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Smoothies are one of our favorite ways to start to the day. I like to sometimes think of them as “the soup” of the morning. Ok, so that may sound a little weird, but the truth is, there are so many recipes and concoctions to make yummy smoothies. You can almost always finish off small amounts of fruits and greens to make a yummy, and better for you breakfast.
A little spinach, the rest of that kiwi, maybe some strawberries? Smoothies are so versatile and are the perfect way to get energized without loads of caffeine.
Alright, so I do love my coffee, but I also really love a strawberry smoothie, or an orange smoothie (with a little zest inside).
I have shared so many easy & yummy fruity smoothies over the past year or two. It made me realize that I should probably even share them all in one, easy to find place to inspire you all!
Before I share them, I wanted to suggest some smoothie ingredients you need in your kitchen to get the ball rolling.
Our Favorite Supplies:
Quality Blender – I love my Blendtec which has the perfect smoothie preset. If you don’t want to stretch your wallet to buy a Blendtec, make sure you buy a quality blender with a strong motor. We recommend that it’s 1000 watts or more.
Shaker Bottle – This is essential if you’re going to bring your smoothie with you to work, school, or the gym. It helps to keep the liquids from separating from the fats. Plus, its strong cap will contain your precious drink in case you drop it!
Our Favorite Smoothie Ingredients:
Plain or Greek Yogurt – We usually use non-fat plain Greek yogurt for our smoothies, but you can opt for vanilla or fruit-flavored if you prefer sweeter drinks.
Orange Juice, Apple, Pineapple- or your favorite blend – Juice is optional and should be avoided if you’re conscious about added sugar and healthy weight management.
Almond, Coconut, or traditional milk – These milks are optional as well.
Protein Powder – If we use protein powder, we typically use whey isolate that is vanilla flavored.
Recommended Fresh Ingredients:
- Banana – cheapest smoothie ingredient that produces a creamy smoothie
(Always consult a doctor to make sure these are safe for you):
Emergen-C (Super Orange is delicious in most fruity smoothies)
Greens Powder – to add extra “green goodness”
As you can see, there are so many yummy add-ins to make ordinary smoothies extraordinary.
That’s all for our tips, now check out some awesome recipes to try!
11 Easy & Yummy Fruit Smoothie Recipes:
Nutritious Orange Cream Smoothie
PB2 Almond Powder Smoothie with Raspberry Banana
Layered Tropical Fruit Smoothie with Protein
Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Easiest Green Smoothie
Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies
These statements/recipes have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any supplements referenced in this post are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.