Wake Up To A (Fast) Nutritious Breakfast! (Healthy Hollywood)

Need a healthy breakfast on the go? Try a smoothie! Need a healthy breakfast on the go? Try a smoothie!

If you’re like Healthy Hollywood, I am always in a rush to get out the door and sometimes making a healthy breakfast is nearly impossible. Plus, I am not an egg eater and cereal is never my go-to.

So, what’s a health-conscious gal to do?

As we all know, eating a healthy breakfast is a must to get the day started in the right way – full of energy and nutritionally sound.
Smoothies are my fulfilling wake-up call. Yet, don’t buy into the hype of mass-produced big gulps out there on the market. They can be full of sugar and calories. One of Healthy Hollywood’s favorite wellness gurus, Brendan Brazier, who also founded the plant-based nutrition line, Vega, shared a few of his preferred smoothie recipes.

These nutritional powerhouses are quick to make and will get you revved up for the day ahead in a positive way.

Blueberry Lemon Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk alternative (rice, hemp, almond or coconut)
  • 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein – Vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Cherry Crumble Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk alternative (rice, hemp, almond, or coconut)
  • 1 cup pitted cherries – fresh or frozen
  • 3 tbsp. large flake oatmeal – uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 scoop Vega One – French Vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust liquid to reach desired thickness.

Peach Cardamom Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk alternative
  • 1 fresh peach – pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 pinch cardamom
  • 1 scoop Vega One – Natural

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Apricot Coconut Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 fresh apricots – washed, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 scoop Vega One – French Vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust liquid to reach desired thickness.

Blackberry Almond Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup blackberries – fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 scoop Vega Energizing Smoothie – Vanilla Almondilla

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust liquid to reach desired thickness.

For more plant-based recipes and healthy living tips, check out www.myvega.com.

-- Terri MacLeod

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