What’s in My Morning Breakfast Smoothie

Throw together an easy, nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie for when your mornings are too busy to cook.

Motherhood changes things a little bit. Especially breakfast. Gone are the days of poached eggs and homemade hollandaise as I leisurely check my email at the kitchen table.

Don’t get me wrong, I always make a nourishing breakfast for the kiddos. Every day! But, I eat after I get back from my morning run, which also happens to be after I feed the kids. So for me, that always means cold scrambled eggs. I had to come to the realization that the best way to get a nutrition-packed breakfast in every day, somewhere between my run and when homeschool starts, was to just blend as much stuff together as I could!

I posted pictures of my smoothies on social media and received many inquiries about what’s in them. I even did a Periscope on how to peel an avocado, that ended up turning into a “what’s in my smoothie” video. So, to answer the many questions that I have received across social media, here is what’s in my morning breakfast smoothie. Give or take.

Real quick, here’s WHY I include these ingredients:

  • Greens: antioxidants, minerals, folate, fiber
  • Organic berries: vitamins, fiber, antioxidants that help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals
  • Avocado: avocados are a good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C
  • Coconut water and aloe: hydration, simple sugars, electrolytes, and minerals. Aloe is soothing to the gut
  • Protein powder: protein to get me through the morning
  • Collagen: hair, skin, nails, gut health
  • Powdered greens: to fill any nutritional holes in my diet that day, a nice extra boost of vitamin, minerals, antioxidants, and probiotics (depending on the brand you buy)
  • Moringa powder: moringa leaves are rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C, and minerals – Moringa products have antibiotic, antitrypanosomal, hypotensive, antispasmodic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic, and hypoglycemic properties. You can learn more about Moringa in this post
  • Cacao nibs: antioxidants, flavonoids, magnesium, and potassium
  • NingXia Red: antioxidants….and I think there are superpowers infused into this stuff!
Morning Breakfast Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving

Morning Breakfast Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Throw together an easy, nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie for when your mornings are too busy to cook.


  • 1 large handful of organic greens
  • 1 cup of frozen organic berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries)
  • 1 ripe avocado, quartered and peeled
  • Coconut water with aloe juice (I get this at Trader Joes.)
  • 1 large scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop of collagen
  • 1 scoop powdered green
  • 1 scoop moringa powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp bee pollen
  • 2 ounces NingXia Red
  • Extra add-ins: goji berries, coconut flakes, coconut butter, almond butter, chia seeds


  • I have both a Vitamix and a NutriBullet and I find that I like to use the bullet the best for my smoothies.
  • Using the largest Bullet cup you have, add in greens, berries, and avocado first.
  • Top with the rest of the ingredients, pouring the coconut water over last, to the fill line.

  • Blend until nice and smooth.
  • Sometimes I add in some ice and blend it again for a nice cold smoothie.
  • Enjoy!


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I buy NingXia Red from Young Living. You can learn more HERE.

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Do you make a morning smoothie? What do you put in yours? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, might have to add some new ingredients to mine! 

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11 Replies to “What’s in My Morning Breakfast Smoothie”

  1. Dearest Kate, First of all you are truly my most favourite nutritionist out there and I’ve followed Jon Barron., Weston Price and Dr.Mercola. And others on PBS. Currently I am going through financial difficulties and must budget but will order from you soon. I have one question for you. In the past I love the protein smoothies but am unable to have any arginine as it exacerbates my herpes virus. I have searched for a powder that has a lower concentration. Do you happen to know of one offhand without taking up any of your valuable time to research. I hope you told your husband you a pioneer woman helping to change our people in the world. Thank you. Tracy

    1. Hi Tracy,

      Well this might just be my favorite comment of all time! Thank you so much for your kind words!!! I looked around and this protein powder seems to be a decent quality low arginine protein powder: https://amzn.to/24O5oHP. I am no expert on this one though, so read up and see if its a good fit for you. Hope this helps!

  2. Hi Kate
    I was wondering if you give the greens powder to your kiddos??? I have found every greens powder I buy says do not give to kids under 4. Is this just a precaution? Do you have any advice? Thank you!

  3. Did you still take a prenatal while pregnant and have these smoothies? When not pregnant, do you also take supplements daily or is just your smoothie enough?

    1. I always take a prenatal, and will as long as I am of childbearing age. The smoothies are meant to be a great way to cram a ton of nutrition in (when life is busy).

    1. A complete protein, rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and anti-oxidants, it is considered an immune system builder that will also enhance vitality. Bee pollen is a great brain booster, lifting brain fatigue, improving alertness and helping concentration levels over an extended period of time.

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