healthy breakfast ideas

Good Morning Smoothie

This was my very quick, very tasty and very nutritious breakfast today. I especially like having smoothies when I’m not particularly hungry in the morning, but don’t want to skip breakfast. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do and feel great all morning after starting your day with this combo!

Ingredients (Serves 1):

  • 1 cup organic plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 8 organic blackberries
  • 10 walnuts
  • 2 tbsp wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender
  2. Blend for about 1 minute
  3. Enjoy!

Simple Strawberry Smoothie

A friend and I were recently venting to each other how we just can’t seem to find a flavored yogurt with a more reasonable amount of sugar – almost all of the brands have 20-something grams of sugar or more per 6-8 oz serving. That is a lot of sugar for such a small amount of food. Of course, some of the sugar (about 11 grams) is naturally occurring and plain yogurt will have about that much, but we’re talking about another 10-20 grams per serving! (Yogurts with artificial sweeteners were not even considered in the convo since they’re definitely not on the healthy list.)

Our talk inspired me to make a yogurt smoothie with just the right amount of natural sweetness last night.

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 16 oz plain whole milk organic yogurt
  • 4-5 large ripe strawberries
  • 1 tbsp of honey (or less if you like)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Mix for about 30 seconds
  3. Enjoy!

This smoothie turned out tasting SO similar to strawberry ice cream. It was really delicious, but it was also light and refreshing (unlike ice cream). Simple yet really satisfying. I thought it was worth mentioning. Unfortunately, I totally forgot to take a picture of the finished product – I was too busy guzzling it down :)

Favorite New Smoothie

So simple: 1 banana + 1 cup frozen pineapple* + 14 fl oz coconut milk + 2 tbsp chia seeds and blend for a minute or two. So easy and sooo yummy! (Serves 1-2)


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*You could use fresh pineapple too, but I like using frozen for the texture and temperature effects