This simple green breakfast smoothie is loaded with healthy fruit, greens and superfoods for a perfect morning detox!
If you follow along on my Instagram stories, you probably know that I often share my “daily greens” smoothie in the morning. I love starting my mornings off with a simple green breakfast smoothie. Especially in the warmer months, there’s nothing better than hydrating your body in the morning with a healthy and nourishing smoothie!
Usually, my mornings start off with a glass of lemon water, followed by my morning cup of coffee or matcha tea. (depending on how I’m feeling) Then I take 30-60 minutes to do a workout or some yoga before having breakfast. I prefer working out on an empty stomach because if I eat before exercising, I can feel the food in my stomach. It’s definitely a personal preference, and I know some people who prefer to have a light breakfast before a workout.
After I finish exercising or my morning yoga practice, I usually opt for a green smoothie. One of my favourite things about a green smoothie is that you get to kick off your day with a serving of leafy greens…and you can’t even taste it!
Some tips on making a green smoothie
How to make a green smoothie for weight loss
Smoothies are a great breakfast option if you are looking to lose some weight. They are light and fresh and loaded with healthy ingredients. The only problem is some smoothies can be loaded with a ton of sugar and some smoothies you buy at a smoothie shop are way oversized.
To keep sugar to a minimum, try adding less than 1 cup of fruit in total to your smoothie. Use ingredients like frozen cauliflower or frozen zucchini to help bulk up your smoothie. Then for the liquid, avoid adding juice which has a ton of extra sugar, and instead opt for some sugar-free nut milk or water.
How to make a green smoothie taste good
When you’re making a green smoothie, you want to be careful with how much veggies you add to it. If you add in too much kale, you may end up with a smoothie that tastes like…well, kale!
I generally add about a handful of kale or spinach to my green smoothies, which I find is the perfect amount. Another trick to making a green smoothie taste good…pineapple! I’m telling you, there is no better fruit to add to a green smoothie than pineapple! It is sweet and it adds such a great flavour to the smoothie.
Green smoothie benefits
There are so many amazing benefits of drinking a green smoothie! This simple green breakfast smoothie can:
- Boost immunity
- Improve digestion
- Help you get your daily serving of veggies
- Glowing skin
- High in many vitamins & minerals
Green smoothie add-ins
When I make a green smoothie, I usually switch up which types of superfoods I’ll add in. I usually like to start by adding in some plant-based protein powder, chia seeds and hemp seeds. Then I move on to adding a few of my favourite superfood powders.
For this, the options are limitless! You can add some turmeric powder, maca powder or baobab powder just to name a few. (These are of course optional, and your smoothie will still be super healthy without these additions!)
This simple green breakfast smoothie is so versatile, you can pretty much add in or swap out any ingredients you like! If you’re curious about how to balance a green smoothie, mind body green shared this great article on that topic!Print
A simple and healthy green breakfast smoothie that will leave you feeling your best!
- 1 small banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 handful kale or spinach
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp plant-based protein powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup almond milk
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
Pour into a glass and serve.
Add in your favourite superfoods to this smoothie like turmeric, spirulina and maca powder.
Substitute frozen cauliflower for the frozen banana if you’d like a low-sugar smoothie option.
I recommend using unflavoured or vanilla protein powder.
- Calories: 305