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Breakfast Fruit Smoothies: Blender Recipes

Drink your Way to Good Health with Breakfast Fruit Smoothies

If you are on a diet to lose weight or improve your overall health, chances are that you've thought of breakfast fruit smoothies as a meal replacement.

Not all smoothies are created equal, however. To create a healthy fruit smoothie, you'll want to pick the best, freshest ingredients and watch the overall fat and sugar content.

Created the right way, fruit smoothies can be an excellent, filling way to start your day. Much healthier than other "grab and go" options, drinking a fruit smoothie can energize you, fill you up and not add inches to your waistline.

We've collected our favorite recipes for breakfast fruit smoothies. Each of these recipes is less than 400 calories and under 8 grams of fat (lower if you go with non-fat milk and light yogurt as a base). Why not fill up with healthy fruits and protein in a smoothie and feel great about your meal?

Put aside the donuts and bagels and let's go with a healthy breakfast ideas. Instead of suffering a sugar rise and crash, you can help even out your blood sugar with yummy treats like these breakfast fruit smoothies!

Banana berry smoothie is delicious in the morning

Banana berry smoothie is delicious in the morning

How to Make a Fruit Smoothie

Single-Serving Smoothie Recipes

At our home, we love fresh fruit smoothies. Even if your favorite fruits are not in season, frozen options are not only available, but also very tasty. In fact, combining fresh and frozen fruits together gives the smoothie a filling, frothy texture.

Basic Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1 c. cold milk
  • 2 c. flavored yogurt
  • 2 c. fresh or frozen fruit (cut into pieces and trimmed of stems and/or cores)
  • 1/2 c. ice cubes

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together for 30-60 seconds, and pour into a chilled glass for best results.

Make 1 fruit smoothie, and takes less than 5 minutes.

Sure, you could drink V-8 or a grande latté, but why risk getting hungry in an hour?

If you like, add a scoop of protein powder, flaxseed or wheat germ to give your smoothie extra "staying power."

Many varieties of breakfast fruit smoothies

Many varieties of breakfast fruit smoothies

Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipes

My kids love fruit and they love smoothies. Here's our favorite recipes for breakfast fruit smoothies. Follow these suggestions, or build on the basic smoothie recipe above with your own ideas for ingredients.

Simply combine the ingredients in a blender and pulse for 30 seconds. You are minutes away from a tasty treat!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie:

  • 2 c. frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1 fresh banana, peeled
  • 1 c. cold milk
  • 2 c. strawberry yogurt
  • 1/2 c. ice cubes

Berry Delicious Smoothie:

  • 1 c. frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1 c. frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 c. each fresh blackberries and fresh blueberries
  • 1 c. cold milk
  • 2 c. blueberry yogurt
  • 1/2 c. ice cubes

Peach Melba Smoothie:

  • 1 c. frozen peaches
  • 1/2 c. fresh raspberries
  • 1 c. cold milk
  • 1 c. peach yogurt
  • 1 c. raspberry yogurt
  • 1/2 c. ice cubes

Orange Tropical Smoothie:

  • 1 c. frozen strawberries
  • 1 c. canned pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 c. frozen orange juice concentrate - slightly thawed
  • 1/2 c. light coconut milk
  • 2 c. vanilla yogurt

Blueberry Kiwi Delight Smoothie:

  • 1 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1 c. fresh kiwi, peeled
  • 1 c. cold milk
  • 2 c. blueberry yogurt
  • 1/2 c. ice cubes

Delicious Fruit Smoothies

Better Nutrition Through Fruit Smoothies

Many women do not get the recommended amount of calcium each day, and most of us fail to eat the 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables that experts say we should on a daily basis. With healthy ingredients in these fruit smoothies, you can achieve better nutrition, and even improve your health.

Be sure to select low-fat or non-fat milk alternatives and light yogurt. Shy away from any smoothie recipe that uses ice cream as a base.... yummy, but deadly for the waistline!

Creating fruit smoothies at home is so easy, why pay extra at a juice or coffee bar? Have fun and experiment to create your own smoothie recipes!

© 2010 Stephanie Marshall

Comments

Matt Dawes from England on February 06, 2013:

Thanks for the ideas! Can't wait to try these! :-)

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 15, 2012:

Thank you! We love smoothies too. Cheers, Steph

SiameseRobot from Boise, ID on June 15, 2012:

Beautiful Hub. I love-love smoothies. Definitely will be trying this!

oliversmum from australia on May 18, 2012:

stephhicks68 Hi. Goodness all your recipes sound and look wonderful. Especially like the strawberry/banana combination.

Thank you for sharing them with us. We will be trying them all. :):)

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 06, 2012:

Thanks vespawoolf! My family loves smoothies for breakfast and snacks. My personal favorite is the Blueberry Kiwi Delight. Best, Steph

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

We have smoothies every morning in our home. Thank you for sharing your recipes ideas! I vote for Berry Delicious and Blueberry Kiwi Delight!

rutley from South Jersey on December 06, 2011:

Great! See what you think of my avocado Smoothie.

mazzastick on January 30, 2011:

We make smoothies at our house often. We use Kefir milk instead of regular yogurt. We also will place vegetables in there as well.

Philipo from Nigeria on June 17, 2010:

Very nice. I was carried away with the pics. Just a cup of drink, I will be ok. Thanks.

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 17, 2010:

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Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 17, 2010:

Mango bananas and OJ sound great in a smoothie! Yum!

ocbill from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice on June 17, 2010:

these do sound very good. I use frozen mango chunks, non-fat milk, banana and oj.

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 16, 2010:

Same here - thanks advisor!

advisor4qb from On New Footing on June 16, 2010:

I am such a smoothie freak! My kids love them too!

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 16, 2010:

Thanks bright - they say "write what you know," and we've been making smoothies at my home for years! Its a great snack too. :-)

Helen Lewis from Florida on June 16, 2010:

Yummy, fantastic hub, Cheers!

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 16, 2010:

Silk is another good option, Enelle! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Hope you enjoy these fruit smoothies (my fav is the orange tropical one) ;-)

Enelle Lamb from Canada's 'California' on June 16, 2010:

You could also substitute 'Silk' if your store carries it. (It is supposed to taste like milk, but is for lactose intolerant people.)

Love the recipes - will definitely have to try these for breaky - they would be great!

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 16, 2010:

Hi cameciob, you can replace cow's milk with soy, if you are lactose intolerant. Or simply use fresh juice (orange or lemonade) for a slightly less thick - but still tasty - smoothie

cameciob on June 16, 2010:

Hi stephhicka...I love smoothies and recently I had a smoothie party for my daughter's birthday. i got the blends and frozen fruits for it and just fallow the recipe. I agree that fresh fruits are better. I have a milk intolerance and I would like to replace tha milk with something else. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you.

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 16, 2010:

My husband is on a smoothie kick right now too! Every morning, I hear the blender fire up. :-)

Bob Diamond RPh from Charlotte, NC USA on June 16, 2010:

I love it when Carla fixes banana and/or blueberry smoothies for breakfast.

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