This vegan breakfast smoothie is packed with fruit and protein powder, and keeps you satisfied all morning! No dairy or refined sugar needed, it takes less than 30 seconds to make!
Vegan Breakfast Smoothie
Over the past few months, I’ve made an effort to always have breakfast before I leave home. See, I’m the kind of person who would prefer the extra 5 minutes of sleep instead of having something to give me energy. For most of my adult life, I was in the ‘skip breakfast club’ but now realised just how high my caffeine intake has gotten.
A friend recently suggested I start making smoothies, as they are quick and easy to prepare. I do enjoy a good smoothie, but usually after a heavy workout. Now, my go-to meal has been this vegan breakfast smoothie! It takes seconds to make and needs just 3 ingredients. I love how customizable it is and how healthy it makes me feel. It’s a fantastic way to pack in a ton of fresh produce and it honestly tastes like a milkshake.
With my busy schedule and on-the-go lifestyle, this smoothie has been a game changer, and I have no more excuses now to skip it.
How do you make a vegan breakfast smoothie?
- Berries– A mix of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
- Protein powder– Any plant based protein powder can be used. I recommend using a vanilla flavored one, which provides some extra sweetness.
- Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can use coconut, soy, oat, etc.
- Peanut butter– Optional, but gives extra richness and staying power. You can use any nut or seed butter of choice.
Start by adding all your ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until your desired texture is achieved. Transfer to tall glasses and enjoy.
Tips to make the best protein breakfast smoothie
- Feel free to omit the protein powder if you don’t have any on hand. Cacao powder, ground flaxseed, and chia seeds can also be added.
- If you’d prefer a thicker smoothie, add a frozen banana or 1 cup of ice cubes.
- For quick and easy smoothie packs, prepare portions of the frozen fruit prior, so you can simply throw it in the blender just before blending up.
While this smoothie tastes incredible on its own, here are some fantastic flavor options to change things up and for some variety!
- Chocolate– Add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
- Peanut butter banana– Double the peanut butter and swap out the frozen berries for 1 large frozen banana.
- Tropical– Replace the frozen berries with coconut chunks, pineapple, and kiwi fruit.
- Chocolate peanut butter– Add cocoa powder and double the peanut butter.
- Banana blueberry– Swap out half the berries for half a large frozen banana.
Storing and freezing breakfast smoothie
- To store: Breakfast smoothies are best enjoyed within 24 hours, but you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to mix it well first, in case of any separation.
- To freeze: Pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray or shallow container and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, place back into the blender and re-blend until desired thickness is achieved.
More vegan breakfast recipes to try
Vegan Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 cup berries frozen
- 1/4 cup protein powder
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or any plant based milk
- 2 tbsp peanut butter optional
- Add all your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy.