Smoothies are easy, just blend and enjoy, right? Not quite.
Throw the wrong ingredient in the mix and you have a bitter or mismatched smoothie—yuck!
Our breakfast smoothie recipe blends together delicious and well-paired fruit with vanilla protein powder so you can start your day with a good taste in your mouth.
If you’re looking for more ways to add protein to your mornings but are sick of eating eggs, adding protein powder (like Garden of Life) into your smoothies, oatmeal, or yogurt is a great alternative.
Want more ideas for adding protein to your diet? Check out our article while you enjoy this smoothie!
Is it good to have a smoothie for breakfast?
Having a smoothie for breakfast is a great way to get fiber, vitamins, and protein quickly and on the go.
A smoothie made without a protein source (like protein powder, greek yogurt, seeds, or nut butters) may leave you feeling pretty hungry shortly after consuming.
We recommend adding a source of protein to your smoothie if this is serving as your breakfast meal.
What can I add to a morning smoothie?
The options are endless when it comes to healthy breakfast smoothies!
Some great ways to add more nutritional value, like healthy fats, and flavor include:
- Nut butters
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Rolled oats
- Frozen fruits
- Vegetables: spinach and celery for a green smoothie
Smoothies are very versatile and can easily be made plant-based by using water or dairy-free milks.
Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (we use Garden of Life)
- ½ tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender.
Blend on high and stop to scrape the sides until smooth if necessary.
Serve and enjoy.
If your smoothie is too thick, you can add more almond milk.
If it is too thin, you can add ice or more strawberries and blend again.