Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
Grab and go breakfasts are my jam right now. I love smoothie recipes because the whole family can enjoy them and they are the perfect way to cram some extra vitamins and minerals into my kids diet. This breakfast smoothie is a basic recipe that is completely adaptable to any diet!
For an even healthier breakfast smoothie I love to add spinach and/or a tablespoon of flax seed or chia seeds. Basically you can use whatever you have in your fridge or freezer to make it your own!
It it healthy to have a smoothie for breakfast?
It depends on the smoothie recipe. A lot of smoothies have TONS of sugar and very little nutritional value. You want to be sure your smoothie isn’t packed full of sugar (even when it comes from the fruit) and that it has a balance of protein and fiber. This smoothie is made with Greek yogurt and old fashioned oats, both of which will contribute additional protein and fiber to help you feel full and satisfied.
Fun facts about the ingredients in this smoothie:
Berries are full of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They also contain antioxidants that help fight off disease. Bananas are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are full of potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6. Bananas can help your body regulate stress and anxiety levels. Pay attention to how you feel after eating one!
How to make a healthy breakfast smoothie:
Be sure your smoothie has a balance of protein, fiber, and not too much sugar. Add fresh or frozen fruit to your blender. Add liquid (milk, water, or low-sugar fruit juice). Then add old-fashioned oats, Greek yogurt, and a handful of ice. Blend and add more ice or liquid until it reaches your desired consistency.
Tips for a perfect breakfast smoothie:
- Add ice to make it thicker or juice to make it thinner
- Be sure to blend it REALLY well for a smooth consistency
Consider trying these healthy snacks:
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- Skinny Banana Bread Muffins
- Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins
- No Bake Granola Bars
A healthy breakfast smoothie recipe made with fresh fruit, yogurt, and rolled oats that is packed with fiber and protein for a perfect start to the day.
- 2 bananas
- 1 can peaches (with the peach juice)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, blueberries and blackberries (I use frozen berries for a thicker smoothie but you can always add ice)
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- large handful ice
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (your favorite kind)
Add all ingredients to blender
Add additional juice, milk or water if it's too thick.
Have you tried this recipe?!
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*I originally shared this recipe in September 2011. Updated January 2019.