12 Breakfast Smoothies in Under 5 Minutes

There's so much to love about these incredible smoothie recipes!

You need to try these 12 Breakfast Smoothies in Under 5 Minutes!

Looking for a simple and healthy breakfast for those super busy mornings? Smoothies are a great option! Not only is it easy to load them up with nutrients, but they can also be made very quickly. And, with the right combination of ingredients, they can keep you energized all morning long! Below, we’ve put together a list of 12 delicious and nutritious recipes for breakfast smoothies in under 5 minutes! They’re everything mentioned above, and more!

Benefits of Smoothies for Breakfast

the dating almond breakfast smoothie

Many people think of smoothies as a refreshing summertime treat. But did you know that smoothies make for an awesome breakfast option? They are quick and easy to make, and you can drink them on-the-go! Not to mention, you can also pack them full of nutrient-rich ingredients to start your day off right. Plus, there are endless flavor possibilities, so you’ll never get bored! The benefits just keep coming!

Rich In Colorful Nutrients

First, they are an excellent way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. And since they are easy to digest, your body can quickly absorb all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they have to offer. This is especially important in the morning when your body is in need of a quick energy boost.

Hydration

Smoothies are also a great way to stay hydrated. Many people don’t realize how important it is to drink water first thing in the morning. It’s essential for flushing out toxins and rehydrating your body after a long night’s sleep. By adding fruits and vegetables with high water content to your smoothie– like cucumbers and watermelons– you’ll not only increase its nutrient value but also help to keep your body hydrated throughout the day.

Of course there are other ingredients that will increase hydration too! Many of the recipes below use coconut milk, almond milk, or other liquids that all count towards your daily fluid goals!

Energy

Finally, smoothies make for a great breakfast option because they are often high in fiber and protein, meaning they help keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunchtime. And since they are packed with nutrients, they give you sustained energy throughout the morning so you can power through your day (especially if you add in extra protein!)

Best Ingredients for Your Breakfast Smoothie

Try this coconut milk smoothie for an easy morning meal.

Now that we’ve gone over some of the reasons why you should be drinking smoothies for breakfast, let’s talk about what ingredients you should add to your smoothie to make it a nutrient-rich meal.

Fruits and Vegetables

As we mentioned before, one of the best things about smoothies is that they are an easy way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. And there are no rules when it comes to what fruits and veggies you can add to your smoothie. Just choose whatever is in season or whatever you have on hand. Some of our favorite fruits and vegetables to add to breakfast smoothies include bananas, berries, spinach, kale, carrots, and celery.

Protein

Another important ingredient to add to your breakfast smoothie is protein. Protein helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied, and it also provides sustained energy throughout the morning. There are many different ways you can add protein to your smoothie. You can choose from dairy-based proteins like milk or Greek yogurt, or plant-based proteins like hemp seeds, chia seeds, or nut butter. If you’re looking for a boost of flavor and high protein power, you can also add protein powder to your smoothie.

Liquid

Next, you’ll need to add a liquid to your smoothie. This can be water, milk, nut milk, or fruit juice. If you are looking to up the protein content of your smoothie, you can also add Greek yogurt or milk.

Sweetener

If you find that your smoothie is not sweet enough, you can add a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup. You can also add a banana or dates to sweeten your smoothie naturally.

12 Breakfast Smoothies in Under 5 Minutes

This chocolate and peanut butter breakfast smoothie is loaded with nutrients and flavor!

  1. Blueberry Banana Smoothie: This smoothie contains antioxidant-rich blueberries and spinach while keeping its creamy texture thanks to banana and tofu. The tofu also offers tons of protein to keep you full all morning long!
  2. Coconut Milk Smoothie: This simple, 3 ingredient smoothie gets its creamy texture and tropical flavor from coconut milk and bananas. The addition of spinach provides tons of nutrients and a yummy green color.
  3. Morning Power-Up Energy Shake: This shake is perfect for those mornings when you need an extra boost of energy. It has tons of high protein and nutrient-dense ingredients like Greek yogurt, protein powder, and almond butter to keep you energized throughout the morning.
  4. The Dating Almond Smoothie Recipe: This smoothie is perfect for those mornings when you need a little something sweet to start your day. Prepared with almond milk, dates, and bananas for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  5. Banana Split Workout Protein Smoothie: Do you like to workout in the morning? If so, this shake is for you! Protein powder, bananas, and peanut butter create a delicious and filling breakfast that will give you sustained energy throughout your morning workout and beyond.
  6. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie: Start your day with this delicious chocolate and peanut butter smoothie. It’s made with almond milk, bananas, cocoa powder, and peanut butter for a filling and satisfying breakfast.
  7. Chia Seed Berry Yogurt Smoothie: This smoothie is full of nutrient-rich ingredients like chia seeds, berries, and Greek yogurt. It’s a perfect breakfast for those mornings when you need something quick and filling to start your day.
  8. Wild Blueberry, Mint, and Flax Seed Smoothie: This smoothie is very antioxidant-rich from wild blueberries, mint, and flaxseed. It’s a refreshing and nutritious way to kick off your morning.
  9. PB and J Protein Shake: This shake is a delicious and easy way to get your protein in the morning. It’s made with almond milk, bananas, peanut butter, and jelly for a tasty breakfast that will keep you full all morning long.
  10. Pumpkin Meal Replacement Shake: This autumnal shake is perfect for those fall mornings when you need a quick and easy breakfast. Made with pumpkin, almond milk, protein powder, and spices for a delicious and filling breakfast.
  11. Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie: This smoothie packs in mood boosting green tea, bananas, and chia seeds for a delicious and energizing breakfast. It’s perfect for those mornings when you need an extra boost to get going.
  12. Chocolate Banana Wonderland Smoothie: This smoothie is made with chocolate, bananas, and almond milk for a delicious and decadent breakfast. It’s perfect for those mornings when you want something sweet to start your day.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast that will give you sustained energy throughout the morning, smoothies are a great option. All of these recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less, with ingredients you probably have on hand. So next time you find yourself short on time in the morning, try one of these delicious breakfast smoothies instead of skipping breakfast altogether.

Did you enjoy these 12 breakfast smoothies in under 5 minutes? Let us know!

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Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian and recipe developer. From a young age, Kelsey found a love for creating delicious recipes. Now, with a Master's in Nutritional Sciences, Kelsey uses her culinary skills to create healthy and unique recipes for many different diets. She is passionate about creating a healthy relationship with all foods and recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kelsey has a passion for cooking, but she also enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and traveling. She is currently living with her partner in New Zealand.

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