Simple Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Morning

Mornings can be chaotic, but they don’t have to be unhealthy. Whether you’re up with the sun or a big fan of hitting the snooze button, we’re sure we have a smoothie recipe you’ll love. Here are some of our favorite morning smoothie recipes.

Why Have a Morning Smoothie?

  • Smoothies help prevent dehydration, thanks to the electrolytes in fruits and vegetables.
  • Smoothies are filling, keeping you satisfied until a mid-morning snack or lunch.
  • Smoothies are excellent sources of antioxidants. This can be especially helpful during cold and flu season.
  • Smoothies provide nutrients and hydration that benefit your skin.
  • Fruits and vegetables fuel our bodies and brains. A smoothie with brain-boosting ingredients may improve your memory and concentration throughout the day.
  • We could all use more fiber in our diet, and smoothies are some of the best ways to get it.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Think: childhood classic, but make it healthy. Check out this recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.


  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 1-2 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth.

Mango, Carrot, and Ginger Smoothie

Fruits, veggies, and Greek yogurt? An all-around win. We love this recipe from Culinary Ginger.


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • ½ cup coconut water (more if it’s too thick)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve chilled.

Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie

This smoothie recipe from Ambitious Kitchen tastes like Key lime pie with a hint of coconut and some sneaky vegetables for extra sustenance.


  • 1 large frozen ripe banana, sliced
  • Zest from 1 small lime or Key lime
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime or Key lime juice
  • ½ cup vanilla or coconut Greek yogurt (use coconut-based yogurt to keep it dairy-free)
  • ½ cup light coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

For serving:

  • Extra lime wedge, for rimming glass
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Whipped cream
  • Shredded toasted coconut


  1. Prep your glass: Add crushed graham crackers to a small plate. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim, then dip into crumbs, rolling side to side until coated.
  2. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth, adding more milk to thin. Taste and add sweetener if needed.
  3. Pour into prepared glass. Top with whipped cream and shredded toasted coconut.

Honeydew Smoothie

Nothing beats a cold, refreshing honeydew smoothie. We love this recipe from Clean Eating Kitchen.


  • 1½ cups chopped honeydew (about ½ of a honeydew melon)
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2-4 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup crushed ice


  1. Combine honeydew, cucumber, coconut milk, mint, and ice in a high-speed blender.
  2. Process on high for 30-45 seconds or until the smoothie is completely blended.
  3. Serve immediately, or strain the smoothie through a fine-mesh strainer to serve as a cooler.
  4. To serve as a mocktail, top with a few ounces of chilled sparkling mineral water or naturally flavored carbonated water.

White Tea and Peach Smoothie

This recipe from Gay Lea tastes more like dessert than a healthy breakfast alternative…but we’re okay with that.


  • 1½ cups brewed white tea, chilled
  • 2 cups frozen sliced peaches
  • 1 cup Nordica 1% or fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp lime or lemon juice


  1. Combine tea, peaches, cottage cheese, honey, and juice in a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until very smooth. (Adjust sweetness to taste.)
  3. Serve immediately.
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