This post includes the best healthy and dairy-free breakfast smoothie recipes, including green smoothies, fruit smoothies, protein smoothies and more. Smoothies are a delicious and energizing way to start the day!

three smoothies with straws ready to drink

What could be better than starting the day off with a nutritious and totally yummy breakfast smoothie? If you’re new to making smoothies or even if you’re already an expert, you might want to check out these delicious recipes that are all great for fueling a busy day.


What do you need to make a healthy smoothie?

I highly recommend investing in a high-speed blender if you’re going to be making a lot of smoothies. I like both the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders. They will last you for years and you won’t regret the investment. A high-speed blender will blend even the toughest of greens into a delicious, creamy drink.

Are smoothies actually healthy?

In general, yes. Of course, there are some people who don’t do well with smoothies, especially ones that are too high in fruit. Learn more about the health benefits of smoothies.

Can you make a smoothie in advance?

Believe it or not, you can make smoothies in advance, but they will start to degrade after about 2 days. A better way to prepare smoothies in advance is to make prepared smoothie packs, and then just blend with almond milk or water when you’re ready to drink your smoothie.

Can smoothies help with weight loss?

Yes, as long as you are careful about measuring out ingredients and not going overboard with drinking too much. For instance, it would be easy to drink a 500 calorie smoothie in just a few minutes if you’re not careful. So, I recommend following a recipe, using a spoon to drink your smoothie (this helps you slow down and develop more digestive enzymes to digest the smoothie), and monitoring your weight to make sure you’re not gaining weight.

For someone who usually has a fast food breakfast or something very unhealthy, drinking a breakfast smoothie will likely aid with weight loss, since there is a ton of healthy nutrition in smoothies. All of the recipes included in this round-up are healthy and nutritious, and can likely aid in weight loss.

But, to be sure, please do check with your healthcare provider to make sure smoothies are right for you and your health goals.

How do you make dairy-free smoothies creamy?

The secret is to use healthy fats like hemp seeds or avocado and blend them in a high-speed blender. You’ll never miss the dairy!

How can I add protein to my breakfast smoothie?

I like using protein powders. Check out my list of the best paleo protein powders. And, if you’re pregnant, be sure to check out my list of the best protein powders for pregnancy.

three smoothies ready to drink out of jars

Best Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Best Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

If you're looking to up your game and have a healthier breakfast, then you're going to want to check out this collection of the best healthy smoothie breakfast recipes.

I've been making smoothies for the better part of 10 years, and I've perfected the art of finding the balance between healthy and delicious. All of these smoothies are dairy-free, gluten-free, kid-friendly and are full of superfood nutrition. Enjoy!!!


No matter what type of diet you’re on, you’re sure to find a delicious and healthy breakfast smoothie idea from this round-up. Each recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of nutrition and flavor.

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