11 Smoothies For Energy [Easy Recipes]

If you are someone who typically reaches for energy drinks, sugary snacks, or caffeine, you will want to check out these smoothies for energy.

They are healthy, made easy, and are perfect for breakfast, or any time of the day really when you need a pick-me-up!

Smoothies For Energy

How Can I Boost My Energy When Tired?

When you need an increase of energy when you feel sluggish in the afternoon, or in the morning, there are a couple of things you can do to boost your energy.

We are going to break them down into 2, the first being healthier ways to boost your energy, and the second being not-so-healthy options:

#1. Healthy Ways To Boost Your Energy

  • Black Coffee
  • Matcha Lattes
  • Smoothies
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Herbal Teas
  • Have Some High Energy Fruit (e.g bananas, avocados, apples, dried fruit, etc)
  • Cut Down On Processed Food
  • Go On A Walk
  • Eat More Whole Foods
  • Drink Water
  • Try Maca

And others.

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#2. Not So Healthy Ways To Boost Energy

  • Eat An Energy Bar
  • Drink Coffee With Sugar
  • Drink a Glass Of Fruit Juice
  • Have an Energy Drink
  • Drink Coca Cola
  • Iced Tea
  • Have a Bowl Of Cereal

And others.

Which one would you choose?

What Should I Drink First In The Morning For Energy?

The answer might surprise you, so here it is –  a glass of water. Yes, water.

If you thought the answer would be coffee or tea, you are wrong. After a whole night of fasting, with no water or food,  your body is dehydrated. 

Drinking a glass of cold water will give you energy, wake your digestive system, and prepare you for the day. 

After you have had some water, ideally have some solid food, before you reach for the caffeine.

Drinking caffeine on an empty stomach, even after water will not do you well, especially if you are prone to heartburn.

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Are Smoothies a Good Source Of Energy?

Smoothies are a wonderful source of energy, furthermore, they are also a great way to get your daily dose of fresh fruit and veg, as well as minerals and vitamins.

Smoothies typically contain fruit, and fruit has fructose (sugar) which increases your energy.

However, fruit sugar is not the same as white processed sugar, eating fruits does not spike your blood sugar, and then crash it.

If you are wondering what to add to smoothies for energy, here is a quick list:

  • Spinach / Kale / Collard Greens
  • Bananas
  • Dried Fruit
  • Matcha Powder
  • Coffee
  • Seeds
  • Nuts

And many others too. You can also add grains, such as quinoa and rice. Rice in smoothies is so good by the way!

Our Best Energy Boosting Smoothies Recipes

We have selected our best energy boosting smoothies for breakfast or any time of the day, whenever you need them.

Give them a try, and let us know what you think!

1. The Best Smoothie Recipe For Energy

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Our lives are so busy, we are always in need of energy, so this is where you may want to drink a smoothie for energy.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g of frozen strawberries
  • 1 whole small orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 medium-sized banana (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 200 ml almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


Best consumed straight away.


There is good news, if you don’t have some of the ingredients shown on the list above, here are some other ingredients you can use instead:

  • Use any dairy-free milk of choice, doesn’t have to be almond.
  • Use peanut butter instead of almond butter
  • If you don’t like bananas use pineapple or mango instead
  • Use flaxseeds instead of chia seeds
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 376
  • Sugar: 27.2
  • Fat: 15.5
  • Carbohydrates: 54.2
  • Fiber: 14.7
  • Protein: 7.1

This is our top recipe for energy, it’s great for any time of the day, but ideally, have it for breakfast after your glass of water!

The smoothie is packed with ingredients proven to help with increasing energy, and we know you will love the taste too.

2. Chia Seeds Water

Albeit not technically a smoothie, chia water is a great way to boost your energy in the morning.

If you remember what we mentioned above, seeds are a great addition to your diet for weight loss, and the best thing to drink in the morning for energy – is water.

This recipe is not only good for energy, but it’s also great for detoxing your body and it will aid weight loss.

3. Coffee Banana Smoothie

Adding caffeine to your smoothies is a great way to boost your energy even more.

Coffee combined with banana makes a delicious energy-boosting smoothie.

If you are trying to incorporate smoothies in your diet, what better way to do that, than combining 2 in 1, coffee and smoothies?

4. Matcha Smoothie For Energy And Weight Loss

In case you need energy during your weight loss journey, why not have both? A smoothie that will give you energy and aid weight loss!

The smoothie only needs 5 ingredients, and it tastes amazing.

The smoothie is also dairy-free and suitable for a vegan diet.

5.Orange Juice Yogurt Smoothie

This smoothie only needs 3 ingredients, and contains protein rich yogurt, orange juice and berries.

An easy and delicious way to boost energy!

6. Strawberry Kefir Smoothie For Breakfast

The reason we have included this kefir smoothie is because it looks after your gut health.

If your gut health is good, you will feel more energetic. Our gut health plays a really important role in how we feel, and our health.

If you keep it healthy, you will feel healthy and feel good.

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Chocolate for breakfast anyone? Or for the afternoon?

If you are craving something sweet, and you are just about to reach for the sweets in the pantry, stop, and make this smoothie. You will get your sugar fix (in a healthy way!) and you will get an increase in energy levels, also in a healthy way!

Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana work incredibly well together, this smoothie tastes almost just like dessert!

8. Kale Apple Smoothie

Leafy greens are wonderful for energy increase, combined with an apple and other healthy ingredients, you will get an instant burst of energy, and tons more benefits.

Try this green smoothie, it tastes great, and it will provide you with tons of vitamins and minerals too.

9. Carrot Orange & Ginger Smoothie

Get an instant boost of energy as well as an immune system boost with this delicious ginger, carrot, and orange smoothie.

Ideally, have this smoothie for breakfast, it will get your day started just right.

10. 3-Ingredients Pineapple Smoothie

Indulge in the simplicity of this 3-ingredients pineapple smoothie. If you need a quick and easy boost of energy and nutrients, this 3 ingredient smoothie for energy is a must!

Enjoy this smoothie on a hot day, for an afternoon boost of nutrients, energy, and nourishment.

11. Blueberry Banana Smoothie

To finish off our extensive list of smoothie recipes for energy, we have this delicious berry and banana smoothie for you.

It’s creamy, vegan and so good for you!

The smoothie only needs 5 simple ingredients, definitely add it to your list of smoothies to try.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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