Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

The best breakfast smoothie recipes are the ones that will fill up your nutritional fuel tank and keep you going throughout the morning.

Lately I've been making a green smoothie nearly everyday. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it makes me feel. I personally try to keep my ratio vegetables to fruits higher on the veggie side. This ensures I get lots of the good stuff without a sugar spike.

Fruits do contribute nutritionally, but too many of them in a smoothie can rack up the calories and cause a sugar crash later on. If you're attached to sweet smoothies, include 1 or 2 fruits and then you can adjust from there.

So making blended drinks really isn’t rocket science; you basically throw a bunch of tasty ingredients into a blender and the result is one mighty fine tasty concoction that makes you glow.

There is a bit of an art for gauging the right proportions of ingredients in order to get the best consistency and flavor in the end. (And for preventing that ever-frustrating blender scenario where the stuff just sits there, not blending, grrr.)

Here is a simple formula to help you get started, and after a while you’ll be able to create your own breakfast smoothies with ease!

Smoothie Formula

liquid+ creamy + flavorful + veggie or 2 (optional, but not really) + ice (optional) = delicious smoothie

Green Machine Smoothie


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 pear
  • 3 large handfuls of spinach
  • ½ a cucumber
  • ½ a lime

Purple Goddess Smoothie


  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 2 handfuls of purple kale leaves (tough stems removed)

Orange You Glad Smoothie


  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup yogurt

Directions for All Smoothies

  1. Start by pouring your liquid into the blender. Add the creamy ingredient (banana, yogurt, avocado, pear, etc.) and give it a whiz.
  2. Chop any tough veggies/fruits like carrots and apples into roughly 1" pieces. Plop those in there and give it a whirl.
  3. Then add in your final ingredients, spinach or kale leaves, frozen berries, whatever you have left. Push them down until submerged with a spatula or spoon. You might need to top off with a couple ounces of water to help it along. Then blend it all, baby!
  4. Once it's smooth and beautiful, enjoy!!


  • If you want it more liquidy like juice, add more water.
  • You can pour it over ice or blend the ice in there.
  • Sometimes with frozen berries, ice is unnecessary.
  • Try decreasing your sweet ingredients over time - you might be surprised how a little goes a long way!
  • Be adventerous: try adding in some cocoa powder, cinnamon, oats, raw ginger, even some jalapeno! Of course, not all at once :)

Creamy Ingredients

  • banana
  • avocado
  • yogurt
  • pear

Flavorful Ingredients

Almost anything works in a smoothie.
Here are some common examples:

  • berries
  • mangos
  • kiwis
  • pineapples
  • cherries
  • peaches
  • apples
  • oranges
  • lemons
  • limes
  • coconut flakes

Liquid Ingredients

  • coconut milk
  • almond milk
  • hemp/flax/rice/cow/soy or any other kind of milk
  • coconut water
  • aloe water
  • orange juice
  • other fruit juices


This is a perfect way to sneak in extra veggies into your day!

  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Ginger
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Beets

There are so many possibilities so get a little creative! Make your own breakfast smoothie recipes just by seeing what you have in the fridge and following the basic formula. If it’s too thick you can always add a little water or extra juice, and if it’s too runny just add extra fruit or ice!

This really is an awesome way to start your day, or a better alternative to caffeine for an afternoon pick-me-up!

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