Breakfast can make or break your day. Instead of starting it with empty calories that will leave you hangry and sluggish by 10am, grab one of these healthy breakfast smoothies for a filling + satisfying breakfast that will successfully fuel your day! Breakfast smoothies combine protein, healthy fats and carbs to bring you a well rounded breakfast.

breakfast smoothies for weight loss

Starting my day with a green smoothie is a no-brainer. Yet, not all green smoothies offer the same types of nutrients + protein + natural sugar. So I’ve created the perfect breakfast smoothie formula, as well as am sharing my fav healthy breakfast smoothies for weight loss. These smoothies trigger the metabolism to start working. They contain a mix of ingredients that work together with my body, instead of against it.

Are breakfast smoothies good for weight loss?

A plant based breakfast smoothie, when made the right way, can help the body burn fat as well as 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 these! I’m technically a plant powered foodie. I eat mostly plants, yet won’t say no to a slice of NY style pizza or homemade ice cream.

Refined carbs found in most cereals typically lead to:

Thankfully, there’s a better way to breakfast.

healthy breakfast smoothies for weight loss

Creating a healthy breakfast 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!

The 4 recipes highlighted below are delicious, yet don’t be afraid to create your own breakfast smoothies too! Here are a few tips to becoming a smoothie creating machine.

  • Follow the 1.5-1-1 rule: this means 1.5 cups of fruit, 1 cup leafy greens, 1 cup liquid
  • To stay full longer + have sustainable energy boost that smoothie with a healthy fat + protein
  • Use seasonal fruits as well as veggies to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to nutrients

Kickstart healthy habits through food

Another way to kick-start healthy eating habits is by utilizing whole foods to help the body reset. Check out my Seasonal Cleanse for a week-long cleanse that will get you on your way to whole body health. I don’t believe in weight loss through deprivation, instead I want to fuel my body the right way through energy-filled food.

4 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

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, as well as a clean boost of energy.

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Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss
4.7 from 105 votes
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.
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chocolate protein shake
Chocolate Protein Shake
4.8 from 91 votes
Who said chocolate is only for dessert?! This insanely delicious breakfast protein smoothie is the perfect workout recovery drink, as well as a way 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.
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Meal Replacement Smoothie
4.5 from 384 votes
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.
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Avocado Banana Smoothie | #vegan #smoothie #greensmoothie
Avocado Banana Smoothie
4.3 from 716 votes
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!
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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’re going to blend today, then leave a tip or two from your healthy breakfast routine!

Psst…before we get blending, wanna know a secret? You can increase the protein in the recipe below from 8.6 g to a whopping 18.6 g – and it’s super easy! My plant based Protein Smoothie Boost is a great way to do that without adding extra sugar or artificial ingredients. Normally you’re supposed to keep a secret to yourself, but you totally have my permission to tell your friends about this one.

Here’s my fav breakfast smoothie to make that fuels me up and keeps me full all morning long:

Prepping healthy breakfast smoothies

If you’re like me, then busy mornings typically lead to the most unhealthy breakfasts for you too. If you want to eat healthy even on your busiest of days, then prep is key! I’ve got a great smoothie prep guide, which I ACTUALLY use on the regular. Pre-prepped breakfast smoothies are my go-to.

Prepping smoothies ahead and in bulk saves you time and money, as well as paves the way for healthier choices throughout your day. So prep this whole list of smoothies, or pick a few of your favs and fill that freezer with a produce rainbow of goodness!

About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    Really good, great taste, used baby kale, unsweetened almond milk frozen straw babanas

    1. Great question Jessica. You absolutely can! These recipes are very forgiving when it comes to swapping out the liquid base with one that works better for you, as well as different nut butters when needed. Happy breakfasting!

    1. Most of our lower sugar options for smoothies contain around 20g of sugar. The diff is those sugars are natural and mostly from the fruit in the smoothie. Each smoothie contains ~1.5 cups of fruit and according to USDA dietary guidelines, an adult consuming 2,000 calories per day should be eating two cups of fruit per day. In addition, a serving of fruit usually contains no more than 20 grams of sugar (compared to 40 grams in a can of soda), has fiber and has nutrients like vitamin C. So you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck. The fiber in the fruit helps your body to process the natural sugar contained in that same fruit. To up the protein content to 18.6 g, you can toss in 1 serving of our Protein Smoothie Boost.
      If this is still a bit too much sugar for you, feel free to flip the ratio of leafy greens to fruits.

  2. 5 stars
    Using a green smoothie as a meal replacement helps me manage my weight, fuel my body, and are just down right delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for taking the time to break down what a “healthy” smoothie actually is. I’ve been blending for awhile now and always hungry and I was totally missed the protein/fat combo. So thanks for that! And of course- I loved the recipe too. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    While I’m not looking to lose weight, I love the recipes from this post as more filling breakfast options. I don’t always feel full from green smoothies, yet these are great + filling, which helps me out with the mid morning hungries.

    1. Oooh yes! Mid-morning hungries must be avoided! So glad these recipes helped and we love that you saw their value for more than just weight loss too. 🙂

  5. Just a quick question – Many smoothies have bananas as an ingredient. I can’t eat bananas – what are some options to replace bananas in smoothie recipes? Bananas are a very strong migraine trigger for me.

    1. You are totally not alone, Elaine! Lots of rawkstars can’t do bananas, yet there are good swaps for them in any recipe. We like avocado best because, while it doesn’t add sweetness, it replaces the creaminess you get from banana. If its a more tropical-leaning smoothie, you can toss some mango in to replace banana. Papaya, pears, unsweetened applesauce, nut butters, fresh dates, and chia seeds all work well too; it all depends on the type of recipe (smoothie, baked goods, etc.). Let us know your fave!