We love our smoothies, and once you try mixing them up during your morning routine, we think you’ll love breakfast smoothies too. Not only are they easy—just throw your ingredients in the blender and hit the button—smoothies pack a ton of nutrients into a single drink. Plus, you can drink them in the car or on the subway, bus or train, much easier than trying to finagle a breakfast sandwich or other packaged edible.
The perfect energy smoothie contains a few key ingredients: a hearty fruit or veggie, which brings fiber and flavor; an energy booster, like flax seeds, nuts or protein powder; and a liquid to smooth everything together. In many of the recipes below, almond milk is a great liquid option because it’s creamy and filled with protein, which fuels your body. For an extra dose of creaminess and protein, blend a little Greek yogurt into the mix.
You’ll quickly discover which flavors you like best and can build your own smoothie tailored to your tastes. These 9 energy boosting breakfast smoothies are great recipes to get you started with a wholesome, nutrient rich breakfast.
1. Pick Me Up Breakfast Smoothie
If you’ve ever been stumped on how to incorporate flax seeds into your diet, this filling breakfast smoothie is the solution. Don’t be nervous if it’s your first time with flax; this smoothie combines great tasting flavors of strawberry and banana, so you won’t even notice the new addition.
2. Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie
This green smoothie is as pretty to look at as it is delicious. It includes a unique ingredient not often found in smoothies—grapes—plus kale for a nutrient packed boost to start your morning.
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Ditch the canned breakfast dri nks, which often contain added sugar, and opt for this similar tasting smoothie made at home in your blender. Delicious cocoa powder and banana are mixed with Greek yogurt for a protein boost that will rev up your engines and your taste buds.
4. Skinnylicious Protein Smoothie
Want to ward off cancer and heart disease? Of course you do! Our Skinnylicious Protein Smoothie is one way to do it, with superfoods avocado, spinach and kale. 6 grams of both protein and fiber means this is the perfect meal-replacement shake to kick off your day.
5. Mediterranean Smoothie
This Mediterranean-inspired smoothie only looks sinful! It’s a great way to get your daily dose of some of the more unusual superfoods, like mangos and beets. Beets? Don’t be scared. There’s just a hint of beet flavor in this recipe.
6. Skinny Banana Split Protein Smoothie
Everyone loves a sweet and creamy banana split! Now, you can start your day with that same great banana split taste—and it’s actually good for you. Unsweetened almond milk and protein powder make this smoothie an energy powerhouse, with 17 grams of protein in each serving!
7. Wild Blueberry, Mint and Flaxseed Smoothie
This cool, energizing smoothie brings the ‘zing!’ you need to get your day started and tackle whatever lies ahead on your agenda. Flax seeds provide fiber while almond milk brings protein to the mix, topped off with blueberries and honey for a sweet finish.
8. Almond Protein Smoothie
Heart health + protein + calcium… what’s not to love about almonds? This smoothie makes use of both raw almonds and almond milk for a big boost of protein to power through your day.
9. Vegan Avocado Spinach Smoothie
Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on protein! With avocado, spinach and almond milk, this clean-eating smoothie packs 11 grams of protein per serving, so you’re sure to stay full and fueled up all morning long.
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