Mornings (Mondays in particular) are a battle聽for *most* of the human population. You鈥檝e tried getting on top of your game with make-ahead breakfast recipes, but hey, life happens, and聽sometimes you just want to keep it聽simple. You know there are聽benefits to drinking coffee, but you need something more to kickstart your morning, boost your energy levels and set you up for a beautiful week. When your go-to smoothie recipes just aren鈥檛 doing it for you, try combining them聽for added inspiration. Improve on the quality聽and artistry of your breakfast by incorporating聽one of these 15聽bright聽layered smoothie recipes into your morning routine.


1. Berry Beet Smoothie: Beets might not be the first thing you think of when you鈥檙e blending up breakfast, but they聽bump up the nutrition factor in a major way. Here they鈥檙e combined with raspberries, bananas and OJ for a gorgeous deep purple hue. The lighter layer is made up of strawberries and pineapple to round out聽a sweet, refreshing smoothie. (via The First Year)


2. Cherry Mango Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie: If this smoothie doesn鈥檛 make you happy in the morning, nothing will. It鈥檚 vibrant like a summer sunrise and tastes like a tropical vacation, not to mention its nutritional value is through the roof. (via The Pretty Bee)


3. Layered Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Smoothie: When you鈥檝e successfully completed your morning spin class, you want something that聽will聽nourish your body, but also treat your soul. This peanut butter chocolate protein shake tastes like candy while fueling your聽post-workout recovery. (via Leelalicious)


4. Vanilla Chia Pudding With a Kiwi-Nana and Mango Smoothie: You can鈥檛 make this smoothie and not Instagram it. Slurp the top half with a straw and switch to a spoon to scoop the thicker bottom layer. (via Nad鈥檚 Healthy Kitchen)


5. Hawaiian Berry Smoothie: This tropical smoothie layers frozen mango with berry yogurt for a fresh and filling fix.聽If you want to avoid streaks, freeze your smoothie for about five minutes after you pour the first layer鈥 but we won鈥檛 blame you if you don鈥檛 have the patience and want to dig right in! (via The First Year)


6. Master Immune Boosting Smoothie: The ingredient list for this smoothie may be a mile long, but the antioxidant content alone is worth it. Prep all your fruits and veggies聽the night before so all you have to do in the morning is blend 鈥檈m all together. (via The Awesome Green)


7. Kiwi Banana Smoothie With a Twist: The secret ingredient to this green layered smoothie is nutrient-rich spinach. Try using frozen bananas instead of ice cubes聽for聽a frothier and more flavorful breakfast treat. (via Roxy鈥檚 Kitchen)

Layered banana split

8. Layered Banana Split Protein Smoothie: Smoothies that actually taste like milkshakes are the best kind. This one tastes like your favorite diner dessert, but with enough protein to act as聽a meal replacement. (via Ambitious Kitchen)


9. Layered Mixed-Berry Green Power Smoothie: Now this is what we call starting your morning off right. The delicious combo of fruits and veggies (trust us, the spinach in this smoothie works), along with a dollop of protein powder, will chase those Monday blahs away for sure.聽(via Whole and Heavenly Oven)


10. Lemon Blueberry Layered Smoothie: This beautiful聽smoothie is perfect for breakfast because of the zesty and energizing lemon.聽The thicker your smoothies are, the better they鈥檒l layer together. Adding small amounts of liquid at a time to your blender聽ensures that聽the mixture doesn鈥檛聽thin out too much and you鈥檙e left with a beautiful presentation. (via The Breakfast Drama Queen)


11. Rainbow Smoothie: It may seem like a lot of work to make seven different batches of smoothies, but all you have to do is rinse out your blender each time and dump the next batch聽of ingredients in. This colorful concoction would make聽for a super special birthday breakfast in bed. Who needs funfetti when you have a rainbow smoothie? (via The First Year)


12. Pineapple Blueberry Raspberry Breakfast Layered Smoothie: Getting kids (heck, even some adults) to eat their vegetables can be a challenge. The fool-proof way to get your daily dose聽is to blend them up in a tasty聽smoothie. They鈥檙e even more apt to drink it if it鈥檚 layered and looks fun to eat. (via My Ginger Garlic Kitchen)

strawberry mango smoothie

13. Strawberry Mango Smoothie: Smoothie purists, this one鈥檚 for you. This stunning drink boasts聽frozen strawberries, chunks of sweet mango, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a splash of water 鈥 that鈥檚 it. It tastes like you鈥檙e drinking a popsicle, but it鈥檚 actually good for you. (via Baker by Nature)


14. Sunrise Smoothie: Serve these lovely聽smoothies in a champagne flute for聽a brunch shower and your聽guests will be amazed at the thought you put into the presentation. With聽pineapple, mango, banana and strawberry, these sweet drinks are sure to transport you to a tropical destination in one sip.聽(via Recipe Runner)


15. Superfood Power Smoothie: This filling smoothie will carry聽you all the way from breakfast to lunch with no pesky hunger pangs. Spinach, strawberries, flax and apple keep you feeling full and refreshed聽with no added sugar. (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)

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