High Fiber Breakfast Smoothie

High Fiber Breakfast Smoothie | www.smoothieburst.comOatmeal is a serious breakfast staple in our house. When I was pregnant with Taylor, I ate it every single morning. Yes, for nine months straight! I now realize there wasn’t much balance happening here, but there is no sense arguing with a pregnant person.

For a super quick and easy breakfast we now sometimes eat instant oatmeal. This is what I ate when I was pregnant. I buy a natural, unsweetened version. It’s important to read the label on instant oatmeal as most of them are packed with sugar and don’t end up being that healthy for you in the end.

I like to add rolled oats into my breakfast smoothies. They are wheat free and 100% whole grain. Many athletes consume rolled oats in their diet. They find that the high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels.

One tip to making a great breakfast smoothie is to ensure there is a combination of fiber, protein and healthy fats. These three items together help you stay full longer.

In this Breakfast Smoothie, I’ve combined raspberries, chia seeds, and rolled oats, which are three high fiber foods. There is 30 grams of fiber in this smoothie. Hence the name.

It was truly delicious. I hope you enjoy!

High Fiber Breakfast Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unpasteurized honey
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 679 Fat: 14.9g Saturated fat: 1.3g Carbohydrates: 126g Sugar: 85.6g Sodium: 370mg Fiber: 29.3g Protein: 13.3g

 

Triple Green Smoothie

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I’ve recently started to enjoy perusing the produce aisle at my local grocery store to see what fresh fruits I can pick up for my next smoothie.

In the past, I would typically rush through the produce section and head straight to the apples, bananas and oranges to get what I needed and leave.

I’ve obviously gotten a lot more adventurous with my fruits and I now enjoy taking my time to look over each piece.

I was giddy when I saw these adorable mini pears. How cute are they? There were four types of mini pears and I decided to get a bunch of the Forelle Pears and Seckel Pears.Triple_Green_Smoothie

I recently read in my local newspaper that a kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange and more potassium than a banana. Plus, the edible seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids.

I was super surprised and knew I need to add one into my next green smoothie. Voila, the triple green smoothie was created with pear, kiwi and spinach.Triple_Green_Smoothie

Triple Green Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 mini pears
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful ice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 447 Fat: 1.4g Carbohydrates: 115g Sugar: 68.8g Sodium: 34mg Fiber: 21.6g Protein: 5.3g

 

Cinnamon Burst Smoothie

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If you’re following a clean eating diet, then you know how important it is to have protein for breakfast and after your workouts. I find that when I don’t eat protein first thing in the morning I end up snacking all day long.

This Cinnamon Burst Smoothie recipe is a delicious creamy blend of organic almond butter, banana and cinnamon with just the perfect amount of sweetness. The organic almond butter offers a combination of healthy fats and protein and the banana and dates offer the perfect amount of sweetness while the cinnamon packs a powerful punch of flavor.

Adding in the maca is completely optional. I enjoy it in the morning as it acts as a caffeine free energizer and since I am trying really hard not to drink any caffeine I really enjoy this. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Burst Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups organic, unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons organic creamy almond butter
  • 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon (based on preference)
  • ½ teaspoon organic maca powder
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup ice
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 692 Fat: 30.9 g Saturated fat: 2.7 g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 98.5g Sugar: 68.1 g Sodium: 272 mg Fiber: 13.2 g Protein: 15.2g

 

Kale Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Kale-Pineapple-Ginger-Smoothie | www.smoothieburst.comI wish I had tried this smoothie when I was pregnant. I had the worst morning sickness and I consumed copious amounts of ginger each week in various forms to help with the nausea. I also craved citrus fruits, so I’m pretty sure this smoothie would have been a perfect pregnancy fix.

I used fresh, organic kale in this recipe with frozen pineapple. I really like the taste of ginger, so I grated and added a lot into the blender. However, it is definitely the dominant flavour, so you will have to use your best judgement based on your liking. I suggest starting with just a little, taste the smoothie and then add some more.

I always feel super healthy whenever I drink a green smoothie. I felt like my system was completely cleansed after I drank this.

Kale Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
 
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup kale
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1.5 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup ice
  • grated ginger to taste
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 287 Fat: 0.4g Trans fat: 0.0g Carbohydrates: 72.8g Sugar: 55g Sodium: 71 mg Protein: 3.8g

 

 

Green Warrior Smoothie

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After Halloween and a fairly unproductive, unhealthy weekend, my body was craving nourishment this morning. I needed something that was simple and that would help me fight off this cold. We had eggs for breakfast today, so I wanted something fairly light and easy for my morning snack.

Oranges and bananas blend nicely together and really overpower the spinach taste in this smoothie. I also love that this smoothie only has 3 ingredients in it – 4 if you want to count the cup of ice.

I wouldn’t have this smoothie as a meal replacement. I drank it at 11:00 for my mid morning snack on the way to pick my eldest up from school and I was hungry for lunch by noon. But it was exactly what I needed. I have a feeling I’ll be incorporating mandarin oranges into a lot of my smoothies these next couple of months.

Simple Green Warrior Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen organic spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup ice
Notes
Add in a tablespoon of hemp seeds if you want some added protein.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 314 Fat: 0.3g Carbohydrates: 75.6g Sugar: 62.8g Fiber: 7.7g Protein: 5.1g

 

Pomegranate Glow Smoothie

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Combining pomegranate, blueberries and cocoa means that this smoothie is packed with anti oxidants. Anti oxidants help prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue.  If you want skin that glows, you need to ingest your fair share of anti oxidants.

It’s pomegranate season and I’ve been wanting to incorporate them into my smoothies since the first day I saw them in the grocery store this season. However, because the seeds are so tough, the best way to incorporate them into your smoothie is through their juice, unless you like some grit in your smoothie. I wish I had a heavy duty juicer, the time and patience to make my own pomegranate juice, but that just isn’t happening anytime soon. So I bought the next best thing – all natural, no sugar added, 100% pomegranate juice. I’m not normally a fan of juices because of their high sugar content, but because of the high levels of anti oxidants found in pomegranate juice I thought the benefits outweighed the cons in this situation.

Happy pomegranate season!

Pomegranate

 

Pomegranate Cocoa Glow Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ frozen banana
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 172 Fat: 10.2g Saturated fat: 2.2g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 22g Sugar: 11g Fiber: 6.3g Protein: 2.0g Cholesterol: 0mg