Breakfast Smoothies For Weight Loss

4.16.2021

Start the day with these breakfast smoothies for weight loss, to boost energy and nourish your body.

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.

healthy breakfast smoothies for weight loss

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:

Thankfully, there’s a better way to breakfast.

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: this means 1.5 cups of fruit, 1 cup leafy greens, 1 cup liquid
  • 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 Thrive 7-Day Reset 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 Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss Recipes

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.

delicious weight loss smoothie

Fat Burning Smoothie– 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.

healthy breakfast smoothie for weight loss

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake– 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.

perfect meal replacement smoothie recipe

Meal Replacement Smoothie– 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.

yummy breakfast smoothie

Avocado Banana Smoothie– 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!

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 Protein Smoothie Boost 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.

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breakfast smoothies for weight loss

Breakfast Smoothie for Weight Loss


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This breakfast protein smoothie gives a plant powered boost to conquer the day. It has 8.6 grams of protein and can be made with the berries of your choosing.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup berries*
  • 1/2 banana*
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost (optional)

Instructions

1. Blend kale and almond milk until smooth.

2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use at least 1 frozen fruit to make smoothie cold. You can soak the oats in warm water for 5 minutes before to remove any grittiness. 

  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: breakfast smoothie, protein shake

Prepping healthy breakfast smoothies

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!

01
#1 Green Smoothie Of all Time— no joke!
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HOW TO MAKE A MEAL REPLACEMENT SMOOTHIE
03
DIY FREEZER SMOOTHIE PREP ON A BUDGET
About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. kay says:

    23g of sugar and only 8.6g of protein? This doesn’t sound healthy to me.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Most of our lower sugar options for smoothies contain around 20g of sugar. The diff is those sugars are natural and mostly from the fruit in the smoothie. Each smoothie contains ~1.5 cups of fruit and according to USDA dietary guidelines, an adult consuming 2,000 calories per day should be eating two cups of fruit per day. In addition, a serving of fruit usually contains no more than 20 grams of sugar (compared to 40 grams in a can of soda), has fiber and has nutrients like vitamin C. So you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck. The fiber in the fruit helps your body to process the natural sugar contained in that same fruit. To up the protein content to 18.6 g, you can toss in 1 serving of our Protein Smoothie Boost.
      If this is still a bit too much sugar for you, feel free to flip the ratio of leafy greens to fruits.

  2. Kat says:

    Such a yummy and filling breakfast! 🙂

  3. Amanda says:

    Using a green smoothie as a meal replacement helps me manage my weight, fuel my body, and are just down right delicious!

  4. Kim says:

    I love this recipe! It’s delicious and keeps me full all morning.

  5. Kaley Mooris says:

    Thank you for taking the time to break down what a “healthy” smoothie actually is. I’ve been blending for awhile now and always hungry and I was totally missed the protein/fat combo. So thanks for that! And of course- I loved the recipe too. 🙂

  6. Erin says:

    While I’m not looking to lose weight, I love the recipes from this post as more filling breakfast options. I don’t always feel full from green smoothies, yet these are great + filling, which helps me out with the mid morning hungries.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Oooh yes! Mid-morning hungries must be avoided! So glad these recipes helped and we love that you saw their value for more than just weight loss too. 🙂

  7. Elaine says:

    Just a quick question – Many smoothies have bananas as an ingredient. I can’t eat bananas – what are some options to replace bananas in smoothie recipes? Bananas are a very strong migraine trigger for me.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      You are totally not alone, Elaine! Lots of rawkstars can’t do bananas, yet there are good swaps for them in any recipe. We like avocado best because, while it doesn’t add sweetness, it replaces the creaminess you get from banana. If its a more tropical-leaning smoothie, you can toss some mango in to replace banana. Papaya, pears, unsweetened applesauce, nut butters, fresh dates, and chia seeds all work well too; it all depends on the type of recipe (smoothie, baked goods, etc.). Let us know your fave!

  8. SARAH says:

    Are these for diabetics ,I would like to do the cleanse if diabetics could do it.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      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. 🙂

  9. Amanda says:

    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!!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Great question! You could use quinoa flakes here instead.

  10. MIkayla says:

    Do you know the calorie total for these smoothies?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

      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!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

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

  11. Claire says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

      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.

  12. Camila Cos says:

    Hi! Can I replace kale for green apple?? Greetings from panama!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

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

  13. Kimia Jones says:

    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

  14. William B. says:

    I take it “2 Tbsp cup rolled oats” means 2 Tbsp?

  15. Jennifer A says:

    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!

  16. Gretchen Waikel says:

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

  17. Tracy B. says:

    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!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

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

  18. Erin says:

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

  19. Celinda says:

    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.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      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! 🙂

  20. Becky says:

    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.

  21. Polly says:

    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!

  22. Olivia says:

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

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