One of the many complaints we receive is that people do not have enough time to eat breakfast in the mornings. This Avocado and Berry Breakfast Smoothie is the exact solution for those extra busy mornings.
I am sure that many of you have heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While every meal that we eat is important, consuming breakfast helps to get our day off to the right start. When we go all night without eating, we need something to energize our bodies to begin our day. Many times, when we make healthy choices for breakfast we are more likely to make healthy choices throughout the rest of the day as well. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast have a healthier weight, better focus, and have less risk of many chronic diseases.
Avocados have tons of healthy fats and potassium and may even help lower cholesterol levels. They bring so much flavor to anything you add them to. The high fat content (keeping in mind they are healthy fats!) helps keep you full for hours so you are not starving by the time lunch rolls around. The berries in the smoothie have a ton of fiber that also help to keep us full and keep our digestive tracts running smoothly.
The best part about this recipe is that it only takes about five minutes to make! All you need is a cup of almond milk, some plain greek yogurt, ½ of an avocado, ½ of a banana, ¼ cup of blueberries and strawberries, nutmeg, and some ice. Toss all of the ingredients into a blender and blend up until it is a nice, smooth consistency.
You can put all of the ingredients except for the almond milk and yogurt in a small baggie and keep in the freezer so it is all ready to go when you wake up in the morning. Then all you need to do is to throw the fruit, yogurt, and almond milk in the blender and you can even drink it on the way out the door. What do you like to put in your smoothies? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 4 ounces of plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup of blueberries and strawberries
Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!