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Published on June 8th, 2009 | by Reenita Malhotra

A Summertime Breakfast Smoothie

As summer approaches, it can be challenging to create the perfect breakfast.  Although it is a good idea to start your day with a full breakfast that incorporates all the food groups, the warmer weather makes it difficult to digest heating foods like eggs and sausages.

Ingredients for you Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients for you Breakfast Smoothie

One ideal way to start your day is with a protein packed smoothie. Not only will it cool your senses in the heat of the summer season, but it will also spur your digestive system first thing each morning.

Here is a recipe for a perfect summertime smoothies.  You can create different smoothies by changing out the fruit, or by adding soy, rice milk or another nut milk.

Blend together one of the following combinations:

  • apple juice, banana, strawberries
  • apple juice, watermelon, cucumber
  • banana, nut milk, strawberries
  • banana, mango, freshly squeezed orange juice
  • orange juice, raspberries, boysenberries, peaches
  • a handful of parsley, mint or coriander

Boost your smoothie with one or more of the following:

  • 1 Tbs Chlorophyll
  • 1 Tbs Spirulina
  • 1 Tbs lecithin
  • 1 Tbs whey
  • 1 shot acai juice
  • 1 shot wheatgrass

IMPORTANT: Don’t add yogurt to your smoothie.  This is a common mistake, yogurt and fruit do not digest well together.

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2 Responses to A Summertime Breakfast Smoothie

  1. Does anybody have a good way to hide the taste of spirulina? For some reason its flavor really offends me…

  2. Emilie says:

    I am glad to read at last a recipe where we don’t put yogurt in your smoothie. I am French and French smoothies do not contain yogurt or icecream…only fresh yummy fruit to be in a olympic form. Moreover Reenita is right: yogurt and fruit do not get well together.
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