Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

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A creamy and healthy breakfast smoothie is one of my favorite ways to start the day. Knowing that I’ve already had fruit and protein before my first cup of coffee makes me feel satisfied and ready to tackle my to-do list.

This smoothie has over a cup of fruit, protein from greek yogurt, and old-fashioned oats to make it a filling smoothie recipe. It is very versatile and can be tweaked to be low carb, keto, or even vegan. Keep reading for recipe tips and alternatives.

Ingredients

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients
  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • ¼ cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup oat milk

Tips to Make a Creamy Smoothie

Believe it or not, the order in which you add the ingredients can make a difference in how creamy and smooth your breakfast smoothie turns out. Here’s how.

  1. Add the liquid first. Whether it’s a kind of milk, coconut water, plain water, or juice, always add your liquid to the bottom of the blender.
  2. Next, if using, add in sweeteners like honey or seeds.
  3. Top that off with your fresh ingredients like bananas, spinach, yogurt, oats, protein powder, or nut butter.
  4. Finally, add in your frozen ingredients. Whether you’re using frozen berries, ice cubes, or other frozen ingredients, make sure those go in last. The weight of the frozen ingredients helps push everything down into the blades for smooth blending.

Instructions

Here are the steps to make this healthy breakfast smoothie. 

Step 1 – Start with Liquid

Shot of blender with liquid ingredients added

As mentioned above, I start by adding my oat milk to the blender. This recipe is for one smoothie, so I use ¼ cup.

Step 2 – Add in Fresh Ingredients

More ingredients added to blender

Next, add in the peeled banana, oats, peanut butter, and greek yogurt.

Step 3 – Top With Frozen Ingredients

Berries added to smoothie

Top that off with the cup of frozen berries.

Step 4 – Blend It Up and Enjoy!

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Now, blend it all up until smooth. This can take up to a full 30 seconds. Keep blending until you don’t see any chunks.

Serve it in a big glass; you’ll need at least 16 oz. of room. An extra-wide, silicone straw is optional but very fun!

Cookware Used

Blender or Food Processor: Buying a high-quality blender was a game-changer for me. Whether you go for a single-serve or a bigger full-size blender, get the best one you can afford. It really makes all the difference when it comes to smooth blending. 

Wide Mouth Mason Jars: I like storing smoothies in mason jars. They have lids to keep it fresh if you store it for later, you can freeze them, the wide mouths make it easy for pouring, and they’re reusable!

Extra Wide Reusable Straws: The silicone straws are my favorite, but there are tons of options. I recommend getting the extra-wide size to make drinking your breakfast smoothie easier. 

Reusable Smoothie Pouches: These pouches are so convenient if you want to make a large batch of nutritious smoothies and freeze them for later.

How to Make Ahead and Freeze Breakfast Smoothies

Since this is a recipe for the first thing in the morning, I recommend doing as much prep ahead of time as you can. 

You can make a big batch of smoothies by multiplying the recipe ingredients for your blender capacity. Then pour them into air-tight containers or reusable pouches and keep them in the fridge for up to 24 hours or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Instead, you could gather all the ingredients for one smoothie and get it into a jar or zip-top bag and store it in the fridge and then just dump and blend each morning.

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Variations 

As mentioned earlier, this recipe is super versatile, and even if you have dietary restrictions or preferences, you can still have nutritious smoothies to start your day.

Keto-Friendly Breakfast Smoothie 

If you’re watching your carbs and want to make this a keto-friendly breakfast smoothie, you can adjust a few ingredients. A sample keto-friendly smoothie recipe would look like this:

  • 1.5 cups frozen berries
  • ¼ cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural, no-sugar nut butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 packet stevia (optional)

Skip the banana in the above recipe and add an additional ½ cup of frozen berries. Alternatively, you could use half an avocado in place of the banana.

Try to find a berry blend that has raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. They make keto-friendly berry blends, and you can find those in your grocery store’s frozen section.

Be sure to use whole milk, greek yogurt, and an all-natural, no sugar added nut butter.

Since we’re removing the banana, you may want to add a keto-friendly sweetener, like stevia or monk fruit, to sweeten this a bit. 

I also add chia seeds for the additional fiber and omega-3s for extra nutritious smoothies.

Vegan Breakfast Smoothie

Leave out the greek yogurt or replace it with a non-dairy option to make the original recipe vegan. 

You can also add a vegan protein powder to make up for the protein lost when skipping the yogurt. 

Veggie Loaded Breakfast Smoothie

A great way to get in a serving of vegetables every day, or to get your kids to eat some extra veggies, is to blend them right up in a smoothie.

The original recipe above is excellent with a cup of fresh spinach added at the same time as the banana and oats. 

Other vegetables to try for a filling smoothie recipe include:

  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Cauliflower

Breakfast Smoothie Flavor Combinations 

While I love bananas with oats and berries, there are hundreds of other combinations out there you can try.

  • Banana, chocolate protein powder, and peanut butter
  • Mango, pineapple, and coconut water
  • Cucumber, pineapple, mint, and banana
  • Raspberry, cinnamon, greek yogurt, and honey
  • Blueberries, chocolate protein powder, and avocado
  • Banana, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and cauliflower

Now, It’s Your Turn!

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Hopefully, your mouth is watering, and you’re ready to start your day with a healthy breakfast smoothie. Whichever version you choose, it only takes a few minutes each morning to kick off your day with a filling smoothie recipe.

Be sure to follow the ingredient steps for a creamy smoothie and try some different flavor combinations until you find The One for you and your family. Happy blending!

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Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie has over a cup of fruit, protein from greek yogurt, and old-fashioned oats to make it a filling smoothie recipe. It is very versatile and can be tweaked to be low carb, keto, or even vegan. 

  • Author: Beatriz Garcia
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 (15 oz) Smoothie 1x
  • Cuisine: Healthy Breakfast

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 peeled banana

  • 1 cup frozen berries

  • ¼ cup whole milk greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats

  • ¼ cup oat milk

Instructions

Start with Liquid

Start by adding oat milk to the blender.

Add in Fresh Ingredients

Next, add in the peeled banana, oats, peanut butter, and greek yogurt.

Top With Frozen Ingredients

Top off with the cup of frozen berries.

Blend It Up and Enjoy!

Now, blend it all up until smooth. This can take up to a full 30 seconds. Keep blending until you don’t see any chunks.

 

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