Three Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Start Your Day Off

1. Pumpkin juice

Pumpkin juice is packed with a ton of omega-3 and antioxidants especially vitamin A. these antioxidants make sure you get through the day.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings
  • Category: drinks

Ingredients

  • ½ fresh pumpkin with the stem and seeds removed, pieces that fit the juicer
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut
  • ½ cup soy, almond or skim milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ avocado, peeled and pitted

Procedure

  • Start by juicing the sweet potato and carrot pieces, and then add the pumpkin
  • Add cinnamon pinch by pinch to your preferable taste
  • Get rid of all solids and strain through a fine mesh sieve
  • Serve immediately in glasses
  • Add ice cubes or blend the juice with ice for a cool, refreshing treat.

2. Berry Melon Blast Smoothie

Within just a short time, you get a blast of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals to give a perfect start to your day.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Yield: 3 cups

Requirements

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cucumber, sliced up
  • 6 strawberries, capped
  • ½ honeydew, peeled and seeds removed
  • ½ cup blueberries

Procedure

  • Blend the ingredients together to a smooth and creamy texture; you can sieve to remove any solid particles.

Bottomline

The cucumber soaks up the sweet flavor, and lightens up the drink.

3. Mega Omega Smoothie

  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drinks

The smoothie comes packed with omega-3, vitamins C & E, phenols and trace minerals to boost your brain function. You also get to enjoy the benefits arising from the incorporated healthy fiber and carbohydrates. Take this for breakfast to push you through the mid morning brain slump.

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled and pitted
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  •  A pinch of coriander
  • ½ lime, peeled
  • ½ cup strawberries, capped
  • ½ cup water

Procedure

  • Add all the ingredients to the blender, and blend it until it is smooth and creamy. Choose a slightly chunky to get something to chew on.

Tips to Enjoy Best Breakfast Smoothies

  • You can store the mixtures in muffin tins for later use. This means when you need a smoothie all you do is toss the mixture in a blender and you are good to go. Opt for silicone muffin cups that are easy to unmold as compared to metal pans.
  • If you are a smoothie fanatics and winter sets in, make sure you use all fruits frozen. If the blender has a problem with blending the frozen fruits, leave them to thaw before chopping them into small pieces.
  • Make sure you know the right amount of liquid to add to the mixture relative to the ingredients. The right amount of liquid reduces the risk of ending up with a watery texture or a sort of paste. The consistency should be thick enough yet light enough to suck it up a straw.
  • Experiment with a wide variety of sweeteners. Most smoothies will make use of sugar, but you can as well try maple syrup, honey, brown sugar and chopped dates. Corn syrup is ideal when you need a sweetener that will mix easily at cold temperatures.
  • You can add some iciness by using frozen fruits or adding ice cubes until you achieve the right iciness.
  • You need to understand that adding ice to a smoothie waters down the mixture. You have to add more sweetener or freeze the main ingredients.
  • Make sure you use a high quality blender for best results. Achieving the elusive velvety texture you find in your smoothie shop requires a quality blender. Try to get a blender whose motors run at over 1,000 watts.

Smoothie All The Way!

The best thing about smoothies is the ease of preparation and the wide range of possibilities you get. Start Cooking with Noah to understand how easy the recipes are, and how delicious a smoothie can be.