tbsp hemp hearts
    ½ scoop of high quality plain or vanilla protein powder (such as Vega Sport Protein powder)
    1/3 cup frozen blueberries, preferably organic
    6-8 frozen strawberries, preferably organic
    1 tsp (5g) pure glutamine (optional)
    1 scoop greens powder or 1-2 kale leaves, washed and de-ribbed or handful of baby spinach (optional)

    Place all ingredients in a high powered blender, pulse and then mix on high until completely smooth.
    Enjoy immediately; or pour into a to-go container to bring with you in order to consume it as soon as you complete your workout.
    This shake contains carbs to protein in the ideal recovery ratio of ~ 4:1.
  • cantobean
    cantobean Posts: 287 Member
    My husband and I share this smoothie:

    3-4 kale leaves
    a banana
    an apple
    about 1/3 cup frozen mango
    about 1/2 cup frozen berries

    We don't use yogurt or milk because we were doing vegan breakfasts and lunches...but we would pair the smoothie with a piece of toast with peanut butter or a bowl of oatmeal to get some protein.
  • lqichick
    lqichick Posts: 162 Member
    Boy they all sound good. Thanks for the info.
  • Go_Deskercise
    Go_Deskercise Posts: 1,630 Member
  • I had saved this thread awhile back and have made any of the smoothies on it... so good !!!
  • nicailyzee
    nicailyzee Posts: 183 Member
    If you have a really good blender and don't want diary My husband sometimes makes


    I do some with

    almond milk
    greek yogurt


    blackberries (has seeds)
    almond milk

    would like to make one with flax or chia seeds added soon!
  • nicailyzee
    nicailyzee Posts: 183 Member
    These are a few from a magazine that I am soon going to try

    Avocado-Kiwi Surprise

    2 kiwis peeled and diced
    1/2 Avocado peeled and pitted
    1/2 cup chilled pineapple juice
    4 ice cubes

    Mixed-Berry Melon

    1 & 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
    1/2 cup frozen diced watermelon
    3/4 cups chilled cran-raspberry juice

    or Banana Almond Blast

    1 large banana
    1/2 cup frozed diced peaches
    1/2 cup almond milk
    1/4 tsp. almond extract

    They all had hemp powder for fiber but I left it out.
  • ddkphotos
    ddkphotos Posts: 304 Member
    There are so many possibilities!
    For protein I use kaizen whey powder of PB2 or PB2 chocolate or Greek yogurt...
    Liquids either water, unsweetened almond or coconut milk or no sugar added Danone drinkable yogurt.
    I never use ice, waste of space...
    I always freeze my greens... Kale spinach romaine of Swiss chard, cucumber, avocado ...
    I freeze just about every fruit... You can buy a lot frozen ... Buy unsweetened...
    But kiwi, grapes, orange, grapefruit, banana, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, peach, apple, pear, etc...
    I also add Benefiber, or Now Superseeds (flax, chia hemp mix)
    Then experiment...
    About 1/3 green, 1/3 fruit... 1/3 liquid and proteins.
    You can check my diary... I have one 5 to. 6 days a week
    I have a Ninja professional blender... The individual sized cups are perfect!
  • nam985
    nam985 Posts: 140 Member
    My favorite smoothie recipe is:

    1 cup coconut milk beverage blended with 1 cup each:
    packed spinach or kale leaves
    cucumber slices
    orange segments

    I also like to throw in a few mint leaves to give a nice freshness to it.
  • mkcmurphy
    mkcmurphy Posts: 437 Member
  • ashthecat15
    ashthecat15 Posts: 190 Member
    I share my smoothies between myself, and my 2 boys (ages 2 and 4).

    1 cup coconut water
    1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
    1 tbsp chia gel
    2 kiwis(peeled)
    1 cup frozen berries
    1 cup fresh spinach


    1 cup almond milk
    1/2 cup greek yogurt
    2 tbsp PB2
    1 tbsp chia gel
    1 banana
    1 cup fresh spinach
    1 cup ice

    It depends if I'm feeling super fruity. Or, super creamy.
  • ksolksol
    ksolksol Posts: 194 Member
    I am totally hooked on blackstrap molasses -- 1/5 of my daily calcium and iron in a tablespoon and nearly 1/5 of the potassium. (Regular molasses does not have the same nutritional profile. )

    And a friend of mine put me onto banana-avocado chocolate shakes. Hence this:

    Breakfast chocolate smoothie

    3/4 cup milk of your choice
    1/2 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
    1 banana
    1/4 avocado
    1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
    2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)

    Warm the milk and dissolve the molasses in it. (The molasses won't dissolve in cold milk -- tried it.) Let cool. Toss an ice cube in it to cool it if you're in a hurry. Combine all ingredient in blender and blend until smooth.

    Makes two cups. I'll leave it up to you as to whether it's one serving or two. For me, it's one, but it's my entire breakfast.
  • lovediets
    lovediets Posts: 375 Member
    Thanks for all the good ideas!! I hardly ever make smoothies but love them!!!
  • B0rnC0nfus3d
    B0rnC0nfus3d Posts: 422 Member
    Delicious, all of them
  • shhcher
    shhcher Posts: 84 Member
    I signed on just now to see if there was any kind of high protein drink i could be making for breakfast! Seems I came to the right place! Thanks for posting
  • ksolksol
    ksolksol Posts: 194 Member
    Thread got me inspired enough to make me a smoothie this morning.

    I'm always trying to make sure my smoothies don't get over-the-top sweet on me and I try to work in veggies where I can. I've found peeled seedless (or deseeded) cucumbers are good in a lot of smoothies -- the green ones, or more citrusy ones. I've also been known to make smoothies with berries and cooked beets. Don't do it if you don't like beets. I happen to love beets. Makes a beautiful color.

    Another good, but oddball one is cooked mashed sweet potato + banana + milk + cinnamon. It's like drinking pumpkin pie for breakfast.
  • Slcraig24
    Slcraig24 Posts: 3 Member
    I have used spinach instead of kale. I also have used banana kale almond butter a vanilla almond milk it is delicious you could use this as a base and add more fruit. Enjoy
  • BeardedYoung
    BeardedYoung Posts: 229 Member
    Another good, but oddball one is cooked mashed sweet potato + banana + milk + cinnamon. It's like drinking pumpkin pie for breakfast.

    I'm SOOO trying this
  • emalethmoon
    emalethmoon Posts: 178 Member
    I have a pretty low calorie smoothie I have on days I don't plan on running.

    1 cup skim milk - ~90 calories
    1 banana - ~90 calories
    1 cup frozen strawberry slices - 50 calories
    2 Tbs PB2 (powdered peanutbutter) - 45 calories
    5 icecubes

    Awesome and delicious!
  • Peaceandwater
    Peaceandwater Posts: 23 Member
    Fairly low-calorie but nutritious and delicious:
    (230 calories, 23 grams of protein)

    1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
    1 scoop chocolate protein powder (Plant Fusion)
    1/4 cup of water.

    Sometimes I add 1 tablespoon of PB 2 (powdered peanut butter) for awesomeness
    (23 calories and 3 grams of protein)