As the most important meal of the day, it's important to make sure your breakfast packs in some serious nutrition. That's why smoothies are such a great option. Not only are they easy to make and delicious, they're also full of the vitamins and minerals you need to start your day off on the right foot. To make things even better, make ahead smoothies ensure that a yummy and healthy meal can be a no-brainer, even on your busiest mornings. Each of these recipes can be tossed in your blender to create a tasty grab-and-go meal in minutes.

#SpoonTip: When making these smoothies, simply put all the ingredients into a bag and store in the fridge or freezer for later use.

1. Blueberry Chia

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Tess Tarantino

Shown to help improve brain function, blueberries are a great breakfast option. Whip up this smoothie for a hearty dose of fiber, antioxidants, and brainpower!


1 banana

1/3 cup blueberries

Handfull spinach

1 tbsp chia seeds

To prepare smoothie, empty contents of bag into a blender and add liquid of choice. Blend until smooth.

2. Banana and Berries

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Caroline Ingalls

Upgrade your basic strawberry banana smoothie with this easy recipe.


1 banana

About 7 strawberries, sliced

1/3 cup raspberries

To prepare smoothie, empty the contents of the bag into a blender and add liquid of choice before blending. Consider adding a couple spoonfuls of Greek yogurt to make this smoothie extra creamy and pack in some protein.

3. Greens on Greens

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Julia Gilman

Are you trying to eat more kale, but can't get past the fluffy texture? Don't like the strong taste? Look no further! With this smoothie, you'll be on the kale train in no time.


1 large ripe frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks

1 1/2 cups raw kale

1/2 cup milk of choice

1 scoop protein powder

1/4 avocado or 1 tablespoon coconut butter 

1/4 cup plain yogurt

To prepare, pour contents of plastic bag into blender and add liquid, protein powder, coconut butter/avocado, and yogurt. Blend until smooth.

4. Raspberry Mango Smoothie

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Abigail Wilkins

This make ahead smoothie is sweet and refreshing. Feel free to swap out the mango for another fruit that's in season. 


1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries

2/3 cup milk

1 1/2 cups frozen mangoes

2/3 cup ice cubes

To prepare, pour contents of bag into blender, add milk, and blend until smooth.

5. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry

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Katherine Baker

This smoothie is perfect for when you want dessert for breakfast. In a pinch, cocoa powder can be substitutes for cacao nibs.


10 strawberries

2 tablespoons cacao nibs

1 cup milk of choice

1 cup ice cubes

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

To prepare smoothie, pour contents of bag into blender. Add liquid and protein powder, then blend until smooth.

6. Banana Smoothie

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Katherine Baker

If you love bananas, this smoothie is the one for you!


1 banana, frozen

1/2 cup yogurt

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup milk

To prepare smoothie, add frozen banana, yogurt, honey, and milk into blender. Blend until smooth.

7. Mango Basil Smoothie

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Carolyn Hsieh

This unusual pair comes together in the best way in this delicious smoothie!


1 cup frozen mango chunks

1/2 frozen banana

7-9 leaves of basil

1 cup non-dairy milk

1 tablespoon maple syrup / agave

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To prepare smoothie, pour contents of bag into blender with milk, maple syrup/agave, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.

8. Caribbean Queen

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Nancy Gao

Sail away on a tropical vacation with this tropical combo!


3/4 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds

To prepare smoothie, pour mango and chia seeds into blender. Add coconut milk. Blend until smooth.

9. Peaches and Cream

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Sarah Strohl


1/2 cup diced frozen peach

5 strawberries

1/2 cup ice cubes

1/2 cup Greek yogurt 

1 cup milk of choice

To prepare, pour contents of bag into a blender. Add milk and Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth.

10. Spinach, Avocado, and Mango Smoothie

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Christin Urso

The healthy fats from the avocado will keep you full for hours!


1/2 cup avocado, roughly cubed

1/2 cup spinach

1 cup mango, roughly cubed

Lemon juice, to taste

1 tablespoon honey

1 cup ice

1 cup water

To prepare smoothie, pour contents of bag into blender. Add lemon juice, water, and honey. Blend until smooth.

Smoothies should be a part of any healthy diet because they are so yummy, and also so nutritious. By prepping smoothie packs on the weekend, you can have quick and easy smoothies ready to go all week. Get blending!