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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    Your Comments

    • ruth ward

      its not rocket science people! its a smoothie, whack the fruit in and ice then blend it!

    • Joanesalyer

      REcipes never showed – only ads – same as magazine ;~(

    • Barbara (Bobbie) Jordan

      my comment, I am a 24 year old, Stroke Survivor     paralized on my left side, take no prescription drug’s, in wheel-chair  almost 24/7,  I do lot’s with just my great strong right side, still driving. belong too several social group’s. am out-going, friendly, never meet a stranger, love being around both the very young I am 74 year’s young., and old. married 54 year’s, 3 Son’s 11 grand-children, and 5 great great grandchildren. yes I am very active, so if you all have any suggestion,bout me gaining weight,,5’5 98 pound’s, would love too put on 10 to 15 pound’s.if you have any suggestion’s,I’d be more than happy too try anything, thank you in advance, I really love your e-mail’s. Bobbie Jordan bsj7705@aol.com

    • Nanthiv8

      the recipes are there click on the names of them it brings you to the recipes

    • Millly mcphee

      need more info

    • SHYshorty

      click on the name of the smoothie that you want and the recipe is right there

    • Edencheece0320

      Very refreshing & healthy but please would you like to share recipes as well? :)

    • Sunshells55

      These receipes sound delicious and healthy.  But I really wish that you had put how many calories are in each serving.  Is there any way to find that out?  Thanks, sunshells.

    • Cyd Chirtine E. Jacobe

      Add w/ Herbalife’s Nutritional Protein Drink Mix, =  complete & nutritious meal. Great for breakfast!!!


    • Shirley

      Ladies, ladies —click on the “titles” to get the recipes – DUH!!!