Breakfast can make or break your day. Instead of starting it with empty calories that will leave you hangry and sluggish by 10am, grab one of these healthy breakfast smoothies for a filling + satisfying breakfast that will successfully fuel your day!

Breakfast smoothies combine protein, healthy fats and carbs to bring you a well rounded breakfast.

breakfast smoothies for weight loss

Starting my day with a green smoothie is a no-brainer. Yet, not all green smoothies offer the same types of nutrients + protein + natural sugar. So I’ve created the perfect breakfast smoothie formula, as well as am sharing my fav healthy breakfast smoothies for weight loss.

These smoothies trigger the metabolism to start working. They contain a mix of ingredients that work together with my body, instead of against it.

Table of Contents
  1. Are Breakfast Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?
  2. Creating a healthy Breakfast Smoothie
  3. Kickstart Healthy Habits Through Food
  4. 4 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies
  5. Prepping Healthy Breakfasts

Are Breakfast Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?

A plant based breakfast smoothie, when made the right way, can help the body burn fat as well as build muscle. Most ‘breakfast foods’ in grocery stores today (I’m looking at you, colorful cereal aisle), contain complex, or refined carbs.

And no, you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these! I’m technically a plant powered foodie. I eat mostly plants, yet won’t say no to a slice of NY style pizza or homemade ice cream.

Refined carbs found in most cereals typically lead to:

  • A quick surge of energy, then a sugar crash
  • Serious health conditions such as Type II Diabetes and heart disease
  • Multiple, unknown ingredients that are overly processed
  • Unhealthy increases in weight

Thankfully, there’s a better way to breakfast.

healthy breakfast smoothies for weight loss

Creating a healthy Breakfast Smoothie

A breakfast protein smoothie can provide sustainable energy without the crash through simple, whole food carbs. They also contain necessary fiber to break down those carbs, along with healthy fats.

These natural fats help the body feel full, minimizing cravings throughout the day. Breakfast smoothies for weight loss are super easy to create, taste incredible, and are for real healthy. Kale yeah!

The 4 recipes highlighted below are delicious, yet don’t be afraid to create your own breakfast smoothies too! Here are a few tips to becoming a smoothie creating machine.

  • Follow the 1.5-1-1 rule for how to make a smoothie: this means 1.5 cups of fruit, 1 cup leafy greens, 1 cup liquid
  • To stay full longer + have sustainable energy, boost that smoothie with a healthy fat + protein, like a homemade protein powder
  • Use seasonal fruits as well as veggies to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to nutrients

Kickstart Healthy Habits Through Food

Another way to kick-start healthy eating habits is by utilizing whole foods to help the body reset. Check out my Seasonal Cleanse for a week-long cleanse that will get you on your way to whole body health. I don’t believe in weight loss through deprivation, instead I want to fuel my body the right way through energy-filled food.

4 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Here’re my top 4 fav breakfast smoothie recipes that instantly take my morning from drab to fab at first sip. I’ve formulated them with ingredients that maximize both the weight loss benefits, as well as a clean boost of energy.

fat burning smoothies for weight loss
Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss
4.8 from 133 votes
This vegan breakfast smoothie is tailor-made to speed up the metabolism and burn fat (hello weight loss!). Drink this smoothie, then get in a morning workout. This will maximize the benefits of the grapefruit, avocado, and celery.
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chocolate protein shake
Chocolate Protein Shake
4.8 from 91 votes
Who said chocolate is only for dessert?! This insanely delicious breakfast protein smoothie is the perfect workout recovery drink, as well as a way to kick that weight loss into gear. Not only does it satisfy my sweet tooth, it's packed with vegan protein (20+ grams!) that helps my muscles recover faster from hard exercise.
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blueberries on a smoothie for a meal
Meal Replacement Smoothie
4.5 from 396 votes
Bringing up the rear in this breakfast smoothie recipes lineup, is a berry smoothie that leaves me full and ready to conquer the day. I use whatever berries are in season to get the best taste, as well as the most antioxidant benefits. Berries are super sweet + low sugar, which is a great combo for health and satisfaction.
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Avocado Banana Smoothie | #vegan #smoothie #greensmoothie
Avocado Banana Smoothie
4.3 from 718 votes
Blending this creamy breakfast smoothie will give the body the healthy fat it craves to create natural energy without the crash. This smoothie is also loaded with ingredients that help my skin glow – bonus!
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Do any of these breakfast smoothies for weight loss have you running for the kitchen? I’d love for you to comment below with which one you’re going to blend today, then leave a tip or two from your healthy breakfast routine!

Psst…before we get blending, wanna know a secret? You can increase the protein in the recipe below from 8.6 g to a whopping 18.6 g – and it’s super easy!

My plant-based, homemade protein powder is a great way to do that without adding extra sugar or artificial ingredients. Normally you’re supposed to keep a secret to yourself, but you totally have my permission to tell your friends about this one.

Here’s my fav breakfast smoothie to make that fuels me up and keeps me full all morning long:

Prepping Healthy Breakfasts

If you’re like me, then busy mornings typically lead to the most unhealthy breakfasts for you too. If you want to eat healthy even on your busiest of days, then prep is key! I’ve got a great smoothie prep guide, which I ACTUALLY use on the regular. Pre-prepped breakfast smoothies are my go-to.

Prepping smoothies ahead and in bulk saves you time and money, as well as paves the way for healthier choices throughout your day. So prep this whole list of smoothies, or pick a few of your favs and fill that freezer with a produce rainbow of goodness!

About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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    1. Hi Sarah! For our diabetic rawkstars, we love this post :: Low Sugar Fruits for Smoothies as a reference. Plus you can give our Apple Celery Smoothie a blend too, as it’s low sugar as well. As always, we def recommend that anyone in our community check with their healthcare provider if you have any concerns about a particular recipe or ingredient before enjoying. 🙂

  1. Is there anything you could see being a good replacement for the oats? My body has a hard time with oats and oatmilk. Thank you!!

    1. Great question! You could use quinoa flakes here instead.

    1. Hey Mikayla! If you click on each other recipe links, it’ll take you to the full recipe and beneath it is in the nutritional facts. Hope that helps!

    2. Hi Mikayla – The calorie count for any recipe can be found at the bottom of the recipe in the ‘Nutrition Facts’ section.

  2. Can I drink this smoothie after a workout, to help with weight loss should I use it as a meal replacement? Thanks

    1. Hi Claire. I like to have them after I workout (just make sure to add protein to help with muscle recovery) and you can def enjoy as a meal. I do that almost every day. Here’s a great article on Protein powder for smoothies.

    1. Hola Camila! You absolutely can! Green apples are high in fiber and low in sugar making them a great choice here. Cheers!

  3. thank you as I am o a new journey for a healthy life still, I am super excited to push myself and body to its best

  4. 5 stars
    I made the meal replacement smoothie for lunch on the go as I was headed to work yesterday. It was delicious and satisfying.
    Almond butter and oats are one of my favorite smoothie boosting combos!

  5. Was just telling my husband I needed to get back to my smoothies!! Super excited to try the Chocolate Banana!!!

  6. I think the meal replacement smoothie would be best for me right now, only because I have all the ingredients. Looking forward to having that tomorrow morning!

    1. Sounds good, Tracy! Let us know what you think of it! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    This morning I ran out of ideas for breakfast smoothies, so I will be consulting these Tomorrow! Thanks

  8. Can’t wait to try them, I’ve been drinking the same green smoothie for a long time and looking to change it up a bit.

    1. Hey Celinda! You should def try these. We have so many awesome and delicious recipes, if you’re looking to switch it up and drink a variety of smoothies, the ones in this post are a great start! 🙂

  9. I’m pumped to receive these today! I am testing out Intermittent Fasting and working out first thing in the morning, but not eating until 11 AMish. These might really help me change the way I’m eating so I can actually see some weight loss movement.

  10. 5 stars
    The Avocado Banana Smoothie is my favorite. I’ve been making this smoothie for a while now. I keep all of the ingredients (except the liquid) in the freezer. Toss it all into a blender with unsweetened almond milk and it’s thick and creamy heaven in a glass!

  11. 5 stars
    I’m gonna have to go with the chocolate banana protein shake. Just the pictures alone……. yummy!