You’ve heard it said several times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is so true as it gives your body a wake up call and gets your system working. However even more important than breakfast is what you have for breakfast. For so many years, I have had fruit smoothies for breakfast and I can’t tell you how energizing it is. Fruit smoothies are however not limited to breakfast as they can be enjoyed at any time of the day. A chilled glass of smoothies is always a refreshing drink after a workout routine. The beauty of fruit smoothies is that there is no real recipe for it. Just throw in a combination of fruits of your choice, blend and enjoy. This recipe also has some plain Greek yogurt which helps with digestion.
(1) Fresh Fruits (You can also make use of frozen fruits)
(2) 3 Tablespoons of Plain Greek Yogurt
(3) 1/4 Cup of Milk (Full or Reduced Fat)
(4) Honey or Dates for Sweetener (Optional)
Note: You can use any combination of fruits. You can also throw in some vegetables. I love to change things up and use different fruit combinations everyday. Plus, each fruit has a different nutrient combination. Changing things up will help ensure that you take advantage of of the various nutrients contained in the different fruits.
(1) Slice the fruits into manageable chunks and place in your blender or smoothie maker.
(2) Add the yogurt, milk and honey (if using).
(3) Blend and enjoy. Its that simple.
Other smoothie Ideas:
Berry Blast Smoothie: (Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Cherry Tomato, Carrots, Avocado, Greek Yogurt, Milk and Honey)
Orange Smoothie (Cantaloupe Melon, Apricots, Banana, Kumquats, Milk and Greek Yogurt)
Tropical Smoothie (Papaya, Kiwi, Mango, Banana, Tamamoro, Persimmon, Goat’s Milk, Greek Yogurt and a hint of Mint)
Green Smoothies with Spinach added to it.