Stuck For Healthy Breakfast Ideas? Try Our Protein Packed Ultimate Smoothie Recipe
- 1 medium banana
- ½ cup of berries
- ½ cup of leafy greens
- 2 tbsp nut butter
- ¼ cup of Greek yoghurt
- 1/3 cup of milk or milk alternative
- 1/3 cup High Protein Breakfast Superfoods
Smoothies are a great breakfast idea for busy people. They are fast to throw together, easy to modify if you don’t have the exact ingredients and can even be made the night before!
This healthy smoothie recipe includes protein, fibre, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals to fuel your morning and keep you full for longer. We call this recipe the “ultimate smoothie recipe” because it’s impossible to mess up, tastes great, and is nutrient dense.
Once you’ve memorised the measurements of each ingredient, you can swap in alternatives to and ensure you never get bored at breakfast.
Are Breakfast Smoothies Healthy?
Smoothies that contain whole ingredients such as fruits, unsalted nut butter, low-fat yoghurts, and superfoods are a great healthy breakfast option. However, a smoothie is only as healthy as the individual foods that go into it. Refrain from adding sweeteners or sugary drink powders into your smoothy to reduce your sugar intake.
Benefits Of A Breakfast Smoothie
Breakfast smoothies require very little prep time as there’s no cooking involved. All you need is a blender and a few measuring spoons. Once you know what ingredients you need on hand, you can make your breakfast smoothie in less than five minutes. Then it’s ready for you to take out the door!
Breakfast smoothies are great for people who don’t like to eat breakfast straight away. You can take your smoothie with you to the office, gym, or on your commute and drink it throughout the morning or as you get hungry.
The best part about this breakfast smoothie is that it is excellent for curbing mid-morning hunger. This healthy recipe is packed with ingredients that will keep you full and give you all the nutrients your body needs for a healthy start.
Ultimate Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
Make sure you have these ingredients on hand to create your healthy breakfast smoothie.
Fruit: Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, contain lots of fibre, are naturally sweet, and pair well with lots of other flavours. To save time, peel and cut a bunch of bananas and place them in the freezer. This recipe contains berries which are a great source of antioxidants. You can add fresh or frozen strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries; the flavour and nutrient value will stay the same.
Milk: Milk alternatives have risen in popularity over the last five years. Many milk alternatives are lower in protein than regular cow’s milk, and lower in calories and sugar. We recommend choosing a milk or milk alternative based on taste, and any environmental or ethical concerns you may have. We love oat milk for the taste and milk alternatives as they are thinner than cow’s milk.
Nut Butter: Whether you like peanut butter, almond butter, or a nut butter blend, adding just 2 tbsp to your smoothie gives you a hit of protein as well as numerous vitamins and minerals. The key to picking a healthy nut butter is looking for one with zero added sugar, a high amount of protein per serving, and low salt. Peanut butter generally has the highest protein, while almond butter is slightly lower in protein but high in minerals and monounsaturated fats.
Yoghurt: Greek yoghurt is an excellent source of protein and a key ingredient to helping your smoothie keep you full. Lower in sugar than most commercial types of yoghurt, adding ¾ cup to a smoothie each day adds 6gm of protein to your diet. Yoghurt also helps thicken up your smoothie and creates a delicious creamy texture.
Leafy Greens: Breakfast smoothies are a great way to sneak a handful of leafy greens into your diet. The other ingredients completely mask the taste entirely while you get fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Baby spinach is one of our favourite varieties of leafy greens to add.
Superfoods: Add 1/3 cup of your favourite superfoods to this smoothie for the ultimate healthy start. We like to add High Protein Breakfast Superfood as its nutrient-dense, contains whole food ingredients and is an excellent source of protein.
Place all of the ingredients together in a blender and mix for 1 minute or until smooth. To make the smoothie thinner add more milk or milk alternative and blend for an additional 25 seconds. Serve on its own or over ice for a chilled drink.