19 September 2019

Energy-boosting breakfast smoothies

Are you wondering how you can get a little extra energy boost at the start of your day? For breakfast, start with morning smoothies to boost energy, caffeine aside! ‘Breakfast’ was a term coined to define the meal you have when you quite literally ‘break your fast’. And when you do break your fast, it is best to start your day on the right foot with an energy-boosting meal that gives you the proper fuel to get through your day.

Energy-boosting smoothies are a great option for breakfast because they give you that boost, they don’t take long to make, you can take them on go, you can add in ingredients depending on your taste for the day, and they are easy to clean up after! Not to mention, they are tasty!

So let’s go on to learn how to make 3 healthy energy-boosting smoothies that will help you power through your day.

Energy boosting smoothie ingredients

You’ll find that the base for many energy-boosting smoothies includes: water, milk or nut milk of your choice, ice, and some type of carb, protein and fat to sustain and keep you energized throughout the start of your day.

  • Simple additions into a smoothie that you can’t taste but that give you nutritional benefits are: frozen zucchini, a handful of fresh spinach, and protein powder.
  • If you want more of a ‘creamy’ smoothie, add in some (or a little extra) avocado.

Energy boosting smoothie recipes

1. Almond Butter smoothie

  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 tbsp. protein powder of your choice
  • Pinch of cinnamon

This almond butter smoothie is very simple. You can keep frozen banana in your fridge to make the smoothie-making process quicker in the mornings, as well!

2. Green smoothie

  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ -1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Bonus: This smoothie doesn’t taste very ‘green’! You can also swap out the almond butter and cinnamon for a bit of fresh ginger for a smoothie that tastes more ‘fresh’. With the carb, fat and protein this energy-boosting smoothie keeps you full and sets your day off on a healthy foot.

Read also: 5 Filling low-calorie snacks

3. Berry smoothie

  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups cup mixed berries
  • ½ cup unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • Pinch vanilla bean

The berry smoothie is a classic, and the addition of the chia seeds gives you a source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. You can add the chia seeds after blending the rest of the smoothie for better consistency, just remember to mix them in!

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