16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

After your alarm goes off not once, twice, but 3 times, you know you’ve run out of snoozes. And time. Instead of rushing around and relying on that granola bar to get you through the day, opt for an easy, nutritious, vitamin-packed alternative: Breakfast shakes.

Breakfast shakes are super versatile and make a great breakfast option for people on-the-go. All you have to do is toss some wholesome, natural ingredients into the blender, and you have a complete meal that can keep you goin’ till lunchtime. Plus, almost all recipes can be made to suit dietary restrictions, including paleo, Keto, and dairy-free dieters.

Here we’ve rounded up 16 of the healthiest breakfast shakes that you can make in a jiffy. None of these recipes use added sugars either, so you can be sure that you’re actually sipping your way to better health. Just grab your ingredients and blend away!

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

1. Blueberry Banana Avocado Breakfast Shake

This smoothie promises glowing skin, and let me just say, it delivers! The healthy fats from the avocado and almond butter will provide you with natural, lasting energy.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

2. Mango Green Breakfast Smoothie

Mango makes for a sweet, creamy base in this breakfast shake. With just 4 ingredients, it can be made in no time - perfect for those rushed mornings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach leaves
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened nut milk of your choice

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

3. Peachy Mango Smoothie with a Kick

For those who love sweet and spicy combos, this is the recipe for you! The mangos and peaches pack a major vitamin-C punch, while the turmeric in SUTRA Gold ramps up your immune system and reduces inflammation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peaches
  • 1 cup mangoes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon SUTRA Gold

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

4. Blueberry Banana Oat Shake

This recipe leaves a lot of room to improvise with sweetness and fruit ingredients. You’ll love the texture that the oats provide, and it’s a great way to use up your overripe bananas!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 medium overripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 2 tbsp old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Optional: 1 medjool date (for sweetness)

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

5. PB & J Protein Smoothie

Who wouldn’t want to have peanut butter and jelly for breakfast? For added protein, this recipe calls for some vanilla protein powder and a generous spoonful of peanut butter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 1-2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (we love Organic Valley)*
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk, any kind

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

6. Happy Digestion Shake

Nothing’s worse than a sluggish digestive system in the morning. Kick-start your digestive track with this recipe, complete with coconut water and probiotic powder.

Ingredients:

  • 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons avocado
  • 1 teaspoon packed fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon probiotic powder, optional
  • lemon or lime slice, for garnish

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

7. Chocolate Lover Breakfast Shake

Chocolate lovers, unite! Although the recipe calls for avocado, you can’t taste it. You’ll just get its creaminess, making it taste like an actual frickin’ milkshake.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp SUTRA Black
  • ¼ avocado
  • 4-6 dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • 4-6 ice cubes

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

8. Strawberry Breakfast Shake

Strawberries are great either fresh or frozen, which makes this shake a tasty choice all year long.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 dates
  • 1 cup frozen grapes
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

9. Pina Colada Shake

A taste of vacation! Pineapple, coconut milk, and banana come together to make this tropical delicacy that’s actually appropriate for breakfast. Crazy stuff.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia, to taste

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

10. Berry Oat Hazelnut Blend

This smoothie puts all oatmeal breakfasts to shame. It’s full of rolled oats, fruits, and hazelnuts. We highly recommend adding some cacao powder for a nutella-ish taste.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp hazelnuts
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tsp cacao powder, optional

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

11. Jolly Green Giant

Chocolate and greens? Whaaaat? But yes, this is actually a flavor combination from heaven, and a great energy-booster for the day ahead.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

12. Green Nut Butter Morning Shake

This is a real powerhouse of a shake. You’ll get a daily dose of greens and healthy fats all in one amazingly delicious swirl.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond butter

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

13. Blueberry Pancake Shake

A much healthier alternative to its inspiration, this smoothie has all of the blueberry goodness of a pancake, but with actually filling nutrients and low sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

14. “Stress Buster” Orange Shake

Oranges are a great source of eye-opening energy in the mornings. Plus, this recipe throws in carrots for extra vitamin A.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces ( frozen for at least 2 hours)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut up into chunks
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut up into 1 inch pieces
  • Ice (if you are not using frozen bananas you will want to add a few cubes of ice)

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

15. Raspberry Morning Smoothie

This recipe balances sweet and tart perfectly, thanks to the Greek yogurt and fresh berries. Instead of using honey, we sub Stevia in for added sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, Greek
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia
  • 2 cups ice

16 Breakfast Shakes to Energize Your Mornings

16. Cinnamon Apple Morning Shake

Apples and peanut butter. Name a better duo, we’ll wait. You’ll love waking up to this shake, complete with peanut butter protein to tide you over until lunchtime.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Stevia, to taste
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Mornings can be hard, but giving yourself the nutritious boost to start your day doesn’t have to be. With so many awesome recipes to choose from, getting all of your fruits and veggies in is as easy as chopping and blending.

So when Monday rolls around, give one of these recipes a try… Breakfast shakes may become a part of your morning routine!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - LINDSAY WARE

Beginning during her high school years, Lindsay noticed an immediate dip in energy. Along with fatigue, she also showed signs of lack of concentration, digestive problems, and a weakened immune system.
After years of non-conclusive tests at the clinic, Lindsay finally received the correct diagnosis of Celiac Disease from her local Naturopath. After cutting out gluten completely, Lindsay realized how much of a difference changing your diet can make to your overall wellbeing.
Instead of drinking 3 coffees a day, Lindsay relies on the natural energies of clean foods to keep her mind sharp and her writing skills flowing.