For the hard working person on the go, finding time to eat properly in the morning can be difficult. Protein smoothies are a great way to keep yourself full until lunch whilst filling yourself up on the nutrients that make life easier each day.
Here, we present you with five ideas for smoothies to start your day right:
1. Berry smoothie
Berries are the best source of many vitamins, and their slightly sour flavor will give a great twist on any smoothie recipe. Berries are very easy to mix using a Vitamix blender, and by adding vanilla extract and honey along with milk, you can create the perfect breakfast smoothie to start the day. The perfect kind of berries for this option are blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
2. Peanut butter and jelly smoothie
This might sound like a strange flavor for a smoothie but you’d be surprised at how well it works. Rather than take the time to make a sandwich in the morning, you can turn this classic into a beverage by blitzing it in a blender. Just combine peanut butter, strawberry preserves, banana and milk, and you have yourself an easy way to get a good meal in before you leave the house.
3. Green smoothie
Green smoothies are all the rage, thanks to the vitamins and minerals they contain. These are a great way to get a good serving of iron, in particular, thanks to the spinach that you use. Just combine the spinach with banana, pineapple, avocado and milk, then you have yourself a nutrient-rich, iron infused protein smoothie that will give you a great energy boost and will help you get through your day without fatigue.
4. Super smoothie
More and more each day, we are looking for ways that we can get the vitamins and minerals we need. There is no better way to do that than to have a smoothie full of superfoods. These foods, that include blueberries and bananas, are full of vitamin C and potassium, which are essential for giving your body the fuel it needs to perform complex thinking tasks and stay healthy each day. Not only that, but they taste great when mixed with honey, milk, vanilla and a splash of lemon juice. Your body will thank you.
5. Shamrock smoothie
For another take on the green smoothie idea, you can use kale rather than spinach. Kale has become very popular for people who value their health, as the green leaves are packed richly with vitamins and all sorts of other good nutrients for your body, such as iron. Though the flavor of kale might be hard to get used to, you can combine it with avocado, honey, mint and milk to turn it into a delicious drink that you can have any time.
Keeping yourself healthy might seem like a task you need to plan carefully, but by throwing some nutrient rich foods in a blender you can actually make this task far easier. Smoothies have become the power drink of choice for busy people, and starting your day with one of these delicious protein-rich drinks will keep you full until lunchtime and get your day started off right. Use our guide to concoct the perfect smoothie to start your day.