7 Delicious Breakfast Smoothies That Will Help You Lose Weight

Smoothies, the blended beverages, offer you tons of nutrition as well as protein and fiber to keep you full until your next meal. Whipping up a smoothie for breakfast will further help you rev up your metabolism early in the morning.

Here are 7 morning smoothies to fill you up as the weight scale ticks down:

1. Metabolism-Boosting Breakfast Smoothie

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With a quick whir of the blender you can make a smoothie loaded with metabolism-boosting ingredients like broccoli, calcium-rich yogurt, almonds, high-fiber strawberries, beans and spicy cinnamon

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup broccoli florets, stems cut off
  • 6 ounces vanilla nonfat yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup cannellini or garbanzo beans
  • ¾ cup iced green tea
  • 1 teaspoon flax meal
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 almonds

Calories per 1 serving: 343

Directions

Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a glass and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top. Enjoy it fresh! 

2. Flat-Belly Breakfast Smoothie

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Having a glass of smoothie with fat-burning nutrients for breakfast is the way to get your metabolism fires breaking out strong! Start your day right with this belly-burning smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup kale
  • ¾ cup water

Calories per 1 serving: 283 

Directions:

Put all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy!

3. Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie

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This yummy blend of spicy cinnamon and sweet apples makes a combination perfect for all seasons of the year. With only 6 grams of fat, this smoothie leaves behind many other blends aiming to keep you in good shape too. 

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple juice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¾ inch slice tofu (¼ block)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened soy milk (or milk alternative)
  • 1 cup raw spinach

Calories per 1 serving: 168 

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 

4. Sweet Spinach Breakfast Smoothie

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Spinach is the star in this creamy smoothie, and for a good reason — with just one 16-ounce serving, you’ll be getting your entire RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) of vitamin A (great for healthy skin, hair, and eyes) and bone-building vitamin K, as well as a royal amount of essential nutrients like manganese, potassium, and vitamin C.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 6 ounces fat-free plain yogurt
  • 15 green or red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Calories per 1 serving: 300

Directions

In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients until blended to the desired consistency.

 5. Chia Berry Breakfast Smoothie

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Chia seeds are a source of plant-based protein, anti-inflammatory omega-3s and antioxidants for your natural diet. If you find their crunchy texture a little off-putting, then try tossing them into this refreshing morning smoothie.

High in vitamin C and boasting more than 10 grams of fiber, this antioxidant blend gets an extra power with the chia seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

Calories per 1 serving: 223

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth.
Top off with an extra sprinkle of chia seeds if you wish. 

6. Banana Bread Breakfast Smoothie

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Esther Blum, a clinical and holistic dietitian, maintains that her clients start to shed pounds with more ease once they begin to eat more protein.

She explains that high-protein foods take more body effort to digest, metabolize and use, so you burn much more calories processing them.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 medium banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy immediately!

7.  Berry Breakfast Smoothie

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Make the most of the berry season with a glass of mixed berry blend. If you want to give it a twist, use melon or a slightly over-ripe mango instead of the banana. Or add a pot of low-fat natural yogurt to make an extra-creamy smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Calories per 1 serving: 123

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in a blender and puree until smooth.