Start your mornings with a power smoothie. Made with spinach, blueberries, and rolled oats, this breakfast smoothie recipe will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime!
What is a Breakfast Smoothie?
Smoothies are a great way to save time in the mornings. Prepare the ingredients the night before, store in a freezer-safe bag, and blend with liquid in the morning. Breakfast smoothies are filling and balanced with greens, fiber, protein, and fat.
How to Make a Breakfast Smoothie
- Gather your ingredients: This smoothie only takes a couple of minutes to make and you don’t want to miss anything!
- Blend the greens and liquids: This is especially important if you don’t have a high-speed blender. Blending your greens first will lead to a better-blended smoothie.
- Blend remaining ingredients: Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
- Serve: It’s best to enjoy smoothies immediately. If you’re making it go, pour in a portable tumbler (or an air-tight glass bottle).
Breakfast Smoothie: Ingredients & Substitutions
- Spinach: Fresh spinach is a great way of sneaking in some greens in your smoothie as you won’t even taste it! However, other greens, such as kale or collard, can be substituted but will alter the flavor of the smoothie.
- Almond milk: You can also sub for another plant-based milk. Oat milk and cashew milk are two other delicious alternatives. To make the smoothie more filling, use full-fat coconut milk instead.
- Banana: To make a creamier smoothie, slice and freeze your banana beforehand.
- Blueberries: You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. For a creamier smoothie, be sure to freeze them beforehand.
- Protein powder: Boost the protein with a scoop of your favorite protein powder. If you’re not a fan of protein powder, sub with another form of protein, such as hemp hearts or chia seeds. Alternatively, if you eat dairy, you could use Greek yogurt instead.
- Old-fashioned rolled oats: Skip the oatmeal and add the oats to your smoothie.
- Almond butter: If you don’t have almond butter, cashew butter or peanut butter also taste great in smoothies.
- Water + ice: User water and ice to adjust the consistency of the smoothie.
Tips for Making the Best Smoothie
- Save time in the morning: Freeze the sliced banana and blueberries the night before and blend with the liquids and other ingredients in the morning!
- Add superfoods: For even more nutrition, add a serving of superfoods such as chia seeds, goji berries, or hemp hearts.
- Make a thicker smoothie: The easiest way of making a thicker smoothie is by using frozen ingredients. You can even freeze the almond milk in an ice cube tray! Note that this usually works best with high-speed blenders.
Is it Healthy to Have a Smoothie for Breakfast?
Supplementing your breakfast with a smoothie or just enjoying a balanced smoothie is a great option. If it’s the only thing I’m having for breakfast, I make sure to include protein, fiber, fats, and some sort of greens.
Can I make a Breakfast Smoothie the night before?
Technically, yes, but it won’t taste as good. Instead, I suggest prepping the ingredients the night before and blending the smoothie in the morning.
What Can You Eat with a Smoothie?
While a smoothie can be considered a whole, nutrient meal, you may find yourself missing and craving chewable food. A few ways to add more is by topping your smoothie with homemade granola, enjoying it with a piece of toast, a handful of nuts, or a hard-boiled egg.
For More Smoothie Recipes, Check Out:
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Tropical Matcha Smoothie
- Zucchini Cacao Smoothie
- Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- Strawberry Ginger Smoothie
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Kick off your day with a protein-packed power breakfast smoothie. Made with spinach, blueberries, and rolled oats, this breakfast smoothie recipe will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime!
- In a high-speed blender, combine the spinach, almond milk, banana, blueberries, rolled oats, almond butter, protein, water, and ice,
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
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