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Check-out this yellow morning sunshine smoothie, made with healthy fats, plenty of veggies and only a few sweet fruits. This combo will give you energy all day long without those blood sugar spikes that you get from sugary drinks (most smoothies including).

This smoothie is perfect for those days when you wake up full of energy and you need to grab something healthy before heading outside. It’s one of those “complicated” smoothies that I like putting together but it’s also one of the most interesting so far.

So, why would you make this smoothie instead of buying one from the store? Let me tell you.

Homemade is simply better.
It’s naturally sweet.
Will give you plenty of energy.
Loaded with healthy nutrients.
Homemade is cheaper.
It’s fun to make it.

Two servings of Morning Sunshine Smoothie.

The perfect smoothie

Would you like to know the secret to making the perfect smoothie? Just go out and buy all sorts of ingredients: fruits, veggies, fresh or frozen, exotic or local. Bring them home and wash them, place them in the fridge and wait until the next morning. When you’ll wake up you’ll be instantly inspired by all the colors, textures and aromas of those fresh plants. I promise you that you’ll feel like a child in a spring sunny day. Follow you inspiration (or my recipe) and you’ll be making a smoothie in no time.

As a general rule, my smoothies are always prepared using plenty of healthy fats, lots of veggies, a few fruits, plus spices and superfoods. This is roughly my formula for making delicious and healthy smoothies.

Wait, there’s more! I think that each smoothie also needs to include a “surprise” ingredient. It’s that special ingredient that you don’t expect in there and yet it adds a special aroma that changes your recipe forever. Back to our smoothie, the secret ingredient for this recipe is a ½ cup of homemade cold espresso. Of course, if you don’t take coffee, just skip it and it’ll be absolutely fine without it.

Ok, now that you know how to put together the perfect smoothie, it’s time to get blending! I really hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as I did and I wish you a productive day!

If you decide to make this smoothie don’t forget to let me know what you think about it. Plan to share a photo on Instagram? Tag it #refreshmyhealth so I can follow-up with you.

One serving of Morning Sunshine Smoothie, served in a special glass.

What’s your favorite smoothie to drink? Will you try this yellow-looking smoothie?

Two servings of Morning Sunshine Smoothie.

Morning Sunshine Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Blend Time 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 smoothie glasses
Author: Marcel Corbeanu
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This is one advanced smoothie, made with healthy fats, plenty of veggies and only a few sweet fruits. This combo will give you plenty of energy all day long without those blood sugar spikes that you get from sugary drinks (most smoothies including).

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado (skin removed, seeded)
  • 1 banana (skin removed)
  • 1 golden apple (cut in big pieces)
  • 1 clementine (skin removed, no seeds)
  • 1 big slice lemon (organic, with skin, cut in 4)
  • 6 frozen broccoli bouquets
  • 1/2 green kapia pepper (sliced big)
  • 1 tomato (sliced big)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 long espresso (cold)
  • 250-300 ml water

Instructions

  • Peel, chop and cut all the ingredients according to my instructions.
  • Blend on medium to high speed until everything looks smooth and creamy.
  • Your smoothie is now ready! Wasn’t that easy?

Notes

You can always swap water for coconut water, coconut milk, almond milk or cashew milk. While coconut water comes with electrolytes that help maintain a healthy balance in your body, the others will also add plenty of healthy fats to your smoothie, making for a creamier drink. 
Feel free to skip the coffee if you don’t take caffeine, it’ll work just fine without it.
One side note on the lemon, if you’re not using an organic lemon make sure to remove the skin before adding into your smoothie. That’s because most conventionally grown citrus fruits are sprayed with chemicals which also remain in the skin, even after you wash it.

Equipment

  • Blender
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Raw Food, Vegan
Keywords: apples, avocado, banana, broccoli, vegetable smoothie, yellow smoothie
Marcel Corbeanu

Marcel Corbeanu

Hi, I'm Marcel! I'm a health coach, I write about health and wellness and I love cooking healthy food with fresh and simple ingredients.

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