A guide for 6 super easy and simple 5-ingredient Breakfast Smoothies. Many Healthy Breakfast Smoothies either require 20 ingredients OR are not that healthy at all actually. No need to overcomplicate things. Keep it simple with these amazing smoothie recipes. No protein powder required.
If you’re looking for more of a dessert-like smoothie as a snack check out this amazing Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie. Super chocolatey and delicious.
For breakfast I recommend to keep it super healthy. You want to start your day feeling amazing, right?
The Secret to Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
A healthy breakfast smoothie needs protein and vegetables but it should also taste delicious, right?
Many delicious smoothies are all fruit and thus high sugar and not very healthy unfortunately.
Many healthy recipes are all veggies and powdered super foods and not yummy at all unfortunately.
So how can we achieve the best of both worlds? Healthy breakfast smoothies AND yummy breakfast smoothies at the same time?
It’s much simpler than you think. Pinky promise.
Use yogurt or nuts as protein depending on if you have to watch your calories, need more or less fat in your diet or are sensitive to either nuts or dairy.
Use at least 1 vegetable to make it healthy and 1-2 fruits to make it yummy.
That’s it. Super simple, eh?
The Base for Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
There are two options with my recipes.
Either nut-based or yogurt-based.
For the nut-based breakfast smoothies you add a skinless nut such as cashews or peeled almonds or peeled hazelnuts. (My favorite are cashews because they’re extra creamy).
For the yogurt-based breakfast smoothies you add unsweetened Greek Yogurt. I prefer Greek yogurt for its creaminess and unsweetened because I’m using a banana to sweeten, so no need for sugar in your yogurt.
Other than that both bases are the same. Add frozen banana for sweetness and creaminess and water so your blender doesn’t hate you.
Breakfast Smoothie Add-Ins to flavor and color
So now that you know how to make your breakfast smoothie base, you just “flavor” your smoothie with 1 fruit and one veggie.
The combination possibilities are endless here really. I’m giving you 6 examples of my favorite combinations. Feel free to keep experimenting though.
My favorite fruits to add are all berries, pineapple, mango, avocado and orange. Any fruit does well in a smoothie though. I’ve experimented with a Dragon Fruit Smoothie in the past and absolutely loving that fruit in smoothies.
My favorite vegetables to add are baby spinach, carrots, beets, cauliflower, butternut squash. For a list of more veggies that go well in smoothies here are 8 veggie ideas for smoothies.
Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or cashews (or other skinless nuts)
- 1/2 Banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup raw fruit preferably frozen
- 1/2 cup raw vegetable preferably frozen
- Add either Greek Yogurt or nuts to blender, half frozen banana and water, then add ONE fruit and ONE vegetable to make each smoothie and blend until smooth.
- Hot Pink Smoothie: Raspberry, Beet.Light Pink Smoothie: Strawberry, Cauliflower.Green Smoothie: Avocado, Baby Spinach.Orange Smoothie: Orange, Carrot.Purple Smoothie: Blueberry, Red Cabbage.Yellow Smoothie: Mango (or Pineapple), Butternut Squash.