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7 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies You Need to Make This Week
Admit it: Oversleeping happens. But having a time-crunched, frazzled morning doesn't mean you should skimp out on breakfast. "It's so important to have a good source of protein in the morning—like low-fat milk, Greek yogurt, or soy milk—to help keep you full and satisfied," says Shoshana Werber, RD. Luckily, these seven healthy breakfast smoothies pack enough protein punch that you can slurp them down knowing you're doing good for your body—now and later.
Alaska from Scratch
Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie
"Berries are always a great fruit—fresh or frozen—to add to smoothies because they are very high in antioxidants and a good source of fiber," Werber says. "Blueberries are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. They're one of the highest-ranking sources of antioxidants, making them a great disease-fighting fruit." An extra scoop? Don't mind if we do.
Get the recipe: Alaska from Scratch
Almond Breakfast Smoothie
"If you prefer almond milk or coconut milk, it's a good idea to add some nut butter or protein powder to your smoothie, since coconut milk and almond milk have less protein than cow's milk or soy milk," Werber says. This smoothie? It's got almond butter and almond milk.
Get the recipe: Hummusapien
Know Your Produce
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
"Avoid juice and use fresh or frozen fruit—whether it be berries, mangoes, or pineapples—to decrease added sugars and increase fiber content," Werber says. "Bananas are an easy smoothie addition and a good source of potassium."
Get the recipe: Know Your Produce
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Intense Workout High-Protein Smoothie
"Adding a healthy fat like nuts or nut butters is a good way to add flavor and keep you satiated for longer," Werber says. They'll pack a little protein, too, though you don't want to go overboard since they're so high in calories. You can use hazelnut butter or peanut butter for this smoothie.
Get the recipe: Gourmandelle
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