7 Nutritious Breakfast Smoothies for Each Day of the Week
Nutritious smoothies made with fruit, vegetables, cereals, and nuts are a great option for breakfast. Plus, they help you get a good number of vitamins from the very first moment of the day. Studies like this one published in the CYTA Journal of Food show that you should never skip breakfast because it provides a significant part of the energy that you need to get through the day.
This way, you can increase your energy levels, feel more awake, and prevent a number of illnesses that can affect your quality of life.
In this article, discover 7 recipes for nutritious, delicious and healthy breakfast smoothies, one for each day of the week!
What benefits do smoothies offer?
Smoothies are simple, natural recipes that are really healthy because they:
- Provide us with energy.
- Help us to feel fuller and lose weight more easily.
- Help balance the digestive system and improve intestinal transit.
- Improve the appearance of the skin, hair, and nails.
- Help reduce pain and inflammation.
- Strengthen your immune system.
- Have a high anti-oxidant content, which helps prevent aging.
What do you need?
There are many different types of smoothies and you should make them out of seasonal and local fruits and vegetables. This way, your ingredients will be of a higher quality and value, and you’ll get more nutrients.
You can vary these smoothies to make new ones, make sure you don’t get bored with them, and try out which ingredients are the best for your taste and health.
To make these breakfast smoothies, all you need is a blender and 10 minutes per day. Once done, you can drink them for breakfast in the first hour of the day, or even later in the morning if you’re still hungry.
7 healthy and delicious smoothies
1. Apple and chia
This smoothie is ideal for protecting your heart and combating constipation naturally, without taking harsh laxatives.
- According to this study from the University of Talca (Chile), apples could help prevent cardiovascular problems.
- Chia has a laxative effect thanks to their high fiber content. In a study from the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, chia seeds can also protect the heart and help prevent diabetes.
2. Avocado and cocoa
The combination of avocado and cocoa results in a creamy, delicious mixture.
- Avocado is a great source of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system according to a study from the Havana Superior Institute of Medical Sciences
- It also provides protein and essential fatty acids.
3. Banana, oats, and cinnamon
A study from the M.S. Ramaiah Medical College in Bengaluru, Indian, found that cinnamon is a powerful antimicrobial. Bananas, for their part, contain high levels of potassium, which help prevent muscle cramps, according to this study from the Evangelismo Hospital in Athens, Greece.
- The bananas and oats provide the creaminess to this smoothie, while the cinnamon adds a nice touch of spice.
- We recommend you use Ceylon cinnamon, which is the most aromatic and medicinal variety.
4. Pineapple and pear
5. Papaya and prunes
The mixture of papaya and prunes, which you’ll need to soak overnight, produces a creamy, sweet, and curative smoothie which is fantastic for the digestive tract, according to a report from the Gastroenterology Unit at the Huesca Hospital.
It can also improve gut health. If you add some papaya seeds, it can even help fight intestinal parasites, according to this study from the Michael Okpara Agricultural University in Nigeria.
6. Coconut and strawberries
Coconuts are rich in healthy fats. Meanwhile, strawberries are a powerful antioxidant, according to a study from the Mexican Center for Research, Food, and Development. The two combine perfectly to create a delicious, curative smoothie.
We recommend sweetening it with a little stevia or honey to balance the acidity.
7. Figs, vanilla, and rice milk
This smoothie is smooth, delicious and good for the digestive system. Its flavors are also simple, so even people who aren’t used to smoothies will love it.
The sweetness and texture of fresh figs (or dried, though they will need to be soaked) combined with the flavor of vanilla extract, and the smoothness of the rice milk results in a smoothie that you can drink at any time of the day.
As you can see, there are so many possibilities and potential combinations for nutritious, enjoyable breakfast smoothies. Try them now and mix it up so you don’t get tired of any one in particular.