The Best Breakfast Smoothies For An Effective Weight Loss
There’s nothing better than doing something positive for your journey of losing weight first thing in the morning. So I’ve listed down below 10 healthy breakfast smoothies that you need to try to be successful with your weight loss goal. Each of these smoothie recipes is designed with ingredients to support healthy weight loss.
And I can totally guarantee that these healthy smoothie recipes taste amazing too! So, what are we waiting for? Let’s blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day.
Please keep on reading below.
Top Reasons Why You Need To Start Your Day with A Smoothie
#1. It can burst your fat
I know this sounds surprising, but smoothies are an easy and uncomplicated way to lose weight; just as long as you have the right choice of ingredients. For instance, fruits such as berries are a secret weapon to losing weight. This is because of its flavonoids content, which has been known to be one of the keys to not put on weight. Some studies even show that blueberries are capable of stopping fat cells from developing.
Other fat bursting ingredients are green leafy vegetables like red peppers, kale, and broccoli.
#2. It can keep you stay fuller for a longer period of time
Have you noticed yourself craving for more snacks just because you never feel full? Well, the fiber content in your fruit or vegetable smoothie recipe ingredient could be your new best friend.
Avocado, for instance, is an ingredient that will leave you satiated until noon and is even best in curbing your urge to snack. All that it takes is a half of an avocado to get its benefits and you will get a tasty thick and creamy smoothie that's full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
And since I already mention protein, another thing you can do to eat less and lose weight is to load up on protein heavy smoothies. This will also keep you stay fuller and helps you eat fewer calories as the day goes on. You can even boost more protein to your smoothie by adding ingredients such as almonds, Greek Yogurt, and spinach.
#3. Smoothies can be easily digested
Consuming vegetables and fruits in liquid form makes it easier for your body to break down nutrients and digest them.
#4. Smoothie is loaded with antioxidant
We are always reminded how important antioxidants are in preventing most diseases, especially cancer and heart disease. But that’s not all! In addition to several benefits of antioxidants, this can help us lose body fat.
Smoothies can further aid your weight loss by boosting your metabolism by several percents. Other foods that are rich antioxidants that you can add to your smoothies include blueberries, grapes, and dark green vegetables.
#5. Help you catch up with your fiber intake
It is recommended to consume 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day for better health. Most of us don't get anywhere near this value. The good news is, most fruit-based smoothies are an excellent source of fiber, making them a great opportunity to take in plenty of fiber easily and quickly.
Fruits like apples, bananas, oranges, pears, avocado and most types of berry are loaded with fiber. But if you want to get the most fiber possible into your smoothie, you should go for raspberry since this has the highest fiber content of all fruits.
How To Make a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
What’s great about breakfast smoothies is that they are very easy to make. If you’re a mother like me who has a very little time to prepare in the morning, then I’m sure you’d enjoy this.
- 1Load up all the ingredients in the blender. Do this one at a time so we can be sure that the blending process will be smooth. You can begin with the greens such as kale or spinach, then followed by fruits and other various ingredients in the recipe.
- 2Blend until it is smooth
- 3Serve and drink
If you want your smoothie to be cold, you can choose between two options: use frozen fruits or add ½ cup of ice.
Very easy isn’t it? I like to use fresh vegetables and fruits for my recipes, but you can always use frozen ones if fresh is not available. Just make sure that you are using organic produce, of course, we don't want to be adding in some pesticides while we're on a body cleanse.
Another thing also, you should not be using extra sugar or even fruit juice, we’d like to keep these breakfast smoothies as nutritious and healthy as possible.
Highly Recommended Breakfast Smoothies
So below are my favorite healthy breakfast smoothies that you can try. They do not only taste delicious, but they can help you be successful with your weight loss goals too.
1. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
This Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie is definitely on top of my favorites because it is composed of the protein and fiber-rich oats combined with high protein Greek yogurt and the antioxidant-rich fruit. So without a doubt, this makes satisfying breakfast that is enough to power me through busy mornings.
And most of all, do you know that oatmeal is a healthy breakfast choice that can help you lower your cholesterol? Amazing, isn’t it?
- 11 cup Greek yogurt (peach flavored Greek yogurt is your best choice)
- 21 cup frozen peach slices
- 31 cup almond milk
- 4¼ cup oatmeal
- 5¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2. Coconut Mango Shake
This two-ingredient shake is definitely the definition of easy. You can make it within just a few minutes.
It is incredibly delicious, creamy and smooth too. It is a whole lot different from the usual vibrant green smoothie that quite scares us all the time. So if you’re new to the whole smoothie revolution, this is the best smoothie to break in. Plus, it’s perfect for hot days during the season of summer.
- 11 cup Coconut milk (if this is not available, you can use Almond milk as an alternative)
- 2½ cup chopped frozen organic mango
- 32 tablespoons Chia seeds
- 4½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5½ teaspoon flaked coconut (optional)
3. Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie
Do you know what's common among banana, apple, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries? Vitamin C and Antioxidants! This makes this Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie definitely a nutritional powerhouse. What's even great is that this smoothie can boost your metabolism which further aids your weight loss.
This tasty Jamba Juice copycat is not only delicious but is also perfect during the busy morning as it is very easy to make.
- 11 banana
- 21 apple, cored and sliced
- 31 cup almond milk
- 4½ cup blueberries
- 5½ cup strawberries
- 6½ cup raspberries
4. Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie
Here’s a skinny orange light smoothie I’m sure you will super enjoy. It contains just a few of ingredients and is very refreshing. I like that it has vanilla extract too as the vanilla softens the hard, acidic edge of the juice and even produce a unique flavor of being fruity and creamy.
But most of all this delicious Skinny Orange Dram Smoothie is packed with metabolism boosting ingredients. As we know, oranges are full of Vitamin C which is known to boost your metabolism, the same thing with Greek yogurt and Almond milk.
- 11 orange, peeled
- 21/2 cup ice
- 31/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 41/4 cup Almond milk
- 51 teaspoon honey
- 61 teaspoon vanilla extract
5. Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada
Here's another smoothie that tastes amazing and since it comes with Chia seeds, you can be sure this breakfast will keep you full for hours and be efficient all day long.
Do you know that chia seeds are one of the world's most nutritious foods? In fact, it has so many proven health benefits like being loaded with high amount of antioxidants. There are even some claims that these seeds have more antioxidants than blueberries, though I haven’t found a study yet to verify this claim.
- 11 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 21 cup coconut milk
- 3½ cup Greek yogurt (I prefer the unsweetened ones, but for this recipe, the coconut flavor is an excellent choice)
- 41 tablespoon Chia seeds
- 51 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
- 61 teaspoon flaked coconut
- 71 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
6. Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie
If you’re a fan of powdered protein, then you have to try out this Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie. The ingredients are naturally high in protein just like your regular protein shake but without any chemicals, preservatives or fake sweeteners.
- 11 frozen banana
- 21 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 31 tablespoon almond butter
- 41 tablespoon homemade fat-free chocolate syrup
- 51 large handful ice
7. Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
This Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is guaranteed to keep you satisfied all morning with its combination of whole food protein and a good balance of healthy fats and carbs, plus the fiber you get from oats and banana. This smoothie is definitely a good way to get a healthy start.
- 11 banana, cut into thirds
- 21/2 cup almond milk
- 31/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 41/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 51 teaspoon honey (optional)
- 61/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8. Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie
This Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie is guaranteed to be a winner. It's rich, creamy texture is very filling. It is very easy to prepare too, perfect for a mother like me who's always in a rush in the morning. The bonus is that it comes in a beautiful deep pink color.
- 11 banana
- 21 cup raw spinach
- 3½ cup strawberries
- 4½ cup almond milk
- 51 teaspoon vanilla extract
9. Chocolate Banana Smoothie
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie is a one creamy, sweet, protein-rich smoothie that you and your kids would surely love. Take note that the sweetness of this smoothie comes from the ripeness of the banana, so make sure that you are using a well-ripened banana.
- 110 almonds
- 21 banana
- 31 cup Greek yogurt (vanilla flavor is the best ingredient for this recipe)
- 41 cup Almond milk
- 51 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 61 cup cherries or strawberries (optional)
- 71 teaspoon peanut or almond butter (optional)
- 81 teaspoon coconut flakes (optional)
- 91 sprig fresh mint (optional)
10. Berry Green Smoothie
Last on the list, but definitely not the least is the Berry Green Smoothie. This one’s my favorite smoothie as it is a sneaky way to disguise veggies. It contains 2 cups of spinach and you can’t even taste it. It’s absolutely the best way to start the day right.
- 12 cups spinach
- 21 cup water
- 3½ cup blueberries
- 4½ cup strawberries
- 5¼ cup raspberries
- 61 cup ice
Can you believe it? With just one press of your blender, you can spark your metabolism and satiate your hunger? Well, thanks to the delectable power of these natural, whole foods.
These healthy breakfast smoothies are one of the best ways to support your weight loss goals. How about you? Do you have your own smoothie recipe that you can share with us? Write it down in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you.