30+ Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
Make mornings a little easier with these healthy breakfast smoothie recipes! Because life is hard, but breakfast doesn’t have to be. I’ve got over 30 recipes for tasty & filling smoothies made with simple, nutritious ingredients—perfect for a quick breakfast or easy snack.
Are smoothies good for breakfast?
Homemade smoothies can be an excellent healthy breakfast because you get to choose the ingredients. They’re a great opportunity to pack more fruits & veggies into your day, and you can add protein & healthy fats to make them more satiating. Plus, making a smoothie for breakfast is so easy—which means we’re less stressed, and we’re more likely to eat something instead of skipping breakfast!
What to Put in a Breakfast Smoothie
- Fresh or Frozen Fruit. A frozen banana is my go-to for sweetness & creaminess. Mango & pineapple are other sweet options that pair nicely with leafy greens. Berries of all kinds can add tasty flavor, bright colors, & antioxidants. You can make breakfast fruit smoothies with whatever you like, really—peaches, pears, kiwi, even watermelon! For the creamiest texture & best flavor, I recommend using at least some frozen fruit.
- Liquid. I like to use almond or coconut milk in my smoothies, but any dairy or nondairy milk will work. You could also use plain water, coconut water, fruit juice, cooled black or green tea, or even cold coffee as your smoothie liquid.
- Yogurt. This is optional, but I think breakfast smoothies with yogurt always turn out tastier & creamier! You can use any dairy or nondairy yogurt—I like Greek yogurt for a protein boost, or coconut milk yogurt for flavor & healthy fats.
- Greens & Vegetables. Leafy greens like spinach & kale are perfect for blending into smoothies, but you can also sneak in other veggies like broccoli, cucumber, carrots, cauliflower, beets, or zucchini!
- Oats. The fiber, complex carbs & starches in oats make them an ideal ingredient for thicker, creamier, more filling breakfast smoothies.
- Flavorings & Sweeteners. Jazz up a basic smoothie with simple flavorings like cinnamon or vanilla, or add flavor + sweetness with ingredients like honey, maple syrup, or soaked dates! You may or may not need sweetener, depending on the fruits you use—always sweeten to taste.
How do I make breakfast smoothies more filling?
Try to build a well-rounded breakfast smoothie with a nice balance of healthy fats, protein, & dietary fiber to keep you full between meals. I’ve shared some of my favorite filling smoothie ingredients below!
If you have specific nutritional goals, you can also make high-protein smoothies, high-fiber smoothies, or keto smoothies for more filling options.
Filling Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients
- Healthy Fats—like coconut milk or heavy cream, coconut or whole milk yogurt, coconut butter or nut butter, chia seeds or flaxseed meal, or whole nuts like pecans or walnuts.
- Proteins—like Greek yogurt, whey or plant-based protein powder, or firm or silken tofu.
- High-Fiber Foods—like oats, prune juice, or high-fiber fruits & vegetables like raspberries, blackberries, avocado, beets, sweet potato, carrots, or bell pepper.
- For more creative & filling ingredient ideas, check out my meal replacement smoothies!
How to Make Smoothies for Breakfast Ahead of Time
- Option 1: Blend & Store. The simplest way to meal prep breakfast smoothies is to blend & then store them in airtight jars in the fridge for 1-2 days. Just give them a stir before serving! (Or freeze up to 3 months & thaw in the fridge overnight before drinking.)
- Option 2: Freezer Smoothie Packs. You can also prep make-ahead smoothie packs to blend later—just add fresh or frozen fruit & greens into a freezer-safe jar or bag, then freeze for up to 3 months. Wait to add other ingredients like milk, yogurt, oats, protein powder, etc. until you’re ready to blend.
Check out the meal prep smoothie recipes below for an example of each method!
Meal Prep Breakfast Smoothies
Make Ahead Smoothie Jars
Healthy Fruit Smoothies for Breakfast
Here’s a set of sweet & simple healthy breakfast smoothies that let the flavor of the fruit shine! Vegan-friendly, with minimal ingredients, & perfect for busy mornings.
Blueberry Acai Smoothie
Pitaya / Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Mango Banana Smoothie
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
Banana Blueberry Smoothie
Frozen Peach Smoothie
Pear & Pomegranate Smoothie
How to Make an Acai Bowl
Sneaky Vegetable Smoothies
These easy recipes show you how to sneak a serving (or two) of vegetables into your morning smoothie—and you won’t even taste them!
Strawberry & Red Bell Pepper Smoothie
Pineapple Ginger Beet Smoothie
Carrot Orange Smoothie
Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie
Peanut Butter Banana Cauliflower Smoothie
Green Breakfast Smoothies
On days when I don’t feel like eating vegetables, these green smoothies are my go-to’s. Try adding a handful of spinach, kale, or even broccoli to your breakfast smoothie!
Spinach Banana Smoothie
Pineapple Kale Smoothie
Sneaky Broccoli Smoothie
Tropical Arugula Smoothie
Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie Recipe
Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes
Adding oats to breakfast smoothies is a great way to make them thicker, creamier, & more filling. You can use rolled or quick oats—both are great sources of whole grains & fiber.
Peaches & Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
Toasted Pecan & Oat Smoothie
Mint Chip Smoothie
Cardamom Pear Smoothie Bowl
Protein Breakfast Smoothies
Protein shakes aren’t just for pre- or post-workout. You can make any basic breakfast smoothie more filling by adding a scoop of protein powder, or Greek yogurt!
Mocha Keto Coffee Shake
Berries & Cream Keto Protein Smoothie
Vegan Mango Protein Smoothie
Fall Breakfast Smoothies that Taste Like Dessert
These fall-inspired smoothies taste like indulgent desserts—with nutritious, seasonal ingredients like pumpkin & sweet potato. Because some days what I really want is a breakfast milkshake!
Chai Pumpkin Smoothie
Vegan Sweet Potato Smoothie
Cinnamon Ginger & Pear Smoothie
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Basic Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Basic Breakfast Smoothie
- 1–2 cups frozen fruit(s) of choice, the main flavors in your smoothie
- 1 frozen banana, for sweetness & creaminess (or 1 cup frozen mango)
- ½–1 cup milk or liquid of choice, depending on the fruit's water content*
- ½ cup yogurt of choice, for creaminess & protein/fat
- 1 cup leafy greens, for a nutrient boost
- ¼–½ cup rolled or quick oats, for a thicker & more filling smoothie
- 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice, to taste, if needed
- Add all desired smoothie ingredients to a blender. (Start with less liquid at first, then add more as needed to blend.)
- Blend until smooth & creamy.
- Serve with a straw & enjoy!
*Note on Amount of Liquid in Your Smoothie:
- You’ll need less liquid to blend your smoothie if you’re using fruits with higher water content, like melon, berries, pineapple, or oranges.
- You’ll need more liquid in your smoothie if using fruits with lower water content, like dried fruits, avocados, bananas, or cherries.