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Breakfast Energy Smoothie

A delicious Breakfast Energy Smoothie that will fill you up and get you through your day!

Breakfast Energy Smoothie, easy smoothie recipe to make!

I love replacing my cup or two of coffee and drinking this Breakfast Energy Smoothie. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy my one cup of coffee a day!

This smoothie is nutrient packed which also helps boost my immune system and it gives me enough energy to get through my day without crashing, like coffee does.

I also like to make this smoothie when I don’t have time to eat breakfast or if  I need a little pick me up in the afternoon.

I’ll start out my week by making my Detox Green Smoothie, especially after a fun weekend of eating and drinking. Then I’ll make this smoothie the rest of the week to keep me motivated and energized!

Breakfast Energy Smoothie, easy smoothie recipe to make!


BEST BLENDER FOR MAKING SMOOTHIES:  I make smoothies almost everyday and I’ve gone through my share of blenders. Here is the blender I use everyday, it’s fast and makes the best smoothies. I also liked that it comes with the single serve option, because sometimes blending is a hassle because  I don’t feel like cleaning the pitcher. But with the single serve, it is a lot less hassle to clean, plus there isn’t anything wasted because I can make just the right amount. And it has no problems blending ice!

ADD PROTEIN TO KEEP YOU FULL:  When I don’t have time to make breakfast, I add my favorite  protein powder to this smoothie. I love that I can’t taste the protein powder (I hate the taste of protein powder) but I know it’s there because it keeps me full until lunch time.

USE FROZEN FRUIT: I like to use frozen fruit instead of ice cubes in my smoothies. For this smoothie you want to use mixed berries, like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries….these berries give you energy! And to make it super easy, I just  buy the chopped frozen mixed berries in the frozen section of my grocery store, because I’m all about making things quicker and easier!

FILL UP YOUR BLENDER: You always want to layer your ingredients softest to hardest (frozen). First, add the orange juice, vanilla extract, and yogurt. Then, add the fresh or frozen fruit.

EXTRA SMOOTHIE LEFTOVER? If you have some leftover smoothie, you can put it in the fridge for later. Once your ready to drink it, I like to add a little extra yogurt to the smoothie to thicken it up again.

Breakfast Energy Smoothie



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Breakfast Energy Smoothie

Yield: 2-4 Servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

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  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mixed fresh or frozen berries


STEP 1: Place all ingredients into blender (liquid ingredients first).

STEP 2: Blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth. Scrap down sides and blend for another 30 seconds.

STEP 3: Serve and enjoy!


*I used vanilla yogurt but you can use any flavored yogurt you like best.

*Store leftover smoothie covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

53 Responses to “Breakfast Energy Smoothie”

  1. JEAN B. — April 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    I saw you like Vital Protein powder. There seem to be several. Which you use? Is it the unflavored collagen one (blue label?) I really want to try your smoothie. It looks delicious. Thanks.

  2. Deb — March 19, 2018 at 8:19 am

    What brand of protein powder do you use? I haven’t been able to find one that I haven’t been able to taste. Thanks!

    • Jennifer — March 22nd, 2018 @ 1:35 pm

      I love Vital Protein powder! 🙂

  3. Wynejanuary — March 17, 2018 at 1:41 am

    i love smoothie i always take smoothie morning as my breakfast

  4. Kristie — February 23, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Been looking for a smoothie recipe without bananas. They always taste like nothing but banana no matter what else you put in, IMHO. Just made yours. Absolutely LOVE this recipe!!!

  5. anna — February 6, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Saw the pretty picture of this smoothie on pinterest. I like using vanilla extract too in smoothies for a little flavor. Good kid friendly smoothie

  6. Heather — January 24, 2018 at 6:37 am

    I love this smoothie! I made it exact the first time and it was yummy, this time I added honey and some chia seeds and it is sooo good. It’s a bit thicker, so if you don’t like it too thick, add more juice.
    Great recipe though, ty for sharing ????

  7. Tiara — December 17, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Can I add protein powder to this shake? 

    • Jennifer — February 6th, 2018 @ 5:23 pm

      Yes, I add protein powder to mine all the time!

  8. Janelle — October 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Hi.. Thank your for the recipes. I’m not a yogurt fan. is there something else I can add in exchange to the yogurt?

    • Jennifer — February 6th, 2018 @ 5:23 pm

      Umm…you could add avocado or just add milk.

  9. Carleen — July 23, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I make a similar smoothie every morning, drink it about 8 and I don’t even think about food until noon. I use, about 1/3 cup almond milk, small banana, 1 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen organic mixed berries, 1 cup organic kale, 1 T chia or flax seeds (ground), and 1/4 cup ice.  I add the milk, banana, and kale and grind up first, then add berries, grind, and then add yogurt, chia and ice. It makes a very tall glass so could share with another. You do not need any sugar or vanilla flavoring at all, and  you do not taste the kale at all. It is naturally sweet!

    • Jennifer — August 3rd, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

      Sounds delicious!

  10. Marissa — June 9, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I tried it.
    Instead i used plain yogurt.
    But it is still delicious.

  11. Patti — May 29, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I make a smoothie every morning with red Berry V8 juice frozen blueberries frozen tart cherries fresh apple and pineapple a tangerine also a 1/4 inch fresh Ginger with yogurt this smoothie is so filling and taste great plus I am losing belly fat.

  12. Rhond — May 25, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Love making smoothies…just starting the process. Wondering about chia seeds? Have you used these in your smoothies? How much? What exactly is the benefit? Thanks for your help. Can’t wait to try this tomorrow.

    • Jennifer — February 6th, 2018 @ 5:25 pm

      I’ve used chia seeds before. I just add about a tablespoon on top of the smoothie.

  13. Jimmye Porter — September 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I just made this with frozen berries/vanilla/pineapple juice & the new Silk So delicious coconut Milk vanilla flavor (dairy/soy free) Yogurt. YUM

  14. Sonia — July 26, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I will definitely try this smoothie recipe but will use soya yogurt as I don’t like to have to much dairy.????

  15. Bonnie Sharpless — July 10, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I don’t like to use flavored yogurt…too much processed sugar. If I use plain yogurt, how much honey would be needed?

    • Jenn — August 31st, 2016 @ 11:42 am

      I would use maybe about 1 Tablespoon of honey.

  16. Jennie — June 7, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Does it have to have yogurt?

    • Jenn — June 15th, 2016 @ 11:10 am

      No, you don’t need to add yogurt. I just like my smoothies a little thicker, but you can just add more ice! 🙂

  17. Mille — March 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Can this be made without orange juice?

    • Jenn — April 5th, 2016 @ 1:05 pm

      YES! 🙂

  18. Neha Ahmed — March 29, 2016 at 6:56 am

    For sure I’ll try this as I really need to get less snugglish early in the morning. Sounds delicious too. 
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  19. Amber C — March 7, 2016 at 7:22 am

    These look delicious! But, I was wondering if the recipe can be adapted to take out the dairy products? Is it possible to make the smoothie without using milk or yogurt, and have a similar result taste-wise? I understand that the texture may not be as smooth and creamy. Thank you for your time. 

                                                      Amber C. 

    • Jenn — March 7th, 2016 @ 2:42 pm

      I’m not sure because I have never made this smoothie without yogurt but I assume the taste will be the same, just not as thick. You could use almond milk instead, too!

  20. Anna @ Anna Can Do It! — March 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    What a wonderful color! I love energy, vitamin packed smoothies and it’s one of them, so I have to try it as soon as possible! Great recipe, thank you for sharing it! – Love, Anna

  21. Joseph Losoya — February 10, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Your blog is giving me a reason to buy a blinder. I always wanted to incorporate more fruits in my diet, and now I can. i like that i will not dirty many dishes making this. Can’t wait to try this.   

  22. Christina Aleman — February 4, 2016 at 7:51 am

    These is perfect for energy boosters.

  23. Preeti — January 9, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Lovely color and healthy… Thanks for sharing

  24. John T. Allen — November 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    These look so delish! Thank for sharing

  25. Christine — October 15, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I will try this one on the morning! So pretty.

  26. Lindsay — July 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Just a tiny addition-add 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds for extra nutritional punch & filling effect! 

  27. Andrea — May 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

    This is so good! so beautiful and tastes amazing!

  28. Whitney — April 27, 2015 at 9:16 am

    This smoothie is as delicious as it looks!  2 cups of orange juice is a little much, however, so cutting back to 1 cup balances it out nicely to get rid of the overabundance of citrus.

  29. Lindsey — April 12, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Looks yummy can’t wait to try it

  30. Monica — April 9, 2015 at 8:10 am

    The straws are so cute! Can t wait to try this. I will use agave nectar instead of sweet and low. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Danielle — April 8, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    This recipe is really good and the colors are so great!!

  32. Daniel — April 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    i do not like to use artificial sweeteners in my smoothie. I use natural raw honey or coconut oil to sweeten it naturally. 

  33. Ginny McMeans — January 13, 2015 at 9:17 am

    That looks so rich and delicious!

  34. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — January 13, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I am never tired of smoothie recipes! Especially ones this pretty. 

  35. Beth — January 12, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I am loving the colors in this smoothie.. perhaps it has me thinking about Valentine’s Day! Pinned!

  36. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — January 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    This smoothie is just gorgeous! I love the vibrant color. I never get tired of smoothies and this one looks like the perfect way to start my day!

  37. Tonia from TheGunnySack — January 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    What an awesome way to start the day! Now I just need someone to make it for me…LOL! 😉

  38. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar — January 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    This smoothie looks amazing! Smoothies always make me feel so refreshed and energized in the morning and judging by the ingredients in this, it’s sure to give a jump start to your day. The vibrant pretty purple-y pink color is a definite plus, too!! 🙂 p.s I love those straws!!!

  39. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — January 12, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Love this vibrant color! And smoothies for breakfast definitely mean chocolate chip cookies for dessert 😉

  40. Kelley — January 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This looks amazing! The color is beautiful and I bet it tastes even better!

  41. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — January 12, 2015 at 9:45 am

    What a gorgeous smoothie! I bet it tastes as good as it looks!!

  42. Cookin Canuck — January 12, 2015 at 9:36 am

    The color of that smoothie is absolutely stunning and I’ll bet it tastes even better!  We are regular smoothie makers here, so I’ll never get tired of smoothie recipes.

  43. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice — January 12, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I don’t think I could ever get sick of smoothies! This energy one looks fantastic, Jenn! I love the pretty color. And those straws are the cutest! Such a great way to get going in the mornings!

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