10 Satisfying Smoothie Recipes to Kick Off Your Morning With

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Smoothies are by far my favorite breakfasts. They are light, energizing, and prepare me for my long day, even if I am not extremely hungry in the morning. Unlike most traditional breakfasts, there are multiple ways to switch up your daily smoothie with just a few ingredients. When you find yourself in a hurry, smoothies are a great, easy, yet nourishing breakfast to treat yourself to. These smoothie recipes will not only taste delicious but will also satisfy you. If you find yourself wanting to change your boring, everyday smoothie, these recipes are here to help.

1. Banana, Chocolate, And Peanut Butter

The combination of banana, chocolate, and peanut butter is unmatched and will always remain one of my absolute favorites. But, the best part about this recipe is that you only need a few ingredients.

1 frozen banana

1 cup of frozen blueberries

1/2 cup yogurt

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 heaping spoonful of peanut butter

About 1/2 cup milk

2. Berry Cherry

We have all been introduced to the classic berry smoothie. But, berries mixed with cherries are even better. This is such a refreshing smoothie that will make you feel energized for the rest of your day.

1 cup frozen berries

1/2 cup frozen cherries

A tablespoon of chia seeds

About 1/2 cup milk

3. Classic Strawberry And Banana

Starting your morning with the classic strawberry and banana smoothie is a must. Though this is one of the most common smoothie recipes, it will make for a satiating, sweet breakfast.

1.5 frozen bananas

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 tablespoon of hemp seeds

1 tablespoon of almond butter

1/2 cup yogurt

About 1/2 cup milk

4. A Summer Dream

The combination of mango, strawberry, and pineapple is like no other. This smoothie recipe tastes like nothing shot of summer in a cup.

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen strawberry

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

About 1/2 cup coconut water

5. Green Goddess Smoothie

The green goddess smoothie is full of nourishing vegetables and fruits that will provide you with a healthy start to your day. There is nothing better you can do for yourself than have a balanced breakfast, which can easily be achieved through this smoothie.

1 frozen banana

2 large handfuls of spinach (can be frozen, if desired)

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 avocado

1/5 of a long English cucumber

1 tablespoon of hemp seeds

About 1/2 cup coconut water

6. Cement Smoothie

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This cement smoothie recipe, created by Natalia Seliger, is undoubtedly my go-to smoothie recipe. Its thick consistency paired with its perfect level of sweetness is addictive.

1/2 frozen banana

1 cup spinach (can be frozen, if desired)

1-2 handfuls of frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon of almond or peanut butter

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 teaspoon of maca powder

1 scoop chocolate protein

Unsweetened vanilla almond milk

7. Apple Kale

Though apple and kale may sound like a strange combination, this smoothie is filled with an abundance of nourishing vegetables and fruits. Both sweet and tangy, this smoothie is perfect for anyone who doesn't have the biggest sweet tooth first thing in the morning.

1 fresh green apple sliced

1/2 frozen banana

2 cups kale (can be frozen)

1 tablespoon hemp hearts

About 1/2 cup milk

8. Apple Cinnamon

When the weather is cold, you may find yourself not craving smoothies frequently. But, this recipe will bring out the cozy flavors of fall and winter.

1 red apple sliced

1 frozen banana

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon of hemp hearts

1/2 cup yogurt

About 1/2 cup milk

9. Simple Banana

This smoothie calls for only one major ingredient: bananas. Impressively, whenever I make this recipe, I am reminded of delicious, creamy milkshakes. You will be surprised by how simple this smoothie recipe is. It is perfect for super busy mornings.

2 frozen bananas

1/2 cup yogurt

1 tablespoon of hemp hearts

About 1/2 cup almond milk

A few ice cubes

10. Pina Colada

Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits to throw into smoothies. Its natural sweetness changes a smoothie's taste entirely. When you combine it with the unique taste of coconut, you can almost create the unparalleled flavor of a pina colada.

2 cups frozen pineapple

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup yogurt

About 1/2 cup milk

These ten smoothie recipes are here to guide you in making a fiber-rich, satisfying breakfast. No matter how busy your schedule may be, smoothies are a fantastic breakfast option to save time. More importantly, these smoothie recipes include a source of protein such as hemp hearts, chia seeds, and yogurt, which will keep you full for a longer period of time than most smoothies.

Sophene Avedissian
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Sophene Avedissian is a freshman at Westridge School for Girls. She is the author of Stand Tall, a book that highlights women's rights issues, an editor for Polyphony Lit, and a Los Angeles Times High School Insider. During her free time, Sophene enjoys reading, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.