Breakfast Smoothies: 10 Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss

Breakfast Smoothies

I love breakfast smoothies. Also called breakfast shakes or detox smoothies, there’s no better way to start the day then with a satisfying, yummy serving of blended fruits and vegetables. They have a ton of nutrition as well as protein and lots of fiber.

After eating a healthy breakfast smoothie in the morning, I don’t feel heavy or bloated compared to a “traditional” breakfast with eggs, meats, and carbs. I go into the day with a positive mental boost knowing I’ve started my day right, and as a bonus, my weight loss goals are often easier to achieve.

How to Make Breakfast Smoothies

It’s pretty easy to make a healthy smoothie recipe. You simply place the smoothie ingredients into a blender, then blend until smooth and frothy.

For best results, don’t add the ingredients all at once or you may have a hard time blending them properly.

Add them one at a time to ensure a smooth blending process. Start with the greens, like spinach or kale, then add the fruits and other ingredients later.

Also, do not add extra sugar or use fruit juice, you want to keep these breakfast smoothies as healthy and nutritious as possible.

Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Here are my Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies that not only taste delicious, but also my favorite choice for best breakfast for weight loss.

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie

Peach Breakfast Smoothie

This Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothie recipes. It’s full of protein, and contains oatmeal, which studies have shown can help lower cholesterol. (1)

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 331 ; Fat: 4 ; Fiber: 5 ; Protein: 29 ; Carbohydrates: 46

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I like unsweetened, but peach flavor is excellent here)
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk

Coconut Mango Shake

Coconut Shake

This yummy Coconut Mango Shake is a perfect breakfast smoothie option. The coconut and mango make it really yummy, and it has Chia seeds in it for an extra protein and nutrition boost. (2)

Allow the seeds to soak in your fridge for 8 hours (I do this overnight) shake the jar a couple times before you go to bed and a couple times in the morning before you make the shake. This will allow the seeds to better expand.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 235; Fat: 11; Fiber: 12; Protein: 7; Carbohydrates: 29

Coconut Mango Shake Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1 cup Coconut milk (can substitute with Almond milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped frozen organic mango
  • ½ teaspoon flaked coconut (optional)

Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie (skinny Jamba Juice® copycat)

Banana Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, and apple are all very rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, making this Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie a nutritional powerhouse. As a bonus, this smoothie is metabolism boosting, further aiding in weight loss and weight maintenance.

This yummy Jamba Juice® copycat is delicious and easy to make on the busiest mornings, if you prefer a “greener” shake leave the top leaves on your strawberries and add a ½ cup of spinach, you won’t be able to taste them, but you will benefit from the added healthy boost.

Cut and freeze the banana for 4 or more hours (do this the night before) and freeze all of the berries if not already frozen, this will make a thicker, colder shake.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 332 ; Fat: 3 ; Fiber: 14 ; Protein: 4 ; Carbohydrates: 77

Berry Banana Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup almond milk

Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie (skinny Jamba Juice® copycat)

Orange Dream Smoothie

Do you remember the Orange Creamsicle® Bar you used to have as a kid? This Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie tastes very similar, but is actually good for you, too.

It’s packed with lots of Vitamin C as well as other metabolism boosting ingredients.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 129; Fat: 0; Fiber: 1.5; Protein: 10; Carbohydrates: 25

Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice

Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada

Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada smoothie

This Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada smoothie tastes amazing, and has Chia seeds in it, which are one of the world’s most nutritious foods. (3)

This make ahead breakfast ensures a fast and efficent morning, and keeps you full for hours.

Soak the chia seeds in the milk overnight in the fridge. Blend with the pineapple, yogurt, coconut and coconut oil.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 289 ; Fat: 15 ; Fiber: 7 ; Protein: 16 ; Carbohydrates: 24

Creamy Chia Seed Piña Colada Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (I like unsweetened, but coconut flavor is excellent here)
  • 1 teaspoon flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
  • 1 lime wedge to garnish (optional)

Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie is packed full of natural protein, and tastes wonderful.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 151; Fat: 5; Fiber: 3.5; Protein: 3; Carbohydrates: 24

Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon homemade fat free chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 large handful ice

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

This Banana Oatmeal Breakfast smoothie is really good, and good for you too. The lean protein from the milk and yogurt provides energy, and the soluble fiber from oats and banana helps boosts heart health. (4)

Add in strawberries, peaches or pineapple as you like for an added boost of flavor.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 279 ; Fat: 3 ; Fiber: 6 ; Protein: 17 ; Carbohydrates: 49

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 banana, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothies

Growing up, Strawberry Banana smoothies were a breakfast staple in my house, I would blend strawberries with a banana and a ton of orange or apple juice. Now knowing what I know, adding all that juice to the smoothie just took it from healthy, to sugar and calorie packed.

So I added in nutrition and took out extra sugar and viola, a grown up version of my old standby favorite. Try it yourself, it’s so easy and yummy, even kids love it!

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 165 ; Fat: 2 ; Fiber: 6 ; Protein: 3; Carbohydrates: 37

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients:

  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothies

This Chocolate Banana Smoothie recipe is full of protein, and is one your kids will especially love.

Cut the banana into bite size chunks and freeze for 4-24 hours. Blend the frozen banana, almond milk, greek yogurt and cocoa powder along with any mix ins you like until smooth.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 368 ; Fat: 8 ; Fiber: 6 ; Protein: 29 ; Carbohydrates: 46

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I like unsweetened, but vanilla flavor is excellent here)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Optional add ins:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon almond or peanut butter
  • 1 cup cherries or strawberries
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Berry Green Smoothie

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothies

I love adding spinach to smoothies, it has virtually no taste and is packed full of calcium, potassium and best of all it naturally boosts metabolism!

The flavor of the spinach is completely masked by the berries, and the color is masked as well, no one will ever know this is a “green” smoothie!

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 95 ; Fat: 0 ; Fiber: 7 ; Protein: 3 ; Carbohydrates: 22

Berry Green Smoothie Ingredients:

  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Conclusion

Breakfast smoothies are the perfect weight loss breakfast. They’re packed full of nutrition, can add fresh produce to your diet and the diet of your loved ones without sacrificing flavor. You’ll love how fast you can whip one up and how easy it is to clean up!

Be sure to wash your blender right away, it will help keep the smoothie from sticking and take seconds to clean if done right away… if you let it sit it will take much more effort to clean.

Happy cooking!! Audrey

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