Quick Breakfast Smoothies

Without a doubt, something we’ve all heard countless times is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, many will swear that our breakfast choices dictate the trajectory of our day. However, most of us struggle to find time in the morning to prepare ourselves a complete, multi-course breakfast. Therefore, smoothies are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional breakfasts.

With the right ingredients, breakfast smoothies are a delicious way to consume several servings of fruit, vegetables, and even healthy fats in one meal. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we of course can’t recommend healthy, nutritious smoothies enough. In this post, we’ll discuss some quick and healthy breakfast smoothie recipes.

In addition, we’ll explore the numerous benefits of drinking them regularly. When asking your physical therapist questions, be sure to ask about their dietary recommendations in addition to exercise suggestions.


Benefits of Breakfast Smoothies

1. Weight Loss

Nowadays, people are constantly searching for new ways to lose weight. Luckily, smoothies can help you shed excess pounds while sparing you the need to skip any meals.

The fruits, berries, vegetables and nuts that go into these smoothies serve as fantastic companions for keeping you well, and even feeling cooler on hot days. And the enzymes within several fruits help to break down body fat and clear your cardiovascular and circulatory systems.

2. Prevents Dehydration

Is there really any need for us to discuss the importance of remaining hydrated? Basically, water is the essence of life. It’s also the most abundant element both on the planet and within our bodies.

Approximately seventy-percent of our bodies is water. Drinking smoothies for breakfast is an excellent way to naturally replenish your body’s water and prevent dehydration.

3. Suppresses Appetite

Very often, people trying to lose weight skip their morning meals. Unfortunately, this tends to backfire. Usually, skipping meals early in the day leads to eating in excess later on.

However, there’s a fantastic way to avoid this common mistake: breakfast smoothies! Nutritionists and dietary experts everywhere recommend smoothies full of fruits, vegetables, plants and nuts in order to ensure you feel full for a long time. Breakfast smoothies will suppress your appetite for at least a few hours. As a result, they’ll prevent any inconvenient or extreme hunger episodes.

4. Digestive Aid

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. Obviously, each of these vitamins and minerals have their own individual benefits for our bodies. However, fruits and vegetables are particularly rich in fiber.

Fiber is notorious for aiding and streamlining our digestive systems. Every breakfast smoothie containing fruits and vegetables is loaded with fiber. Therefore, drinking these smoothies every day contributes to long-term digestive health.

Without a doubt, these are the four most notable benefits of regularly drinking breakfast smoothies. However, there are numerous additional advantages to incorporating them into your diet. In addition to these four benefits, smoothies also deliver calcium and antioxidants, boost brain power, stabilize blood sugar, reduce the risk of acute/chronic injuries and prevent heart disorders.


Smoothie Recipes

Below, you’ll find two perfectly delicious (and nutritious) breakfast smoothies to make on your own. Of course, these are just two of the smoothie recipes you can make for your breakfast. There are countless additional recipes to be discovered and created – experiment with them to find which are your favorites.

Berry Smoothie with Yogurt

Triple Berry Smoothie with Yogurt

  • 8oz of frozen mixed berries
  • 2 small bananas, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt (substitute with greek yogurt for more protein)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1-2 tablespoon honey
  • Blend and serve
Green Machine Smoothie

Green Machine

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • Blend and serve

Pina Colada Smoothie

  • ½ Banana
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey (can substitute agave nectar)
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • Blend and serve

Apple Pie Smoothie

  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ cup no sugar added nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute (or sugar)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • Blend and serve


Conclusion – Farmingdale Physical Therapy West

Naturally, as physical therapists we respect the power of a wholesome diet to contribute to our general health and wellness. We’re living in a time when making healthy choices is becoming increasingly harder. Therefore, drinking breakfast smoothies daily is a tasty and effective way to stay healthy.

Give these recipes a try and let us know what you think!

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