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Most of us rely on that much desired cup of coffee first thing in the morning to kick-start the day and to get you going. And I’ll be honest, I do too!
The problem with coffee though is that the buzz you get from it doesn’t last very long. And once it’s gone, your body and mind are desperate for another caffeine fix.
A good alternative is a breakfast smoothie that has all the right ingredients and nutrients to give you an instant, and lasting, energy boost.
Replacing coffee with a green smoothie is not easy, but your body and mind will be able to get used to it. And in the long term, you will start craving that healthy drink instead of your usual cup of coffee.
6 Breakfast Smoothie Recipes to Help Kickstart Your Day
Not only does a breakfast smoothie give you that much needed energy boost in the morning, green smoothies are also a great way to get your essential nutrients in.
Here are 6 recipe ideas for delicious and nutritious breakfast smoothies. They will wake you up in an instant and provide you with lots of energy and essential nutrients your body and mind will thank you for.
1. Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie
If you’re in serious need of an anti-oxidant and instant energy boost in the morning, this delicious blueberry spinach breakfast smoothie will not disappoint!
The combination of blueberries, spinach and banana offers all the right flavors and nutrients, which you can further enhance by adding a bit of mint, ginger and lemon juice.
I do like to add these extra ingredients, just to create that extra zing, while also enjoying the powerful health benefits they offer.
- 1 large cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 large banana
- 1 leaf fresh mint (optional)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger (optional)
2. Energizing Peach Spinach Smoothie
Peaches and nectarines are among my favorite fruits to eat in summer. It’s the unique texture in combination with the refreshing flavors of peaches that just makes me want to eat them all day.
This is also the reason why I enjoy adding peach slices to smoothie recipes. This particular peach spinach smoothie with banana, honey and unsweetened almond milk tastes delicious and works really well as a breakfast smoothie.
The small teaspoon of honey adds that little bit of sweetness that is so nice when drinking this as a breakfast green smoothie. The almonds are completely optional, but because I enjoy making this smoothie in the morning, it’s good to add a handful of almonds just to give it some extra power.
- 1 large cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 large cup peach slices (fresh or frozen)
- 1 small banana
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 small handful of almonds (optional)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional)
3. Kale Pineapple Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
Creating a healthy and nutritious breakfast smoothie that also tastes amazing can be quite a bit of a challenge.
Erin over at Well Plated has found the perfect balance between flavors and nutrients with this kale and pineapple breakfast smoothie.
If the thought of consuming kale in the morning gives you shivers, this flavorsome smoothie will take your fears away in an instant. The pineapple, banana and honey will make you forget that kale is even in there.
If that’s not enough, the peanut butter and Greek yogurt provide you with the necessary protein your body needs in the morning.
- 2 cups chopped kale leaves
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 medium sized banana (frozen)
- 1/4 cup pineapple pieces (frozen)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 to 3 tsp honey
4. Berry Oat Breakfast Smoothie
If you like a bit more fruitiness in the morning, this berry oat breakfast smoothie will most certainly please your taste buds!
Tiffany at Creme De La Crumb is treating us to a delightful smoothie that has all the right flavors and nutrients to wake you up in the morning.
For this smoothie you can use a combination of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, or you can simply pick one. The added honey creates that extra sweetness we all crave at times in the morning.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup berries (frozen)
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup ice
5. Keto Avocado Smoothie with Coconut Milk
Perfect for those on a low carb keto diet, this very nutritious breakfast smoothie contains three of my favorite green smoothie ingredients: avocado, ginger and turmeric.
Created by Kim from Low Carb Maven, this nutritious and filling avocado smoothie with coconut milk is low in sugar but still tastes great.
Loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory compounds, your body will be very grateful if you drink this in the morning.
- 1/2 avocado
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 tsp lemon or lime juice
6. Dragon Fruit and Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
This particular dragon fruit smoothie recipe with blueberry is an absolute blessing. It’s got all the right flavors, and works best in the morning, or on a really warm day.
Nutrition wise, this smoothie has a lot to offer too. But I don’t consider this smoothie to be as nutritious as most of my other smoothie other recipes, simply because it doesn’t contain any greens.
I really wanted to preserve the flavors of the dragon fruit, so I’m skipping the vegetables in this one. But that’s okay, because it’s a super delicious smoothie, one that you wouldn’t drink everyday.
- 1 whole dragon fruit (fresh)
- 1 small cup blueberries
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 mint leaf (garnish, optional)
Hopefully this list of breakfast smoothie recipes has given you some great ideas for your early morning routine.
There’s more though, make sure you check out the following resources for more delicious and nutritious smoothie recipes:
- Delicious avocado smoothies
- Tasty tropical smoothie recipes
- Green tea based smoothies
- Delicious chocolate smoothie recipes
- Healthy kale smoothie recipes
- Smoothie recipes with lots of protein
Enjoy, and keep blending!