Easy Smoothie Recipes to Start Your Day Right!

Do you like the idea of eating breakfast, but not the idea of cooking it? Smoothies fit the bill as long as they are easy. All of the following smoothie recipes are quick, have a few ingredients, and are gluten-free. You can make them lactose-free quite easily by substituting nut milk products.

These recipes contain no added sugar, which is a huge bonus for those of us trying to cut back on that wicked sweetness.

The only before-hand prep required is freezing some bananas. When our bananas start getting too ripe, I freeze them so that I always have a supply. You can chop them into a container, or freeze them whole. You will need to peel them before freezing because the peel gets black and slimy.

Here are some of our favorite smoothies:

Coco Banana Smoothie

This one is a super smoothie recipe that you and your kids will enjoy!

1 frozen banana

1/4 c. plain yogurt or coconut yogurt (about one big spoon scoop)

1 c. almond milk

1 tsp. natural high-fat cocoa powder (I like The Spice House)

1 tsp. coconut oil

Blend together and serve. I also like to add a dusting of cocoa powder to the top of the smoothie.

green power
Add the milk last to judge how much liquid you need.

Green Power

1 frozen banana

1 tsp. natural cocoa powder (I like The Spice House) , or, if you have it, 2 scoops powdered cacao+greens blend

handful of fresh power greens, or spinach, kale, etc.

1/2 c. yogurt (I usually just scoop a couple big spoonfuls out of the container)

1 c. milk (approximate)

Blend and Serve.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 frozen banana

5-6 strawberries

1/2 c. yogurt (again, just scoop a couple big spoonfuls out of the container)

1 c. milk (approximate)

Blend and Serve.

If you are accustomed to the sweet smoothies sold commercially, your ‘buds may have to adjust. Try substituting the milk for some orange, pomegranate, or apple juice; or, add a bit of maple syrup or honey. Easy does it every time!


Edited and updated from a previous post on A. JoAnn.

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