Rainbow Breakfast Smoothies

Rainbow Breakfast Smoothies / loveandlemons.com

Let’s eat the rainbow! Or, I guess in this case – drink the rainbow through a straw, (or scoop it up with a spoon… however you like to enjoy your smoothie is really up to you).

Rainbow Breakfast Smoothies / loveandlemons.com

Continuing our “grab & go” series with Almond Breeze, (see parts 1, 2 and 3), the idea here is that you assemble all of your fruits & vegetables ahead of time so that your morning smoothie is fast and easy to make. Chop up your fruit (and veggies if you want a green one), and pack them away in freezer safe containers or baggies – I made enough for 5 days a week – because weekends are for waffles.

Make-Ahead Rainbow Smoothies / loveandlemons.com

Add in some superfood fun if you like, all of these are optional, but they’re tasty nutritional additions to play around with:

Rainbow Breakfast Smoothies / loveandlemons.com

Pour in enough almond milk to get your blender moving – and then – well go get moving! It’s time to start the day :). Happy Monday!

Rainbow Breakfast Smoothies / loveandlemons.com

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Rainbow Smoothies
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Recipe type: beverage/snack
Freeze into each container:
  • ½ banana
Strawberry Goji:
  • big handful of strawberries, sliced
  • ¼ cup dried goji berries
  • 1 peach, sliced
  • handful of raspberries
  • ½ tablespoon almond butter
Mango Maca:
  • slices from ½ of a large mango
  • 1 peach, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
Spinach & Mango
  • slices from ½ of a large mango
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 1-2 teaspoons matcha
Cherry Blueberry Cacao:
  • ⅓ cup tart cherries
  • ⅓ cup blueberries
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Blend each smoothie with:
  1. Assemble ½ banana into each freezer container (or freezer safe baggie). Add fruits/vegetables, then place your containers into the freezer until you're ready to blend each one.
  2. Blend each smoothie with a few pieces of ice and ½ cup to ¾ cup almond milk (enough almond milk to get your blender blade moving).
  3. Blend in "extras" (goji berries, almond butter, maca, matcha, cacao) at the end.
I use a vitamix - if your blender isn't as powerful, let your frozen smoothie ingredients thaw at room temp for just a few minutes.


If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. Such a good idea! I often skip the morning smoothie because I’m rushing out the door – I totally need to start doing this (that way there is no excuses). The Cherry Blueberry Cacao combo sounds especially delish!

  2. I adore these tall glasses of color! Veggies for every meal has never sounded so lovely.

  3. This is not only the ultimate guide to smoothing making/pairings but also a great motivation for prepping ahead and portioning so they’re easy to make in the morning. Love the cherry cacao and strawberry goji combo!

  4. Love the bright colors! Now the hard part will be choosing which one to make. :)

  5. DebbieG on said:

    I love the idea of freezing up individual containers. Especially now when all the fruit is ripe. Thank you for the idea.

  6. Regina from mollymell.blogspot.com on said:

    Yummy, yummy! I love smoothies and all its possible variations. Besides healthy and delicious, they are so pretty!

  7. Vicki from thermomixdiva.com on said:

    What a wonderful time saving idea and great way to preserve nutrients in fruit and veg that might otherwise go off. Looking forward to trying the Mango Maca!

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  9. Jessica on said:

    Can you use dried goji berries for this? I could only find dried goji berries or goji berry powder at the local whole foods. Thanks!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      yep, they ones I used are dried (I’ll edit this to mention that). And I didn’t freeze them with the other fruit, just added them in at the end.

      • Jessica on said:

        Great, thanks!

  10. I love it! So beautifully displayed and a great reminder that prepping ahead is always a good option for a healthy grab and go breakfast.

  11. Jason from malknives.com on said:

    That peach smoothie looks fantastic. It’s almost peach season here in Oregon. I nice added touch would be just a tiny splash of almond extract. So yummy with peaches!

  12. this post is so easy on the eyes!! all those colours… and smoothies! so perfect for this sticky weather here in TO! xo

  13. Love all these beautiful colors. And such a great idea to get everything together and streamlined as possible, so you’re ready to go on the weekday morning. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Nessa on said:

    Yum! Love this! Quick question…did you freeze them in those glass containers?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Yes, but these containers happen to be freezer safe. (You could also freeze your ingredients in plastic baggies if you wanted).

  19. Nina on said:

    I love smoothies but never make them. These sound delicious. I am, however, very allergic to bananas and never know what a good substitute would be. Do you have any recommendations?

  20. Faith on said:


    where did you find these glass containers? I find them extremely adorable and they also will be extremely useful for college so i wanted to get some.

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  24. Karli from madambeautymark.com on said:

    I love your site and recipes! XO

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