3 Breakfast Smoothies: Antioxidant, Digestive Healer and Energizer

If you’re after a bit of inspiration when it comes to your morning smoothies, you have to experiment these formulas! Not just regular smoothies, but rather meal replacement shakes for breakfast that serve as nutritious meals on the go and don’t make you crave for solid food after an hour or so.

If you’re a fan of meal prep you can cook up some of the ingredients, such as pumpkin and quinoa, and keep them aside in the fridge ready for use.

Layered antioxidant power breakfast smoothie with berries and raw cacao #breakfast #smoothie #berries #detox | TheAwesomeGreen.com

I use smoothies to get plenty of antioxidant nutrients from fruits such as blueberries, pomegranate and kiwifruit. They are all packed with diverse compounds with health benefits, from immune boosting properties and to reducing free-radical damage.

This is cellular damage caused by poor diet, environmental pollutants and even every-day stress. My slow thyroid condition puts me at risk of early aging too, so adding extra doses of antioxidants, especially vitamin C-rich ingredients, helps stimulating the collagen production and maintain a healthy, glowing skin.

By combining sweet and savory ingredients in your breakfast protein smoothies you can create a satiating mix with  health boosting properties. Play with spices too, especially healing ones, such as cardamom, cinnamon and turmeric.

Layered digestive healing breakfast smoothie with turmeric and pumpkin #smoothie #breakfast #ayurveda #turmeric #cleanse | TheAwesomeGreen.com

They are exceptional anti-inflammatory agents that also assist with acidity in the body. As inflammation and acidity are at the root of many diseases, it’s important to pay attention to the ingredients that balances your cell environment and give you a comforting sensation after eating. 

Superfoods are also a good addition to our healthy fruit smoothie recipes, boosting their nutritional load and adding extra health properties to your shakes. Cacao, coconut oil, quinoa and bee pollen go above and beyond their already high nutrient profiles. All of these superfoods are known to take your health to the next level, through regular inclusion in your diet.

Bee pollen in particular is known as one of the most nourishing foods to man, and is made up of 40% protein, including some of the highest concentrations of essential amino acids for optimal health. 

Green power energising breakfast smoothie with matcha, maca and kiwi #cleanse #breakfast #smoothie #energydrink | TheAwesomeGreen.com

In the energizer smoothie, broccoli and kale are some of the most nutritious greens available. The half cup of broccoli and fresh kale leaves combined, gives you well in excess of your recommended daily intake of vitamin K and vitamin C.

Matcha has become one of my favorites to sprinkle into smoothies, as it’s known to detoxify with all its antioxidants, it supports a healthy immune system and even helps to increase memory. 

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I like to use organic yogurt or home made almond milk as a base for the breakfast smoothies, especially because the sugar and additives are high in most of the store bought one. I love almond milk because of its high concentrations of vitamins and minerals  such as calcium, iron, B6, folate and thiamine. 

Breakfast Smoothies - The Antioxidant
 
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An exceptional elixir for maintaining a healthy skin and a balanced hormone production, and slowing down early-aging, this smoothie is packed with powerful antioxidants from fruits and superfoods such as raw cacao powder and maca.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Layer 1
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • ½ beet
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • Layer 2
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • ½ cup natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • Layer 1
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • ½ beet
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • Layer 2
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • ½ cup natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
Instructions
  1. Process the ingredients for each layer into a blender, then mix and drink straight away, or pack to go.
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Breakfast Smoothies - The Digestive Healer
 
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This rich breakfast smoothie combines the digestive healing and anti-inflammatory properties of Ayurvedic spices such as turmeric and ginger, with the probiotic rich yogurt to support a healthy microbiome.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • Layer 1
  • ½ cup roasted pumpkin
  • 1 orange, peeled, cut into slices
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp bee pollen
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Layer 2
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
Instructions
  1. Process the ingredients for each layer into a blender, then mix and drink straight away, or pack to go.
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Breakfast Smoothies - The Energizer
 
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Providing high concentrations of chlorophyll and antioxidants to wake up and fuel activity in each of our body cells, this smoothie contains a good dose of matcha for a balanced energy throughout the whole day.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 kiwi fruits, peeled
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 3-4 fresh kale leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup broccoli
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp tahini
Instructions
  1. Process the ingredients into a blender, drink straight away, or pack to go.
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2 Comments
  • Angasa Salome
    February 25, 2018

    I had a mad peruse around your blog and found so much inpiration for recipes but sadly so many of the ingredients and stuff are hard to come by where I live without being ridiculously expensive. Bookmarking the heck out of so many recipes just in case I do though.

    Great blog!

    • Ana
      February 26, 2018

      Thank you so much! You don’t need to add every single ingredient, and there’s always a way to replace them with easier to find ones. The idea is to have a diverse diet 🙂 Your blog is great too, btw!

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