Morning Milkshake and Smoothie Recipes to Try for Hot, Busy Days

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Smoothie recipes make getting out of your door easier in the morning without sacrificing a healthy breakfast, but if you want something more indulgent in the morning, you can call these drinks morning milkshakes. Whether you use yogurt, milk, or ice cream, the addition of fruits, vegetables, and grains enhances the healthfulness of these concoctions. Try these pinnable smoothie recipes the next time you feel stumped for what to make in the morning.

Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Photo: Pinterest/Running with Spoons

Sometimes morning smoothie recipes don’t have enough protein to sustain you until lunch. This protein-packed banana oat breakfast smoothie from Running with Spoons does not have that problem. The inclusion of yogurt and chia seeds boosts the protein, and if you let it sit overnight, the smoothie becomes thick and filling, like a pudding. Check out this recipe for a new way to use bananas and oats in your breakfast routine.

Coffee and Oat Smoothie

Coffee Oat Smoothie

Photo: Pinterest/Live Eat Learn

For those mornings when you must have a caffeine boost, make this coffee and oat smoothie from Live Eat Learn. A frozen banana contributes vitamins and creates a creaminess typically found in milkshakes. A half-cup of strong coffee in the recipe opens your eyes when you drink this smoothie. This breakfast will get you going while still providing you with a fruit serving to start your day.

Strawberry Banana Protein Shake

Strawberry Banana Protein Shake

Photo: Pinterest/Easy Living Today

Maybe you prefer a traditional fruit smoothie but still want a fast meal replacement. Try Easy Living Today’s quick strawberry banana protein shake. Vanilla protein powder increases the protein levels in this morning milkshake, and if you need an extra serving of greens, this recipe includes the option to add spinach. Though, the author says you won’t even taste it in the shake.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Photo: Pinterest/Family Fresh Meals

Does the bakery call your name on your morning commute? If you want to save money, try making a Family Fresh Meals’ cinnamon roll smoothie at home. You will get both a cinnamon-flavored morning meal in addition to healthy oats and yogurt. Since the recipe’s ingredients are likely already in your kitchen, you won’t have to make a special grocery trip to prepare this morning milkshake.

Cookies and Cream Smoothie

Smoothie Recipes Cookies and Cream Smoothie

Photo: Pinterest/Center Cut Cook

For many, cookies and cream is a favorite ice cream flavor. Make it your preferred morning smoothie recipe with this concoction from Center Cut Cook that only tastes indulgent. Yogurt and a banana give this recipe more vitamins and minerals than you may find in a milkshake, but real cookies make this a dessert-like treat. Try it for quick breakfast, a sweet snack, or a healthy dessert.