Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

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It’s no secret that meal planning is one of my strategies for keeping sane and organized during the week. For some reason, I never plan breakfast, and then I’m left grabbing whatever I can find — coffee and a gummy vitamin, anyone?  Combine that with my realization that I feel much better during the day when I eat a decent amount of protein in the morning, and all of a sudden planning breakfast sounds better and better! But sometimes it’s hard to find healthy breakfast recipes! I developed this healthy breakfast smoothie recipe in order to have a fast, grab and go meal in the morning that fills me up, lasts till lunch, and is full of nutrition (and low-carb!).

How to Prepare the Healthy Breakfast Smoothie:


  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind, like homemade cashew milk)
  • 1/2 cup Stonyfield Whole Milk French Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (soaked in 1/2 cup water)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (or any other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional, or use hemp seeds)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)


Soak the oats in water for 5-10 minutes to soften them.

In a blender, add the milk, soaked oats with water, yogurt, peanut butter, chopped banana, cocoa powder, and chia seeds.

Blend everything on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth and frothy.

Serve chilled.


Can I use a different type of milk in this healthy breakfast smoothie?

Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer. For example, almond milk, soy milk, or homemade cashew milk are great alternatives. This flexibility allows you to customize the smoothie to your dietary preferences and nutritional needs.

How can I make this smoothie if I don’t have a blender?

If you don’t have a blender, you can use an immersion blender or even a food processor. Additionally, you might try mashing the banana and mixing all the ingredients thoroughly by hand, though the texture might be less smooth.

What are some benefits of adding chia seeds to the smoothie?

Chia seeds are packed with nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. Therefore, adding them to your smoothie can boost its nutritional value, providing you with more sustained energy and promoting digestive health.

Is it necessary to soak the oats before adding them to the smoothie?

Soaking the oats is recommended because it softens them, making the blending process easier and resulting in a smoother texture. However, if you’re in a hurry, you can skip this step, though the smoothie might be slightly grainier.

Can I prepare this smoothie in advance?

Yes, you can prepare this smoothie in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. However, because ingredients like chia seeds may thicken the smoothie over time, you might need to give it a good stir or add a little more milk before drinking.

Like Smoothies? Make sure to try my Favorite Healthy & Easiest Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe! If you’re adventurous, you may like my Beet Smoothie Recipe.

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie 4

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup milk can use any alternative or nut milk you choose – I usually use homemade cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup Stonyfield Whole Milk French Vanilla Yogurt haven’t tried it yet? You HAVE to!
  • 1/2 cup quick oats soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or other nut butter of your choice; can use sunbutter if you’re nut-free
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds optional (Hemp seeds are a great choice too; THIS is my favorite recipe with Hemp Seeds)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder optional


  • Soak the oats in the water for 5-10 minutes. This just softens them up and makes them easier to blend.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender (I have a Blendtec which I am in love with, but this is also a great moderately priced choice) in the following order: milk, oats (with the soaking water), yogurt, peanut butter, banana (chopped), cocoa powder, and chia seeds.
  • Blend on high for 30 seconds – 1 minute, until everything is completely blended, smooth, and frothy.
  • Serve chilled.

I make breakfast smoothie at night, keep it in the refrigerator, and then just grab and go in the morning. It’s full of fiber and protein, which keeps me full all morning. Plus, unlike a typical granola bar, I know exactly what is in it! And don’t even get me started on those meal-replacement shakes — you know, the ones that have about 35 ingredients. I would so much rather have a freshly made smoothie with ingredients I choose myself.

Like More Smoothies Checkout the 4 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies To Jump Start Your Day


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