Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
Breakfast Smoothies are an easy way to enjoy a healthy breakfast on busy mornings. These healthy smoothie recipes provide filling fiber and protein to give you energy all morning!
These breakfast smoothie recipes are perfect for busy mornings. You can sip on a smoothie as you get ready for work or get the kids ready for school.
Most of these recipes are kid-friendly. Smoothies are an easy way to get plenty of servings of fruits and/or veggies for a healthy start to your day. Many of these smoothie recipes also have oats, too, which makes them super filling.
In this post you’ll find smoothie recipes for every time of year, from healthy fruit smoothie recipes to fall pumpkin to year-round green smoothies. Drinking a smoothie for breakfast can give you a burst of energy in the morning and helps you to start your day on a healthy note.
Healthy Smoothie Ingredients
- Fresh or Frozen Fruit: You can use a combination of frozen and fresh fruits in your smoothies. The frozen fruit helps the smoothie to blend up thick and creamy. I like to freeze extra ripe bananas, peeled and cut into smaller pieces, so they are always ready for adding to smoothies. Ice dilutes the flavor of a smoothie so use frozen fruit instead.
- Vegetables: Veggies are nutrient powerhouses and working them into your morning smoothies is a great way to start your day off on a healthy note. Spinach, kale and other greens blend up well in smoothies. You can add frozen cauliflower to a smoothie and not even taste it. If you have a high powered blender, try adding carrots to your morning smoothie for a healthy dose of sweetness.
- Avocado: Have you ever tried an avocado smoothie? Avocado adds healthy fats to a smoothie, it blends up smooth, and you don’t taste the avocado (as long as you don’t add too much).
- Oatmeal: Adding old-fashioned oats is an easy way to take any smoothie and turn it into a breakfast smoothie. You can add raw oats (be sure to use old fashioned, or rolled, oats) to your blender along with the rest of the smoothie ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Greek Yogurt: Unless you need a dairy-free smoothie, plain Greek yogurt is a great way to add protein to your smoothie. Yogurt also makes smoothies creamy.
- Nut Butters: I love adding a scoop of almond butter or peanut butter to my smoothies. Nut butters provide healthy fats and protein, which give your smoothie staying power so you’re not hungry again right away.
- Seeds: Flax seeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds can all add fiber and nutrition to your smoothies.
- Liquid: You need to add a liquid ingredient to your smoothie to help it blend well. There are many options, from plain water to coconut water, milk, almond milk or other nut-based milks, coconut milk, oat milk and juice. I try not to use juice because it can add too much sugar to a smoothie, especially if you are also adding fruit.
- Flavor Boosters: A pinch of cinnamon or a few drops of vanilla extract can really boost the flavor of a smoothie!
Best Breakfast Smoothies
Below you’ll find easy smoothie recipes in each of these categories. Click on the links to go straight to the smoothies in that category.
Metabolism Boosting Smoothie from The Recipe Rebel
Spinach & Apple Detox Smoothie from Life is But a Dish
Immunity Boosting Orange Smoothie
Blueberry Coconut Water Smoothie from Sweet Peas and Saffron
Mango Avocado Smoothie from Meaningful Eats
Raspberry Peanut Butter Smoothie from The Food Charlatan
Beet Berry Apple Smoothie from The Roasted Root
Tropical Pineapple Carrot Smoothie from Peas and Crayons
Raspberry Banana Smoothie from Live Well Bake Often
Banana & Honey Oat Breakfast Smoothie from A Healthy Slice of Life
Chocolate Protein Smoothie (tastes like a chocolate breakfast shake!)
Loaded Coffee Smoothie from Amanda’s Cookin’
How to Make a Smoothie
Smoothies are perfect for quick breakfasts and healthy snacks because they are so quick and easy to make! You just add all of the smoothie ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. A high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, isn’t necessary, but if you plan to make smoothies often I think it’s a worthwhile investment.
Looking for more smoothie recipes? Check out my collection of the Best Smoothie Recipes.
Meal Prep Smoothies
If your mornings are extra busy, you can prep smoothies ahead by making frozen smoothie packs. To meal prep smoothies:
- Assemble individual smoothie servings in mason jars or zip-top bags.
- Place your ingredients in the jar (or bag), starting with the fruit. Use fruit that is already frozen or it may be difficult to get out of the jar later.
- Do not add any liquid to the jar; you will add the liquid right before blending.
- Store the smoothie packs in your freezer until you are ready to use them.
- When ready to blend, dump the frozen smoothie pack into your blender. Pour your blending liquid into the jar and shake to get any last seeds, etc. out, then pour into your blender.
- Blend and enjoy, served right in the jar!
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Oooh, I want to go make a smoothie now! Thanks for including mine!
I kept craving smoothies as I was writing this post! Yours looks so refreshing!
The mango citrus smoothie is calling my name! Love this healthy round-up! Thanks so much for including me 🙂
Thanks, Jenn! I can’t wait to try your tropical smoothie!
A great list Kristine, thanks for including our Tropical Kale Smoothie. Definitely the time of year for powering up our immune systems with healthy and delicious smoothies!
Thank you, Greg! Your tropical smoothie looks like a delicious way to start the day!
Can i use normal yoghurt instead of Greek yogurt?
I like the mango citrus recipe;e the best. A lot of my patients have been asking about specific smoothie recipes for breakfast, and I have been looking for some, and also making some of my own. I am into juicing a pretty good bit, and I simply like to experiment. Great post. Love all of these new ones. Thanks!
Thanks, Holly! Smoothies are one of our favorite healthy breakfasts.
Great roundup!! I never thought to put apples in my pumpkin smoothies
These are some fantastic smoothies that any one can make at home. Great work
I’m a kid that doesn’t have a lot of these items. What about a SIMPLE strawberry or coffee smoothie? (Maybe even both in one)
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie and this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie are two of my favorites and both are simple. 🙂
Last two weeks have been wonderful thanks to your smoothie recipes. I have been trying out one recipe every two days. Easier for me to finish the prep for two days in one sitting for my family of 4. The whole family is raving about how good they taste and eager to try the next recipe lol. We have had fun with our new blender and these smoothies. A couple of times my son took over and one day my daughter made it under supervision. They are thrilled and excited to be part of it. Thanks so much.
Could I use honey in every smoothie??
Yes, you can sweeten your smoothies with honey but that will add additional calories/sugar content.
Thnks for sharing these wonderful recipe, but I find mango citrus the best might be because I like the mango a lot or might be because it is an awesome recipe. I don’t know but it was great.
Thanks for all these different smoothie ideas; I was looking for simple breakfast smoothies & this is just what I was looking for, can’t wait to try some!
Can I use Yoplait mixed berry yogurt?
Yes. Since that yogurt is usually sweetened, you will end up with a sweeter smoothie.
My mornings missfire on a regular basis and this leads to bad habits. I’m looking to make changes and was wondering about batch making smoothies for the family. How long would they likely keep for?
Smoothies have the best texture when you drink them right after blending. Please see the section called “Meal Prep Smoothies” in this post to read about how to prep the ingredients ahead and store in the freezer before blending. 🙂
These are some fantastic smoothies! simple breakfast smoothies just what I was looking for.
Awesome post. Thanks for sharing
Can a food processor be used instead of a blender?
I haven’t tried this. Most likely you can, but it probably won’t blend it quite as smooth and if you have really hard chunks of frozen fruit I’m not sure how well a food processor would handle that.