Breakfast Smoothies That Will Last Till Lunch

You probably bought that food processor a long time ago and it’s now sitting at the back of your cabinet. It might be happy there but it’s time to let it see the light of day – especially during breakfast – with these easy protein-packed, high in antioxidants and healthy smoothies that will definitely help you last through till lunch.

You can easily meal prep in mason jars a week before but these smoothie recipes are ready to prepare and consume in under 10 minutes! Oh…did we also mention that it helps regulate bowel movement?

Please note that we are using marine collagen in our recipes as an alternative protein source besides whey and soy powders as not everyone is able to consume daily amounts of phytoestrogens. For the vegan option, just omit it or simply add in more of your choice of protein (e.g. chia seeds or soy protein)

All Rounder

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If you only want to follow ONE recipe, this is the one for all your breakfast needs. It covers protein, carbs, fibre and, essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium and iron.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup blueberries (can be substituted with cherries/ blackberries/ 1 tbsp a├žai powder)
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup kale leaves
1/2 cup kombucha (any flavour of choice)
1/2 cup coconut water
1 banana
1 scoop protein powder
1 serving collagen powder (as per manufacturer’s instructions)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp psyllium husk
1/2 avocado, roughly scooped
4 tbsp plain low fat yoghurt (can be substituted with half a block of soft tofu as a vegan version)
1 tsp macha powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
stevia or honey or maple syrup to taste

Method:

  1. Place the vegetables, berries, banana, avocado, kombucha and coconut water into the food processor. Pulse it a few times until most of the vegetables have been blitzed into the liquids. Continue to process until it is relatively smooth.
  2. Add in the chia seeds first to allow it to soak before adding all the various powders and yoghurt. DO NOT add in the psyllium husk yet as you do not want the mixture to become too slimy. Add in your choice of sweetener and process until everything is combined.
  3. Add in the psyllium husk and give it the final processing to ensure that everything is smooth.
  4. Serve.

Berry Power

This smoothie is chockfull of antioxidants from berries and it is also the fruit that naturally sweetens the smoothie, so you will find yourself adding less honey or any other choice of sweetener.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup cherries
1/2 cup raspberries or strawberries
1/2 cup kombucha
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 avocado, roughly scooped
1 scoop protein powder
1 serving collagen powder (as per manufacturer’s instructions)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp psyllium husk
4 tbsp plain low fat yoghurt (can be substituted with half a block of soft tofu as a vegan version)
1 tsp chlorophyll powder
stevia or honey or maple syrup to taste

Method:

  1. Place all the fruits, avocado, kombucha and juice into the food processor. Pulse a few times before processing it until relatively smooth.
  2. Add in the chia seeds, powders, yoghurt and sweetener. Process until fully incorporated.
  3. Add in the psyllium husk last and then process until well combined.
  4. Serve.

Cold Begone!

This is a great liquid meal if you’re down with the cold or a flu as it helps to replenish fluids that you have lost while sick, ensures that you’re well hydrated and contains vitamins and minerals to help chase away the bug. The black pepper and fats in the milk as well as the yoghurt helps the curcumin in the turmeric to be even more readily absorbed by the body while the manuka honey also acts as an antibiotic.

Ingredients:

1 tsp turmeric powder
1 pinch black pepper
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp almond butter
1/2 tbsp manuka honey (preferably UMF 30+ and above)
1/2 cup ginger kombucha
1/2 cup low fat milk
1 orange, sliced
1/2 banana
1/3 cup dates, chopped
1/2 avocado, roughly scooped
1 scoop protein powder
1 serving collagen powder (as per manufacturer’s instructions)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp psyllium husk
4 tbsp plain low fat yoghurt (can be substituted with half a block of soft tofu as a vegan version)
1 tsp chlorophyll powder

Method:

  1. Put in the fruits (including the dates), avocado, almond butter, kombucha and milk in the processor. Pulse a few times before processing until relatively smooth.
  2. Add in the powders, black pepper, chia seeds, yoghurt and honey. Process again until everything is fully combined.
  3. Add in the psyllium husk last and process until smooth.
  4. Serve.

Chocolate Delight

Yes, we all love our chocolate and here’s a guilt-free way to enjoy a sweet treat, which will set the mood straight for the day!

Ingredients:

1 cup spinach
1/2 cup raw cacao nibs
1 banana
1/2 cup nut milk (we prefer hazelnut milk)
1/2 cup kombucha
1 tbsp chocolate powder
1 tbsp
1/3 cup dates, chopped
1/2 avocado, roughly scooped
1 scoop protein powder
1 serving collagen powder (as per manufacturer’s instructions)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp psyllium husk
4 tbsp plain low fat yoghurt (can be substituted with half a block of soft tofu as a vegan version)
1 tsp chlorophyll powder

Method:

  1. Put in the fruits (including the dates), spinach, cacao nibs, avocado, kombucha and nut milk in the processor. Pulse a few times before processing until relatively smooth.
  2. Add in the powders, chia seeds and yoghurt. Process again until everything is fully combined.
  3. Add in the psyllium husk last and process until smooth.
  4. Serve.

 

Go on and whip out your food processor and start your day right! Of course, it does not mean that these smoothies can only be for breakfast as it has sufficient calories to replace lunch or even dinner! Do remember that variety is the key to a healthy diet and works best with an exercise regime!


Photo credits: Delightful Vegans, Pixabay, Popsugar

 

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