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5 Great Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and when we make healthy food choices, we feel fuller for longer and most importantly, happier! Yet finding the inspiration to make something wholesome can feel somewhat tiring and long-winded. A busy lifestyle can sometimes mean reaching for quick fixes – cereals, breakfast bars, and shop-bought smoothies. Although they may seem like they're doing the job, they don’t contain much nutritional value.

If you’re looking for healthier breakfast options, and ones that’ll keep you full throughout the day, then smoothies are my go-to option. Not only are they packed with all the goodness, but they are also relatively simple to make. A mix of fruits, veggies, and proteins – ready at the touch of a button, and the great thing about making them at home is you know what’s going inside. Unlike store-bought smoothies, which are full of excess sugars and calories. But even the thought of throwing a bunch of ingredients into a blender first thing in the morning can still be a little overwhelming for some. That’s where I come in, below I have set out five of my favourite, easy to follow breakfast smoothies for you- because the less thinking you have to do in the morning is a bonus, right?

5 Great Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Please note that smoothies that contain more vegetables over fruit have a higher fibre content. If you’re craving something sweet, a fruit heavy smoothie could help suppress your cravings and save you from reaching for that chocolate cake later on in the day! Whatever your dietary preferences are, feel free to change the measurements of my recipes to suit you! 

It’s a great way to get that added nutrition all packed into one meal.


Not Sure What To Put In Your Smoothie? Here Are Some Tips:

  • Vegetables – Packed with fibre, green vegetables are favoured in most smoothies – spinach and kale blend well with other ingredients. If you have a juicer to hand, try adding veggies like carrots or peppers for an added sweetness.
  • Fresh or Frozen Fruit – A combination of both is preferred. When using ice, it can dilute the flavour of a smoothie. Frozen fruits are a great alternative and add thickness. You can prepare in advance by chopping up fruit and freezing them in a zip-lock bag.
  • Natural Yogurt – Choose a brand with no added sugar, plain yoghurt is a great way to get extra protein into your smoothie, it adds a delicious flavour and makes it creamy.
  • Oats – They give a traditional breakfast taste. Adding raw oats (I use rolled oats) is perfectly fine – remember to add these first and blend them to a powder.
  • Nut Butters & Avocado – They provide healthy fats and protein. Be mindful not to add too much as both can overpower the other flavours.
  • Seeds – They’re packed full of fibre and contain many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. My favourites are pumpkin, chia and flax seeds.
  • Liquid – This is essential in any smoothie to help all the ingredients come together in your blender. Skip fruit juices as you should already have lots of natural sweetness from your fruit and vegetables. There are plenty of other options like milk or non-dairy alternatives, almond, soy or nut-based milk, coconut milk and oat milk. You can also simply just add plain water or coconut water.
  • Flavour Enhancers – Adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract, cayenne pepper or even some cacao nibs can boost the flavour of a smoothie and all have great health benefits.

5 Simple Steps To Make The Perfect Smoothie

  1. Add your liquids first, this helps to break down everything else that follows.

2. Next in is any frozen ingredients – ice, frozen fruit or veggies.

3. Add any large ingredients, chopped or sliced fruit and veggies.

4. Then add any smaller ingredients, such as nut butter, protein powders or flavour enhancers. 

5. Finally, to blend, start at a low speed and break down the big ingredients, increase the speed and blend until smooth.


Now For Top 5 Breakfast Smoothies

1. Oats So Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach 
  • ⅓ small banana chopped, frozen 
  • ¾ cup pineapple chunks 
  • ½ cup mango, frozen 
  • 4-5 pitted dates 
  • 2 tsp lime juice 
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk

Method

  1. Start by adding the coconut milk, lime juice and dates, blend on a low setting.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients starting with bananas, pineapples and mangos, followed by spinach.
  3. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

2. Green Giant Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach 
  • ⅓ small banana chopped, frozen 
  • ¾ cup pineapple chunks 
  • ½ cup mango, frozen 
  • 4-5 pitted dates 
  • 2 tsp lime juice 
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk

Method

  1. Start by adding the coconut milk, lime juice and dates, blend on a low setting.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients starting with bananas, pineapples and mangos, followed by spinach. 
  3. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

3. The Power Puff Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango chunks, frozen 
  • ½ banana chunks, frozen 
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 cup yoghurt 
  • 1 cm ginger, peeled & grated 
  • ½ tsp turmeric

Method

  1. Start by adding the yoghurt and ginger, blend on a low setting.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients starting with mangos, bananas and avocado, followed by turmeric.
  3. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

4. Morning Mocha Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 50 ml espresso coffee or 1 tsp instant coffee powder, brewed 
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 
  • ½ banana chopped, frozen 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • ¾ cup milk of choice 
  • 1 cup of ice

Method

  1. This recipe is a little more technical than the others so listen carefully. 
  2. Place all the ingredients, liquids first, (except the ice) into the blender.
  3. Blitz until combined.
  4. Add the ice, using the medium setting blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into a tall glass, garnish with cocoa powder because you can!
  6. Enjoy your delicious creation.

5. Brekkie On The Go-Go Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats 
  • ½ cup protein powder 
  • ½ cup milk of choice 
  • 1 banana chopped, frozen
  • 1 cup yoghurt 
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • ¾ cup dried coconut flakes
  • 1 cup of ice, optional for a thicker consistency

Method 

  1. Place the rolled oats first and blitz to a powder.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients starting with the milk first, followed by the yoghurt, banana, protein powder and honey.
  3. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender.
  4. Pour into your reusable cup, garnish with coconut flakes for a nice touch.
  5. Rush out of the door as you’re late for work, but that smoothie was worth it. Enjoy!

Breakfast Smoothie Recipes: Summing Up

There we have it, 5 tasty, nourishing smoothie creations for you to try out at home. Remember, don’t be scared to add ingredients to make it your own or swap out anything you may not have. If there's one piece of advice I can give you, to help with both washing up and savouring every last piece of smoothie stuck in your blender, it’s to buy yourself a rubber spatula in advance (thank me later).

Enjoy!

Chef Matty
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