The Best Breakfast Drinks



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Looking for the best drink to make for breakfast? Here are over 40 breakfast drink recipes with everything from coffee drinks and smoothies to protein shakes and mimosas!

I’m that person at brunch who always has 3+ drinks on the table… water, coffee and then likely a juice or smoothie or even a cocktail if it’s a special occasion. So, given my love for beverages I wanted to create this roundup with the best breakfast drinks on EBF!

Collage of four photos: cold brew, vegan protein shake, clementine smoothie and a green smoothie.

Coffee Drinks

If you know me, you know that I’m a coffee lover! It’s what makes me excited to get out bed in the morning, especially on mornings where I need to get up early! From cold brew to espresso drinks like cappuccinos and lattes, there are so many tasty coffee drinks that you can enjoy with breakfast.

Two tall glasses of cold brew. One is black and one had cream being swirled in.
3.78 from 50 votes

Cold Brew Coffee

Make delicious cold brew coffee at home with this easy recipe! The end result is tasty cold brewed coffee that’s smooth, flavorful and less acidic than regular coffee.
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Protein coffee in a glass with ice and a straw.
5 from 4 votes

Protein Coffee

Add protein to your coffee with this protein coffee (aka proffee) recipe! In just 5 minutes you'll have a delicious, creamy breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up that's packed with over 20 grams of protein.
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Glass of iced non-diary milk topped with coffee foam.
4.67 from 33 votes

Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Here’s how to make the trendy whipped coffee (aka dalgona coffee) a little bit healthier with coconut sugar and non-dairy milk.
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Almond Breeze almondmilk creamer bottle next to a frothy glass of blended cold brew and creamer.
4.56 from 9 votes

Creamy Iced Coffee

This creamy iced coffee made with Almondmilk Creamer cubes and cold brew coffee is the perfect, refreshing drink to get your morning started.
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A jar of pumpkin cream cold brew with a second jar out of focus in the background.
4.53 from 105 votes

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Make a Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew at home with this simple recipe! It combines cold brew coffee with a delicious pumpkin spice foam that's made with oat milk and pumpkin puree.
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Homemade frappuccino topped with whipped cream and cacao nibs.
4.46 from 22 votes

Healthy Frappuccino

This healthy Frappuccino is cool, creamy and delicious. Made with cold brew coffee, chocolate protein powder, cacao, dates and almond milk.
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Photo of pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.
4.43 from 118 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Skip Starbucks and make this healthy homemade pumpkin spice latte made with almond milk at home. It's easy to make, vegan and delicious!
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Smoothies are my go-to breakfast drink. Often times I will have a smoothie as part of my breakfast, pairing it with avocado toast, overnight oats or eggs. But I also make protein-packed smoothies that can be used as a meal replacement for breakfast. I have so many different flavors to choose from! If you don’t see something you like there, check out my full collection of smoothie recipes.

Two clementine smoothies with straws.
4.72 from 14 votes

Clementine Smoothie

This creamy clementine smoothie combines clementines with a frozen banana and almond milk for a delicious smoothie that tastes like a creamsicle. Vegan and gluten-free. 
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A butterfinger smoothie in a glass with a straw topped with goji berries.
5 from 3 votes

Butterfinger Smoothie

This butterfinger smoothie combines milk, frozen banana, zucchini, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder and goji berries for a healthy protein-packed smoothie that tastes like liquid butterfinger.
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A glass filled with pear smoothie. Fresh mint tops the glass and is scattered around. A straw sticks out of the glass.
5 from 13 votes

Pear Smoothie

This delicious pear smoothie is made with avocado, spinach, coconut water and fresh mint. It's creamy, refreshing and perfect for summer!
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A drinking glass filled with recovery smoothie, topped with lemon and apple wedges. A metal straw sticks out of the top.
4.63 from 16 votes

Pineapple Recovery Smoothie

This pineapple recovery smoothie is the perfect post-workout drink because it's packed with nutrients known to help decrease inflammation and speed up muscle recovery.
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A glass containing vitamin c smoothie. It's topped with a wedge of pineapple and a straw.
5 from 6 votes

Vitamin C Smoothie

This vitamin C smoothie combines grapefruit juice, frozen banana, pineapple and kale for a tasty drink that's loaded with immune boosting nutrients!
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A glass cup filled with cacao smoothie topped with cacao shavings.
5 from 7 votes

Cacao Smoothie

This creamy cacao smoothie tastes like a chocolate shake but is loaded with healthy ingredients including frozen banana, cacao powder and cacao nibs.
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Oatmeal smoothie in a mason jar.
4.60 from 32 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

This oatmeal smoothie tastes just like a cinnamon oatmeal cookie, but in smoothie form. It's healthy, packed with over 20 grams of protein and makes for a great breakfast or post-workout snack! Vegan + gluten-free.
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A mason jar containing green protein smoothie. The jar is resting on a plate with a small bowl of protein powder. The smoothie has been topped with chia seeds and a wooden straw sticks out of the top of the glass.
4.92 from 12 votes

Green Protein Smoothie

This green protein smoothie is packed with spinach, banana and vanilla protein powder and makes for the perfect healthy breakfast or post-workout snack! Added bonus: it’s vegan and dairy-free!  
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A glass containing green detox smoothie topped with a sprig of fresh mint and a striped straw.
4.72 from 28 votes

Green Detox Smoothie

This refreshing green detox smoothie is packed with hydrating fruit and veggies including fresh mint, apple, lemon, baby spinach and a whole heart of romaine. It's detoxifying and will truly help you glow from the inside out! 
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Two glass mason jars of peach smoothies. Two gold straws are in the smoothie and the smoothies are topped with chopped peached.
4.11 from 37 votes

Peach Smoothie

This creamy peach smoothie is so easy to make! It's packed with protein and loaded with flavor. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack!
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Blueberry smoothie in a glass topped with blueberries, banana slices and a straw.
4.53 from 23 votes

Blueberry Smoothie

This blueberry smoothie is packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries, hydrating coconut water, and spinach for a creamy and nutritious breakfast or snack. Vegan and gluten-free. 
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Chocolate cherry smoothie in a glass and topped with cacao nibs and a straw.
4.53 from 46 votes

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Get your chocolate fix with this thick and decadent chocolate cherry smoothie with cocoa powder, frozen cherries, baby greens and almond butter. Vegan and gluten-free.
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Mason jar with a mint chocolate chip smoothie garnished with cacao nibs, granola and mint.
4.24 from 17 votes

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

This creamy chocolate mint chip smoothie is packed with coconut, cacao, mint and frozen riced cauliflower. It’s vegan, low in sugar and loaded with protein and healthy fats.
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Two glasses with avocado mango smoothie garnished with coconut and lime slices.
4.66 from 20 votes

Avocado Mango Smoothie

This avocado mango smoothie is loaded with avocado, shredded coconut, frozen mango, medjool dates and lime juice. It's thick, creamy and the perfect refreshing smoothie for summer!
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Orange banana smoothie in a glass jar, garnished with a banana slice and served with an orange and white striped paper straw.
4.40 from 28 votes

Orange Banana Smoothie

Packed with protein and perfectly creamy, this orange banana smoothie comes together fast for a post workout snack or an easy breakfast.
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Two glasses of cranberry smoothie. Frozen cranberries are next to the glasses.
5 from 12 votes

Cranberry Smoothie

This easy cranberry smoothie combines unsweetened cranberry juice with frozen berries, banana and yogurt for a creamy and delicious sippable breakfast or snack!
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Chocolate smoothie with peanut butter drizzle and chopped peanut butter cup on top.
4.34 from 36 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this peanut butter cup smoothie! Filled with chocolate peanut butter flavor and loaded with healthy ingredients.
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Mango smoothie in a glass with a metal straw and garnished with mint and mango chunks.
4.80 from 39 votes

Mango Smoothie

Similar to a mango lassi, this simple protein-packed smoothie requires only three ingredients — mango, Greek yogurt and almond milk. Creamy, cool and deliciously refreshing on a hot summer day.
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Glass of blackberry smoothie with a straw and blackberries on top.
4.74 from 23 votes

Blackberry Smoothie

This easy blackberry smoothie can be made with fresh or frozen blackberries! It’s bright, refreshing and packed with protein.
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Two mason jar mugs filled with carrot cake smoothie with stainless steel straws.
4.75 from 54 votes

Carrot Cake Smoothie

A delicious carrot smoothie packed with carrot juice, a frozen banana and protein powder. This combo tastes like liquid carrot cake!
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Two glasses with chocolate strawberry smoothies. Each glass has a strawberry on the rim.
4.96 from 22 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

This chocolate covered strawberry smoothie combines strawberries, banana, dates and cocoa powder for a healthy smoothie that tastes like decadent treat.
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Glass jar with chocolate banana smoothie topped with cacao nibs and a peanut butter drizzle.
4.34 from 53 votes

Chocolate Lactation Smoothie

This chocolate banana lactation smoothie tastes amazing and has oats, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast to help boost your milk supply.
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Two Ball mason jars filled with a green smoothie sitting on a wooden cutting board with spinach, mango and coconut shreds scattered around.
4.91 from 20 votes

Tropical Green Smoothie

This tropical green smoothie is loaded with banana, mango, coconut, spinach, protein powder and chia seeds. It’s the perfect healthy smoothie for summer!
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Green smoothie in a mason jar, topped with banana slices and a peanut butter drizzle. A metal straw is in the jar. A bowl of peanut butter on a cutting board is out of focus in the background.
4.72 from 45 votes

Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

The BEST green smoothie with frozen banana, peanut butter and baby spinach. If you're new to green smoothies this is the perfect recipe to start with. 
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Mocha Cherry Smoothie in a glass mason jar topped with cacao nibs, a swirl of almond butter, and a cherry with a stem.
4.71 from 24 votes

Mocha Cherry Smoothie

This cherry mocha smoothie packs frozen cherries, cold brew, and chocolate all into one delicious smoothie. You’ll love the flavor and also get a little energy boost from the coffee. 
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Two pumpkin pie smoothies on a wood cutting board surrounded by spices and a kitchen towlel.
4.43 from 26 votes

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This creamy healthy pumpkin pie smoothie requires only six ingredients and tastes like liquid pumpkin pie. It’s vegan, gluten-free and surprisingly healthy!
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Two pumpkin gingerbread smoothies on a wood board topped with whipped cream.
4.82 from 22 votes

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

This pumpkin gingerbread smoothie tastes like your favorite holiday dessert, but is loaded with health-boosting ingredients like fresh ginger, blackstrap molasses, and chia seeds. Vegan and gluten-free.
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A chocolate peppermint smoothie next to a small candy dish with peppermints.
5 from 6 votes

Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

This chocolate peppermint smoothie is creamy, chocolatey and perfect for the holidays. It tastes like dessert, but is protein-packed and loaded with healthy ingredients and makes for a great breakfast or post-workout treat.
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One glass filled with banana almond butter smoothie topped with banana slices, chopped almonds and a drizzle of almond butter.
4.69 from 29 votes

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

This banana almond butter smoothie is super easy to whip up with only 4 simple ingredients! It's refreshing and guaranteed to be a hit with both kids and adults!
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Two purple health nut smoothies topped with blueberries, chopped almonds, and cacao nibs.
4.69 from 29 votes

Health Nut Blueberry Smoothie

Make the Tropical Smoothie Health Nut Smoothie at home with this easy recipe! Here’s what you need: blueberries, mango, banana, almonds and protein.
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Two strawberry banana smoothies with a silver straw and topped with a banana slice and chopped strawberries.
4.50 from 34 votes

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

There’s nothing better than a classic strawberry banana smoothie! This one has Greek yogurt for an added protein boost.
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Golden milk smoothie surrounded by mango chunks, banana, and ginger.
4.92 from 25 votes

Golden Milk Protein Smoothie

This golden milk smoothie with fresh turmeric, ginger and mango is the perfect way to refuel after a workout. It’s got the protein and carbs your body needs along with anti-inflammation properties to help your body recover.
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Blueberry smoothie with peanut butter drizzle in a jar. Blueberries are sprinkled on top.
4.16 from 13 votes

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Combine frozen blueberries with peanut butter and banana for a protein-packed peanut butter and jelly smoothie that tastes just like your favorite PB&J sandwich from childhood!
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Cup of chocolate cauliflower smoothie topped with cacao nibs and a blue and white striped straw.
4.63 from 16 votes

Malted Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

No fruit smoothies are a thing! This chocolate cauliflower smoothie is thick and creamy without any added sugar or fruit.
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Two grapefruit smoothies served on a marble tray.
4.28 from 22 votes

Grapefruit Smoothie

This grapefruit smoothie combines red grapefruit, frozen pineapple, fresh ginger and Greek yogurt for a healthy smoothie that helps diminish bloating and boost your metabolism!
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Blueberry weight loss smoothie with basil on top in a glass Weck Jar.
3.90 from 89 votes

Blueberry Basil Weight Loss Smoothie

This blueberry basil smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients that will help to banish bloat and promote weight loss!
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A green lemonade smoothie in a glass with a straw and fresh lemon slice.
4.88 from 8 votes

Green Lemonade Smoothie

This Green Lemonade Smoothie features pears and kale for a smooth textured drink that is not only detoxifying but alkalizing and energizing as well!
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Protein Shakes

Whenever I’m in need of a quick, on-the-go protein boost in the morning I opt for a protein shake. They act as a meal replacement and are so easy to whip up!

Bird's eye photo of 6 different protein shakes.
4.53 from 46 votes

How to Make a Protein Shake

Protein shake 101! Everything you need to know about making a protein shake, the difference between shakes and smoothies, why protein shakes are good for weight loss and six protein shake flavors.
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Coffee protein shake.
3.90 from 48 votes

Coffee Protein Shake

Get energized with this coffee protein shake recipe! It packs cold brew coffee and loads of protein (25 grams!) into one, thick and delicious shake.
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Vegan protein shakes with extra berries.
5 from 5 votes

Vegan Berry Protein Shake

This vegan protein shake combines vegan protein powder with frozen mixed berries, baby spinach, nut butter and chia seeds. No banana needed!
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Two chocolate protein shakes.
5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Protein Shake

This chocolate protein shake has plenty of chocolate flavor, the perfect texture and loads of protein! And it's so easy to whip up.
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Close up of a peanut butter protein shake in a glass with a drizzle of peanut butter and chopped peanuts on top.
4.12 from 62 votes

Peanut Butter Protein Shake

This peanut butter protein shake is made with just five simple ingredients. It's filling, flavorful and packs in a whopping 30 grams of protein.
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Two protein shakes with cinnamon sticks.
4.54 from 13 votes

Vanilla Protein Shake

This vanilla protein shake is made with simple, natural ingredients and packed with protein. It's perfect as a post-workout snack or a filling breakfast on the go!
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Banana protein shake with a straw.
4.58 from 7 votes

Banana Protein Shake

This creamy banana protein shake combines frozen banana with protein powder and yogurt for a delicious protein-packed shake that you'll want to make every day.
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Adult Beverages

Sometimes breakfast or brunch calls for an adult beverage with alcohol. I know a lot of people enjoy a bloody mary, but my cocktail of choice to have with breakfast is a mimosa that’s mostly champagne with a splash of orange juice.

Two tall glasses of apple cider mimosas with a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple slice for garnish.
4.75 from 4 votes

Apple Cider Mimosas

These tasty apple cider mimosas are made with just two simple ingredients: apple cider and sparkling wine. They are bubbly, festive and perfect for the holiday season.
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Two champagne flutes containing mimosas.
5 from 1 vote


Learn the perfect ratio for making mimosas at home with this simple 2-ingredient recipe! Plus, tips on how to make mimosas for a crowd and ideas for different flavor variations.
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Two champagne flutes containing an easy peach Bellini.
5 from 1 vote


This easy Bellini recipe is the perfect brunch cocktail and made with just two simple ingredients: fresh peaches and Prosecco. Recipe yields 6 so it’s great for serving a crowd.
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Other Drinks

I had to include a few other tasty drinks that are perfect for breakfast including some homemade dairy-free milk options and hot cocoa.

A mug of healthy hot cocoa. It has been topped with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows.
4.56 from 18 votes

Healthy Hot Chocolate

An upgraded version of a cold weather classic, this healthy hot chocolate is low in sugar, dairy-free and vegan. Made with oat milk, pure maple syrup and cocoa powder it's creamy, chocolatey, absolutely delicious and comes together in just 10 minutes.
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Iced Matcha Latte with a metal straw.
4.38 from 29 votes

Iced Matcha Latte

An easy recipe for making an iced matcha latte just like your favorite coffee shop. Matcha is served over ice with milk of choice.
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Glass jar of almond milk. Almonds and a cloth dishtowel are next to the jar.
4.54 from 13 votes

How to Make Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is so easy – just soak, blend and strain! In this post I’m breaking down how to make your own almond milk and sharing recipes for how to use it!
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Glass bottle of macadamia milk.
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How to Make Macadamia Milk

This homemade macadamia milk with made with a blend of macadamia nuts, almonds and dates. It's amazingly creamy and makes the best iced latte.
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More Collections To Check Out

Check out all of the drink recipes here on EBF!

5 from 2 votes

The Best Breakfast Drinks (+ Iced Coffee)

Here you'll find over 40 different breakfast drink recipes as well as a simple recipe for iced coffee.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup cold brew
  • 1 cup ice
  • splash milk, optional


  • Pour cold brew coffee over a glass of ice. Add a splash of milk, if using and stir. Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup black | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast drinks
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