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The Best Breakfast Smoothie

Mornings are rough around here. I envy those people, like my husband – insert eye roll, who wake up early and are ready to seize the day. That is just not me and never will be, I am night person through and through. Oh, how I miss the days of sleeping past noon but this whole adulting thing kind of ruined that. So to get going in the mornings, besides coffee, I need a filling breakfast. Waking up hungry and going to work hungry is no fun. I have a few go-to easy breakfasts I like to put together before I run out the door and smoothies are one of them. No matter how many smoothie recipes I put together, I always go back to the same one. It’s my best breakfast smoothie ever!

The Best Breakfast Smoothie // The Krystal Diaries

Ingredients (makes two servings)

  1. Handful of frozen spinach
  2. Half a frozen banana
  3. ½ cup frozen mixed berries – strawberry, raspberry, & blackberry
  4. 2 tbsp organic powdered peanut butter
  5. 2 tbsp organic rolled oats
  6. 1 tbsp organic chia seeds
  7. 1 packet or scoop of vanilla Shakeology
  8. 1 1/2 cup organic almond milk

The Best Breakfast Smoothie // The Krystal Diaries

Directions

  1. Blend the spinach with a splash of the almond milk first. It helps to break down the spinach, so there are no chunks. I promise you won’t taste the spinach at all!
  2. Toss in everything else and blend up well.
  3. Pour into a cute cup, glass or mug and drink up! I usually use my to go cups that came with my Ninja blender, or I pour my smoothie into a cold coffee cup.

The Best Breakfast Smoothie // The Krystal Diaries

I use all frozen fruits & spinach because it keeps the smoothie nice and cold. Ice doesn’t need to be added, so there is no watering down of the smoothie. The powdered peanut butter, rolled oats, & chia seeds help keep me full until lunch time. I like adding Shakeology to my smoothies for all the added vitamins and nutrients, and the vanilla flavor isn’t too strong and overpowering. You can always replace with your favorite protein or meal replacement powder.

The Best Breakfast Smoothie // The Krystal Diaries

What is your favorite type of smoothie?

Looking for more smoothie recipes? Take a look at this pumpkin pie smoothie.

This post is not meant to be a substitute for informed medical advice from a doctor. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.

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51 Comments

  • Reply Lynne Harper

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I really need to stock up on frozen fruits to make it easier to make these, so filling and a great start to your day 🙂 great post thank you

    January 23, 2017 at 10:29 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Sometimes I buy my fruits fresh, chop them up & then freeze them in little ziplock bags!

      January 23, 2017 at 10:34 AM
  • Reply kkreischer

    Yum! This looks amazing! 🙂 Can’t wait to try!

    January 23, 2017 at 10:39 AM
  • Reply Liesa

    That looks so good! Will surely try it out!

    January 23, 2017 at 10:39 AM
  • Reply Jennifer

    This looks so tasty!! I’ve made a variation of this but without the chia seeds and rolled oats. I can’t wait to try it!

    January 23, 2017 at 12:06 PM
  • Reply sogoshdarnbusy

    I love smoothies with berries in them. I’ve never tried spinach in mine before. Can’t wait to taste this!

    January 23, 2017 at 12:58 PM
  • Reply lpariseau

    Yum! I adore breakfast smoothies. (and I’m with you on the morning thing.) I need to try this with the spinach and berries!

    January 23, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  • Reply Cristina

    Just had a smoothie this morning with banana, apple, grapefruit and some oats. It was not so bright as yours, but still healthy and yummy.

    January 23, 2017 at 3:14 PM
  • Reply Lexi

    I’m not a morning person either and love taking smoothies to work with me every morning — thanks for sharing this recipe! PS. I love your photography backdrop. Is that a marble counter kitchen??

    January 23, 2017 at 4:43 PM
  • Reply Leslie

    The boyfriend is a morning person too, and please forgive me but some morning I want to punch him in the throat lol. I love my Shakeology, I am currently crushing on the cafe latte. I will have to give this a try.

    January 23, 2017 at 6:23 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      I completely understand the punching in the throat urge haha

      January 23, 2017 at 11:03 PM
  • Reply kimmieklewis

    this looks so refreshing! Perfect to mix up the Winter blues!

    January 23, 2017 at 11:47 PM
  • Reply Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie

    Yum! This is very similar to the smoothie I make every morning! So good!!

    January 24, 2017 at 2:10 AM
  • Reply Cait Weingartner

    This looks so delicious! I try to take a healthy smoothie to work with me every day for lunch, so I’m always happy to find new recipes to add variety. Thanks for sharing!

    January 24, 2017 at 7:46 PM
  • Reply Ilka Elise

    Oh that recipe sounds amazing. Need to try it!! Also I pinned it. 😉
    Much love, Ilka x

    January 25, 2017 at 6:08 AM
  • Reply robin masshole mommy

    I am all for an awesome smoothie in the morning. This one sounds like a real winner.

    January 25, 2017 at 9:44 AM
  • Reply Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    Smoothies are such a convenient breakfast and they fill me up for a while since I’m drinking them so slowly in the morning time. It’s just been so cold lately!

    January 25, 2017 at 10:10 AM
  • Reply thecoffeemom0617

    this sounds super good! I make something similar most mornings for me and my daughter.

    January 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM
  • Reply Kelsey

    yum I love smoothies in the morning and this one sounds like its delicious

    January 25, 2017 at 1:09 PM
  • Reply Mommy Engineering

    I always end up skipping out on breakfast! I need to get into the habit of making sure I start off my day with a good breakfast! This would definitely get me to do that!

    January 25, 2017 at 3:04 PM
  • Reply Cara (@StylishGeek)

    I have the ingredients and I certainly have the gadgets, so it means I have no excuse for making my own breakfast smoothie! I just need to collect recipes like yours so it can encourage me even more! Thanks for sharing!

    January 25, 2017 at 4:43 PM
  • Reply Traveling Well For Less

    This looks so delicious. I wouldn’t have thought to put Shakeology in it but that’s a great way to get extra protein.

    January 25, 2017 at 5:03 PM
  • Reply theresasreviews

    This looks incredible for a morning meal! I love getting some berries in early in the day.

    January 25, 2017 at 5:14 PM
  • Reply Belle

    I love a good breakfast smoothie! It’s so good and so easy to make! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    January 25, 2017 at 7:26 PM
  • Reply Amanda Love

    I love fruits and it’s always a favorite of mine to combine them in my smoothie recipes! This sounds amazing and it’s perfect for busy mornings when I don’t have time to prepare a full breakfast for myself! I’m definitely keeping the recipe!

    January 25, 2017 at 8:56 PM
  • Reply ericaaugust

    I love a good breakfast smoothie! This sounds like such a great way to start the day! YUM

    January 25, 2017 at 10:21 PM
  • Reply typicallyjane

    How have I never thought about putting powdered peanut butter in a smoothie?! That is brilliant!!

    January 25, 2017 at 10:58 PM
  • Reply Jessica

    I’m all for healthy food/ drinks yet for some reason I have never been able to stomach smoothies I have no idea why

    January 25, 2017 at 11:13 PM
  • Reply lovelysilvia

    This sounds like such a delicious smoothie! I like that it’s simple enough to make for breakfast since I’m always running out the door.

    January 26, 2017 at 1:19 AM
  • Reply Kecia | Online Income Mom

    It has been a while since I have made a smoothie for breakfast. I love adding spinach to mine too. It’s a great way to get more nutrients!

    January 26, 2017 at 9:18 AM
  • Reply Brandi with Big Fit Fam

    I should really be better about doing things lie this for breakfast, but the thought of doing anything before coffee and another cup as well pretty much makes me want to go back to bed! haha. I may try this as a snack though!

    January 26, 2017 at 10:01 AM
  • Reply Roxanne

    This looks so good! Blueberry, spinach smoothies are our go to recipe! Just recently started adding oats because I didn’t know you could! So yum!

    January 26, 2017 at 10:25 AM
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I love a great breakfast smoothie. It’s a great way to get greens in to myself and the kids before we even start the day.

    January 26, 2017 at 11:45 AM
  • Reply Rachel @ Kitchen Cents

    This looks refreshing and delicious. I love all the health benefits it has in it. Thanks for sharing.

    January 26, 2017 at 1:18 PM
  • Reply Heather

    I have never used powdered peanut butter before. That sounds really interesting, I am definitely going to look into that!

    January 26, 2017 at 2:18 PM
  • Reply Jalisa Marie

    Yummy. I’ve been doing smoothies lately. I love berry berry smoothies. Berries are my fave.

    January 26, 2017 at 7:27 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Marx (JenuineMom)

    I want to make this! I don’t use Shakeology however. I’m thinking I could just substitute my normal protein powder and some erythritol, however, right? This looks really good and I have all the ingredients.

    January 26, 2017 at 7:59 PM
  • Reply Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

    I love shakeology! This looks like a really good smoothie, and i also eye roll at my husbands urge to start the day.

    January 26, 2017 at 9:44 PM
  • Reply Working Mom Facts

    I love yogurt in my smoothies but yours sounds delicious. I’ve never tried peanut butter powder but think I may need to try it.

    January 27, 2017 at 3:57 PM
  • Reply Tabitha Shakespeare

    I love smoothies for breakfast! They’re quick and easy and they’re delicious!

    January 27, 2017 at 6:12 PM
  • Reply Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps

    I never thought to try a smoothie with rolled oats! I’ll have to give this a go soon, thanks babe! xo 🙂

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannespiegoski.com

    January 27, 2017 at 9:05 PM
  • Reply Rachel Catherine

    All that sounds great to me except for the chia seeds. They weird me out. I love smoothies though so I’ll have to try this.

    January 27, 2017 at 9:06 PM
  • Reply amber

    My stomach is always so sensitive in the morning so I can’t handle much more than a shake. That said, I have an arsenal of recipes at hand at all times. Will add this too it for sure!

    January 28, 2017 at 11:51 PM
  • Reply toughcookiemommy

    This smoothie looks delicious and it is perfect for enjoying in the morning on the way to work. I love all of the natural ingredients that go into it.

    January 29, 2017 at 7:47 PM
  • Reply Stephanie Jeannot

    I did not know that they made powdered peanut butter. That is interesting. I have to try that sometimes because there were many times I tried scooping regular peanut butter into the mix before blending. The powered seems better; definitely cleaner. LOL!

    January 30, 2017 at 12:51 PM
  • Reply Keren Charles

    This breakfast smoothie looks so yummy! I love mixed berries and bananas, so I am all over this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try it!

    January 30, 2017 at 3:47 PM
  • Reply chelseajacobs

    This looks delicious! It’s such a pretty color, too!

    January 31, 2017 at 8:37 PM
  • Reply thecharliebird

    these look phenomenal!! love a smoothie – can;t wait to try this one!

    July 25, 2017 at 10:03 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Smoothies really are one the the best options

      July 25, 2017 at 10:40 AM
  • Reply PURELYSUPERMOM

    Wow! This actually looks really good. I will have to try this.

    September 1, 2017 at 12:17 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Hope you like it!

      September 1, 2017 at 1:34 PM

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