By Jodee Weiland
Getting up in the morning and grabbing a healthy smoothie is a great way to start your day! A smoothie, done right, can be a high-fiber breakfast, which can help you lose weight if that’s a personal goal. But even if you are not looking to lose weight, a healthy smoothie has all sorts of health benefits, like reducing the risk of heart disease. My Good Morning Strawberry Mango Plus Smoothie does all of that for you, and it tastes delicious as well!
In my smoothie, I intentionally wanted to make sure I had at least 200 calories because anything less is not substantial enough to substitute for breakfast. Everyone needs fuel for their bodies to function properly. I wanted to make sure I had minerals and vitamins included, plus some protein and at least five grams of fiber. It was for these last two reasons, I included fruits, a vegetable, and almonds.
- 1 large carrot, peeled and cut up
- 3/4 cup fresh strawberries
- 3/4 cup fresh frozen mango, cut up
- 6 whole almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon organic honey or more to taste, if preferred
Blend all of the above ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. I did not add honey, but for those who prefer a sweeter flavor, add the honey as well. Pour into a glass to serve. This recipe makes one serving.
My Good Morning Strawberry Mango Plus Smoothie is a great way to start your day! This smoothie is both healthy and delicious, while giving you seven grams of fiber along with five grams of protein, as well as numerous other vitamins and minerals. This smoothie is 202 calories and has 0 trans fat, reducing the risk of heart disease. What a great way to start your day, especially if you want to lose weight. Make yourself a healthy smoothie that fuels your body wisely, and enjoy!