Who has time in the morning to cook a whole big breakfast? I know that I only have a few minutes between waking up and sitting down at my desk, and many other people have to DRIVE to work!
There’s nothing like a quick breakfast to start the day out right. What could be better than a fruit smoothie for breakfast? Fruit smoothies are loaded with sugar to give you the energy you need first thing in the morning, plus most of them have some sort of protein–thanks to the milk and yoghurt used as the smoothie base.
With this quick and easy “meal”, you’re ready for a morning of work. Here are a few of my favorite frozen fruit smoothie recipes–recipes you can make quickly and easily. Best of all, they’re ABSOLUTELY delicious!
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
This is the PERFECT banana milkshake-style smoothie, with just the right amount of peanut butter thrown in to add that “delicious” factor. Make it with frozen bananas, and it comes out to the consistency of a wonderful banana ice cream. It’s the perfect smoothie to start the day with a kick of protein, fat, and carbs.
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 to 3 frozen bananas
- Peanut butter
- To begin, throw two of the frozen bananas into the blender with the milk. Blend until it is nice and thick. Your blender should be able to blend the smoothie easily at this point.
- Now, drop a spoonful or two of peanut butter, along with ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract. Blend again until the smoothie is properly mixed, and drop in the last banana to thicken the smoothie. By the time you’re done, you may have to use a spoon to scoop the smoothie out of the blender!
Strawberry Granola Smoothie
This is one of the most delicious frozen fruit smoothie recipes I have EVERtried. The tartness of the strawberries is offset by the sweetness of the granola, and it’s a rick, thick smoothie that will fill you up in no time. With plenty of carbs and a bit of extra protein, you’ve got the perfect high-calorie smoothie to start the day out just right.
- 1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries
- 2 cups of milk
- Homemade granola
Place the strawberries into the blender, along with 1 ½ cups of milk. Add in the granola, and turn the blender on puree. If the smoothie is too thick, add a bit more water to make it a nicely liquid drink. (It shouldn’t be so thick that you have to struggle to drink it.)
Mango Yoghurt Smoothie
Mango is one of the healthiest fruits around, as it’s loaded with fiber, Vitamin C, and lots of other healthy nutrients. The fruit makes for one of my favorite frozen fruit smoothie recipes, and adding it into a drink with yoghurt gives me just the right amount of protein for a mid-afternoon snack. If I need to make it through the rest of my day WITHOUT eating a dinner, this is the smoothie for me!
- 2 fresh mangoes
- 1 cup of yoghurt
- 1 small can of peaches
To begin, you’ll need to peel and cut the fresh mangoes. (You never want to use canned mango, as it has a horrid flavor! Always buy the fruit fresh and freeze it yourself.)
Here is the easy way to peel and cut a mango…
Pour the yoghurt into the blender, and drop in a couple of peach slices. Add a couple tablespoons of water, and drop in half of the frozen mango. Blend and add more of the frozen mango until your smoothie is the right consistency for you.
Pina Colada Smoothie
There’s nothing quite like a pina colada to help you cool off on a hot summer day! When sitting around the pool, this smoothie will be the perfect drink to keep away both dehydration and the summer heat. Plus, the Vitamin C from the pineapple will protect your skin from sun damage, and the healthy fats in the coconut milk and the electrolytes in the coconut water will ensure that you have the energy you need to play all day long.
- Cut the half pineapple into small chunks, and put those chunks in the freezer.
- Pour the coconut milk into the blender, and add the coconut water in as well. Remove the frozen pineapples from the freezer, and drop them into the blender. Blend until you get a smooth, thick consistency. Add a spoonful of sugar if you want to make your pina colada smoothie a bit sweeter.
Tropical Berry Smoothie
Blueberries are one of the best antioxidant foods around, and you’ll find that they can do wonders for your health. Adding orange juice to this smoothie makes it a VERY healthy one, as you get plenty of Vitamin C from the orange juice. With the pineapple, you get the tropical flavor you can’t help but love! All in all, it’s a healthy smoothie that will give you a nice energy boost to start the day out right.
- 5 oranges
- 1 pack of blueberries
- ¼ pineapple
- Place the blueberries in the freezer to freeze, and cut the pineapple to freeze as well.
- Slice the oranges in half, and use your orange squeezer or juicer to extract the orange juice. Pour the juice into the blender, and drop in the frozen fruits. Blend and enjoy!
These frozen fruit smoothie recipes are as nutritious as they are delicious, and you’ll find that they’ll be one of the best things to drink in place of a meal or snack.