6 Easy Breakfast Smoothies for Busy People

by Lindsey
6 servings
15 min

These easy breakfast smoothies are packed with fiber and nutrients for a healthy start to your day. Here are 6 recipes for a full week of detox.

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Breakfast is the hardest meal for me to prepare for. It's hard to wake up early enough to make a nice spread of healthy food. I started looking for things I could make the night before or something quick but filling I could make in the morning. These easy breakfast smoothies and these overnight oats filled those requirements and then some. They are healthy and taste amazing! And let's face it, taste is an important factor.

How to make easy breakfast smoothies

Smoothies are easy to make but there are a couple of important things to keep in mind.

  1. The liquid always goes first. This helps the blender mix up the frozen fruits more easily.
  2. Blend any greens first. If you are putting greens in your smoothie, blend them with the liquid first to make them smooth.
  3. Use sliced frozen fruit. Freeze your fruit sliced or buy sliced frozen fruit to use for two reasons. The first is because sliced fruit is easier to blend. The second is so you don't need to use ice to make the smoothie cold. This will water down your smoothies, which is alright in some cases, but in general, it's not ideal.
Smoothie ingredients

I have created 6 easy breakfast smoothie recipes that are quick, healthy, and will start your day off with energy. Here are all the ingredients that you will need to make them as well as ideas for mixing and matching on your own.

  • strawberries
  • bananas
  • old fashioned oats
  • vanilla yogurt
  • plain yogurt
  • orange juice
  • blueberries
  • lemon juice
  • honey
  • almond milk
  • 2% or whole milk
  • pineapple chunks
  • shredded coconut
  • mango
  • coconut water
  • peanut butter
  • mint leaves
  • basil leaves
  • lime juice
  • ripe avocado
  • chocolate baking powder
  • sliced dates
  • almond butter
How to turn these easy breakfast smoothies into meal prep

Smoothies are the perfect breakfast for meal prep because the ingredients freeze well.

  • Put the ingredients for one smoothie, except the liquid, in a quart-size freezer bag. Squeeze out the air and seal. Label the bag, using a marker, with the recipe title and date. Place the bag(s) in the freezer until you're ready to blend them.
  • In the morning, pour the contents of the bag into a blender and add the liquid. Blend until smooth.
Recommended tools for making smoothies

  • Blender: I had a cheap blender for a long time until I decided to invest in a high-powered one I got this Vitamix blender a couple of years ago and I love it. Although, it's not necessary to use one of these to make smoothies. This one from Ninja works great as well.
  • Strainer: Some smoothies are made with fruit that have lots of seeds (I'm lookin' at you blackberries) and I don't like getting them all stuck in my teeth. I use this strainer to get them out.
  • Mason jars: I like using mason jars to pour the smoothies in after they are blended. These stainless steel water bottles are great as well because they keep them cold all day.
  • Freezer bags: When doing breakfast meal prep, quart-sized freezer bags come in super handy.
Are smoothies good for you?

Smoothies have many health benefits because of all the good stuff that goes into them. They are also a great way to get an injection of your daily fruits and vegetables. They are packed with fiber, calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and protein. For more info about the health benefits of smoothies, see this article from Healthline.

If you try it out, let me know how it goes in the comments or on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.

6 Easy Breakfast Smoothies for Busy People
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 banana
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ lemon
  • 3tbsps honey
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup 2% or whole milk
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 peeled and chopped mango
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp chocolate baking powder
  • ½ cup sliced dates
  • ¼ cup almond butter

Add the liquid to a blender first, then the rest of the ingredients.
Put on the lid and blend until smooth.
Add any toppings you want.
  • Strawberry Banana & Oats
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ ice
  • Blueberry Lemon
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • Pineapple Coconut
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 peeled and chopped mango
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • ½ cup ice
  • Peanut Butter Banana
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • Basil Mint Avocado
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup ice
  • Chocolate Date
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate baking powder
  • ½ cup dates, sliced
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup ice
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  • Eil31945526 Eil31945526 on Jul 14, 2022

    It would certainly help if you divided this into six recipes. I have no idea where to divide them.

    • Nancy Nancy on Aug 01, 2022

      They are divided. The smoothie flavors have capital letters, for example Basil Mint Avacado. Or Chocolate Date. Also the last ingredient on all of them is 1/2 cup of ice.

  • Julie roberts Julie roberts on Jul 17, 2022

    I began a ‘diet’ recently, and smoothies are highly recommended for nutritious and easy breakfast ideas. They are something I’ve never tried before.

    They look delicious in your photos, and I want to try your recipes, but with the ingredients grouped together, I’m confused about how to make them. Could you list ingredients by order of the six different smoothies?

    Thank you for the ideas.