fruit smoothie, healthy breakfast

Fruit Smoothie

fruit smoothie ingredients, healthy breakfast We LOVE fruit smoothies at our house.  I’ve been making them since before I even had a blender.  I would use my food processor to make what sometimes tasted like fruit sorbets for an after pool snack.

In the winter months, we eat a lot of oatmeal in the morning, but in the summertime, I have a fruit smoothie for breakfast almost every day.  I make it a little heavier when it is first thing in the morning because I need it to stick to my bones and get me through the day.  Otherwise, I am looking for a cookie at about 9am.

The combination of the above ingredients has sort of become the magical amount for a get-me-through-the-day kind of breakfast smoothie.

healthy fruit smoothie, breakfast

Breakfast Fruit Smoothie

A handful of spinach

1/4 cup oatmeal (regular oats)

1/3 cup any juice (orange is pictured, but sometimes I use Superfood juice to make the smoothie pack the extra punch of vitamins)

1/2 cup soy milk (or Greek yogurt, plain yogurt or soy yogurt)

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 banana

1 cup frozen fruit, any combination (above are strawberries, peaches and pineapples)

fruit smoothie ingredients, healthy breakfast

I put the spinach and oatmeal in the blender by themselves at first to get the pieces minced really tiny before adding liquids.

fruit smoothie ingredients, healthy breakfast

Then I add the liquids and the fruit.

fruit smoothie ingredients, healthy breakfast

This makes a fairly large smoothie (at least 16 ounces) which you can share if you want, but I usually don’t.

fruit smoothie ingredients, healthy breakfast, soy milk

If you like your smoothie a little thicker (like in above instagram), just use more frozen fruit and less juice.

Here’s to happy, healthy summer breakfasts!