Healthy breakfast protein smoothie with blueberries

Breakfast Smoothies For Weight Loss

PUBLISHED: 5.19.2020

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

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Starting my day with breakfast smoothies for weight loss not only fills me with energy, but also with great nutrients to get me through the day. These smoothies trigger the metabolism to start working. They contain a mix of ingredients that work together with my body, instead of against it. I can down a smoothie before getting my workout in, or use it as a great recovery drink after a long run.

Simple breakfast smoothie in a plant-based recipe

Are Breakfast Smoothies Good for Weight loss?

A plant-based breakfast smoothie, when made the right way, can help the body burn fat and 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 this! I’m technically a plant-powered foodie. I eat mostly plants, yet won’t say no to a slice of NY 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, according to the US National Library of Medicine
  • Multiple, unknown ingredients that are overly processed
  • Unhealthy increases in weight

Thankfully, there’s a better way to breakfast with a 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!

Another way to kick start healthy weight loss habits is to take time to go through a period of cleansing with healthy, whole-foods. Check our our Thrive 7-Day Reset for a week-long cleanse that will get you on your way to meeting all of your goals – weight loss or otherwise! We believe foods can fuel your passions and our Thrive Reset is a great way to do that.

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, and a clean boost of energy.

breakfast smoothies for weight loss and metabolism boost

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.

protein breakfast smoothie for weight loss

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

Who said chocolate is only for dessert?! This intensely delicious breakfast protein smoothie is the perfect workout recovery drink 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.

breakfast smoothie with berries for weight loss

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.

vegan breakfast smoothie with spinach and mango

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 are going to blend today.

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Quick Breakfast Protein Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • 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.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup berries*
  • 1/2 banana*
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoon rolled oats

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. 

Keywords: breakfast smoothie, protein shake

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  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. William B. says:

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

  7. 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!

  8. Gretchen Waikel says:

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

  9. 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!

  10. Erin says:

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

  11. 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! 🙂

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Olivia says:

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

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