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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Print
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.
- 1 cup fresh kale
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 cup berries*
- 1/2 banana*
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 tablespoon rolled oats
1. Blend kale and almond milk until smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
*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