4 Unexpected Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

4 easy and healthy breakfast smoothie recipes with unexpected veggies blended right in! 

If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I’m a bit of a smoothie drinking junkie and like to drink one for breakfast most mornings. Since I enjoy smoothies that are a balance between fruit and veggies I often find myself 9/10 times drinking very GREEN smoothies since often add veggies like leafy greens and cucumber to my blender. 

After many people telling me they are convinced my skin is going to turn green one of these days I thought I should start switching things up with other veggies to blend up non green but still full of veggie kind of smoothies. Not only does adding vegetables to your smoothie add a variety of fibre and nutrients but it also helps lower the sugar content so it’s more sugar balancing and not just all fruit. Besides when you steam and freeze your veggies they blend up so smooth and creamy they give you that thick consistency without just a banana base. 

All 4 of these healthy breakfast smoothie recipes are filled with vitamins and bursting with flavour with no green hue of the Hulk in sight! Get your blenders ready because I’m going to share my secrets to blending up the perfect veggie base smoothies that you’ll be able to trick even yourself that they’re in there. 

First up we have my Blueberry Pie in the Sky breakfast smoothie. Blueberry happens to be my favourite kind of pie so I thought I would try blending up a liquid version. I actually often get inspired by desserts for my smoothie recipes as its fun to get creative and trick yourself into thinking you’re drinking dessert for breakfast. 

This blueberry coloured smoothie is made with coconut yogurt, banana, wild blueberries, cauliflower, oat milk and a splash of vanilla. 

Next up for all those chocolate lovers we have my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup breakfast smoothie. This smoothie is not only perfect for busy mornings but it’s also delicious as an afternoon pick me up or post workout snack. 

For this one I blended up natural peanut butter, cacao powder, sea salt, banana, zucchini and oat milk. Sweet, salty and chocolatey all in one glass. 

This one may be my personal favourite, Pineapple Mango Glow breakfast smoothie. Not only do I love the bright energizing colour that seems to be my colour this summer but its so bright and fresh tasting I could drink it all day. 

I added mango, pineapple, banana, lemon juice, butternut squash and oat milk for a sweet summer drink packed with vitamin C and tang!

Last and most unexpected I have my Raspberry Peach Lemonade smoothie with sneaky red bell pepper blended right in, no steaming or freezing required. 

For this smoothie I used peach, raspberry, banana, lemon juice, red bell pepper and oat milk. It’s lemony, fresh and coral coloured perfect for a hot summer morning or after work pool party. If you make this recipe, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations! 

 

Recipe

4 Unexpected Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

4 easy and healthy breakfast smoothie recipes with unexpected veggies blended right in!

Ingredients:

Blueberry Pie in the Sky

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana sliced
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened *oat milk
  • Splash of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut yogurt

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

  • 1 cup zucchini sliced
  • 1 frozen ripe banana sliced
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 soft medjool date
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened *oat milk
  • pinch of sea salt omit is using salted peanut butter

Mango Pineapple Glow

  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup butternut squash peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened *oat milk

Raspberry Peach Lemonade

  • 1 cup bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peach slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened *oat milk
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
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Instructions:

  • To prep the cauliflower, butternut squash and zucchini, fill the bottom of a large pot with 2 inches of water, add a steamer basket and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium, add the chopped veggies and cover. Steam for 7-9 minutes, until lightly steamed but still firm with a crunch. You don't want them to be fully steamed and soft.
  • Transfer steamed veggies to a parchment lined baking sheet and allow to cool completely. Transfer to the freezer and freeze for 1 to 2 hours. Remove the tray from the freezer and transfer veggies to a reusable freezer bag like this one HERE. Store for up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • In a high speed blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 30-60 seconds or until smooth and enjoy!

Notes

*You can swap for any non dairy or regular milk. I often will even do half water and half non dairy milk for a lighter option.

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    13 comments
  1. Had a kidney transplant Dr wants me to eat all natural got a Ninja for Christmas need as many greens as I can get like your energy gonna try some of your smoothies thanks🙂

    • 5 stars
      Hi Eric. Welcome to the transplant club. I had mine in July 2017. Hope all goes well for you. Regards from Northern Ireland

  2. I downloaded your freebies, but I actually packed up my kids and am headed to the store to look for your cookbook. Thank you soooo much!

  3. I am sipping the peanut butter one (I put almond butter since I’m allergic to peanuts) for my post work-out treat and it’s very interesting!!!!! It doesn’t taste the zucchini at ALL! I’m getting used to drink more smoothies and I’m so happy I found these recipes 🙂 I can’t wait to try the other ones!

  4. Hey Nikole, Thanks for sharing helpful Recipe tips, I gonna try your recipe tomorrow. I have a question that, how many cups/glass smoothie we should take in a day for Fat burning .? how much useful it.? Thanks in Advance.!

    • Hi Elizabeth, thank you! It really depends on the person. I drink 1-2 cups for breakfast in the mornings, and they are packed with more veggies than fruits. I don’t necessarily drink them as weight loss meal – more so to get lots of nutrients packed into one easy cup!