4 Satisfying Breakfast Smoothies for All Day Energy

breakfast smoothies that supply endless energy

Having a smoothie for breakfast can either provide a convenient and nutritious start to the day or give you a sugar surge and leave you hungry for a second breakfast after just 15 minutes. There are guidelines to follow when making a smoothie that’s effective in terms of healthy weight management, satiety, performance and many other overall health effects.

Here’s the trick: adding the right amount and right kinds of fat, protein, carbohydrate and fiber will keep you satisfied and your body at peak performance. It also allows you to be more creative with your combinations of nutrient-rich ingredients so that you never get bored. I’ve created a short list of examples for you to use the next time you make a NutriBlast. Add at least one item from each column into your NutriBullet and blast. Think about what flavor combinations you’d enjoy and have fun experimenting!

nutrients balance chart with fat protein carbs and fiber

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a great starting point for your nutritious and satiating breakfast smoothies to power up your day from the start!

Here are some of my favorite ways to start my day. Simply combine all the ingredients in your NutriBullet and blast for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

Classic Green Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • Ice

Pumpkin-Banana Smoothie

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • ¼ cup organic canned pumpkin
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Ice

Chocolate Raspberry Shake

  • 10 almonds
  • 1 tbsp all natural cocoa powder
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen peaches
  • ½ tbsp flax seed oil
  • 1 banana

Morning Muesli NutriBlast

  • ½ cup toasted oats (bake uncooked oats in oven for 10 minutes or until browned)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 10 pecans
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 banana

Your breakfast smoothie can either be a sugar bomb or your key to good health and peak performance throughout the day. Get creative with your flavor combinations and remember to add a balance of nutrients so that you’re well on your way to a healthier and more energized you!

Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Triathlon Coach


Comments
Comment by kovakat
December 03, 2017
how many items from the fat list should you add to each smoothie?
NutriLiving Gigi Kwok-Hinsley on December 15, 2017
We recommend at least one fat and one protein to be added in your smoothie. A tablespoon of nut butter, coconut oil, or seeds can really do the trick. You may try 1/8 or up to a 1/4 of an avocado (for puddings).
Comment by atxnutrition
December 02, 2017
Do you have a suggestion if you do not want to have Whey protein?
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