5 Healthy Fruit Smoothies For Breakfast

5 healthy fruit smoothie recipes for an easy breakfast
5 healthy fruit smoothies for breakfast

A smoothie is a convenient meal or snack option anytime — just throw your ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass, and enjoy. Even better: the ingredient possibilities for shakes and smoothies are endless. 

1. Strawbery-Yoghurt Smoothie

Strawberries are powerhouses of healthy immune-boosting nutrients. In addition to being low in calories and high in vitamin C and potassium, berries are high in fibre, making them an excellent way to keep you full with this healthy fruit smoothie recipe from breakfast until lunch. 

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1 quart (4 cups) ripe strawberries

1 cup plain yoghurt

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon sugar

4 thin orange slices (optional)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Hull all but 4 of the strawberries. Add the hulled strawberries to a food processor or blender. Add the yoghurt, orange juice, and sugar. Process on the highest speed until well-blended puree forms, about 15 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice. Taste the mixture and sweeten with more sugar, if you wish.

Pour into tall glasses. Slit the 4 whole strawberries and the orange slices halfway through to the centres. Attach 1 strawberry and 1 orange slice, if using, to the rim of each glass before serving.

2. Mango and Avocado Smoothie

This healthy fruit smoothie uses avocado, which provides you with healthy fats and a slew of nutrients that help keep your hair strong, lower cancer risk, and keep blood sugar steady.

Ingredients ( Serves 1)

1 cup chopped ripe mango

1/4 Haas avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped

1/4 cup skim milk

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons lime juice

1/4 cup crushed ice

2 mango slices, 1/2-inch thick

1 lime slice

Prep time -15 minutes

In a blender, combine the chopped mango, avocado, sorbet, milk, honey, lime juice, and ice. Blend on high until smooth.Pour into a tall glass. Slit the sliced mango and the sliced lime halfway through to the centres. Attach them to the rim of the glass before serving.

3. Mango Smoothie 

Like other oranges and deep yellow fruits, mangoes are exceptionally high in beta-carotene. The high fibre content in mangoes found in this healthy fruit smoothie may also hep induce feelings of fullness

Ingredients (Serves 2)

1 ripe mango

1/3 cup (85 g) plain low-fat yoghurt, chilled

200 ml skim milk, chilled

1 tsp honey

Prep time: 5 minutes

Peel the skin off the mango and cut the flesh away from the stone. Chop the flesh roughly and place it in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pour in the yoghurt and milk, and continue to process until well mixed and frothy. Sweeten with honey.

4. Orange and Banana Smoothie

The potassium in bananas helps to keep your blood pressure levels down, while its vitamin B6 content helps maintain steady blood sugar levels.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

¾ cup (185 ml) orange juice

½ cup sliced banana

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Prep time: 5 minutes

In a blender, combine orange juice, banana, sugar and almond extract. Add ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth.

5. Banana smoothie 

Ingredients (Serves 1)

2 Bananas

1/2 cup vanilla yoghurt

1/2 milk

2 teaspoons of honey

A pinch of cinnamon

Ice

Prep time: 5 minutes

Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yoghurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

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