6 Best breakfast smoothies for weight loss (You will love #3)

6 Best breakfast smoothies for weight loss (You will love #3)
  • PublishedJuly 4, 2020

Are you a fan of breakfast smoothies for weight loss? If you are, then you will see a few more additions to your smoothie experience. If you are not a fan, I am sure that after reading this article, you will fall in love with most if not all of these mixtures.

The vanilla chai breakfast smoothie, peanut butter banana smoothie, and monster green smoothie are all wonderful breakfast smoothies for weight loss. You can basically stake your weight loss life on these.

You can take an in-depth look at smoothies in general from the solid articles that we have written. One is healthy smoothies for weight loss and the other is recipes of smoothies for faster weight loss.

In these articles, you will see different recipes for weight loss that you might want to try right away. You will also see some of the most popular questions about smoothies answered here. Click here to see even more smoothie articles that we have written.

Are breakfast smoothies good for weight loss?

First of all, breakfast smoothies are supposed to be filling and get you a burst of energy. If a smoothie lacks any of these qualities, then it is most probably further from a breakfast smoothie.

Why breakfast?

The first meal of the day dictates a lot. It tells you what your day will be like! If you start your day with good energy and mostly well filled up, then you are less likely going to have hunger episodes before lunchtime.

This will help you away from unnecessary snacking and craving; the two greatest enemies of weight loss. If you have tried to give up snacking habits and failed, then you probably know what I am talking about. Breakfast smoothies for weight loss might help correct this saga.

In summary, breakfast smoothies for weight loss are actually good. They will help you cut down on craving and hunger as they fill you up till lunch. They have good fiber which is essential for good digestion. Fibre also helps you feel fuller.

Aside these weight-loss advantages, breakfast smoothies for weight loss are filled with nutrients that are great for your health.

Best breakfast smoothies for weight loss


Breakfast smoothies for weight loss


1. Vanilla chai breakfast smoothie

This smoothie has banana, chai tea, protein powder, and cinnamon.  Cinnamon helps you feel and stay fuller till your next meal. (probably lunch).

For one serving; blend the following.

  • 1/4 cup almond milk (unsweetened is great)
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (Vanilla powder is great)
  • 2 tbsp. oats
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold chai tea (from tea bag)
  • Little water to mix things up if they are heavy.

2. Peanut butter banana smoothie

This one is nutrient-dense and provides much energy and fullness to kick start your day.

*Ingredients for one serving.

  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened is great)
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (Vanilla powder is great)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup of ice cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey (optional)

3. Monster green smoothie

This smoothie is super amazing! The look of it doesn’t differ from it’s taste; all green and rich. To make this smoothie, simply blend these ingredients together.

*Ingredients for one serving.

  • 1/2 scoop protein powder
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup of parsley
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 2 cups of kale leaves
  • 1/4 tbsp. ginger ground.

4. Peanut butter and jelly smoothie

This smoothie is best after working out in the morning. Don’t worry if you do your workouts later, you can still get great energy from this tasty smoothie.

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend till they are fine.

*Ingredients for one serving.

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk (almond or any other can do)

5. Raspberry sunrise smoothie

In this one, raspberry or blueberry can do the magic. You can even use both. I personally love it blue so I use blueberries.

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend till they are fine.

*Ingredients for one serving.

  • 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of milk of choice
  • One scoop of plant-based protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 orange peeled
  • Water to lighten up the smoothie (optional)

6. Almond butter and banana protein smoothie

This smoothie is exceptional because of the almond butter. It may seem rather lighter so feel free to use a whole banana rather than half of it.

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend till they are fine.

*Ingredients for one serving.

  • 1/2 Banana frozen
  • 1 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder (unflavored is better)
  • Honey to sweeten (optional)
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes

What is the difference between a smoothie and a shake


Breakfast smoothies for weight loss

This is a very interesting question due to the fact that the answer may not be as direct as it seems. When you look all around the internet, smoothies are sometimes called shakes and shakes are sometimes called smoothies unknowingly.

A quick look at Wikipedia definitions;

A Shake: Usually called a milkshake is made by blending milk, ice cream, and flavorings like chocolate syrup or fruit syrup.

A smoothie: Made by blending raw fruits or vegetables with a base such as milk or even just water.

The definitions are very clear, milkshakes are made from mostly made from fruits but this time round in juice and syrups. These could have already been prepared or even bought already made and mixed together to form your perfect smoothie.

On the other hand, smoothies are made from usually raw fruits and (or) vegetables.

The other difference is in the texture of the two. Smoothies are smooth, just like the name. Shakes can sometimes contain fruit (in pieces). They are not fully blended together.

The other not so major difference (but one that might count) is that shakes actually take a longer time to prepare. This is the reason I guess most people buy them already made.

Is it healthy to have a fruit smoothie every day?

Having breakfast smoothies for weight loss or any other smoothies every day for whatever reason can be healthy.

If you pay attention to the following aspects.

Your reason for consuming the smoothie

These will help you choose the type of smoothie you want to use. Apart from choosing the smoothie, you will also choose the ingredients and their amounts carefully. If you are drinking smoothies for weight loss, mind the ingredients and the calorie content of the smoothie you are making.

Get ready to experiment

Many pieces of research out there contradict when it comes to whether smoothies are good for you or bad. On the look of it, it makes sense for a smoothie to be a healthy option as it contains fruit and other great nutrients.

Despite these things, many out there have listed various downsides. It is important that while you take smoothies, watch out for changes to your weight, body, or even other measurable aspects. This will help you to understand is smoothies are healthy for you or not.

Mind the quantities

Smoothies can get you consuming much more of what you need as it easy to drink many fruits rather than eating them. This is the reason why it is important that you carefully consider the quantities of the ingredients if you are looking to lose weight.

This will help you avoid too much sugar(fruit sugars) and other nutrients in large quantities than is necessary.

Make the smoothies at home

It is always easy to just buy smoothies from supermarkets or grocery stores. While we do this, we have no count over what is added because labels never tell you everything.

Bottom line:

Breakfast smoothies for weight loss are one way to start kicking weight off yourself. However, these don’t negate the fact that weight loss involves a combination of things that work together.

Regular exercising and eating healthy are very important if you want to see significant and lasting changes to your body in terms of weight.

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