6 breakfast smoothie recipes that will erase even the most garbage nights of sleep
At some point, we’ve all spent a day trying to recover from a night in which our plans to snooze were thwarted by our body’s refusal to cooperate. The dreadful morning after can feel like your entire day is already ruined. Fortunately, there are some pretty potent breakfast smoothie recipes waiting to help you turn things around so you don’t have to suffer in a sleep-deprived state of zombiehood.
It’s possible the only blended drink you’re interested in downing in the morning is a perfect cup of coffee or a can of Red Bull, but considering how foggy things are when you’ve basically gotten no sleep at all, perhaps a healthier option packed with nutrients and proteins will serve you better.
This may sound like the impossible, but your body will thank you if you skip the caffeine and whip up one of these breakfast smoothie recipes.
They won’t totally make up for an awful night of sleep, but they definitely won’t hurt.
1Chocolate chip banana power smoothie
Since power is totally what your body needs, Hot For Food‘s chocolate chip banana power smoothie will deliver a jump start to your fuzzy brain and your taste buds (which may or may not feel fuzzy, depending on what you were doing the night before). It’s made with frozen bananas, almond milk (YUMM), coconut water, hemp and chia seeds, raw cacao nibs, almond butter, maca powder, one pitted medjool date, and ice cubes.
2Immune booster sweet green smoothie
Since poor sleep quality doesn’t do your immune system any favors, this green smoothie recipe from Foodie Crush sounds like an absolutely fitting way to start the day after a night of little to no shuteye. It’s jam-packed with antioxidants, vitamins, almond milk, and frozen fruit that acts as a natural sweetener.
3Rainbow breakfast smoothie
Before you commit to a day of complete and utter grumpiness, boost your mood and energy levels with one of these gorgeous rainbow breakfast smoothie options. The cool thing about these smoothies is you can prep the fruit ahead of time and then blend with almond milk. Choose from strawberry goji, peach, mango maca, spinach and mango, or cherry blueberry cacao.
4Strawberries and cream smoothie
First of all, can we just point out how gorgeous this smoothie is? There’s no way you can look at it and not instantly feel less groggy. It’s another revitalizing pick from Hot For Food, and we are seriously digging the simple vegan recipe. All you have to do is blend coconut cream, frozen strawberries, a quarter of a beet, a couple of pitted medjool dates, a tablespoon of coconut oil, and a cup of non-dairy milk.
We’re pretty sure a single of sip of this sweet smoothie will put some pep in your step.
5Berry superfood smoothie bowl
By their own admission, Love and Lemons got rather fahn-cy with this recipe, and their efforts paid off beautifully. The Berry superfood smoothie bowl is not only a picturesque sight for sleepy eyes, but it’s full of healthy ingredients like berries, coconut milk, almond butter, spinach and acai powder. We’re awarding bonus points to this smoothie because it can easily double as a dessert.
6Acai, pomegranate, and raspberry smoothie
Before you sip out of this smoothie, you’ll definitely want to take a snapshot for the ‘gram. Your followers will like it, but your tired, sleepless body will absolutely love it. Foodie Crush gives the seal of approval to this acai, pomegranate and raspberry smoothie recipe from Deborah Harroun’s Best 100 Smoothies For Kids — but we’re willing to bet you’re not too grownup to reap the numerous health benefits that come from its heart-healthy fats and antioxidants.