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.
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.
6 Breakfast Smoothie Recipes to Help Kickstart Your Day
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. 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
2. 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
3. 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.
- 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)
4. Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothie
Okay, if you really can’t live without your coffee in the morning, I understand! And that’s exactly why this refreshing coffee and date smoothie is included in this list of awesome breakfast smoothie recipes.
Marie at Yay! For Food has put a lot of thought in this very unique drink that also includes dates, banana, almond milk, oats and vanilla extract, perfect for breakfast.
To use Marie’s words, this breakfast smoothie is like having your coffee and oatmeal all in one, but in a delicious and creamy, drinkable form!
- 1 cup black coffee (cooled or cold brewed)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (chilled)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 banana
- 3 dates (seeded)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
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. Strawberry and Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie
Did I save the best for last? This classic smoothie recipe with strawberry and banana has all the right flavors to give you that buzz in the morning.
Madison over at A Joyfully Mad Kitchen is the blogger behind this simple yet incredibly flavorsome breakfast smoothie with strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt and almond milk.
For extra protein, you can add some peanut butter protein powder.
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp peanut butter protein powder (optional)