Some mornings are definitely easier than others. For those that don’t start out all so smoothly, a quick healthy breakfast is sure to turn the tide. If you don’t have time to use the stove—or just don’t feel like it—a healthy fruit smoothie is a good way to go. From ripe mango to icy frozen strawberries to vitamin C–infused orange juice, the flavours (and nutrients) are all there. We’ve rounded up three of our favourite healthy fruit smoothie recipes that taste just as good at the kitchen table as they do in a to-go cup.
ACAÍ, POMEGRANATE, AND RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE
The Hero Ingredient: Pomegranate’s powerful antioxidants and a hint of sourness bring a lot to this take on the drink.
The Clincher: No ice is necessary—the frozen raspberries keep the consistency nice and thick.
Orange Turmeric Crush
The Hero Ingredient: Although there are some exotic flavours in this smoothie, good old orange juice is the hero.
The Recipe: Orange juice, coconut water, dates, carrot, mango, vanilla extract, turmeric, maca powder, and a hint of salt are blended until smooth. Add some ice for extra frostiness.
The Clincher: Maca powder is packed with proteins and fibre that will keep you full until lunchtime.
MANGO MARRIAGE SAVER
The Hero Ingredient: You would think it would be mango, but it’s actually raw honey that sweetens up the mango-and–lime juice mixture.
The Recipe: This healthy fruit smoothie recipe calls for you to blend mango chunks, frozen strawberries, filtered water, and lime juice until smooth. The mango contains tons of vitamin E, a known natural aphrodisiac.
The Clincher: Whip up extra for a face mask. Leave it on while you’re sipping your smoothie—the fruit is packed with vitamins that will make your skin glow.
For more simple breakfast recipes, be sure to read 3 Simple Egg Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes. Which fruit smoothie recipe do you want to make first? Be sure to tell us in the comments.