8 Healthy Fruit Smoothies for an Easy Breakfast
Wake up and blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day.
Strawberries are powerhouses of healthy immune-boosting nutrients. In addition to being low in calories and high in vitamin C and potassium, berries are high in fibre, making them an excellent way to keep you full with this healthy fruit smoothie recipe from breakfast until lunch. Snag the recipe for a Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothie from our recipe collection.
Beets in this healthy fruit smoothie produce nitric acid, which helps to increase blood flow throughout your body—including to your brain. MRIs done on older adults showed that after eating a high-nitrate diet (including beet juice), these adults had more blood flow to the white matter of their frontal lobes. Check out our smoothies section for the recipe for Berry-Beet Smoothie.
Flaxseeds are packed with fibre and loaded with lignans, which have been shown to slow down tumour growth in women with breast cancer. They also contain magnesium to help control blood sugar and omega-3 fatty acids to lower triglycerides and reduce inflammation. Get the recipe for Berry-Flaxseed Smoothie. Then, top your favourite fruits for a mouthwatering smoothie bowl.
Blueberry-orange yogurt smoothie
Both fresh orange juice and blueberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fibre. A half-cup of freshly squeezed orange juice provides roughly the same amount of nutrients found in the fresh fruit, but much of the pulp and membranes are strained out of most commercial brands, so you lose out on most of the fibre and flavonoids. Get the recipe for Blueberry-Orange Yogurt Smoothie.