Break out the blender, because we’re starting 2020 out with a handful of protein-packed breakfast smoothies that will fill you up and fuel you for the day that lies ahead. Packed with everything from protein-dense spinach and peanut butter to immune-supporting lemon and ginger to gut-friendly yogurt probiotics, these morning smoothies are the perfect jumpstart to any day.
If you’re looking for the perfect refreshing drink for anytime of day, this agua fresca recipe from Epicurious fits the bill. When you want something more than water, this traditional Mexican drink combines various fruits, herbs, and spices—follow this recipe step-by-step or make your own version.
Green juice has become a staple among the juicing community, and this variety from Minimalist Baker calls for just 7 ingredients and a juicer. To achieve the perfect blend, Minimalist Baker advises, be sure to peel the fruit and veggies and chop them into small pieces before juicing.
It’s the perfect time of year to protect your immune system against illnesses that typically go around this season. Try this vibrant juice recipe from Cupful of Kale that features fruits and vegetables heavy in vitamin C—like carrots, oranges, and ginger—to gratify your palate and fortify your health.
This anti-inflammatory juice recipe from Downshiftology is super easy to make, using only 4 ingredients: turmeric, ginger, honey, and coconut water. It’s a refreshing drink that not only tastes good, but will make you feel good too.
Not to “beet” around the bush, but this is a recipe you absolutely must try. This juice blend from Clean Eating Kitchen accentuates the sweet, aromatic zest of beets that goes underappreciated at times, balancing out the flavors with apples, cucumbers, and lemons.
Did you know spinach is one of the most protein-dense greens? Combine that with a hearty scoop of peanut butter, a banana, and a cup of dairy-free milk, and this smoothie from The Baker Upstairs packs a protein-rich punch that’ll keep you full way longer than any ole breakfast muffin.
Start your day with protein, probiotics, and an immunity-boosting burst of fresh lemon, ginger, and turmeric in this cheery smoothie from Foxes Love Lemons. You can even add a handful of spinach or baby kale for an added dose of greens.
Love a crumble-capped peach cobbler for dessert? Then give this breakfast smoothie variation from Oh So Delicioso a blender whirl. With fresh (or frozen) peaches and banana for sweetness, cinnamon and nutmeg for spice, and oats and protein powder for a digestive-friendly dose of fiber and protein, this decadent smoothie tastes good enough to be dessert.
You’d never know there’s a half cup of spinach hiding in this chocolaty treat from our own archives. Banana helps to sweeten, while almond butter offers a heap of healthy fats to help keep you full.
Want an ultra-creamy smoothie without the addition of dairy? Try adding avocado! Not only does the avocado addy a super silky texture, but it also adds healthy fats to help fill you up, as well as a ton of body-healthy vitamins and minerals. This recipe, from Chocolate Covered Katie, combines half an avocado with the dairy-free milk of your choice (try coconut milk for ultra, ultra creaminess), vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
Here are some of our favorite blenders and juicers!
Ninja Countertop Blender ($99.99 on sale for $89.00)
Mueller Austria Juicer ($69.97)
Hamilton Beach Blender to Puree ($39.99 on sale for $34.99)