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If you find yourself skipping breakfast regularly because you’re in a rush to get on with your day or out the door, breakfast smoothies are the perfect way to kickstart your day with a nutrient-packed meal that’s easily to enjoy on your morning commute – whether that’s an hour-long drive or public transit ride or a few dozen steps from your kitchen to your home office.
With so many versatile options to choose from, you can enjoy a different breakfast smoothie every day of the week. Or, simply experiment with some great-tasting breakfast smoothie recipes to find your favorite and make it your daily go-to. From strawberry-banana smoothies to pineapple smoothies, berry smoothies, yogurt smoothies, and more, the possibilities are endless. If you’re trying to lose a few excess pounds, replacing a less-than-healthy breakfast habit (like calorie-laden specialty coffee drinks or fast food) with weight-loss smoothies or meal-replacement smoothies can help you reach your goals.
If you don’t have time to spend prepping ingredients and mixing your own smoothies at home in the morning, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you smoothie that’s perfect for starting your day. Our Edible® Treats menu includes a variety of fruit flavor combinations, like Pineapple, Honeydew & Kale, Pineapple & Orange, and more, so you can choose your favorite breakfast smoothie to start your day off right.
For more delicious breakfast smoothie recipes you should try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.
Marta Sandoval is an entrepreneur and beauty enthusiast behind the plus-size/beauty brand Marteekah based out of NYC. She provides beauty and fashion content for the everyday woman and has a growing East Coast footprint. She has over 15 years of sales experience and in a matter of 18 months has managed to build a loyal online community that seeks to find style and beauty inspiration from influencers embracing body positivity, inclusivity, and social consciousness.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie is made with oatmeal, flaxseed meal, strawberry, banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, honey, and collagen. I add the collagen in to help with skin and nails and well as hair growth.”
Keenan Beavis is the founder of Longhouse Media, Canada’s largest indigenous owned video production, web design, and media company.
“This smoothie recipe is both delicious, and FANTASTIC for building muscle. From the age of 16, I have been making different variations of this mass-building breakfast smoothie, and I have revised it below to the best tasting version. Ingredients:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries – about 4 ounces
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt – plus additional to taste
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3/4 cup steel cut oats
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla whey isolate protein powder
Instructions: Place the strawberries, yogurt, and almond milk in first and then add the protein powder, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and steel cut oats. Blend until smooth. For a thicker shake, add a few ice cubes. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy a great start to your morning!”
Jamie Bacharach is a Licensed Medical Acupuncturist in and Health Coach in Jerusalem, Israel, as well as the Head of Practice at Acupuncture Jerusalem. Jamie’s travels have taken her across the world as she has learned to synthesize the best of Western and Eastern medicine to the benefit of her patients.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie is a Protein Breakfast Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 Tbsp nut butter
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp rolled oatmeal
Greek yogurt and oatmeal give this strawberry banana flavored smoothie the perfect breakfast vibe – as well as protein and nutritional value needed to start the day properly. For the best taste, serve it cold and add oatmeal at the beginning, and save the chia seeds for last.”
Melanie Musson is a writer for 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com. She enjoys making smoothies and meals for her family and friends nearly every day.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie recipe is a Creamy Fruit Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1 orange
- 1/2 banana
- 10 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
This recipe is fresh and creamy. Thanks to the yogurt, it has protein to keep you feeling satisfied for longer than a fruit-only smoothie.”
Krissy is the Marketing Coordinator of FitRated.com, a website dedicated to providing consumer-friendly resources on fitness equipment, gear, and services. Krissy is also a foodie and an avid barre and yoga enthusiast.
“This mango turmeric smoothie is sweet and filling, while the turmeric provides antioxidant properties!
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2-3 pitted dates (depending on your preferred sweetness level)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice!)”
Lisa Richards is a nutritionist and author of The Candida Diet. She has been featured on Today, US News, Women’s Health magazine, Huffington Post, Healthline, the San Francisco Chronicle, Reader’s Digest, Lifehack, Insider, and Well+Good, among others. Through her website she explains the benefits of a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet.
“My Almond Cool Mint Smoothie makes a great breakfast meal replacement. The minty freshness helps awaken your senses, and it is a great way to rehydrate your body after a good night’s sleep. Refreshingly minty and packed full of healthy fats and protein, it’s the perfect smoothie to accompany your breakfast or to take on the go.”
Marshall Weber is a personal trainer and Founder of Jack City Fitness.
“If you’re a coffee drinker, this is the smoothie for you – especially if you work out first thing in the morning. Check out this recipe:
The Morning Buzz
- 2/3 cup cold brew or iced coffee
- 1/3 cup oat milk
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 3 Tbsp rolled oats
- 1/2 of a frozen banana
The main protein source in this shake is the nut butter. Bananas are a great source of potassium, and they contain plenty of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.”
Jen Hansard is the co-founder and creator of Simple Green Smoothies, a plant-powered brand that empowers millions of women to live a healthier lifestyle by integrating smoothies into their diet. Jen is also the best-selling author of Simple Green Smoothies and Simple Green Meals. She leads plant-based workshops and adventure retreats across the country.
“All you need to make a tasty green breakfast smoothie is a blender, fruit, and leafy greens. The right ratio of leafy greens to fruit makes it sweet as you reap all the health benefits of a green smoothie. The key is to use recipes that actually taste good and follow my simple tips below:
- Blend 1 cup of spinach, or other leafy greens of your choice, in a blender.
- Add 1 cup of liquid and blend well (until all leafy chunks are gone).
- Toss in fruit, such as frozen mango, pineapple, and bananas in the blender.
- Next, blend again until smooth and creamy.
- Serve smoothie immediately for maximum nourishment.”
Lynell Ross is the Founder and Managing Editor of Zivadream, an education advocacy website dedicated to helping people improve their lives.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie recipe is the Banana Bread Smoothie. This recipe makes two servings.
Blend the following ingredients in your high speed blender:
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 Tbsp old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup nonfat milk or almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
You’ll get lots of benefits from the ingredients in this delicious smoothie. Bananas contain potassium, a mineral that helps regulate your blood pressure and your heart. In addition, bananas contain magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and fiber, which helps with digestive health. They also contain powerful antioxidants which help protect against free radicals.
Cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory ingredients that may help cut the risk of heart disease. In addition, cinnamon helps improve insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar to help with diabetes.
Heart healthy walnuts are a great plant source of omega-3 fatty acids that we need to bring our bodies into balance. They also may help lower blood pressure, promote a healthy gut, and may reduce the risk of some cancers.
Whey protein promotes healthy muscle growth and may help lower blood pressure and treat type 2 diabetes, while providing a high quality source of protein.
Oats are high in the kind of fiber that has been shown to lower cholesterol. This is one powerfully healthy and great-tasting smoothie.”
Yumna Jawad started her own lifestyle brand, Feel Good Foodie, with the goal to create food that is nutritious, wholesome, and makes you feel good. She shares her recipes on her Instagram page, which has over 2 million followers.
“My Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is simple to make and the perfect choice for a quick breakfast either on the go or at home. It is loaded with protein and fiber, and still has enough sweetness to create the perfect balance of nutrition and tastiness.”
Jessica Pinney is a recipe developer and content creator for websites like I Hate Meal Prep and Cooking with Janica. She lives in Los Angeles and loves incorporating the abundance of fresh local produce in her recipes.
“Matcha & Pineapple is hands-down my favorite breakfast smoothie recipe:
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 rings of fresh pineapple
- A handful of greens
- 1 cup coconut water
It’s like a healthy, energized piña colada!”
Beth is a clean cocktail guru, author, and wellness thought leader. In 2015, she founded Blue Barn Kitchen, a clean eating lifestyle destination, to get the message out that eating whole real food instead of processed, chemical-laden junk was the path to a long and happy life.
“This Starter Green Smoothie is my favorite breakfast smoothie recipe. The recipe makes a single serving:
- 1 1/2 cups oat milk, unsweetened
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tsp flax meal
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- A 1-inch piece fresh ginger root – optional”
Certified Holistic Nutritionist Heather Donahue teaches women how to conquer embarrassing gut health issues such as bloating, gas, constipation, fatigue, brain fog, and acne. The unique, 5-step Simply Great Gut Health plan is a simple solution that fits your lifestyle so you can stop suffering and get back to living.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie recipe is called the Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie:
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (or mixed berries)
- 3/4 cup to 1 cup water (you can add more if you like a juice-like consistency)
- 1/2 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (I use pea protein)
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp Hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger grated, or 1/2 tsp ground ginger if fresh is not available
Put into a blender and enjoy!”
Julia is a certified health coach with IIN and professionally trained health chef from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She also owns an organic, plant-based café in NYC and two women-owned personal cheffing businesses.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie recipe is my Health Chef Julia’s – Protein Breakfast Smoothie:
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup frozen mango
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberry
- 1 cup oat milk
- 2 Tbsp Spirulina
- 1 Tbsp nut butter
Blend and enjoy.”
Tom is the founder of HappyBarista.com, a website that offers advice and reviews on all things coffee. Tom and his partner are real foodies and have been traveling around the world for over two years now. They like to share their stories and advice about anything food related!
“My girlfriend Dana and I often have porridge or chia pudding for breakfast, but lately, with the lockdown, we’ve been mixing it up a bit and having smoothies! This one Dana came up with and is a personal favorite of ours at the moment! It serves two.
- 1 chopped banana
- 1 generous handful frozen blueberries
- 2 Tbsp powdered almonds (can be a handful of raw almonds)
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder (depends on how much you like it)
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp linseeds (flaxseeds)
Add the ingredients to a blender and add enough almond milk to cover the ingredients before blending. You can drink it or top it with fruit, nuts, and seeds and have it as breakfast. If you’re feeling like a treat, you can even add a little bit of maple syrup.”
Alex Membrillo is the CEO of Cardinal SEO Company.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie recipe is the Morning Matcha Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Matcha is considered a superfood, making it an excellent ingredient to use to kickstart your day. It is packed with health benefits including antioxidants, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, and amino acid L-theanine. Additionally, it contains a type of caffeine, known as theophylline, which works to sustain energy levels for up to six hours. Greek yogurt is a source of protein, making it a great addition to your breakfast smoothie.
Here is the recipe for my favorite morning smoothie. It makes one serving.
- 1 tablespoon of matcha powder (look for a brand that is certified organic)
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 5 oz. unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat dairy milk)
- 5 oz. coconut water
- 1/2 large frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
Optional toppings: Fresh sliced strawberries and bananas, chia seeds.
Add matcha powder, Greek yogurt, and frozen fruits into a blender. Then, add in the almond milk and coconut water. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with optional toppings if desired.”
Elliot Reimers is a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) at Rave Reviews and M.S. candidate at Michigan State University, where he is studying molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie recipe is filling and contains a good amount of healthy fats from the almond milk and avocado, keeping you on the go and satiated until lunchtime.
It’s a brilliant recipe for those crazy mornings when you’re in a rush, running late and barely have ten minutes to get ready and out the door.
- A small handful of blackberries & blueberries
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1/2 avocado, roughly chopped
- 200ml almond milk
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 3 Tbsp Greek yogurt
- A handful of ice
Throw all the ingredients into a blender, whiz it up on high power, and then pour it into a glass to enjoy. If you’re in a rush, decant it into a shaker bottle to take with you.”
Abi Faniran is the founder and managing editor of Natural Oils for Hair and Health, a lifestyle destination for health, fitness, hair, and beauty.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie is a strawberry and blueberry smoothie with a dash of flaxseed.
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- A handful frozen or fresh strawberries
- A handful frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1 Tbsp hemp seed oil
- 2 Tbsp agave nectar or raw honey
- 3 – 5 ice cubes or 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 lime
Pour in the ice cubes or water in the blender. Add the hempseed oil, berries, ground flaxseed, agave nectar, or raw honey. Slice the lime and squeeze the juice into the blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
I drink this smoothie as a post-workout meal every morning, and it provides me with a boost of energy that keeps me going for hours. Sometimes I swap the flaxseed for chia seeds.”
Dominic Milner is the CEO/Owner of Recipe This. Dominic started his training in 1993 to become a professional chef and after 2 years at culinary school, qualified as a chef. He has worked as a professional chef for more than 10 years, a sous chef, and also worked as a butcher. He now works as a full-time food blogger with his wife Samantha, reaching a global audience of 8 million visitors.
“My favorite breakfast smoothie is a banana and strawberry smoothie bowl. It is wonderfully thick, comes together fast, and is perfect for a quick breakfast.”
Afoma Umesi is a freelance writer and the editor of Oh So Spotless, a website dedicated to all things cleaning.
“As a freelance writer and editor, I love starting my day with a nutrient-packed smoothie, and this is one of my favorite recipes:
- 1/2 apple
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup almond milk (or Greek yogurt)
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter (feel free to add more!)
Put all your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.”
Carmen Berry is a registered dietitian at Operation Food Search. In her role as the manager of nutrition education programs, she is responsible for leading the nutrition education team to facilitate and build skills and knowledge that lead to sustained healthy eating habits in the community through hands-on cooking classes, interactive grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, nutrition presentations, and other nutrition education outreach events.
“In my free time, I can be found in the kitchen experimenting with new and unique recipes, such as this recipe for a peanut butter chocolate banana smoothie that makes a great breakfast smoothie.
- 2 ripe bananas (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Blend together until smooth. Next, add in 1 Tbsp chocolate chips (or chopped up chocolate bar), and blend until combined. There’s no extra sugar needed in this recipe, as the very ripe frozen bananas and milk adds all the natural sweetness you need. This smoothie may taste like a dessert but can be enjoyed for breakfast, guilt-free!
Tip: If you like your smoothie extra creamy, use 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup milk.”
If you don’t have the time to prepare a breakfast smoothie at home or don’t have the ingredients on hand for your favorite fruit combinations, stop by a nearby Edible Arrangements® store to choose a refreshing, done-for-you smoothie to start your day off right. Made with fresh, never-frozen fruits, an Edible Arrangements® smoothie is a refreshing, wholesome treat you’ll come back for again and again!