Making a morning smoothie can help make “mornings” a little more bearable (even if you aren’t a morning person). They can help motivate you for whatever your day holds, plus keep you full until its lunch time. Smoothies are your go -to for when you have to grab a bite in a hurry. Make one that’s fruity or even be bold enough to try something a little sweeter.
1. Chunky Monkey Smoothie
Are there any chocolate lovers out there? If you don’t want to feel guilty about wanting something sweet in the morning, the Chunky Monkey Smoothie is for you! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a morning smoothie that’s actually healthy for you too. With simple ingredients like bananas, vanilla extract, chocolate and peanut butter, it is guaranteed to please. Blend with milk and ice until smooth! Top with banana slices to add color and texture. Hint: add in your favorite protein powder to get even more nutrients!
2. Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
Everyone can remember how they loved the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. Now you can enjoy them as a smoothie as well! Mix together rolled oats, almond milk, bananas and Greek yogurt to start. Next add in cinnamon, vanilla extract and brown sugar. Blend together and “voila”, a perfect Cinnamon Roll Smoothie. Garnish with additional cinnamon on top to make it picture perfect. Cinnamon is a great way to help keep blood sugar low, while still contributing to amazing taste!
3. Strawberry Watermelon Chia Smoothie
The Strawberry Watermelon Chia Smoothie is a one-in-a-melon morning smoothie. The sweet combination of strawberry and watermelon mixes flawlessly with a hint of lime to provide balance. Add bananas and almond milk into the blender; mix until you have the perfect creamy smoothie. Sprinkle chia seeds on top for added nutrition and the appearance of “watermelon seeds”. As if this recipe could get any better, it is also vegan and gluten free!
4. Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
If a blueberry muffin sound delectable, then a Blueberry Muffin Smoothie is going to hit the spot. It’s a great substitute for when you are craving the real thing. Mix in fresh/frozen blueberries, Greek yogurt and milk together in a blender. Add in ice, lemon zest for a kick and uncooked oats for texture. Blend until you get a frothy concoction that taste delicious. If you are making this smoothie with fruits that aren’t is season, frozen fruit is a great alternative that still delivers amazing results!
5. Coffee Cashew Vegan Smoothie
Coffee lovers rejoice! Here is a recipe that turns your beloved coffee into the perfect morning smoothie! It will wake you up and keep your taste buds wanting more. The Coffee Cashew Vegan Smoothie is ready to deliver your caffeine fix, while being healthy and vegan. Combine cashews (soaked in water overnight to soften), bananas, cacao nibs and almond milk in a blender. Last but not least, mix in cooled coffee. After this is blended together, you’ll have the perfect grab and go smoothie that will help you get through the day! Plus the protein from the cashews will help keep you full until lunch time.
6. Summer In A Cup Vegan Smoothie
Summer is right around the corner, and with this recipe, you’ll be ready for it. The Summer In A Cup Vegan Smoothie is everything you could ask for. It’s sweet, fresh and healthy. Start with orange and pomegranate juice. Next add in raspberries, bananas and unsweetened almond milk. Blend together until you have the right consistency. Add fresh fruit on top to give it an extra boost. With simple ingredients, this recipe only takes five minutes to make, ensuring that it will be a family favorite.
7. Strawberry Banana Sugar Free Smoothie
Now while sugar normally makes everything taste a little better, some people can’t afford to have this in their food. This Strawberry Banana Sugar Free Smoothie is great for those looking to enjoy something sweet without the added sugar. Combine strawberries, bananas and fat-free yogurt with milk. Instead of adding in brown sugar, use a sugar substitute like Truvia or Stevia. These are natural sweeteners that will give you the same great taste, without driving your blood sugar through the roof!
8. Green Apple Sugar Free Smoothie
Even celebrities are jumping on the sugar free morning smoothie bandwagon. Not only is this recipe great for those who can’t have extra sugar, but those of you who want to eat cleaner. The Green Apple Sugar Free Smoothie is the perfect amount of sweet and tart. Grab you choice of vanilla extract (protein powder), chia seeds, and coconut and put these ingredients in the blender. Next add in chopped green apples and choice of milk. Sweeten to your liking with Truvia or Stevia. Bonus: this recipe counts as one portion of your daily serving of fruit!
9. Peach Mango Boozy Smoothie
Boost your brunch menu with this boozy ADULT only morning smoothie. This Peach Mango Boozy Smoothie will definitely have people asking for seconds. In a blender, mix together peaches, mangoes, lime juice and ice. For the final touch add in your choice of tequila. To make it a little sweeter, you have the option to add in a splash of elderflower liqueur. Once everything is blended together, pour into chilled wine glasses and serve! This recipe is sure to be a big hit at any brunch or special occasion.
10. Chocolate Raspberry Boozy Smoothie
If you were looking for an excuse to make another ADULT only smoothie, here it is. This Chocolate Raspberry Boozy Smoothie will satisfy all you cravings, while still being healthy-ish! Combine raspberries, almond milk and coco powder in a blender. Blend until smooth. Finally, you’ll want to add in your choice of vodka and agave. Combine to make sure everything mixes well. To make this drink extra decadent, you can add chocolate shavings or fresh raspberries on top!
Sweet and sugary, fresh and fruity or sugar free and healthy? You decide which morning smoothie recipe appeals to your taste buds. Comment and share with us below!
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Hi my name is Kristen and I am 26 years old. I went to Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!). I majored in Integrative Public Relations with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. After graduation, I worked for Macy's in a variety of positions. I love shopping until I drop and consider it my cardio! I've been lucky enough to travel quite a bit and hope to do more so in the future. I am an energetic, sassy and fun loving person who loves her family (dog), friends and donuts!