How many of you find yourself rushing to fit time in for breakfast when you are trying to get out the door? Smoothies are hands-down one of the easiest breakfast options! But, Google “smoothie recipes” and you might get a little overwhelmed with the choices available.

We are all about life hacks, so we’ve sourced you some of the best from the best. Brimming with health benefits and ingredients to keep you feeling fuller for longer, these smoothie recipes from the experts will soon become your go-to breakfast smoothies.

The King: PB & Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Named the king for a good reason, McKel, from Nutrition Stripped, has put everything you need into one smoothie for those mornings where you’re rushing and saying, “I just don’t have time for breakfast”.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 tbsp organic peanut butter (or almond butter for those allergic)
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • ½-1 cup of vanilla almond milk
  • ¼-½ cup of dry, gluten-free oats
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • Dash of cinnamon

METHOD

  1. Simply combine all the ingredients into Vitamix/ high speed blender and blend on high until everything is nice and creamy.
  2. Again, you may add extra ingredients and leave some out to suit your taste!
  3. Garnish with fresh slices of banana and a dash of cinnamon.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe and image from Nutrition Stripped.

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Green Chocolate-Mint Smoothie

Choc-mint ice cream for breakfast, yes please! Now we have your attention. You won’t be having ice cream for breakfast, unfortunately. This combo will boost your mood due to the cacao and have you bouncing out the door, ready to tackle your day!

INGREDIENTS

  • Handful of spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 date, pitted
  • 1 serving protein powder of choice
  • 1 handful mint leaves (or optionally 1 drop peppermint essential oil)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder or nibs
  • 12 oz (1½ cups) unsweetened plant-based milk of choice (coconut, hemp, almond, rice)

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe from Food Matters TV.

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Ginger Turmeric Carrot Smoothie

Earthy, spicy, healing and anti-inflammatory. This orange combo will give your insides a beautiful big hug. So if you’re feeling a little under the weather mid-week but still want to give your body the love it deserves, this recipe is a must-try.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp freshly grated turmeric
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen butternut squash
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ¼ unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup carrot juice (I used fresh juice made in my juicer)
  • ½ cup orange juice (I used fresh juice made in my juicer. If you don't have a juicer, hand squeezing the juice of one large orange would work just as well)

METHOD

  1. Finely grate ginger and turmeric using a microplane.
  2. Place in blender with banana, squash, mango, almond milk, carrot and orange juice.
  3. Blend until well combined.
  4. Drink immediately.

Recipe and image from Makings Of.

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Signature Green Smoothie

Fear not green smoothie newbies, this recipe includes banana, cinnamon and dates to sweeten you up in the morning. Functional, nourishing ingredients to help you feel invigorated, refreshed and ready to take on the day.

INGREDIENTS

  • Handful of baby spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 date, pitted
  • 1 serving protein powder of choice (vegan, whey or hemp seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 12 oz (355 ml) unsweetened plant-based milk of choice (coconut, hemp, almond, rice)
  • Optional Extras: Chia seeds, maca powder, greens powder, nut butter, raw cacao powder, fresh mint, spirulina powder, coconut oil.

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe and image from Juices, Smoothies & Soups with Medicinal Powers

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The Easiest Breakfast Smoothie

We get it. You’re often rushing to make a healthy choice in the morning. Thankfully our girl, Deliciously Ella, has just what you need. Banana, oats, almond and other staple ingredients that will have you feeling full, nourished and ready to roll!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana
  • 1 big handful of spinach (35g)
  • 2 handfuls of frozen berries (these keep it cool and are much cheaper than fresh berries, but fresh berries and a little ice work perfectly instead) (80g)
  • 1 cup of almond milk (250ml)
  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp hemp powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Optional: 2 medjool dates

METHOD

  1. Simply peel the banana and pit the dates, then pour everything into your blender and blend until smooth!

Image and recipe from Deliciously Ella.

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