16 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies Recipes
Smoothies are like the little black dress of food. There’s one for every occasion, every attitude, and every diet restriction. They’re also quick, easy, and can be made ahead of time for a grab and go kind of morning.
To get the most flavor and nutrients into your smoothies, don’t take up space with ice. Instead, use frozen fruit or portion out your own fruit (berries or bananas are good choices) and keep them sliced in the freezer for instant access. You can also add an extra kick with powder proteins and vitamin mixes.
Below, we found 16 delicious breakfast smoothie recipes that will fill you up and keep you energized all morning long.
via Some the Wiser
Beans in a smoothie? You bet. This is a hearty smoothie, which makes it ideal for breakfast. The white beans make it extra creamy, and the mango, fresh mint, and unsweetened coconut balance the flavor.
via Hello Natural
This smoothie is a two-for-one. Kefir is loaded with calcium and protein, and the cucumber and lemon juice have natural detoxifying benefits.
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via Simple Vegan Blog
The flax seeds and raspberries in this bright, berry-hued drink help minimize irritation and redness in the skin. If you don’t mind messing with the color, feel free to add any leafy green you prefer.
via Desserts with Benefits
This creamy smoothie is made with Greek yogurt and organic grapes, and while it may taste indulgent, it’s free of refined sugar and high in fiber and protein.
via Taste of Home
If you’re interested in keeping the almond flavor, but don’t want to use extract, add a small spoonful of almond butter or a splash of almond milk. Between frozen fruit and yogurt, this smoothie will be thick and delicious without the ice.
You’ll have visions of a Caribbean vacation with this virgin pina colada smoothie. Use light coconut milk and try toasting some flaked coconut and sprinkling on top.
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please. Keep the cherries mostly frozen for a thicker drink.
via Eat, Live, Run
This frothy smoothie uses a strong-brewed green tea and almond milk. To make it thicker, either freeze the melon or add a handful of ice.
via Martha Stewart
If you’re looking for a filling boost of protein then this is the breakfast smoothie for you. Top with walnuts or swap the honey for maple syrup for delicious variation.
This smoothie is great for those mornings when your brain is still thinking about bed, but your body is headed to work. With a filling banana and a hit of caffeine, you’ll be set to take on the day. Adding a dash of cocoa powder will make this smoothie extra special.
via Eating Well
This recipe starts with coconut water which is an excellent source of electrolytes and potassium. Basically, this is a decadent kick of energy to kick start your morning.
via Cooking Light
This is a great dairy-free option. The tofu will create a silky, filling drink with lots of protein. If you aren’t a fan of white grape juice, try using pomegranate juice instead.
via Real Simple
Do your immune system some good with a shot of antioxidants from blueberries and ginger. This recipe would be great with frozen peaches, too. Feel free to swap the brown sugar for honey or agave syrup.
via Women’s Health
This is your low calorie (less than 200 calories per serving), nutrient-packed, take-on-the-day energy smoothie. The recipe calls for low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, but for breakfast you might want to use nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt instead.
Tart berries like raspberries and blackberries will jump start your morning. Because of the seeds, you should allow the smoothie to blend longer than usual, or you can strain it. Topping this smoothie with a little granola will make for a lovely weekend brunch appetizer.
This is an ultimate healthy smoothie. Pomegranate juice, almonds, protein powder, and banana all mixed together in one tasty treat. If you prefer almond butter, you could use a tablespoon of that instead of the raw almonds.