We’re ready to start the Week 3 of the April Smoothie Challenge! This time, we’ll make breakfast smoothies that should hold you over until lunchtime or your mid-morning snack.
If you missed our first post where introduced our April Smoothie Challenge, check it out here. Then, go ahead and join our Facebook group where we’ll be sharing all our recipes and fun ideas to make tasty and healthy smoothies throughout the month of April.
We have a special theme for each week of the April Smoothie Challenge. The theme for the Week 1 was Perfect Recovery Smoothies. The theme for the Week 2 of the April Smoothie Challenge was Veggie-Based Smoothies.
The theme for the Week 3 of the April Smoothie Challenge is Breakfast Smoothies.
Week 3: Breakfast Smoothies
It’s important to have a good breakfast that fills us up for hours. That way we have enough fuel in our bodies to hold us over until lunch, so that we can focus on whatever we are doing–working, running errands or working out.
Smoothies can be a great way to start the day, but a lot of them simply aren’t filling enough to keep the hunger at bay for hours. We don’t want to be hungry an hour after the first meal of the day! That’s why these breakfast smoothies you’ll find in this post are richer, more filling and often higher in calories. For the same reason, some of them come call for more ingredients.
Breakfast smoothies may take a bit more work, but by setting everything ready the night before, whipping up the breakfast smoothie isn’t going to take long.
Our Favorite Breakfast Smoothies
Here are three breakfast smoothies that we’re loving right now. All recipes are meant for one person.
Energizing Avocado-Cacao Smoothie
- 1.5 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup almond milk, other nut milk or regular milk
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1-2 Medjool dates
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Ice, if you want your smoothie cold
Chop the dates into small pieces. Soak the dates and coconut flakes in milk for about 10 minutes to get smoother texture. Put all the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if you like!
Almond Quinoa Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1 cup almond milk, other nut milk or regular milk
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 small grated carrot
- 1 tbsp saved unsweetened coconut
- 0.5 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1/4 tsp of each: cinnamon, ground ginger and cardamom
Soak raisins in almond milk for ten minutes or overnight. That way you get smoother consistency. Blend all the ingredients together. Garnish with chia seeds, coconut flakes or almonds.
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other milk
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Ice to taste
Optional: Add a scoop of protein powder or some Greek yogurt if you want to up the protein content on this smoothie.
Blend all the ingredients together except for the ice. Add in ice cubes one at a time until the smoothie has reached your desired consistency. Enjoy!
Feel free to adjust the ingredients of these smoothies to meet your own taste buds or macro goals.
We hope you like these smoothies as much as we do! Try these recipes out and share your favorite recovery smoothie recipes in our Facebook group throughout the next week.