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Pass me my scepter and crown me the queen of good intentions. I’m often tempted by a myriad of high-and-mighty goals (run a marathon! take more vitamins! make my own yogurt!). Instead of stressing over too many lofty ambitions, why not start with something small like a healthy breakfast or snack? Let’s drink more Healthy Breakfast Smoothies, and call it a royal win!

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie with almond milk, yogurt, and honey

To fuel our wholesome, realistic goals, I’m sharing this round up of healthy breakfast smoothies that are packed with all the protein, fruits, and veggies you need to power your day.

When recipes are as tasty as these, eating right is a delight, not a chore.

If you’ve ever ventured to the smoothie section of my website, then you’ll know just how much I love healthy smoothies. They taste like a treat but have incredible nutritional value.

Bonus points because they’re unbelievably easy to make and prep ahead.

So, let’s approach each day with small steps, yummy breakfast smoothies, and a nutrition-packed to our morning. Cheers!

Is it Healthy to Have a Smoothie for Breakfast?

Smoothies can make a very healthy breakfast—it’s all about the ingredients and keeping reasonable portions. When following these parameters, it is okay to have a smoothie for breakfast every day.

Super healthy breakfast smoothies are quick and easy to make, and of course, they are delicious too!

When looking for a healthy breakfast smoothie, try to find one that’s low in sugar and high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats so you stay full for longer.

What Do You Put in a Breakfast Smoothie?

There are so many options for what you can put in a breakfast smoothie. Each category of ingredients provides different positive benefits. Here are a few of my favorite ideas for what you should put in your morning smoothie:

  • Healthy Fats. Your favorite nut butter, coconut milk, or chia seeds. This makes the smoothie more satisfying and keeps you full between meals. Keep portions in mind; I usually add about 1 tablespoon.
  • Protein and Fiber Additions. Greek yogurt or your favorite protein powder are easy ways to make breakfast protein smoothies. A tablespoon of oatmeal adds fiber.
  • Fruit. Breakfast fruit smoothies are always a crowd-pleasing choice. Strawberries and blueberries are my go-tos. Bananas make smoothies naturally sweet. Mango and pineapple can hide the taste of greens. Unexpected fruits like apples or watermelon can be scrumptious too.
  • Vegetables. Spinach, kale, avocado, carrots, and even beets can all be added to smoothies.
  • Flavor Additions. Vanilla, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, and dates are all excellent ways to give your smoothie more flavor.
  • Liquid. Unsweetened almond milk is my favorite for smoothies. You can also use juice (be sure to do this in moderation, since juice is high in sugar but low in fiber), a different kind of milk, coconut water, or even plain water.
A green Strawberry Spinach Smoothie with Banana in a glass

Are Breakfast Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?

  • Filling breakfast smoothies that are high in protein and low in calories can be good for weight loss. Choosing hearty breakfast smoothies will help make sure you aren’t starving by mid-morning.
  • See the Healthy Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss category below for recipe ideas.

Note: The above is a general guideline. For more information or specific recommendations for your own diet, please contact a nutritionist or your doctor.

How to Make Ahead and Store Smoothies

  • No time in the morning to whip up a smoothie? NO PROBLEM. You can make most smoothies the night before and store them in the refrigerator.
  • To Store. Store blended smoothies in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Place the smoothie in an airtight jar; the less air touching the smoothie, the better. Stir before serving.
  • To Make Ahead. Prepare the smoothie as directed, then pour into an airtight freezer-safe mason jar and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Recommended Tools for Making Smoothies

  • Blender. I more recently purchased this high-powered blender, and it makes everything very smooth and creamy.  This more economical blender option is also great, though you may need to add more liquid or add the frozen fruit more slowly.
  • Stainless Steel StrawsThese stainless steel straws make everything you drink through them taste so refreshing. I try to keep some in my purse, so I don’t need to ask for a plastic or paper straw when I’m out. They’re great for taking smoothies to go as well.
  • Opaque Cup. A great way to make (hide) green-colored breakfast smoothies for kids.

Now, let’s get to those healthy breakfast smoothies!

Healthy Fruit Smoothies

Greek yogurt smoothie in glass topped with fresh fruit

Healthy Green Smoothies

Banana Kale Pineapple Smoothie — the BEST, most delicious green smoothie! Packed with protein, it keeps you full, so it’s great for weightloss or detox. Easy, healthy, and even kids love it! Recipe at | @wellplated

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss

Blueberry Beet Smoothie. Sweet, creamy, and packed with fiber, protein, and antioxidants! This healthy breakfast smoothie is perfect for weightloss or for kids. Other beet smoothie benefits include reduction of blood pressure, detox, liver cleanse, and more. Recipe works with both raw or cooked beets and can be made in a Vitamix or regular blender.

NOTE: Many smoothies in other categories on this page are high in fiber and filling. If losing weight is on your goal list, be sure to check out those options too.

Breakfast Smoothies with Oats

An oatmeal smoothie next to a spoon with peanut butter, bananas, and cinnamon sticks

Smoothies That Taste Like Dessert

This easy, healthy homemade Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino recipe is low calorie, vegan, and so delicious! Even better than the original and perfect for coffee frappuccino lovers. Recipe at | @wellplated

What is YOUR favorite healthy breakfast smoothie? Whether it’s one on this list or another recipe, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

How to Make a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

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Here’s the formula for how to make a perfect fruit smoothie for breakfast! Start with milk and a banana or yogurt, add your fruit of choice, then blend in any add-ins you’d like. Garnish if desired, then sip and enjoy!

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 large smoothie


For the Breakfast Smoothie Base:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice, plus additional as needed
  • 1 medium banana, cut into chunks and frozen or 1 (5-ounce) container plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango, etc.

Optional Add-Ins:

  • Maple syrup or honey to taste
  • 1 handful spinach or kale
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon old-fashioned or quick oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional Garnishes:


  • Start by adding the almond milk to the blender. Add the banana or yogurt, followed by the fruit and any add-ins you’re using.
  • Turn the blender on at low speed, then slowly increase to high speed. Blend until the mixture is completely smooth, adding more milk if needed.
  • Pour into a large glass (or two smaller glasses) and garnish as desired.


  • TO STORE: Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to 1 day.
  • TO FREEZE: Freeze in an airtight, freezer-safe storage jar for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

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Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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  1. I love breakfast smoothies – never thought about adding oats in it. Gonna try that next weekend when I make my week worth of smoothies! Thanks!!

  2. I have not been one to eat breakfast for years. After my last physical I was told that I need to start eating breakfast. I tried but I just was having difficulties eating food first thing in the morning. Since I no problems drinking coffee or hot tea my co-worker suggested maybe a breakfast smoothie. I just wanted to thank you for all these recipes for smoothies. They are so delicious and fun to make. Thank You for the recipes! I now look forward to having breakfast.

  3. Amazing collections of healthy and affordable smoothies, thank you!
    Just curious to know if there are some recommendations for weight gain smoothies?

    1. Hi Yash! Thanks! I do not have any recommendations, I would contact your doctor or a qualified nutritionist for those types of matters.

  4. Hi, i have an acid reflux i decided to have a healthy breakfast smoothie everymorning but gives me an energy to do my household chores. And not feeling hungry before lunch. What receipe of smoothie . That suit for my condition.

    1. Hi Evelyn, I am not a qualified nutritionist or doctor to give you information on this topic. I would always talk with a medical professional if you have issues or questions regarding certain foods.

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