Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day on the right foot with this protein-packed breakfast smoothie made with frozen fruits, lemon, protein powder, oats and almond milk. It tastes like a lemon blueberry muffin in liquid form!

Tall glass of blueberry smoothie with frozen blueberries and half a lemon

If you’re short on time, need a breakfast on the go or are simply looking to jazz up your morning routine, look no further than this lemon blueberry breakfast smoothie.

You will love this smoothie because…

  • it’s a nutritional powerhouse with lots of protein and fibers. Healthy breakfast for the win!
  • it has just the right amount of sweetness, thanks to the banana
  • it takes literally 5 minutes to make
  • it’s so delicious! Fresh, zingy, summery taste that you can enjoy all-year-round

Ingredients for lemon blueberry smoothie: frozen banana and blueberries, oats, a lemon, some milk and protein powder

Breakfast smoothie ingredients

Making this breakfast smoothie couldn’t be simpler, really.

Here are the ingredients you will to need:

  • Fruit base: frozen banana and frozen blueberries. A fresh banana would still work if you didn’t have time to prep it, but using a frozen banana adds a lot of creaminess to the smoothie. And creamy = delicious.
  • Fibers: oats thickens the smoothie and adds a ton a fiber. Why do we love fibers? Because they keep us full longer!
  • Protein: I’m using collagen peptides (I love this brand!) because it’s high in protein and collagen has a myriad of health benefits. But you can also use any of your favorite protein powder, either whey, pea, rice… Use one with a mild flavor like plain or vanilla.
  • Extra flavor: in our case, we are using lemon juice and zest, for that extra bright and zingy taste.

Frozen blueberries, banana and lemon zest in a blender

Tips for a perfect smoothie

  • Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh, they are not as good if prepped ahead and kept in the fridge. However you can prep and freeze your fruits ahead of time.
  • Fill the blender in the following order: liquids first, then soft fruits, greens if using and then ice.
  • To make it thinner, add small amounts of milk or water.
  • To make it thicker, add more banana (see below if you don’t like it!), yogurt or ice.

No banana? No problem

Most healthy smoothies will have a banana base, that’s true. But what if you can’t have it or really can’t stand its taste? Don’t despair, I’ve got solutions for you. Here are some alternatives to make a smoothie without banana:

  • Avocado – it makes a very creamy smoothie and has a somewhat more neutral taste than banana. In my opinion you can still taste it but it’s very mild. Plus, you get extra healthy fats. Yay! Use 1/2 avocado per smoothie.
  • Yogurt – you can use any kind but my favorite is Greek yogurt. Try it with 1-2 tablespoons per yogurt.
  • Chia seeds – they act as binder agents and thickeners. You can either blend in one tablespoon or stir it directly in your smoothie (let it sit for 5 minutes before drinking).
  • Other frozen fruits – they will add creaminess and sweetness. Try adding some mango, pineapple or peach.

Enjoy!

Lemon blueberry smoothie topped with lemon zest, with frozen blueberries and half a lemon on the side

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day on the right foot with this protein-packed breakfast smoothie made with frozen fruits, lemon, protein powder, oats and almond milk. It tastes like a lemon blueberry muffin in liquid form!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword #breakfastrecipe, #healthysmoothie, #smoothierecipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk or your favorite milk
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder I used Vital's Protein collagen powder
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • the zest + juice of 1/2 large lemon (about 3 tablespoon of lemon juice)
  • 1 small frozen banana sliced – or 1/2 banana if large
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender, in the order listed. 

  2. Blend until very smooth and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Ingredients notes:

  • Protein powder: you can use your favorite protein powder – whey, plant-based, collagen based... Just make sure it's either flavor-free or vanilla flavored. 
  • Oats: I used rolled oats but you can use any type of oats.
  • Frozen banana: if you don't have sliced frozen banana on hand you can still make this smoothie with a "fresh" banana, but it won't be as creamy. 
  • Blueberries: you can use fresh blueberries as well but I prefer to use frozen blueberries because they are cheaper and available all-year-round.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 248mg 10%
Potassium 634mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 29g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 29.8%
Calcium 23.9%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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