No healthy breakfast menu is complete without a really tasty, homemade smoothie!
Your healthy breakfast menu should absolutely include my Banana Almond Smoothie. This is such a delicious and healthy way to start your day, and bonus! It’s ready in less than five minutes!I love creating healthy recipes for smoothies that are super simple and that use only ripe, fresh fruits.
My breakfast smoothie recipes make a fabulous quick meal on-the-go.
I love creating smoothies that are super simple and that use 100% ripe, fresh fruits.
For your healthy breakfast menu, also consider my Strawberry Macadamia Faux Yogurt:
Or this Sweet Banana Custard:
And guess what? My Mango Ice Cream is 100% fat free and guilt free! In my house, you CAN have dessert for breakfast:
Healthy breakfast menu: Banana Almond Smoothie ingredients:
You will need:
- 2 room temperature ripe bananas*
- 2 frozen bananas (simply peel and stick in your freezer before you go to bed at night. In the morning, voila! Make sure the bananas are fully ripened with lots of brown spots before you freeze them)
- 1 tbsp RAW, organic almond butter
*Are your bananas ripe? They’re ripe when they have plenty of brown spots. They should look this:
Eating fruit only when it’s ripe is super important for us healthy eaters because only then are the flavors and the vitamins “unlocked.” Remember: eating unripe fruit = indigestion + gas + bland flavor!
Unripe bananas taste and smell starchy, have little flavor and are hard to peel. Ripe bananas smell and taste sweet and they peel easily.
- Place the room-temperature ripe bananas into your blender and blend until smooth. DO NOT ADD WATER!!!
- Add the frozen bananas and the almond butter and blend until VERY smooth. There should be no chunks!
Ready to drink! Now was that easy or what? 😉
My philosophy on healthy recipes is that you really CAN have your cake and eat it, too.
You can seriously enjoy all kinds of mouth-watering recipes for smoothies like this one – they will delight your taste buds and give you a gigantic energy boost while curbing cravings for junky foods.
Like this Chocolate Almond Smoothie, made with real, unsweetened, raw chocolate:
Dessert for breakfast?! Absolutely! Check out my healthy dessert recipes page.
If you want to make fruit smoothies and other delicious healthy recipes like my homemade sugar-free desserts, salad dressings and sauces a part of your everyday diet, then you’re going to want to invest in a REAL BLENDER!!!
I cannot more highly recommend the Vita-mix blender. It’s an investment of money, but I can honestly say it’s worth every penny. Finally giving up those cheap blenders and getting a Vita-mix professional blender was, for me, like getting out of a twenty year old pickup truck and sliding behind the wheel of a BMW! One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
If you like this tasty addition to your healthy breakfast menu, I know you’ll LOVE these other 100% healthy recipes.
If you like my basic chicken salad recipe, you’ll LOVE these other easy healthy recipes! Click on the pictures below to link to my collection of salads, soups, desserts, green smoothies, lunch ideas and snacks: all 100% healthy and delicious!
Healthy and simple dessert recipes:
Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipes:
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