March 29, 2017 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Why Making a Green Smoothie in the Morning Is the Best Idea

Never skip breakfast is one of the fundamental rules of healthy eating. The first meal of the day charges you with energy, so it must be packed with essential nutrients. Making a green smoothie is one of the best morning food choices as it’s extremely healthy and convenient.


Benefits of Making a Green Smoothie for Breakfast

Benefits of Making a Green Smoothie for Breakfast

Of course, the main benefit of green smoothies is the fact that they help you meet your daily fruit and vegetable quota. They are exceptionally rich in nutrients that boost your general wellbeing in a variety of ways.

However, many foods can give you the same nutrients, so what’s all the hype about green smoothies?

The reasons why this food has gotten so popular today include:

  • Green smoothies can be customized
    Every person in unique and although we all have similar nutritional needs, there are certain deviations from the ‘standard model’ for every individual. For example, vegans require more iron, bodybuilders need more proteins, and people who live in the northern regions have a higher need for vitamin D. There are also personal nutritional requirements that may be caused by medical conditions. You can make a green smoothie out of any mix of ingredients and flavor it with spices to make it taste pleasant. This means that you can create the perfect nutritional cocktail to meet your specific needs.
  • Making a green smoothie is easy and fast
    The vast majority of people today are constantly on the run and usually very busy in the mornings. This is the main reason why so many of them skip breakfast as they simply don’t have the time to prepare a wholesome meal. Making a smoothie can take less than 5 minutes and even a child can do this without supervision.
  • Green smoothies are portable
    You can have a smoothie breakfast even when you are incredibly busy as this food is easily portable. Many blenders today have convenient cups with lids, so you can take it with you and finish your healthy breakfast while commuting to work.

Most importantly, green smoothies are amazing because they are incredibly nutritious. The exact mix of vitamins and minerals they provide you with will depend on the ingredients. However, any kind of smoothie is sure to include lots of fiber and antioxidants.

Making a Green Smoothie: Delicious Recipes to Try

As smoothies are extremely ‘flexible’ you can mix any kind of fruits, veggies, spices, and even superfoods to make your energizing morning cocktail. If you are a vegan, check out our list of smoothie ingredients that make smoothies creamy. You can use them as the basis for your personal recipes.

Here are a few ideas of green smoothies you can try:


  • 2/3 cup pineapple (frozen)
  • 2/3 cup spinach
  • 1 cup mango (frozen)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ice

apple smoothie


pineapple smoothies

Pineapple+Maca Powder

  • 1 cups pineapple (frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 banana (frozen)
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 cups water

Pumpkin Seeds+Kale+Mango

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • A handful of kale leaves
  • 1 mango
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1 banana (frozen)
  • 1/3 cup ice
  • Water as necessary