Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and waking up to blend some nutritious and delicious breakfast smoothie recipes is an awesome meal option that will make your day.
By now we all know research suggests that having breakfast is good for our overall health. It helps control our weight, improve concentration and performance at work or at school, and jump-start our metabolism. But at times, our busy schedules don’t allow for elaborate cooking first thing in the morning. This is why having some great breakfast smoothie recipes handy can make the difference between a frazzled, rushed morning and a calm, efficient, and delicious start of the day. Not only there is no need for cooking, but it is also a meal in a cup that is easy to take with you when you’re running a little late.
29 Scrumptious Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
The great thing about smoothies as breakfast is their versatility. You can add fresh fruit or vegetables, make it low-calorie or indulgent, high protein or fiber-rich, dense or light, sweet or tangy, you name it. All you need is a blender or a food processor, and some inspiration as you begin your day.
The best breakfast smoothie recipe ideas will all have one thing in common, and that is a good balance of ingredients. All smoothies need a liquid base. This can be water, plain or flavored milk, yogurt, cream, fruit juice, or even a non-dairy alternative such as soy, nut or coconut milk. You will also need ice, or some frozen fruit or juice. Adding a fresh ingredient such as fruits or vegetables is an awesome way of helping you hit your five a day healthy requirement as you start your day, but you can always blend in protein powder or powdered vitamins, as well as any other delicious and wonderful additions such as peanut butter, coffee, tea, chocolate, caramel, granola or oatmeal.
There is a bit of an art to blending breakfast smoothies, but it is an easy one to master. All you need is to follow your smoothie recipes closely regarding the ingredients’ amounts, but also their order. Adding the liquids first will ensure that all the other ingredients will reach your blender’s blades in order to mix together smoothly. Watch the speed of your blender, and remember that starting at a low speed might be best in order to gradually achieve the level of thickness you prefer.
1) Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake
What could be better than starting your day by indulging in a silky blend of chocolate, peanut butter and banana? And get this, it’s actually good for you! This sinfully delicious, yet healthy shake gets its sweetness from ripened bananas and is easily conjured up from ingredients you probably already have on hand.
2) Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
There’s an autumn chill in the air, and those fragrant holiday pie spices — cloves, cinnamon and ginger — smell oh so tempting. Stop! Put down the fork, step away from the pumpkin pie and run to the blender, instead. This healthy smoothie recipe lets you indulge in the yumminess of the season without racking up the calories or the guilt.
3) Chocolate Chip Mocha Breakfast Smoothie
How about some chocolate on chocolate on coffee? This amazing breakfast smoothie will jolt you awake and satisfy your sweet tooth, all at the same time. Vanilla Greek yogurt gives it a distinctive lusciousness — think rich chocolate milk with a grown-up coffee twist. The good news is that it’s as simple to make as it is delicious.
4) Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Elvis, this one’s for you! The classic combo of peanut butter and bananas aren’t relegated to Southern sandwiches anymore. This tasty duo is ideal for crafting an ultra-killer smoothie that is chock-full of healthy carbs and protein. It’s not too sweet, and yields a creamy concoction that will liven up anyone’s smoothie diet.
5) Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Shake
Smoothie diet, meet upscale coffee house. Upscale coffee house, meet smoothie diet.
This intro begat something special, indeed — the salted caramel mocha protein shake. Savor all the pleasure of a barista-crafted mocha, but in a healthy shake form. It’s even amped up with a salted caramel drizzle. Yeah, you heard right … salted caramel, the yummiest culinary craze of 2018.
6) (Skinny) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
What tastes just like an oatmeal cookie, but is a healthy and light indulgence you can drink through a straw? Give up? How about a skinny oatmeal cookie smoothie? This is the real deal, folks. A guilt-free smoothie that manages to combine all natural ingredients into something that tastes like a dessert. Perfecto!
7) Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie
Hold up. Strawberry and spinach … together? Like for real? These two superfoods make fast friends along with some fruity costars in this healthy and delicious power smoothie. That’s the good news. The even better news is that it’s low calorie and a perfect smoothie recipe for weight loss. So get those skinny jeans on deck, pronto.
8) Fresh-baked Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
Anyone serious about a smoothie diet learns to accept that decadent baked goods are relegated to the no column … until now, that is. This smoothie has all the spiced goodness of an ooey-gooey cinnamon roll, but without any of the painful regret. Save this recipe for when you’re desperately craving a sweet dessert moment.
9) Chunky Monkey Protein Shake (Vegan)
This protein shake is all about the peanut butter and banana, but also has just a hint of chocolate. It’s light and wholesome and the perfect something quick to enjoy after a workout at the gym. At just over 200 calories, this shake is a good candidate to be one of many go-to smoothie recipes in a healthy person’s arsenal.
10) Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie
Super thick and creamy, this is one of those smoothies you’d swear was a dessert in disguise. It’s simple to create, totally satisfying and makes a great breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Why is it so thick and delicious? Hint, hint — it’s all about the oats and bananas. Just don’t tell anyone!
11) Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie
You’ll just about feel the tropical island breeze tousle your hair as you take a sip of this cool fruit smoothie. It tastes as good as it looks, and the little flakes of coconut set this smoothie apart from the rest. Refreshing, healthy … treating your body well never tasted so good.
12) Vegan Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Remember all those years ago when lunch used to be a sticky peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich? Take a trip down memory lane and experience those same flavors in this amazing smoothie. Its simple four ingredients come together in no time and will reawaken that little kid inside of everyone.
13) Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie
A low-calorie brownie batter smoothie? That’s right, kids, this one’s the real deal. Think chocolate creaminess that is jam-packed with nutrients and protein, perfect for a mid-day recharge. The touch of espresso deepens the rich flavor, making this not only a smoothie recipe for weight loss, but one of the best smoothies around for chocolate lovers.
14) Peach Green Tea Smoothie
Light and fruity, this smoothie tastes like good ole summertime in a glass. Take a long sip and cool yourself down after that crazy intense workout. The sweetness of the peaches is tempered by the green tea’s earthiness and the creamy unctuous yogurt, creating a perfectly balanced and super-good-for-you treat.
15) Cafe Mocha Protein Shake
Attention chocolate and coffee lovers — here’s a protein shake with your name on it. This recipe makes an eye-opening breakfast that’ll get your focus sharpened and your blood pumping hard. Need a midday boost? It’s the perfect remedy for those afternoon blahs. Rich flavors and nourishing ingredients with a caffeine kick — sounds like a plan.
16) Berry Oat Breakfast Smoothie
All kinds of berries mingling together in a purple glass of yum — what could be better than a smoothie with the same ingredients as a berry crumble? The nutrients of the oats and the goodness of the yogurt share the stage with the vitamin rich berries, creating a healthy smoothie performance worthy of a standing ovation.
17) Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
So you stayed up too late last night and have a full day looming ahead of you. Here’s the solution — the Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie. That’s right … a coffee smoothie. Coffee plus nutrition equals a perfect remedy for what ails you. A few sips and you’ll be awash in rejuvenating, body-good ingredients packing a caffeine buzz.
18) Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie
Anyone will tell you that strawberries and bananas make a perfect pairing for a smoothie, but when you toss in a few oats and a kiss of honey, you’ll upgrade it into something seriously special. It’s pink and sweet and oh so wholesome and might just turn into one of your go-to smoothies.
19) Banana Bread Smoothie
Being on a smoothie diet shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on those comfort food favorites. Solution? The banana bread smoothie. The warm spices and banana wholesomeness are the perfect cure for those healthy diet blues. One sip and you’ll feel like you’ve slid to the unhealthy dark side, all while treating your body like the temple it is.
20) Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
What’s easier than grabbing a quick blueberry muffin for breakfast? Yeah, sure, and if it wasn’t for all the carbs, fat and refined sugar, that’d be just the thing to do on a busy morning. Instead, how about blending up a blueberry muffin smoothie? It has got all the blueberry scrumptiousness in a miraculously sippable form.
21) Raspberry Banana Smoothie
Craving a light and refreshing fruit smoothie? Grab some raspberries and bananas, blend up one of these babies and then sit back and enjoy the cool vitamin ride. A little tart, a little sweet and all healthy, this smoothie will leave you satisfied and ready to take on the day.
22) Banana Mango Smoothie
As smoothie recipes go, this one’s a real keeper. Cool, refreshing and light, this smoothie hits all the marks for something that’s truly addictive. The mango offers an unexpected punch, both tropically tart and a little sweet, only to be tamed by that familiar banana. The best part? The amazing color — it’s like drinking a glass of sunshine.
23) Coffee Smoothie
You can have it all in 2018, and that includes a delectable coffee smoothie, guaranteed to get you charged up enough to tackle anything that comes your way. People with be diving out of your path as you storm through your day, jazzed up on this super high octane brew. Let ‘em run … boring smoothies are so 2017.
24) Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothies
You know those smoothies that to fill you up for a few minutes but leave you hungry only a little while later? This isn’t one of them. This baby is nutritious and filling, and oh by the way, it’s really, really good! Try out this thick, chocolaty, peanut butter fun-fest and consider making extra for your friends.
25) Caramel Apple Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie
How could a smoothie this decadent actually be healthy? Stop the presses, folks, you’ve found something special. This smoothie is all natural and all good. It doesn’t actually contain caramel, but could fool even the most discerning sweet-toothed aficionado. Take a sip and you’ll swear you can feel the crisp autumn air swirling around you.
26) Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
Hey vegans, it’s breakfast time! Instead of wolfing down a bowl of oatmeal followed by a bowl of strawberries, why not combine them into a tasty smoothie? This one’s pink and pretty as a picture, not to mention filling and crazy healthy. You don’t even need to be a vegan to add this smoothie to your list.
27) Thick And Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Shake
Now we’re talking. This chocolate-peanut butter dream is so rich, so decadent and so sinfully good, you’ll never believe it’s actually a healthy shake. It’s made from ingredients you probably have on hand, so grab your blender and you can whip one of these bad boys up in under 30 seconds.
28) Strawberry Mango Breakfast Smoothie
Okay, seriously, this smoothie wins the contest for the most gorgeous breakfast beverage at the party. It sports two contrasting layers of yumminess, both guilt-free, delicious and super healthy. It’ll be your very own smoothie sunset. Want to have fun? Invite some guests and make a whole slew! Your culinary prowess will never be questioned again.
29) Carrot Cake Smoothie
Who doesn’t love carrot cake? The spicy sweetness, those shreds of fresh carrot and the creamy-dreamy frosting, but alas, it’s packed with calories and refined sugar! Never fear, smoothie lovers, the wonder of carrot cake is here. This smoothie transforms carrots and oats into luscious goodness, but the real secret genius is in the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Ready to Make your Favorite Smoothie?
Whatever your tastes and preferences might be, or what mood you are in as you begin your day, there is a breakfast smoothie recipe for you. That’s the beauty of having smoothies first thing in the morning. They can be healthy or indulgent, simple or sophisticated, energizing or comforting. A wonderful smoothie recipe for breakfast is a delightful way to begin your day, every day. Enjoy!