In the morning I just don’t have time to make a big fancy breakfast for myself. But I still want to get some good food into me to fuel my body for the busy day ahead. I like to make this quick and healthy breakfast smoothie instead of a big fancy breakfast!
I normally make the same smoothie every time I have one because it’s just so delicious! I’ll go over the exact amounts of each item below, but first I want to tell you why I add each one and why it’s so good for your body.
Blueberries are one of the best berries for you! They are packed with antioxidants that will scavenge for free radicals in your body. Free radicals cause damage to your body’s cells and the antioxidants in blueberries help to get rid of them!
Chia seeds also contain antioxidants. They also are an excellent source of plant-based protein which helps you to feel fuller longer and give your body energy. Chia seeds also contain a good source of plant-based omega-3’s which are essential for proper brain functioning. As a busy mom of three, I definitely need all the brain power I can get!
I usually use frozen mango in my smoothies because I live in a northern climate where you can’t get fresh mango easily. The mangos at the grocery stores are often under-ripe, way too fibrous, and sour. Frozen mango is harvested at its peak in ripeness and then frozen so you get all the nutrients and flavour without having to live in the tropics.
Mangos have enzymes in them that can help with digestion which is why I add them to my smoothie. We can eat all the good food we want, but if we don’t have the proper enzymes to absorb the nutrients then we won’t get the benefits!
I add two pitted Medjool dates to my smoothies to add sweetness. Dates are also great for bone health since they contain bone-building minerals like phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Bananas add wonderful texture and flavour to smoothies and are often used in smoothie recipes. But bananas are more than just yummy! Bananas have loads of Vitamin C in them which is essential for proper immune function.
Spirulina is an amazing algae that is packed with nutrients. I use it because it is an easily absorbable plant-based source of iron and Omega-3’s. It also contains loads of B Vitamins and antioxidants.
Barley Grass Juice Powder
Barley grass juice powder is also extremely high in Vitamin C, like bananas, which is beneficial for the immune system. It is also high in many other key nutrients that help to support the immune system, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and enzymes.
Beet Root Powder
Beets are naturally high in free-radical scavenging antioxidants that are protective of heart health. And heart health is something even the young should be paying attention to! Beetroot powder supports healthy blood pressure this is because it contains nitrates that are vasodilators. This is a fancy term meaning that it helps to keep your blood vessels open so that blood can easily pump through.
So how much of everything would I add to this quick and healthy breakfast smoothie? Here’s the recipe!
Quick And Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
– 2 bananas
– 1 cup blueberries
– 1 Tbsp chia seeds
– 2 pitted Medjool dates
– 1 cup frozen mango chunks
– ½ tsp spirulina powder
– ½ tsp barley grass juice powder
– ¼ tsp beetroot powder
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or Ninja and add enough water to come to 2” below the top of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy in a tall mason jar with a stainless steel straw!
The best part? I can easily take this breakfast with me in the car, to do chores, to sit at my desk, or drink it while I do morning school work with the kids.
Do you make smoothie for breakfast? If so, what do you put into the blender?
Quick And Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Medjool dates pitted
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 tsp barley grass juice powder
- 1/2 tsp spirulina powder
- 1/2 tsp beetroot powder
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or Ninja and add enough water to come to 2” below the top of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy in a tall mason jar with a stainless steel straw!
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