Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie

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Get your morning started with this smoothie!

Need a quick breakfast that provides a ton of nutrients, energy, protein, and actually tastes good? Healthy smoothies are for you! This smoothie recipe is one of our favorites, and is sure to get you going first thing in the  morning. It satisfies your need for a pick-me-up and provides plenty of nutrition. You will feel full for hours after eating this smoothie, but it has a reasonable amount of calories and no saturated fat.

Smoothies are a great option for people focused on eating healthier. Whether you are trying to lose weight or you simply want to include more healthy foods in your diet, a smoothie allows you to accomplish your goals. Best of all, smoothies are a great way to incorporate foods into your diet that you would not usually eat. Are there vegetables you can’t stand? Some veggies are bitter, and try as they might, kids and adults just can’t choke them down. Unfortunately, this means missing out on nutrients and vitamins. Mixing these less tasty veggies into a smoothie masks the unpleasant taste and allows you to get a complete dose of nutrition with every serving.

Looking for other delicious smoothie recipes? We have a ton. Give our Piña Colada Smoothie a shot or try this Superfoods Smoothie for an extra boost of nutrition.

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Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie

Energize your morning with this delightful fruit and vegetable smoothie!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana frozen - peel and slice before freezing
  • 1/2 cup grapes of any color, frozen
  • 1/2 avocado peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup spinach loosely packed
  • 1 cup kale remove stems and discard, loosely packed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups green tea chilled, unsweetened (home brewed is best)
  • ice if needed

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the blender, except ice, blend until smooth. Add ice for a thicker smoothie.
  • Recommend organic or homegrown spinach and kale.

Notes

All fats in this recipe are healthy fats which comes from the superfood avocado. The list of carotenoids found in avocado include well-known carotenoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein, but also many lesser-known carotenoids including neochrome, neoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and violaxanthin. Also, this vegetable has anti-inflammatory benefits.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 26mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy

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23 Comments

  1. If you do not have chia seeds, what could you use? Also, I have never had a lot of success making smoothies that have green leafy vegetables, is it because I am running it through a food processor? Would I need a vitamix instead or could you suggest something?

    1. Teresa, Flax seeds will work fine. I always use a blender because I want to get 100% of the nutrients. I've never used a food processor.

    2. this is late, but I have noticed that when I make green smoothies I have to keep the greens at the bottom and all the heavy stuff on top. I use a $24 black and decker blender and it works great. No need to spend all your money on a vitamix!

  2. the best blender to use for any smoothie is a nutribullet- you pulverize the fruits and veggies keeping the healthy skins in the drink. of course buy organic ! instead of grapes you can use peeled kiwi

    1. As long as you are using a freezer-safe container or bag to prevent freezer burn, there shouldn’t be any difference in flavor.

  3. Can the smoothie be made the night before and kept until the next morning? Can the second serving be saved for the next morning?

    1. Lauren,
      I’ve been told a lot of people do just that and then reblend the next morning.
      I haven’t tried it yet. Let us know how it turns out. 🙂

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