5 Smoothies to Try for Breakfast

Whether you are trying to slim down or you want to jump-start your day without caffeine, sipping a smoothie for breakfast beautifies, revitalizes and energizes your body. Making your own smoothies also saves you money, as juice bars quickly squeeze your wallet dry at $5 or $6 per glass. Here are a few of our early-morning faves.

OJ Shake

Fast and filling, start your day right with this healthy breakfast on the go. Add a scoop of protein powder for post-workout nourishment.

Chocolate Raspberry

Not a morning person? Try this recipe guaranteed to start your day with a smile. Chocolate is good for the sole and raspberries are packed with antioxidants, both of which have positive effects on your mood.

Piña Colada

You don’t have to travel to a tropical beach resort to find the flavor of the islands. This tasty treat is both sweet and satisfying. If you prefer an icier texture, freeze the pineapple slightly before blending.

Peach and Peanut Butter

Thick and creamy yet fun and fresh, this new spin on the classic peanut butter blend makes for a healthy breakfast or a satiating afternoon snack.

Spinach, Avocado and Apple

Green smoothies—they’re all the rage right now. They offer pure nutrition and are healthier than their fruit counterparts. This recipe is low in calories and high in fiber to help you feel fuller, longer.

This is just a small sampling of the many delicious recipes out there. Feel free to substitute ingredients to your liking or concoct your own recipe entirely—you don’t have to be a gourmet chef to create the perfect blend. Simply start with a base of ½ -1 cup of your favorite liquid (orange juice, coconut milk, etc.) then add plain yogurt, nut butters, fresh fruit, flax seeds or greens to the mix. The recipe can be thickened to taste with ¼ – ½ cup of crushed ice.

What are your favorite breakfast smoothie recipes? Share your tried and true creations with our readers.

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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