When it comes to breakfast, smoothies are hard to beat. What else packs so much nutritional value into such a convenient (commute-friendly!) package? That said, having a few smoothie recipes that keep you full up your sleeve is key if you’re going down the liquid route for breakfast. Kids and adults alike love them and they’re a great way to make sure that everyone gets a nourishing meal before beginning the day.
Because nobody likes hitting that it’s-10-am-and-I’m-starving slump.
Thankfully, we’ve scoured the internet and our own archives to track down the 20 best super-filling smoothie recipes. There is a smoothie here for every mood—from detoxing greens to tangy tropical and creamy decadence—and each is packed with the vitamins and nutrients you need to make it until lunch. The true beauty is that each of these recipes can be customized to your heart’s content. So throw in an extra handful of spinach or some collagen powder and go wild. You may just be inspired to host a smoothie bowl brunch.
What are the smoothie recipes that keep you full? Be sure to share them with us in the comments.
Vegan Beaming Banana Berry Detox Smoothie from Blissful Basil
Get a dose of daily antioxidants with this scrumptious berry smoothie. Best of all, those with dietary restrictions can also enjoy this sweet treat.
Protein-Packed Cookies and Cream Smoothie from Camille Styles
There’s a reason this is Jennifer Garner’s favorite smoothie! It tastes like a milkshake but is jam-packed with nutrients that will keep you feeling full and at the top of your game. You simply can’t go wrong.
Tropical Oatmeal Smoothie from The Fitchen
Prep this smoothie the night before for a quick and easy breakfast full of flavor and healthy ingredients. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation in the Caribbean!
Banana, Coconut, and Cacao Smoothie from Camille Styles
Get a little energy boost courtesy of a cacao-laden smoothie. It tastes like a chocolate banana shake, but it’s both gluten- and dairy-free, so you won’t feel like you just drank a cup of melted ice cream.
Green Machine Smoothie from Garden in the Kitchen
Get all the green goodness your heart desires with this nutrient-packed and tasty smoothie. It tastes like the tropics thanks to pineapple juice and a hearty collection of green fruits and veggies that your body will adore.
Vanilla Fig Smoothie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream from Camille Styles
Elevate your everyday smoothie experience with this decadent concoction. It’s ever-so-slightly more labor-intensive than the average smoothie, but it’s worth it.
Pomegranate Berry Smoothie from Kitchen Confidant
Get a burst of sweet and tart flavor thanks to this pomegranate-laden smoothie. The deep purple color makes this smoothie as beautiful to behold as it is delicious and nutritious.
Peach, Kale, and Coconut Smoothie from Camille Styles
Sneak some kale into this healthy and tasty smoothie treat. The peach and coconut combo will fully subdue the kale flavor, so even the pickiest breakfast eaters will love this one.
Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie from Kristine’s Kitchen
Get your daily dose of spinach with this blueberry-filled delight. You can’t go wrong with a classic!
Detox Green Smoothie with Chia Seeds from Ally’s Cooking
Start the day with this super nutritious smoothie recipe from Ally’s Cooking. The chia seeds are an incredible source of fiber and will keep you full until lunchtime.
Chocolate Green Smoothie from Camille Styles
Because mint and chocolate together is never a bad idea. This may be the most guilt-free way to enjoy the two: in a green smoothie that will serve and lift you up in the hours that follow it.
High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie from The Lemon Bowl
This smoothie is not only gorgeous in color, but it is full of both antioxidants and protein to keep you fully satisfied.
Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie from Jennifer Meyering
While this recipe might technically be more of a shake than a smoothie, I still think it counts. Pro tip: throw in some kale or spinach to add your greens to this delicious coffee smoothie.
Glowing Chocolate Cherry Smoothie from Hello Glow
Apparently, Jennifer Aniston starts her mornings with a similar smoothie and if a smoothie could make me look like her, I wouldn’t even care what it tasted like. Luckily, this recipe is actually delicious and packed with collagen, cherries, and chia seeds.
Ginger Mango Spinach Smoothie from Alaska from Scratch
I love adding ginger to my smoothies for all of the health benefits and the killer flavor. The greek yogurt in this smoothie recipe will definitely keep you full.
Almond Butter Spinach Smoothie from What’s Gabby Cooking
Almond butter is my favorite healthy smoothie ingredient. It truly adds so much flavor and keeps me full for so much longer.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie from The Recipe Rebel
Ever since I was a kid, chocolate and peanut butter have been my all-time favorite flavor combo. This smoothie recipe allows me to indulge in my favorite foods. I love that all of the protein from this smoothie comes from the ingredients, instead of a powder, as well.
Apple Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds
If you are anti-bananas, this smoothie is perfect for you, as it uses apples and nut butter to give it its creaminess. It also tastes just like an apple pie, so if you’re into your breakfast tasting like dessert, this is a must-try.
Vegan Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie from Ambitious Kitchen
This smoothie is a perfect filling breakfast or a great post-workout snack. The oats make it so filling, and I love that it’s vegan and easy on my stomach.
Green Peanut Butter Smoothie from Bon Appétit
If you’re looking for a quick and easy smoothie that’ll give you both greens and protein, this is it. Plus, if you’re not super into the taste of green smoothies, the peanut butter, or whatever nut butter you use, does a great job of masking the taste.
This post was originally published on June 8, 2020, and has since been updated.
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