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

  1. Lynne Harper wrote:

    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

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

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

      Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  2. kkreischer wrote:

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

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  3. Liesa wrote:

    That looks so good! Will surely try it out!

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  4. Jennifer wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  5. sogoshdarnbusy wrote:

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

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  6. lpariseau wrote:

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

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  7. Cristina wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  8. Lexi wrote:

    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??

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  9. Leslie wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      I completely understand the punching in the throat urge haha

      Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  10. kimmieklewis wrote:

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

    Posted 1.23.17 Reply
  11. Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie wrote:

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

    Posted 1.24.17 Reply
  12. 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!

    Posted 1.24.17 Reply
  13. Ilka Elise wrote:

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

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  14. robin masshole mommy wrote:

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

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  15. 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!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  16. this sounds super good! I make something similar most mornings for me and my daughter.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  17. Kelsey wrote:

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

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  18. 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!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  19. 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!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  20. This looks so delicious. I wouldn’t have thought to put Shakeology in it but that’s a great way to get extra protein.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  21. This looks incredible for a morning meal! I love getting some berries in early in the day.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  22. Belle wrote:

    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

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  23. 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!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  24. I love a good breakfast smoothie! This sounds like such a great way to start the day! YUM

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  25. How have I never thought about putting powdered peanut butter in a smoothie?! That is brilliant!!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  26. Jessica wrote:

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

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  27. lovelysilvia wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  28. 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!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  29. 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!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  30. Roxanne wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  31. 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.

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  32. This looks refreshing and delicious. I love all the health benefits it has in it. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  33. Heather wrote:

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

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  34. Yummy. I’ve been doing smoothies lately. I love berry berry smoothies. Berries are my fave.

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  35. Jennifer Marx (JenuineMom) wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  36. I love shakeology! This looks like a really good smoothie, and i also eye roll at my husbands urge to start the day.

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  37. 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.

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  38. I love smoothies for breakfast! They’re quick and easy and they’re delicious!

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  39. 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

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  40. 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.

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  41. amber wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.28.17 Reply
  42. toughcookiemommy wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  43. 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!

    Posted 1.30.17 Reply
  44. 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!

    Posted 1.30.17 Reply
  45. chelseajacobs wrote:

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

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  46. thecharliebird wrote:

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

    Posted 7.25.17 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      Smoothies really are one the the best options

      Posted 7.25.17 Reply
  47. Wow! This actually looks really good. I will have to try this.

    Posted 9.1.17 Reply

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