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3 Nonacidic Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Morning

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Mornings can be crazy, and although it’s been coined the “most important meal of the day," fitting in breakfast is not an easy task. Believe it or not, there are actual health benefits of eating a morning meal; some studies indicate that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight or obese; have diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol; not get the recommended amounts of important nutrients; and eat more calories and added sugars the rest of the day.

The good news for snoozers and those on a tight schedule is that you can hack breakfast by blending a homemade smoothie the night before, pouring it into a thermos, and storing it in the fridge or freezer. When you’re running out the door in the morning, just grab it and go. Perfectly portable for your work commute or as fuel for your early morning gym session, fresh smoothies can help you squeeze extra servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet.

However, smoothie lovers do need to keep in mind that not all produce is created equal. While fruits and veggies are healthy for your gut, certain fruits and fruit juices are quite acidic, and can put your enamel at risk. For those who want to take proper care of their teeth, limit acidic ingredients in your morning beverage and brush twice daily with Pronamel Gentle Whitening, which will help strengthen and protect your enamel and restores natural whiteness.

Looking for a new morning treat? Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, author of The No-Brainer Nutrition Guide For Every Runner, and sports dietician, has three delicious nonacidic smoothie recipes to kick-start your morning. Just combine ingredients, blend, and enjoy.

Nonacidic Smoothie Recipes to Make

Banana Kale Smoothie Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • ½ cup milk (dairy, soy, or nut)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 tbsp. hemp seeds

Cherry Cocoa Smoothie Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1 cup milk (dairy, soy, or nut)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. sweetener (honey, agave, or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp. natural peanut butter