3 Breakfast Smoothies That Will Transform Your Morning Routine

Inspired by fall desserts, these smoothies featured on Food Network's The Kitchen may feel decadent, but they're still appropriate for breakfast.

The morning rush is rough for nearly everyone; we all know it’s almost impossible to cook up an elaborate breakfast when you have only five minutes to yourself. But that doesn’t mean you should skip breakfast altogether.

Instead, use that little amount of time to prep a flavorful, satisfying smoothie — and that’s where the latest episode of The Kitchen comes in. The co-hosts showed off a trio of cool, creamy blends, but instead of featuring the usual berry or banana base, they made the mixtures more decadent, opting for flavors inspired by autumnal desserts (think pie for breakfast). Sold yet? Keep on reading for more details and all the recipes.

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin spice, so it’s only right to let this fragrant spice blend shine in this pumpkin pie-inspired drink. Look to that can of pumpkin puree, usually relegated to pumpkin pie, to give the smoothie both texture and taste.

While most pecan pies feature a crunchy filling on account of chopped pecans, this quick-fix drink is pure smoothness after a whirl in the blender. The base of pitted dates and plain yogurt will help thicken this cinnamon-laced smoothie.

If you’ve ever eaten the famed chocolate-hazelnut spread straight from the jar with a spoon, this smoothie is for you. It is made with only a few ingredients — including that very spread — and can be ready in a hurry.

Check out all the recipes from this week’s episode of The Kitchen, and tune in to new episodes every Saturday at 11a|10c.

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