11 Drinks to Start Your Morning

September 10, 2014

In the world of morning beverages, there are a lot of personal preferences. There are hot drink drinkers and cold drink drinkers: Some people will adamantly order a cold coffee, even in the dead of winter, while others can never give up their hot latte, even as they sweat through an August commute. There are the people who wake up early and throw together a nice smoothie for breakfast, and those who roll out of bed and grab whatever drink is nearby. Some people really need their caffeine boost, others need sustenance.

In the end, it's nice to wake up to the promise of a delicious drink, and that's what the following recipes are all about -- starting the day off on the right sip.

Green Smoothie With Avocado by Gena Hamshaw

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Green Smoothie Recipe

Perfect Hot Chocolate
 by SavvyJulie

Hot Chocolate

Refreshing Summer Licuado
 by hardlikearmour

Raspberry Liquado Recipe

Mint Iced Tea
 by Merrill Stubbs

Mint Iced Tea Recipe

Morning Date Smoothie

Date Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Juice
 by Merrill Stubbs

Strawberry Juice Recipe

Bubble Tea
 by molly yeh

Bubble Tea Recipe

Iced Coffee
 by Merrill Stubbs

Iced Coffee Recipe

The "Jumpin' Monkey"
 by fiveandspice

Jumpin Monkey Recipe

Triple Pomegranate Smoothie
 by EmilyC

Triple Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte
 by Laura Wright | The First Mess

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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I put chocolate chips in 95% of the things I make and am a strong proponent for lunch dessert.


ashik October 1, 2014
very delicious
AntoniaJames September 10, 2014
I respectfully submit that Gena Hamshaw's chocolate banana milkshake should be included: I've been known to make something similar -- minus the dates, because bananas are plenty sweet for me, and plus pure hemp powder and ground flaxseed for protein and more nutrients -- for breakfast, for months at a time, especially during the warmer seasons. Nothing like starting your day with chocolate! ;o)
Sarah J. September 10, 2014
I made that Gena's shake to drink with my lunch today! As the proud owner of a blender (!!! most exciting thing to happen to me all year), I just can't get enough smoothies and shakes.
Mindful A. September 10, 2014
The jumping monkey and pomegranet smoothies looks so good, might have to make one right now! Thanks for the recipes :)