Perfect Shakes And Smoothies For The Summer

Oh the summer holiday is here again. It’s full of long days lots of activity and heat. That combination means you need energy to get through the work day and then spend those extra hours of evening daylight getting an outdoor workout in cooking up an alfresco dinner with family and friends countless hours running around on the beach and swimming in the ocean on the weekend. Thats where smoothies and shakes recipes come in.

Smoothies and shakes are perfect for adding to your healthy summer lifestyle because they’re cooling and slimming. They fill you up with delicious,nourishing ingredient that will keep bloat at bay, are perfect for a busy lifestyle since you can sip on the go, and allow you to keep from overheating in hot boardroom meeting or with the sun shining down by the swimming pool.

Need a little inspiration. You will need to put your own blender to use and start making smoothies at home, you’re already one step ahead, saving yourself money and ensuring you have full control over what goes in. These delicious, healthy smoothies make it easier to eat right with fruit, milk, protein, immune-boosting yogurt, and other nutritious ingredients—and they’re great for helping you slim down. Just a note: Some of these recipes contain fruit juice or honey to up the sweetness, but if you’re looking to cut added sugar from your diet, you can mix those ingredients.Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe. Here are some smoothies to add to your weight loss diet

Here are my Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies that not only taste delicious, but also my favorite choice for best breakfast for weight loss.

#1. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie

This Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothie recipes. It’s full of protein, and contains oatmeal, which studies have shown can help lower cholesterol. (1)

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 331 ; Fat: 4 ; Fiber: 5 ; Protein: 29 ; Carbohydrates: 46

,#1. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie Ingredients:

1 cup frozen peach slices

1 cup Greek yogurt (I like unsweetened, but peach flavor is excellent here)

¼ cup oatmeal

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup almond milk

#2. Coconut Mango Shake

This yummy Coconut Mango Shake is a perfect breakfast smoothie option. The coconut and mango make it really yummy, and it has Chia seeds in it for an extra protein and nutrition boost. (2)

Allow the seeds to soak in your fridge for 8 hours (I do this overnight) shake the jar a couple times before you go to bed and a couple times in the morning before you make the shake. This will allow the seeds to better expand.

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 235; Fat: 11; Fiber: 12; Protein: 7; Carbohydrates: 29

Coconut Mango Shake Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Chia seeds

1 cup Coconut milk (can substitute with Almond milk)

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup chopped frozen organic mango

½ teaspoon flaked coconut (optional)

3. Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, and apple are all very rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, making this Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie a nutritional powerhouse. As a bonus, this smoothie is metabolism boosting, further aiding in weight loss and weight maintenance.

Cut and freeze the banana for 4 or more hours (do this the night before) and freeze all of the berries if not already frozen, this will make a thicker, colder shake.

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 332 ; Fat: 3 ; Fiber: 14 ; Protein: 4 ; Carbohydrates: 77

Berry Banana Ingredients:

1 banana

½ cup strawberries

½ cup blueberries

½ cup raspberries

1 apple, cored and sliced

1 cup almond milk

#4. Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie

It’s packed with lots of Vitamin C as well as other metabolism boosting ingredients.

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 129; Fat: 0; Fiber: 1.5; Protein: 10; Carbohydrates: 25

Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 cup Almond milk

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 cup ice

#5. Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada

This Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada smoothie tastes amazing, and has Chia seeds in it, which are one of the world’s most nutritious foods. (3)

This make ahead breakfast ensures a fast and efficient morning, and keeps you full for hours.Soak the chia seeds in the milk overnight in the fridge. Blend with the pineapple, yogurt, coconut and coconut oil.

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 289 ; Fat: 15 ; Fiber: 7 ; Protein: 16 ; Carbohydrates: 24

Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada Ingredients:

1 tablespoon Chia seeds

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

½ cup Greek yogurt (I like unsweetened, but coconut flavor is excellent here)

1 teaspoon flaked coconut

1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)

1 lime wedge to garnish (optional)

#6. Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

This Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie is packed full of natural protein, and tastes wonderful.

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 151; Fat: 5; Fiber: 3.5; Protein: 3; Carbohydrates: 24

Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon homemade fat free chocolate syrup

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 large handful ice

#7. Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This Banana Oatmeal Breakfast smoothie is really good, and good for you too. The lean protein from the milk and yogurt provides energy, and the soluble fiber from oats and banana helps boosts heart health. (4)

Add in strawberries, peaches or pineapple as you like for an added boost of flavor.

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 279 ; Fat: 3 ; Fiber: 6 ; Protein: 17 ; Carbohydrates: 49

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients:

1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt

1 banana, cut into thirds

1/2 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon honey (optional)

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

#8. Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Growing up, Strawberry Banana smoothies were a breakfast staple in my house, I would blend strawberries with a banana and a ton of orange or apple juice. Now knowing what I know, adding all that juice to the smoothie just took it from healthy, to sugar and calorie packed.

So I added in nutrition and took out extra sugar and viola, a grown up version of my old standby favorites. Try it yourself, it’s so easy and yummy, even kids love it!

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 165 ; Fat: 2 ; Fiber: 6 ; Protein: 3; Carbohydrates: 37

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients:

½ cup strawberries

1 banana

1 cup raw spinach

½ cup almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

#9. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This Chocolate Banana Smoothie recipe is full of protein, and is one your kids will especially love.

Cut the banana into bite size chunks and freeze for 4-24 hours. Blend the frozen banana, almond milk, greek yogurt and cocoa powder along with any mix ins you like until smooth.

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 368 ; Fat: 8 ; Fiber: 6 ; Protein: 29 ; Carbohydrates: 46

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Ingredients:

1 banana

10 almonds

1 cup Almond milk

1 cup Greek yogurt (I like unsweetened, but vanilla flavor is excellent here)

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Optional add ins:

1 teaspoon coconut flakes

1 teaspoon almond or peanut butter

1 cup cherries or strawberries

1 sprig fresh mint

#10. Berry Green Smoothie

I love adding spinach to smoothies, it has virtually no taste and is packed full of calcium, potassium and best of all it naturally boosts metabolism!

The flavor of the spinach is completely masked by the berries, and the color is masked as well, no one will ever know this is a “green” smoothie!

Number of servings: 1

Serving size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 95 ; Fat: 0 ; Fiber: 7 ; Protein: 3 ; Carbohydrates: 22

Berry Green Smoothie Ingredients:

½ cup strawberries

½ cup blueberries

¼ cup raspberries

2 cups spinach

1 cup water

1 cup ice

Conclusion

Breakfast smoothies are the perfect weight loss breakfast. They’re packed full of nutrition, can add fresh produce to your diet and the diet of your loved ones without sacrificing flavor. You’ll love how fast you can whip one up and how easy it is to clean up!

Be sure to wash your blender right away, it will help keep the smoothie from sticking and take seconds to clean if done right away… if you let it sit it will take much more effort to clean.

Happy cooking!!

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