8 Healthy Fruit Smoothies for an Easy Breakfast

Wake up and blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day.

From Extraordinary Meals from Ordinary Ingredients (Reader's Digest Association)
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    1. Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothies

    Strawberries are powerhouses of healthy nutrients. In addition to being low in calories and high in vitamin C and potassium, berries are high in fiber, making them an excellent way to keep you full with this healthy fruit smoothie from breakfast until lunch. Get the recipe for Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothies »

    2. Secret Ingredient Mango Smoothie

    This healthy fruit smoothie uses avocado, which provides you with healthy fats and a slew of nutrients that help keep your hair strong, lower cancer risk, and keep blood sugar steady. Get the recipe for Secret Ingredient Mango Smoothie »


    3. Raspberry-Beet Smoothie

    Beets in this healthy fruit smoothie produce nitric acid, which helps to increase blood flow throughout your body—including to your brain. MRIs done on older adults showed that after eating a high-nitrate diet (including beet juice), these adults had more blood flow to the white matter of their frontal lobes. Get the recipe for Raspberry-Beet Smoothie »

    4. Tomato Smoothie

    Juicy "love apples" (aka, tomatoes) as in this healthy fruit smoothie have been linked to preventing heart disease. The jellylike substance surrounding tomato seeds is high in salicylates, which have an anti-clotting effect on the blood. Get the recipe for Tomato Smoothie »

    5. Berry-Flaxseed Smoothie

    Flaxseeds are packed with fiber and loaded with lignans, which have been shown to slow down tumor growth in women with breast cancer. They also contain magnesium to help control blood sugar and omega-3 fatty acids to lower triglycerides and reduce inflammation. Get the recipe for Berry-Flaxseed Smoothie »


    6. Mango Smoothie

    Like other oranges and deep yellow fruits, mangoes are exceptionally high in beta-carotene. The high fiber content in mangoes found in this healthy fruit smoothie may also hep induce feelings of fullness. Get the recipe for Mango Smoothie »

    7. Orange & Banana Breakfast Smoothie

    The potassium in bananas helps to keep your blood pressure levels down, while its vitamin B6 content helps maintain steady blood sugar levels. Get the recipe for Orange & Banana Breakfast Smoothie »

    8. Blueberry-Orange Yogurt Smoothies

    Blueberries and fresh orange juice are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. A half-cup of freshly squeezed orange juice provides roughly the same amount of nutrients found in the fresh fruit, but much of the pulp and membranes are strained out of most commercial brands, so you lose out on most of the fiber and flavonoids. Get the recipe for Blueberry-Orange Yogurt Smoothies »


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    • TORRIEKLOMP

      COULD WE PLEASE HAVE THE MEASURMENTS IN AMERICAN MEASUREMENTS–NOT GRAMS AND MILILITERS

    • Dogsrule1946

      AMEN TO THAT  WHERE ARE THE RECIPES?

    • Bmw_sassy

      Those of you who could not find the recipes should try clicking on the name of the smoothie, which is a common way to obtain more information on just about any site.

    • Copo

      Is anyone reading these comments? It looks like the problem still has not been corrected. Still just pictures and no recipes.

    • Lew

      Just click on the name of the smoothie and the recipe comes up.

    • Sdahly1

      The recipe is the name of the smoothie. for instance, Number 1 is Strawberry-yogurt smoothie. It is in blue print. Click on that and the recipe will come up.

    • Sdahly1

      The recipe is the name of the smoothie. for instance, Number 1 is Strawberry-yogurt smoothie. It is in blue print. Click on that and the recipe will come up.

    • Julcarden

      Yeah, scroll down, click the blue title to see the recipe, fix the pop-up blocker, click the blue title again, scroll down to see the recipe, use the Back button to return to first page and repeat 4 out of 6 steps to see the other recipes. Not worth all the effort.

      • rael

        Nice julcarden

    • Sdahly1

      To view the recipe, click on the blue title of the smoothie. I just figured it out….lol

    • Lovin2

      So where are the recipes for these Smoothies??? This showing half of the needed information is what turns readers away. . . . . . .

      • Lgl43

        Disappointed nt to find recipes! What happened?