breakfast Smoothies

Bored with your mundane morning breakfast routine? Take a break from the usual with these delicious breakfast smoothies!

Breakfasts are often hurried affairs for most of us. If you want to make the most of the first meal of the day, with as minimal effort as possible, then breakfast smoothies are what you are looking for. Here are some to help you stay full and energized.

  1. Oats and Fruit Smoothie

A perfect breakfast option for those with busy mornings and a packed day. A smooth blend of banana, strawberry and oats will fill you up and provide you with enough protein power to start the day and power through on the right note.

  1. Mango-Yogurt Smoothie

A simple, super-quick smoothie that gives you a nutritional boost without compromising on the taste. For an extra twist, add a pinch of powdered cinnamon. The yogurt provides cool tanginess and the mango gives a sweet flavor to this quick smoothie. What better way to celebrate the King of Fruits.

     3 . Green Peach Smoothie

Blend together one cup chopped peach, one cup baby spinach, one banana, one tablespoon ginger and one cup milk. Make this smoothie a regular part of your mornings especially if you would like to detox your body, while giving yourself a powerful start to the day.

  1. Tropical Twist

Add a fresh, tropical twist to your breakfast with this citrusy, three-ingredient smoothie. Blend together fresh orange, chunks of pineapple and blueberries till smooth. This vitamin laden smoothie will provide you with a delicious start to a beautiful day. It also packs in a good deal of antioxidants that work wonders on your body.

  1. Yogurt-Pistachio Smoothie

Manic mornings with no time to peel or chop? This classic Indian smoothie, locally called lassi, is the solution to those super busy A.M. hours. Try this cool blend of yogurt with fresh ginger and pistachios; add honey or sugar if you prefer it sweet. Whip up this frothy treat in a jiffy for a quick pick-me-up in the morning.

  1. The Four-Ingredient Smoothie

Use apple juice, yogurt, strawberries and chopped mangoes to put together this healthy breakfast drink; for added Vitamin C, add a kiwi to the blend.

  1. Berry Good Smoothie

Smooth together raspberries, strawberries and blueberries for this eye-catching, mouth-watering smoothie that will keep you energized through the day. Add a dash of lemon and honey for a sweeter and healthier version.

  1. 24 ‘Carrot’ Smoothie

Carrot adds a dash of flavor and color to this fresh fruit smoothie, as also a healthy dose of Vitamin A. Blend together chopped carrot, pineapple chunks, oranges and coconut flakes for a breakfast that is worth its weight in gold.

  1. Cucumber Cooler

Cucumber, apple juice and fresh mint leaves make this smoothie a cool favorite with those who prefer to drink their breakfast. This low-calorie smoothie helps you stay hydrated and lose weight without compromising on nutrition.

  1. Chocolate Smoothie

This sinful chocolate smoothie indulges your sweet tooth without being unhealthy. It is ideal for long, lazy Sundays when you want to have a heavy breakfast but are also in the mood for a smoothie. Blend together dark chocolate, bananas and peanut butter with cold milk; add a dash of vanilla and crushed ice if you are really in a mood to chill out.

So, if you want to start your day on the right note, watch your weight or are just averse to having a meal at breakfast, a power-packed smoothie may be just the thing for you!

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Archana Rao-D’Cruz: A lady who wears many hats. A teacher by profession, a scientist by training and a writer by choice! Archana is the author of two books – ‘Some See the Stars, a MAD journey’ and ‘Raising Readers’. She blogs at A League of Laid-Back Mothers.