3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

I’ve been eating (or is it drinking) a lot of smoothies lately, and so today, I thought I’d share three summer breakfast smoothie recipes with you that I’ve been rotating through here recently. These recipes are all quite different from one another so you won’t have to worry about your breakfast tasting the same day after day. These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are also sugar-free, very tasty, and super nutritious! 

Choosing Seasonal Foods

One of my goals for the past few years has been to live as seasonally as possible. Thankfully, here in upper East Tennessee, that’s totally doable seeing how we get all four seasons during the year. Because of this goal, I try to pay attention to which foods are in and out of season, and I stock up on those that are in season to use in our meals.

Now, I’m not a big fan of meal planning. I’ve tried it before, and it stressed me out way more than it helped. I know some people are good at it, and it makes their life so much easier. However, I’m not one of them. Instead, I’ve been trying to keep my fridge, freezer, and pantry filled with food staples and seasonal items so that when it’s time to make a meal, I can look to see what I have on hand. Most times I think about the main dish and then I add in veggie and grain sides to bulk it up. 

Okay, I’m not sure how I branched out to meal planning there, but that’s totally not where I’m going with this post, so let me get back on track here.

When it comes to breakfast, I try to keep them simple and seasonal.

During the cooler months of the year—late fall through early spring—we eat various types of oatmeal, bacon/eggs/toast, frittatas, breakfast casseroles, or something sweeter like pancakes or french toast ever so often on the weekends for breakfast.

During the warmer months—late spring through early fall—we eat lighter breakfasts such as miracle breakfast cream, yogurt and a healthy granola mix, smoothies, or things on toast (like avocado and nutritional yeast or a mushrooms/ spinach/mozzarella/pine nut mix).

Not to say we never eat out of season, because we totally do, it’s just not all that often. I should also say that during this particular season of life, I do my best to keep breakfasts really simple in our home, and I let the boys make whatever they want for breakfast. That means there are seasonally appropriate foods available, but if they want bacon, eggs, and toast during the summer or yogurt and granola during winter, they can totally do that. 

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Okay, so let’s get to smoothies and breakfast.

Smoothies are so fast and easy to make. They can be as large or as small as you’d like. Sometimes I’ll have a small smoothie as a side to something on toast. Other times, I’ll have a large smoothie as my entire breakfast. You can also add extra supplements to smoothies to make them a bit healthier if you’d like.

Let’s also chat quickly about blood sugar balance here. I know a lot of people are concerned about blood sugar these days, and rightly so. Having unbalanced blood sugar can lead to a lot of health issues so I do my best to try to keep all of my smoothies on the carb-heavy side, since fruit is typically involved, all while balancing them out with a protein of some sort.

Okay, to the recipes!

Below I’m sharing summer breakfast smoothie recipes for a fiber-rich Strawberry Banana smoothie, a Chocolate-Shroom smoothie for immune health, and a Blueberry Coconut smoothie with some serious antioxidant power.

You can use either fresh or frozen fruit here. Just know that if you use all fresh fruit, your smoothies will turn out rather liquid-like. If you use frozen fruit, they’ll be more slushie-like. I use a mixture of fresh and frozen as you’ll see below. 

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium-sized fresh banana
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon of added fiber (ground psyllium, flax, and chia seeds)
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder mix

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

Chocolate-Shroom Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-sized bananas (one fresh, one frozen)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cacao powder (great for antioxidant and immune support)
  • 1 tablespoon of a powdered mushroom mix (hello… more immune support)
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder mix

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

3 Summer Breakfast Smoothie Recipes To Try | Growing Up Herbal | These summer breakfast smoothie recipes are vegan, sugar-free, tasty, and super nutritious for your body! They're sure to become a new breakfast favorite! 

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries (full of antioxidants!)
  • 1 medium-sized fresh banana
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
  • 1 scoop of powdered greens (I love Matchinga or Aquatic Greens)
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder mix

To make your smoothies, just combine all your ingredients together in a blender (I use a Vitamix) and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass jar, and enjoy!

And that’s it… three summer breakfast smoothies for you to try and enjoy when the weather is warm and you’re craving some delicious, healthy, cooling goodness in the morning!

Love and light,
Meagan