Healthy Breakfast Smoothie (No Banana, Paleo, Whole30)Loaded with fuel this healthy breakfast smoothie without banana is a sure-fire way to kick off the morning. Kid-approved, this green breakfast smoothie is naturally sweetened and boosted with collagen powder to provide an energizing, healthy breakfast idea. A refreshing, real-food-based green breakfast smoothie is the best way to kick off your day! Moreover, this healthy breakfast smoothie is:
- easy to make
- great for on the go days
- sweetened naturally
- protein powder-free
- great for kids
Are Smoothies Good For Breakfast?Yes! However, it depends on how you make them. A smoothie loaded with fruit is delicious... but it won't tide you over. Instead, when opting for a healthy breakfast smoothie, make sure your smoothie contains: Healthy fats: stay full, satiated, and for kids help boost brain health by ensuring that your morning smoothie has a few healthy fats in it Protein: protein not only revs up our system in the morning but also helps keep us full. For this reason, this smoothie contains lots of plant-based protein, it also has a scoop of collagen powder. Collagen is a beneficial part of bone broth and wonderful for your hair, skin, and nails. However, unlike bone broth, it doesn’t taste like well, bone broth. Similarly, collagen powder is odorless and flavorless. Plus, if ethically sourced one of the purest forms of protein you can give to your kids! I grab my collagen from Perfect Supplements and while I love their big tub of powder, I love the individual packets even more! A Fruit To Veg Ratio: fruits help keep a smoothie sweet but too many and it's sugar overload. Furthermore, to learn more about how to build your own healthy smoothie, visit this step-by-step guide.
What Can You Use Instead Of Bananas In Smoothies?While bananas do help keep smoothies creamy they're not the only option! This healthy breakfast smoothie is made without banana and is perfectly creamy and sweet. Instead of bananas, it uses a combo of avocados and coconut milk to maintain a good texture. Likewise, it uses dried figs to prove a natural sweetness.
Flavor & Texture Of The Green Breakfast SmoothieThis healthy, green breakfast smoothie is... tropical! Because it uses freshly squeezed orange and lime juice the smoothie comes out extremely refreshing. As for texture, the smoothie itself is creamy but not too thick. As a result, this smoothie isn't one that comes out like ice cream but it's definitely silky.
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FAQs, Tips & SubstitutionsOpt for freshly squeezed juices in place of anything from a box. This smoothie comes out a bit tart from the lime, so if you prefer a sweeter flavor, scale back the lime juice slightly and increase the orange juice. You can easily use a vegan protein powder in this healthy breakfast smoothie in place of the collagen. Know that this will alter the flavor and texture of the smoothie depending on the brand you choose. Likewise, it will also void it as a whole30 recipe.
- 2 dried figs
- 8 ice cubes
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ avocado
- ⅛ cup orange juice (half an orange)
- Juice of ½ a lime
- 1 tablespoon Hemp Hearts
- ⅛ cup coconut milk (from a can)
- 2 scoop collagen powder
- ½ cup water
Kitchen Tools For A Great Breakfast
How To Make The Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Without BananaAdd the fresh juices into the blender first (which makes it easier to blend). Then, add in the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 2-4 minutes until smooth. Tip: if you don't have a high powdered blender you may need to use a tamper to press it down.
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Refreshing Green Breakfast Smoothie (Healthy, Paleo, Whole30)
Loaded with fuel this healthy breakfast smoothie without banana is a sure-fire way to kick off the morning
- Add the freshly squeezed juice followed by the remaining ingredients.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Tip: if you don't have a high powdered blender you may need to use a tamper.
- Opt for freshly squeezed juices in place of anything from a box.
- This smoothie comes out a bit tart from the lime, so if you prefer a sweeter flavor, scale back the lime juice slightly and increase the orange juice.
- You can easily use a vegan protein powder in this healthy breakfast smoothie in place of the collagen. Know that this will alter the flavor and texture of the smoothie depending on the brand you choose. Likewise, it will also void it as a whole30 recipe.
- Nutrition breakdown varies depending on which collagen powder is used.
Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 11gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 523mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1629IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 3mg
More Healthy Smoothie RecipesStaying healthy, fueled, and fit starts with a great breakfast. However, most of us don't exactly have time to spare in the morning. This is why healthy breakfast smoothie recipes can be a life-saver! They're refreshing, energizing, and the best way to get you started for the day.
Nutrient-Dense Smoothie RecipesIf you’re looking to make healthy eating simple, look no further than my e-book Sunday Smoothies where I’ve gathered 15, tasty, superfood-based recipes perfect for busy moms. Every flavor from classic green goddess smoothies to indulgent chocolate, kiwi to chocolate cherry. Likewise, these healthy smoothie recipes all share a few things in common:
- They are healthy and simple to make
- All the recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free
- All of the recipes are real-food based and focus on nutrients and not fillers
- They’re loaded with extras in the form of superfoods