Multivitamin Breakfast Smoothie

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Sometimes I don't feel like cooking porridge in the morning, or even making myself a bowl of muesli, I usually turn to a smoothie. I'm always on a hunt for an easy, healthy and most importantly yummy smoothie, and this is definitely one. It only takes 3 minutes to make, and has a "sunny" tropical taste to it. What I love about smoothies is that you can easily take them on the go if you are in a rush. 

This smoothie is inspired by the very common multivitamin juice here in Germany, which usually consists of apples, oranges, bananas, nectarines, carrots, pears, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, and lemon. I used a lot of the same ingredients, which makes this smoothie
particularly high in vitamins like vitamin C which helps protect and strengthen your immunity, beta-carotene from the carrots, potassium from the bananas, omega-3 fatty acids from the flaxseeds (or any of the listed alternatives), which is extra important because vitamin A from the carrots should always be consumed with a healthy fat source, and protein from the yogurt and flaxseeds (or alternatives).

This multivitamin smoothie contains about
16 g of protein
7.5 g of healthy fats (2 g of omega 3 fatty acids)
230 mg of vitamin C
2.7 mg of vitamin A
5.7 mg of vitamin E
4.4 mg of iron
2 mg zinc
192 mg of magnesium
2826 mg of potassium
and 160 mg of calcium.

This smoothie is also free of processed sugar, incredibly child-friendly, and
just perfect for breakfast or as a refreshing and nourishing post workout snack.


Preparation time: 3 mins
Main ingredients: banana, nectarine, carrot, orange
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2–4
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free, yeast-free, paleo, raw food


2 large bananas, fresh or frozen
1 apple or pear
1 large orange, peeled * (or 1/3 cup orange juice)
3 nectarines or peaches
2 medium carrots, peeled *
1 golden kiwifruit, peeled
1 thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled
1 tbsp flaxseeds or chia seeds or walnuts
5 tbsp plain soy yogurt (you can use your own homemade soy yogurt)
(optional) water or orange juice, to your liking


Place all ingredients in a blender (a high-speed blender works best, but you could even use an immersion blender).
Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.

Divide the mixture between 2 to 4 glasses, and serve immediately.
- Add even more vitamin-rich fruits such as fresh or frozen mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and/or a squeeze of freshly pressed lemon juice.
- I haven't tried this yet, but I imagine a few leaves of fresh basil would also work amazing in this smoothie.
- Use organic ingredients whenever possible! *When using organic carrots, no need to peel them. When using organic orange, you could also leave the peel on, if you feel brave. This makes for a very intense orange flavour.