This is one of my favorite go-to breakfast smoothie recipes. I tend to buy more bananas than I think I’ll need at the beginning of the week and once they start getting spotty, I peel them and freeze them for smoothies! It not only gives you flexibility when you’ve used up all your other fresh fruits, but it also adds a thick creaminess to your smoothies that’s heavenly.
Smoothies offer a simple way to sneak more vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes into your diet with fresh greens, fruits and superfoods! Dates featured in this smoothie adds a luscious caramel flavor and give you a boost of energy from its natural sugars and fiber. Chia seedsare a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and protein, plus they keep you fuller for longer. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for taste and a metabolism boost and… voila! You have yourself a deliciously simple, healthy breakfast smoothie that you can add to your recipe box!
5 Ingredient Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Total time: 5 minutes
2 large handfuls spinach
1 banana, frozen if desired
1 tbs. chia seeds
1 cup water
A pinch of cinnamon
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add a few ice cubes, if desired.
This smoothie is a wonderful base to add to or substitute from: try simply adding a handful of berries or a mango to change up the flavors. Or instead of spinach (a more mild, sweeter flavor), try a seasonal green from your local farmer’s market like kale, romaine lettuce, collard greens, etc.
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Arielle Mandelberg is a self-proclaimed health foodie, travel junkie, animal lover, smoothie-bowl aficionado, pilates enthusiast, and working actress. Follow her day to day adventures on her Instagram @ArielleLikesToCook.