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If your family is anything like ours, it’s difficult to get kids to eat a healthy breakfast during the week. Weekday mornings are a mad scramble at our house, and often there is little time for a full breakfast. Lately I’ve been finding ways to sneak in some vitamins and make them a high protein breakfast before they dash. These 5 healthy breakfast smoothie recipes have become household favorites. Add them to your list of healthy meal ideas!

Start With A Good Blender

First off, you need a good blender that has been designed for smoothie making. No joke, the KitchenAid K400 Stand Blender is a workhorse I am happy to add to my kitchen. So many blenders choke when you try to crush the ice in a smoothie concoction. They spin without mixing anything. Or sometime the ice doesn’t break into small pieces, and you end up with big pieces in your mouth.

KitchenAid K400 Blender on wood counter in home kitchen

This KitchenAid K400 Blender is going to make a great addition to our kitchen.

Another thing I love about the KitchenAid K400 is the lightweight pitcher. It’s made from durable plastic, and easy to handle and clean. Plus the control dial even has a setting specifically marked for smoothies. It’s a great partner for me when I make my healthy breakfast smoothie recipes!

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5 Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Here are a few of our family’s favorites healthy breakfast smoothie recipes. I’ve chosen one from each of us, plus a bonus “dessert” smoothie for good measure. In addition, one of our daughters is milk-averse, so these are also lactose-intolerant smoothie recipes. These are easy healthy recipes – perhaps they will end up at the top of your healthy meal ideas list.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons agave sweetener
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice
Strawberry Banana smoothie with fresh fruit on wood counter

Ahh the favorite stand-by, the ever popular Strawberry Banana smoothie.

Mexican Coffee Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup chilled coffee
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
Mexican Coffee smoothie with cinnamon sticks.

Mmmm this one is my fav – the Mexican Coffee smoothie.

Cucumber Smoothie

  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled/seeded/chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1 cup ice
Cucumber and Lime Smoothie with Agave Nectar and mint

Agave nectar makes this Cucumber Smoothie sweet and delicious.

Mango-Pineapple Smoothie

  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • Sprinkle with coconut
Mango Pineapple smoothie with fresh fruit and flowers

A taste of the islands surrounds this Mango Pineapple smoothie recipe.

Cookies & Cream Dessert Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cashew milk ice cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 3 Oreo cookies
Cookies & Cream Smoothie made with Oreo Cookies

This Cookies & Cream Smoothie is more like dessert!

*Note: I freeze the fresh fruit so it provides an even smoother, icy consistency when blended with the other ingredients.

I hope you enjoy these healthy breakfast smoothie recipes as much as our family. What’s your favorite smoothie combination?

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man making smoothie with KitchenAid K400 Blender