Easy Smoothie Recipes to Start Your Day Right!

Do you like the idea of a breakfast smoothie, but not the idea of making it?

A smoothie is a great, healthful option as long as it’s easy.

All of the following smoothie recipes are quick, have a few ingredients, and are gluten-free.

You can make them lactose-free quite easily by substituting nut milk products.

These recipes contain no added sugar, which is a huge bonus for those of us trying to cut back on that wicked sweetness.

The only before-hand prep required is freezing some bananas.

When our bananas start getting too ripe, I freeze them so that I always have a supply. You can chop them into a container, or freeze them whole. You will need to peel them before freezing because the peel gets black and slimy.

Here are some of our favorite smoothies.  If you want a coffee kick, see our coffee smoothie.

Coco Banana Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
 

A classic combination

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1
Author: A. JoAnn
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 c. plain yogurt or coconut yogurt about one big spoon scoop
  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. natural high-fat cocoa powder I like The Spice House
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Blend together and serve. I also like to add a dusting of cocoa powder to the top of the smoothie.

Green Power
Prep Time
2 mins
 
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1
Author: A. JoAnn
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp. natural cocoa powder I like The Spice House , or, if you have it, 2 scoops powdered cacao+greens blend
  • handful of fresh power greens or spinach, kale, etc.
  • 1/2 c. yogurt I usually just scoop a couple big spoonfuls out of the container
  • 1 c. milk approximate
Instructions
  1. Blend and Serve.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
 
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1
Author: A. JoAnn
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 5-6 strawberries
  • 1/2 c. yogurt again, just scoop a couple big spoonfuls out of the container
  • 1 c. milk approximate
Instructions
  1. Blend and Serve.
Recipe Notes

If you are accustomed to the sweet smoothies sold commercially, your 'buds may have to adjust. Try substituting the milk for some orange, pomegranate, or apple juice; or, add a bit of maple syrup or honey. Easy does it every time!

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Edited and updated from a previous post on A. JoAnn.

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