7 Healthy Smoothies to Make for Breakfast

So why not start it with a delicious healthy smoothie? Especially if you're in a rush and on the go for orthopedic treatments, some of these smoothies can simply be made in minutes.

7 Healthy Smoothies to Make for Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not start it with a delicious healthy smoothie? Especially if you're in a rush and on the go for orthopedic treatments, some of these smoothies can simply be made in minutes. It's best to get ahead each day by starting it with something nutritious that will keep you going for the day.

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1. Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Oatmeal in smoothies is a great source of fiber, just one plus in its lengthy list of health benefits. This quick-to-make smoothie contains a lot of fruit that has healthy antioxidants.

Prep time - 5 Minutes

Total time - 6 Minutes

Servings - 16 Ounces

Calories - 199

  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oats uncooked
  • ½ medium banana
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup of frozen mango
  • ¾ cup frozen strawberries or ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ¾ cup milk of choice dairy, almond, etc.

Instructions: Place ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

2. Apple Pie Smoothie

Who doesn't enjoy a nice slice of apple pie once in a while? Well, if you don't, you might not like this next recipe. But if you do, then I'm sure you'll love this. Give it a try, it really does taste like apple pie.

Prep time - 6 Minutes

Total time - 8 Minutes

Servings - 2 16 oz. glasses

Calories - 261 Calories

  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium apple cored and chopped
  • 1 medium pear cored and chopped
  • ¼ cup milk plus more as needed (whichever type you prefer)
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

Instructions: Place oats in a blender until finely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients and just a ¼ of milk. Puree until smooth, then continue to add milk by the tablespoon until desired consistency. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

3. Pumpkin Smoothie

Well, if you enjoy the fall, then here's a treat for you: the pumpkin smoothie.

Prep time - 5 minutes

Total time - 6 minutes

Servings - 2 16 oz. glasses

Calories - 187

  • ¼ cup of plus 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium apple cut into pieces
  • ½ small banana sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup milk almond, soy, dairy, etc. – whatever you prefer
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup of ice cubes

Instructions: Place oats inside of a blender, blend until finely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients, blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

4. Orange Smoothie

Feeling a little under the weather this morning? Try out this immune-boosting delightful orange smoothie to help get your day started.

Prep time - 5 Minutes

Total time - 6 minutes

Servings - 1 16 oz. glass

Calories - 233

  • 1 large orange peeled
  • ½ medium banana
  • 1 cup of frozen mango pieces
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions: Place all ingredients inside of a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

5. Mango Avocado Smoothie

Prep time - 5 minutes

Total time - 6 Minutes

Servings - 2 16 oz. glasses

Calories - 155

  • 1 cup Dole Frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2-1 cup Dole Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 almond milk, or water
  • 1/4 avocado

Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a high-speed blender, blend until smooth, add more pineapple juice if desired, and serve immediately.

6. Pineapple Carrot Smoothie

Prep time - 10 minutes

Total time - 10 minutes

Servings - 2 16 oz. glasses

Calories - 135

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond-coconut milk
  • 2-4 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 a fresh banana
  • 2-3 carrots (peeled and chopped)

Instructions: Combine ingredients beginning with liquid first, blend several minutes while fruit and carrots become creamy. Depending on preference, you may want to add a bit more liquid to loosen thickness as desired.

7. Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Prep time - 5 minutes

Total time - 6 minutes

Servings - 24 oz. glass

Calories - 119

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium banana fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup almond milk or other milk of choice
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt optional

Instructions: Place all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

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