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Four Smoothies to Start Your Day Right

Four Smoothies to Start Your Day Right

Sun Basket nutritionist Lindsey Kane and executive recipe developer Paul Conte teamed up to develop this colorful foursome of nutrient-packed smoothies. Whether you’re facing a stress-filled morning or recovering from the night before, want to look your best or need an extra boost of energy before walking out the door, we have a drink to get your day moving in the right direction.

Each smoothie serves 1 
Total time for each smoothie: 10 minutes 

Stress-Beater

Start your day with a smoothie that will help you handle whatever the universe throws your way. The combination of lime, avocado, banana, spinach, and coconut water delivers a heavy dose of stress-beating vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium to help manage blood pressure and will give you a boost of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin. 

Shopping list 
1 lime
1 cup coconut water
½ ripe peeled pitted avocado 
½ ripe peeled banana
Small handful baby spinach

1 Prep the smoothie ingredients

  • Using a sharp knife, peel the lime; cut the lime in half crosswise then coarsely chop the fruit. Discard any seeds.

In a blender, combine the chopped lime with the coconut water, avocado, banana, and spinach. Season lightly with salt and blend until smooth. 

2 Serve
Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. 

Protein: 4g (8% DV), Fiber: 11g (44% DV), Total Fat: 15g (23% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 2g (10% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 100mg (4% DV) (does not include pantry salt; for reference, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt added to the recipe averages 240mg per serving, or 10% DV), Carbohydrates: 41g (14% DV), Total Sugars: 19g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.

 

Glow-Getter

This Vitamin C and antioxidant-rich blend of tropical fruits, fresh carrots, and the hydrating, good-for-you fats in tahini will give you a glow that lasts all day long. 

Shopping List 
½ cup orange juice 
¼ cup frozen chopped peeled pineapple
¼ cup frozen chopped peeled mango 
¼ cup shredded carrots 
1 tablespoon tahini

1 Prep the smoothie ingredients 
In a blender, combine the orange juice, pineapple, mango, carrots, and tahini. Season lightly with salt and blend until smooth. 

2 Serve
Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. 

Protein: 3g (6% DV), Fiber: 2g (8% DV), Total Fat: 8g (12% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g (5% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 20mg (1% DV) (does not include pantry salt; for reference, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt added to the recipe averages 240mg per serving, or 10% DV), Carbohydrates: 24g (8% DV), Total Sugars: 16g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.

 

Mojo Maker 

Skip your mocha latte and get an energy boost from this delicious blend instead. A double dose of almonds—milk and butter—get you moving with magnesium and B vitamins. Antioxidant-packed blueberries are low on the glycemic scale, which means they’ll help prevent energy-sapping spikes in your blood sugar. 

Shopping list 
½ cup almond milk 
½ ripe peeled banana
½ cup frozen blueberries 
1 tablespoon almond butter 

1 Prep the smoothie ingredients 
In a blender, combine the almond milk, banana, blueberries, and almond butter. Season lightly with salt and blend until smooth. 

2 Serve
Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. 

Protein: 5g (10% DV), Fiber: 8g (32% DV), Total Fat: 10g (15% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 70mg (3% DV) (does not include pantry salt; for reference, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt added to the recipe averages 240mg per serving, or 10% DV), Carbohydrates: 31g (10% DV), Total Sugars: 18g, Added Sugars (Almond milk contains trace amounts of sugar): 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.

 

Fresh Start 

When you’ve overindulged the night before, this mix of protein (yogurt), potassium (coconut water), and antioxidants (strawberries) will quickly get you back on track. 

Shopping list 
½ cup coconut water
½ cup frozen strawberries 
¼ cup 2% plain Greek yogurt 
2 teaspoons chia seeds 
2 teaspoons honey

1 Prep the smoothie ingredients 
In a blender, combine the coconut water, strawberries, yogurt, chia seeds, and honey. Season lightly with salt and blend until smooth. 

2 Serve
Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. 

Protein: 7g (14% DV), Fiber: 4g (16% DV), Total Fat: 3.5g (5% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g (5% DV), Cholesterol: 5mg (2% DV), Sodium: 65mg (3% DV) (does not include pantry salt; for reference, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt added to the recipe averages 240mg per serving, or 10% DV), Carbohydrates: 29g (10% DV), Total Sugars: 21g, Added Sugars (Honey): 11g (22% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.