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The Best Morning Smoothies To Start Your Day Off On The Right Foot

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Starting your day off on the right foot is crucial — and these morning smoothies are not only healthy, but delicious.Shutterstock
Crystal Zabka-Belsky, resident dietitian for the Clean Eatz Kitchen, calls this Yo Yo Berry smoothie a “phytochemical cocktail” — it’s packed with vitamins A and C, as well as zinc. “This combination will enhance your immune function, as well as reduce inflammation,” she tells TZR in an email.Shutterstock
To make the Yo Yo Berry, combine 4 oz. water, 16 oz. ice, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein, 1/2 cup oat milk, 1/2 cup mixed berries blend, and 1 scoop superfood greens (like Opti-Greens). “The whey-based protein will add muscle-enhancing amino acids,” says Zabka-Belsky.Shutterstock
“The MALK Immunity Smoothie is chock full of vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, and folates,” Onexs Lazuna, MALK community manager, tells TZR in an email. “I love adding extra ginger for a little kick. But you can mix it up, and throw in some chia seeds or mixed berries for extra antioxidants, too.”Shutterstock
For the MALK Immunity Smoothie, blend 1-2 cups kale, 1 cup Almond MALK, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup frozen mango, ½ a kiwi, ½ of lemon, and 1 tsp. of ginger. “You’ll now have an immunity boost to kick off your day,” says Lazuna.Shutterstock
“The Avocado Delight provides high protein and fiber content, which can help keep you full until the next meal,” Dietician Nutrition Coach Naria Le Mire, MPH, RD, tells TZR in an email. And to save time, you can prep the ingredients the night before.Shutterstock
To make the Avocado Delight, combine 1 cup milk (or a plant-based one, like Ripple) 1 serving size silk tofu, 1/2 medium avocado, and 1/2 cup frozen mango and strawberry mix. Optional: Add 1/2 cup oatmeal for some added complex carbs, says Le Mire.Shutterstock
Performance Chef Dan Churchill says this Tropical Mango Smoothie will give you vitamins, iron, and magnesium. “It’s an ideal — and delicious — way to support your immune system,” he tells TZR in an email.Shutterstock
For the Tropical Mango Smoothie, blend 1 ½ cups mango (frozen), 2 cups spinach, 1/2 avocado, 1 knob fresh ginger (peeled), 1 lemon (juiced), 1 serving AG1 by Athletic Greens, and 1 cup plant-based milk.Courtesy of Tyrelle Elmore
Kristen Kellogg, founder of Mapped Wellness and Certified IIN Health Coach, recommends The Right Side of the Bed smoothie. “It’s great for morning because it’s packed with protein and good fats from the cashews and almond butter that get your brain power going,” she tells TZR in an email.Shutterstock
For The Right Side of the Bed smoothie, combine 20g vanilla protein powder, 1 cup raw cashews (unsalted), 1 tbsp. almond butter, 1 banana, 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed OJ, 4-6 ice cubes, 2 tsp. Spirulina, and 3 tbsp. chia seeds (add a bit of water and soak for 5 minutes before adding to the smoothie).Kristen Kellogg
“Dr. Green Detox Smoothie is the perfect mix of acid-kicking ingredients to kick-start your day,” Dr. Daryl Gioffre, celebrity nutritionist and author of Get Off Your Sugar and Get Off Your Acid, tells TZR in an email. “The lemon will cleanse your system while the ginger will lower inflammation.”Shutterstock
For the Dr. Green Detox Smoothie, mix 1 handful of spinach, 1/2 lemon & 1/2 cucumber (peeled), 1 inch ginger, 1 small handful each of cilantro and parsley, and 1 cup coconut or filtered water. Optional: organic Stevia or 1 date; ice. “It will give you energy that’s better than coffee,” says Dr. Gioffre.Shutterstock
“This Banana Bliss recipe is full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and fiber from the blueberries, cacao powder, and chia/flax seed mix,” says Le Mire. “Plus, it has immune-boosting properties, which may prevent or shorten illnesses like the flu.”Shutterstock
To make the Banana Bliss, combine 1 cup milk (dairy or not), 1 serving size silk tofu, 1/2 cup banana and blueberry mix, 1/2 cup spinach, and 1/2 tbsp cacao powder (select >65% cacao). Optional: Add 1-3 tbsp. ground chia/flax seeds for additional fiber, says Le Mire.NARIA LE MIRE
Ryan Andrews, RD, principal nutritionist and adviser for Precision Nutrition, recommends this Berry Blast smoothie for the morning. “The berries and greens provide a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that support all body systems,” he tells TZR in an email.Shutterstock
For the Berry Blast, blend 1-2 cups of frozen berries, 1/4 cup of frozen kale or 1 scoop supergreens powder, 1-2 spoonfuls of hemp/flax/chia seeds, 1/2 tsp. Creatine, 1 tbsp. of coconut yogurt, 1 Brazil nut, 1 scoop plant-based protein powder, & macadamia or oat milk (as needed). Top with granola.Shutterstock
The AG1 Smoothie by Athletic Greens’ Functional Nutritionist Luciana Godoi has 75 ingredients in 1 scoop, including your daily multivitamin/multimineral and probiotics. “This vegan morning smoothie offers the nutritional foundation to start your day right,” she tells TZR in an email.Shutterstock
To make the AG1 Smoothie, blend 2 cups of oat (or plant-based) milk, 2 Medjool dates (no pits), 1 green apple, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 scoop of AG1 by Athletic Greens, and 1 tbsp. unsalted creamy almond (or nut) butter ( or any nut butter of choice). Optional: 1 tsp. chia or flax seeds.Courtesy of Athletic Greens
If you want to have dessert for breakfast, try making this Nutty Chocolate smoothie. “The combination of high protein, healthy fats, and high fiber ingredients will not only promote optimal health, but it will help curb your appetite throughout the morning,” Zabka-Belsky says.Shutterstock
To make the Nutty Chocolate, blend 4 oz. water, 6 oz. ice, 1 1/2 scoops chocolate whey protein , 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tbsp. peanut or almond butter, 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup, and 2 tbsp. granola. “Rich in fiber, it will help stabilize blood sugar and promote digestion all day,” Zabka-Belsky says.Shutterstock
“The Green Mud Smoothie is the perfect way to get your greens and jumpstart your day with a little clean caffeine,” a MUD\WTR spokesperson tells TZR in an email. Made with MUD\WTR: rise, it has 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, as well as ingredients like cacao for natural energy.Shutterstock
For the Green Mud Smoothie, blend 1 tbsp. MUD\WTR: rise, 2 cups plant-based milk, 2 Medjool dates, 3 frozen bananas, 1 ½ cups of kale, 2 tbsp. nut butter of your choice, and 1 tbsp. hemp seeds.CHELSEA SHAPOURI
This Green Pineapple Smoothie contains Athletic Greens and is packed with 75 vitamins and minerals. "If you are looking for a nutrient-rich smoothie and perfect for breakfast on the go, look no further,” Churchill says. “It’ll make you think you’re on the beach!”Shutterstock
For the Green Pineapple Smoothie, combine 1 banana (frozen), 1 cup each of pineapple (frozen), 1 cucumber, and spinach, 1 bunch fresh mint, 1 knob fresh ginger (peeled), 1 lemon (juiced), 1 tbsp. chia seeds, 1 serving AG1 by Athletic Greens, and 1 ½ cups plant-based milk.Shutterstock