This healthy breakfast smoothie recipe makes a quick and filling breakfast that takes minutes to make. It’s easy to customize and keeps you energized all morning!
We love a good healthy smoothie around here, especially first thing in the morning.
It’s quick to make, easy to digest, and can pack in tons of nutrients at once!
Why you’ll love this breakfast smoothie recipe
- 3 ingredients. All you need is bananas, milk, and a nut or seed butter.
- Perfect texture. Like our other smoothie recipes, this one is thick and creamy.
- Customizable flavor. You can keep this smoothie as it is, or add your favorite mix-ins and flavors to it.
- Healthy. It’s easily made dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
How to make a breakfast smoothie
- Bananas. Frozen bananas will yield a creamier smoothie, so have a stash in your freezer to make this.
- Milk. Almond milk, soy milk, whole milk, coconut milk or whichever milk you prefer.
- Nut butters. I like using peanut butter or almond butter, but any nut/seed butter works.
- Cinnamon. Optional, but I love the combination of cinnamon and banana.
Combine all your ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Add a protein source. Amp up the protein by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder or some cottage cheese or Greek yogurt.
- Give it more staying power. Make this smoothie more of a meal by adding some rolled oats, chopped nuts, flax seeds, or chia seeds (like we do with our oatmeal smoothie).
- Use different fruits. Not everyone loves bananas to swap it out for other fruits, like berries (blueberries and strawberries are great!), pineapple, or mango.
- Add some greens. Like our green smoothie, add a handful of spinach or kale for those extra nutrients.
- Blend thoroughly. No one likes clumps in their smoothie, so be sure it’s perfectly smooth throughout. You could also add some avocado (like in our avocado smoothie).
- Make it a smoothie bowl. Cut back on the milk and blend until just combined. Serve it in a bowl instead of a cup, and top with some granola or cereal.
To store: Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to two days but need to be re-mixed before enjoying (they often can separate).
To freeze: Pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray or shallow container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, simply re-blend.
Recommended tools to make this recipe
- High speed blender. My tried and tested blender that yields perfect smoothies every time.
- Food processor. No blender? A food processor can also work just as well.
- Smoothie cup. To keep the smoothie chilled.
More healthy smoothie recipes to try
- Blueberry smoothie
- Keto smoothie
- Healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie
- Cinnamon roll protein shake
- Protein shakes
- Ginger shots
Frequently asked questions
Yes, adding a shot of espresso or swapping out some of the milk with coffee will give a delicious caffeine hit.
Yes, you can use water instead of milk in a smoothie but it will not be as creamy.
Smoothies are best made fresh, both for taste and texture reasons. You can prep the smoothie the night before by adding all the non-liquid ingredients to a blender and storing it in the refrigerator until the next morning.
Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
- Break your banana up into smaller pieces for easy blending.
- Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until desired consistency- For a thicker, ice cream like smoothie, blend less. If smoothie is too thick, add more milk of choice. Top with cinnamon and enjoy.
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