Tropical Blueberry Breakfast in a Glass

In Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes by Lisa Soldo-Johnson0 Comments

Breakfast is one of those meals where I like to make it quick, simple, and with little to no cleanup. Yet, I’m one of those people, and maybe you are too, who needs a fair amount of fuel to start the day and keep my energy up for the next meal. So the idea of skipping breakfast just isn’t in the cards for me.

Thankfully, some brilliant person in the past invented smoothies! It has completely saved me from pouring nutritionless bowls of sugary cereal and feeding it to my unsuspecting teens who are happy to indulge without question. Now, making a nutritious breakfast for my family is as easy as 5 minutes at the blender, a few healthy ingredients, and done. I especially love to top it off with some fresh fruit and a few nuts to make it even more of a meal.

The thing I love about this smoothie is all of the highly nutritious ingredients that make it so amazing. Although the health benefits of each ingredient are quite extensive, here are 4 of the science-based benefits of each ingredient.

  • Almond Milk:
    • Dairy-free
    • Low Calorie
    • Strengthens muscles
    • Improves vision
  • Coconut Water
    • Hydrates the body
    • Excellent replacement for sports drink
    • Boosts energy
    • Relaxes muscle tension
  • Blueberries
    • High in antioxidants
    • Promotes brain and heart health
    • Helps fight cancer
    • Supports digestion
  • Pineapple
    • Reduces inflammation
    • Increases wound healing
    • Improves oral health & vision
    • Helps treat cold and coughs
  • Avocado
    • High in potassium and fiber
    • Lowers cholesterol
    • Protects eyes
    • Helps protect against cancer
  • Chia Seeds
    • Improves skin and aging
    • Helps treat diabetes
    • Fights breast and cervical cancer
    • Improves dental health
  • Stevia
    • Sugar replacement for diabetics
    • Enhances weight loss
    • Improves Cholesterol levels
    • Lowers high blood pressure

Wow! Now that’s a great reason to start your day off with breakfast in a glass and not in a bowl! Give this one a try, feel free to adjust the ingredients to your liking, and leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you!

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Tropical Blueberry Breakfast in a Glass Yum
Start your day off with a quick and easy breakfast in a glass packed with nutrition and flavor. Top it off with fresh berries, a few nuts and a sprinkle of chia seeds for an extra delicious breakfast treat.
Cuisine American
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Ingredients
Cuisine American
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass, top with berries and nuts and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Have fun with this smoothie by adjusting the flavors to your taste. Add a bit more stevia for a sweeter smoothie, more pineapple for extra touch of sour, extra avocado for a richer texture, or simply add your favorite fruits. Enjoy!

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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