There’s nothing like a smoothie to start your morning, but sometimes they start to get a little boring. Instead of just putting blueberries or bananas in it, try these different ingredients. They’ll spice up your mornings and give you a boost of nutrients!
Instead of having your usual cup of tea in the morning, go ahead and throw it right in your smoothie. You can experiment with different types of tea depending on what flavor you prefer, but almost any goes well with it. For a simple combination, put a cup of green tea in with a little bit of honey, lemon juice, and frozen mangoes. Green tea is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, so you’ll be doing your body good.
Adding an avocado gives your smoothie a creamy consistency. This superfood is loaded with healthy fats to keep you full all day. Just add half to your normal smoothie to get all the benefits. Top it off with coconut water and some fruit, and you have an amazing start to your morning.
While you normally see this in seaweed salads in Asian restaurants, it’s also a powerful nutrient that can easily be added to your smoothie. It’s full of probiotics and antioxidants, and you can barely taste it once it’s blended in. Try using 1 tbsp of kelp in combination with frozen blueberries, coconut milk, lime juice, honey, and mint for a unique way to start your morning.
To feel like you’re in a tropical paradise, add some coconut to your smoothie. This can either be in the form of fresh coconut or coconut milk. It has a natural fat in it to help increase your healthy cholesterol and keep you satisfied for awhile. Throw some pineapple in for a delicious smoothie from the tropics!
Another source rich in probiotics is kefir. It also increases your digestive health and helps you absorb nutrients from food better. If you’re allergic to dairy, coconut kefir is available and works just as well. Add some to your smoothie for an added B-vitamins and calcium boost as well. All you need to add is some fruit and sweetener if you like, and breakfast is ready!
What do you like to put in your smoothies? Have you tried any of these ingredients in smoothies before? Tell us in the comments below!