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Breakfast Energy Smoothie

Breakfast Energy Smoothie, easy smoothie recipe to make!

If you are looking for the perfect way to start your day, this Breakfast Energy Smoothie should be on your radar!

Packed full of great ingredients to give you that fuel!

It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It makes sense, right?

It’s the first thing in the morning that you eat, and it burns the entire day to give you those bursts of energy that you need to power through.

While I love the idea of starting off my days with donuts and cake…somedays, I need a bit more substance than that.

And truth be told, I love these Breakfast Energy Smoothies because I can make them on the go as I’m running out the front door to start my day.

Not only do they taste amazing, but they give me the energy to do my best. I love making up this smoothie and having it in a cup that I can drink as I’m headed to work.

Sitting in traffic and sipping on this delicious smoothie tends to make that morning commute just a little less stressful and enjoyable!

If you are wanting to have a great smoothie option for those days when you just need a little more energy, these Breakfast Energy Smoothie is perfect for you!

Breakfast Energy Smoothie, easy smoothie recipe to make!


To make this smoothie, you will need:

 ORANGE JUICE: two cups of orange juice, you can use your favorite kind of orange juice.

 YOGURT: 1 cup of yogurt, I always have a big tube of vanilla yogurt but you can use any flavored yogurt.

 VANILLA EXTRACT: just a small 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, it really helps to bring out the flavors in the fruit!

 MIXED BERRIES: 2 cups of frozen or fresh mixed berries. I like to buy the frozen mixed berries but you can use any berries you like. Sometimes, I even add a banana.

 ICE CUBES: if you don’t use frozen fruit, I would add a handful of ice cubes.

Breakfast Energy Smoothie- a easy smoothie recipe for breakfast.


To make this breakfast energy smoothie, simply:

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!

Breakfast Energy Smoothie


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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


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


  1. Place all ingredients into blender (liquid ingredients first).
  2. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth. Scrap down sides and blend for another 30 seconds.
  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.



Breakfast Energy Smoothie Recipe

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54 comments on “Breakfast Energy Smoothie”

  1. Great recipe! I think I’ll give it a go tomorrow, I might even add a spoonful of honey to mix things up! Or maybe I should say to blend things up?

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. i love smoothie i always take smoothie morning as my breakfast

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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

  7. 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 ????

  8. Can I add protein powder to this shake? 

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

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

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

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

  17. Does it have to have yogurt?

  18. Can this be made without orange juice?

  19. 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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  20. 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. 

    • 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!

  21. 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

  22. 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.   

  23. These is perfect for energy boosters.

  24. Lovely color and healthy… Thanks for sharing

  25. These look so delish! Thank for sharing

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

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

  28. This is so good! so beautiful and tastes amazing!

  29. 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.

  30. Looks yummy can’t wait to try it

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

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

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

  34. That looks so rich and delicious!

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

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

  37. 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!

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

  39. 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!!!

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

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

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

  43. 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.

  44. 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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