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The 2 Minute Power Breakfast | Fruit smoothies

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Fruit smoothies along with some protein powder can be the best breakfast you could have. The phytonutrients and fiber content in fruits along with the protein addition gives your body the right energy to kickstart your day. Try this for a week and you’ll be amazed at how energetic and focussed you feel. This can also help kick that coffee habit.

Fruit smoothies are indeed the best way to nourish your body and replenish it with all the lost nutrients. And to know what makes up a healthy smoothie so good, is to put on the chef’s cap and make them yourself. The best part about smoothies is that they are super easy and simple. Ingredients are as few as they can be, but the benefits are no doubt endless. Fruits and vegetables of your choice, milk or yogurt as per your taste and nuts to add that extra crunch and advantage. Breakfast smoothies are a great way to start your day and they give you that dose of energy and metabolism that will help you swift through the day like a ninja.

So here are some fun, easy and amazing recipes for your breakfast that will give your day and your mood a kick start.

Tomato Smoothie
– Ingredients
– 225gms plain low-fat yogurt
– 2 round plump tomatoes, peeled seeded and chopped
– ½ tsp dried basil
– ½ tsp salt
– Cherry tomatoes and ice for garnishing

Now all you got to do is pick up your blender and blend yogurt, tomatoes, dried basil and salt in the mentioned quantities. Serve with ice and garnish with cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. They aid in improved digestion and helps prevents constipation. Also, this smoothie helps you maintain that pink glow throughout the day.

Mango smoothie
– Ingredients
– One ripe mango
– 85gms yogurt or 200ml skim milk
– Seeds from 6 cardamom pods

Blend in all the ingredients together to make a yummy glass of Mango smoothie that is packed with goodness and health. Apart from their fantastic taste, mangoes have a lot of things that makes them the king of fruits. Antioxidants in mangoes fight cancer. The vitamins and proteins help keep cholesterol levels in check. They are high in beta carotenes and fiber that help curb hunger pangs and keeps you feeling full for longer.

Orange banana smoothie
– Ingredients
– ¾ cup orange juice
– ½ cup ripe banana
– Brown sugar
– ⅛ almond extract
– Ice cubes
– Mint

Blend in oranges, bananas, brown sugar, almond extract and ice in the blender and serve the smoothie garnished with mint. Potassium in banana helps keep blood pressure levels under control, and vitamin b6 helps maintain steady blood sugar levels. They also contribute to the maintenance of heart health and aids in weight loss. Oranges are indeed an excellent source of vitamin c, dietary fibers, and antioxidants. This smoothie makes for a power packed snack of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

Spinach grape and coconut milk smoothie
– Ingredients
– 1 cup green seedless grapes
– 1 cup baby spinach
– ¼ cup coconut milk
– Ice

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and savor the wholesomeness of this perfect smoothie. Spinach is a power packed vegetable loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. It has high nutritional value. Vitamin A, B2, C, and K are found in abundance spinach and minerals like magnesium, potassium and iron are also present to add up to the nutrition value. Grapes help prevent cancer and coconut contain several vitamins and minerals and can be an escape for those who want to skip milk or yogurt. Nothing is better than a glass of tasty smoothie that does so much good to your body.

Now that you have your hands on some of the best recipes for breakfast smoothies include them in your everyday diet to yield the benefits of healthy fruits and vegetables from the day one. Add protein powder supplement as needed; having a glass of smoothies regularly help strengthen the immune system. They are good for your overall health, and the macro nutrients in fruit juices also help towards a glowing skin; a cherry on the cake!


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