The Best Breakfast Drinks

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.

Cold Brew Coffee

3.71 from 47 votes
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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Two tall glasses of cold brew. One is black and one had cream being swirled in.

Protein Coffee

5 from 3 votes
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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Protein coffee in a glass with ice and a straw.

Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

4.67 from 33 votes
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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Glass of iced non-diary milk topped with coffee foam.

Creamy Iced Coffee

4.50 from 8 votes
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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Almond Breeze almondmilk creamer bottle next to a frothy glass of blended cold brew and creamer.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

4.46 from 91 votes
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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A jar of pumpkin cream cold brew with a second jar out of focus in the background.

Healthy Frappuccino

4.46 from 22 votes
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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Homemade frappuccino topped with whipped cream and cacao nibs.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

4.36 from 106 votes
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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Photo of pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.


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.

Clementine Smoothie

4.64 from 11 votes
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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Two clementine smoothies with straws.

Butterfinger Smoothie

5 from 3 votes
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 butterfinger smoothie in a glass with a straw topped with goji berries.

Pear Smoothie

5 from 12 votes
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 glass filled with pear smoothie. Fresh mint tops the glass and is scattered around. A straw sticks out of the glass.

Pineapple Recovery Smoothie

4.60 from 15 votes
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 drinking glass filled with recovery smoothie, topped with lemon and apple wedges. A metal straw sticks out of the top.

Vitamin C Smoothie

5 from 4 votes
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 containing vitamin c smoothie. It's topped with a wedge of pineapple and a straw.

Cacao Smoothie

5 from 6 votes
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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A glass cup filled with cacao smoothie topped with cacao shavings.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

4.59 from 31 votes
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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Oatmeal smoothie in a mason jar.

Green Protein Smoothie

4.86 from 7 votes
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 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.

Green Detox Smoothie

4.66 from 23 votes
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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A glass containing green detox smoothie topped with a sprig of fresh mint and a striped straw.

Peach Smoothie

4.03 from 34 votes
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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Two glass mason jars of peach smoothies. Two gold straws are in the smoothie and the smoothies are topped with chopped peached.

Blueberry Smoothie

4.53 from 23 votes
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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Blueberry smoothie in a glass topped with blueberries, banana slices and a straw.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

4.49 from 43 votes
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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Chocolate cherry smoothie in a glass and topped with cacao nibs and a straw.

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

4.19 from 16 votes
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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Mason jar with a mint chocolate chip smoothie garnished with cacao nibs, granola and mint.

Avocado Mango Smoothie

4.64 from 19 votes
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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Two glasses with avocado mango smoothie garnished with coconut and lime slices.

Orange Banana Smoothie

4.40 from 28 votes
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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Orange banana smoothie in a glass jar, garnished with a banana slice and served with an orange and white striped paper straw.

Cranberry Smoothie

5 from 11 votes
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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Two glasses of cranberry smoothie. Frozen cranberries are next to the glasses.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

4.34 from 36 votes
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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Chocolate smoothie with peanut butter drizzle and chopped peanut butter cup on top.

Mango Smoothie

4.79 from 38 votes
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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Mango smoothie in a glass with a metal straw and garnished with mint and mango chunks.

Blackberry Smoothie

4.72 from 21 votes
This easy blackberry smoothie can be made with fresh or frozen blackberries! It’s bright, refreshing and packed with protein.
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Glass of blackberry smoothie with a straw and blackberries on top.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

4.72 from 49 votes
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 mason jar mugs filled with carrot cake smoothie with stainless steel straws.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

4.95 from 20 votes
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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Two glasses with chocolate strawberry smoothies. Each glass has a strawberry on the rim.

Chocolate Lactation Smoothie

4.21 from 44 votes
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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Glass jar with chocolate banana smoothie topped with cacao nibs and a peanut butter drizzle.

Tropical Green Smoothie

4.90 from 19 votes
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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Two Ball mason jars filled with a green smoothie sitting on a wooden cutting board with spinach, mango and coconut shreds scattered around.

Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

4.69 from 41 votes
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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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.

Mocha Cherry Smoothie

4.69 from 22 votes
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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Mocha Cherry Smoothie in a glass mason jar topped with cacao nibs, a swirl of almond butter, and a cherry with a stem.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

4.41 from 25 votes
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 pie smoothies on a wood cutting board surrounded by spices and a kitchen towlel.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

4.80 from 20 votes
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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Two pumpkin gingerbread smoothies on a wood board topped with whipped cream.

Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

5 from 5 votes
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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A chocolate peppermint smoothie next to a small candy dish with peppermints.

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

4.67 from 27 votes
Looking for a super easy smoothie recipe that will become your kiddos’ (and your!) new favorite summer drink? This banana almond butter smoothie fits the bill.
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Hand holding a banana almond butter smoothie drizzled with almond butter and topped with chopped almonds.

Health Nut Blueberry Smoothie

4.68 from 28 votes
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 purple health nut smoothies topped with blueberries, chopped almonds, and cacao nibs.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

4.47 from 32 votes
There’s nothing better than a classic strawberry banana smoothie! This one has Greek yogurt for an added protein boost.
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Two strawberry banana smoothies with a silver straw and topped with a banana slice and chopped strawberries.

Golden Milk Protein Smoothie

4.92 from 24 votes
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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Golden milk smoothie surrounded by mango chunks, banana, and ginger.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

4.09 from 12 votes
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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Blueberry smoothie with peanut butter drizzle in a jar. Blueberries are sprinkled on top.

Malted Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

4.60 from 15 votes
No fruit smoothies are a thing! This chocolate cauliflower smoothie is thick and creamy without any added sugar or fruit.
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Cup of chocolate cauliflower smoothie topped with cacao nibs and a blue and white striped straw.

Grapefruit Smoothie

4.06 from 17 votes
This grapefruit pineapple detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients to help diminish bloating, boost your metabolism and get you feeling your best!
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Two grapefruit pineapple smoothies with pink straws, topped with granola, a raspberry and a slice of grapefruit. They are surrounded by raspberries and slices of grapefruit on the counter.

Blueberry Basil Weight Loss Smoothie

3.88 from 87 votes
This blueberry basil smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients that will help to banish bloat and promote weight loss!
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Blueberry weight loss smoothie with basil on top in a glass Weck Jar.

Green Lemonade Smoothie

4.75 from 4 votes
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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Green lemonade smoothie in a tall glass with a straw.

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!

How to Make a Protein Shake

4.36 from 34 votes
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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Bird's eye photo of 6 different protein shakes.

Coffee Protein Shake

3.74 from 42 votes
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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Coffee protein shake.

Vegan Berry Protein Shake

5 from 4 votes
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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Vegan protein shakes with extra berries.

Chocolate Protein Shake

5 from 4 votes
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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Two chocolate protein shakes.

Peanut Butter Protein Shake

3.97 from 53 votes
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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Close up of a peanut butter protein shake in a glass with a drizzle of peanut butter and chopped peanuts on top.

Vanilla Protein Shake

4.50 from 12 votes
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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Two protein shakes with cinnamon sticks.

Banana Protein Shake

4.58 from 7 votes
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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Banana protein shake with a straw.

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.

Apple Cider Mimosas

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


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 mimosas.


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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Two champagne flutes containing an easy peach Bellini.

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.

Healthy Hot Chocolate

4.50 from 16 votes
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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A mug of healthy hot cocoa. It has been topped with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows.

Iced Matcha Latte

4.34 from 27 votes
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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Iced Matcha Latte with a metal straw.

How to Make Almond Milk

4.46 from 11 votes
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 jar of almond milk. Almonds and a cloth dishtowel are next to the jar.

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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Glass bottle of macadamia milk.

More Collections To Check Out

Check out all of the drink recipes here on EBF!

The Best Breakfast Drinks (+ Iced Coffee)

5 from 2 votes
Here you'll find over 40 different breakfast drink recipes as well as a simple recipe for iced coffee.
Collage of four photos: cold brew, vegan protein shake, clementine smoothie and a green smoothie.
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
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast drinks


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