15 Breakfast Smoothies That Will Help You Shed Pounds All Day

Smoothies can be particularly beneficial when trying to lose weight in a healthy way. Starting your morning with this food allows you to pack a lot of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients into one meal.

Best For Losing Weight- 15 Smoothies For Breakfast

Many people who are aiming to lose weight complain that they can’t achieve their goals due to a lack of time. But if you replace your regular breakfast with a healthy smoothie, you have no excuse! It takes only a few minutes to make and you can put it in a takeaway container and sip it on the go!

It’s important to mention that there are some contradicting opinions about fruit containing smoothies not being healthy as they contain sugar, in particular, fructose.

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It is true that fruit contains fructose, but never in the concentration of processed fructose found in many manufactured foods and drinks. It is often claimed that fructose damages liver. However, this study shows that industrial, not fruit fructose is associated with liver damage.

It seems that the buzz about fruit being bad for you is based on the false assumption that, because refined fructose is bad for your health and fruit contains naturally occurring fructose, therefore all fruit is bad for you. However, the study has shown that for weight loss achievement a moderate natural fructose diet was superior to a low-fructose diet.

Whole fruit contains water soluble and water insoluble fibers, antioxidants, and other chemical compounds which slow down the sugar absorption into the bloodstream. They also contain copious amounts of antioxidants which are vital for cell protection and free radical neutralization. On top of that, they are full of vitamins and minerals that are so important for our bodily functions.

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Smoothies can also be very delicious which is a great motivation to stick to a healthy breakfast routine! These 15 delicious recipes will help you get all the benefits from this type of breakfast meal and shed some pounds in a healthy way!

1. Healthified BBC Smoothie

BBC stands for banana, beetroot, coconut and this combination tastes surprisingly delicious! However, to make it even healthier, I like to add kale, cilantro and some anti-inflammatory ginger and blood sugar regulating cinnamon.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas (preferably frozen)

1/2 small beetroot (raw)

1/4 cup coconut milk

Handful of kale

A sprig of cilantro

A small piece of ginger

A dash of ground cloves and/or cinnamon (optional)

1 cup of water (more or less, to reach the desired consistency)

Method:

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

2. Apple Pie Smoothie

This smoothie is creamy, delicious and flavorful! It’s perfect for a cold morning as the spices will warm you up and remind you of a comforting apple pie.

1Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 apples

1 ripe banana

Large handful of spinach

A small piece of fresh ginger root

A dash of cinnamon

½ cup almond or rice milk

Water, to reach the desired consistency

Method:

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

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3. Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Chia seeds contain water soluble fiber which helps detoxify your body and improve the elimination function. Raspberries are full of antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients:

1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1 tsp. chia seeds (soaked in water for at least 5 min)

1 ripe banana

1 cup almond milk

Water to reach the desired consistency

Method:

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

4. Classic Green Smoothie

This is the most basic and simple green smoothie, yet it’s always delicious and is filled with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

1Classic Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

2-3 bananas (preferably frozen)

2-3 cups of spinach

1 cup almond milk and/or water (more or less to achieve the desired consistency)

Method:

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

5. Kale Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Blueberries and mangoes go extremely well together and make this smoothie taste exotic and delightful. Fresh kale adds extra nutrients and makes it even healthier.

Ingredients:

2 bananas (1 of them frozen)

1 mango

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

2-3 cups kale

Water and/or almond milk to achieve the desired consistency

Method:

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

6. Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

Papaya, cranberries, kale and ginger are all known for their anti-inflammatory properties. When combined together, they work in synergy and reduce inflammation in your body.

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen)

2 cups (cubed) papaya

1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup kale

1 cup spinach

1 teaspoon chia seeds

A small piece of fresh ginger root

1 cup water (more or less to achieve the desired consistency)

Method:

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

7. Green Refreshing “Milkshake”

This smoothie is incredibly creamy and tastes absolutely divine! Frozen bananas combined with fresh mint make it very refreshing and satisfying!

Ingredients:

2-3 bananas (1-2 of them preferably frozen)

Water of one young coconut

A sprig of fresh mint (leaves only)

1-2 cups spinach

Water to achieve the desired consistency

Method:

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

8. Super Electrolyte Smoothie

Coconut water and celery juice are both very high in electrolytes. When combined together they make a very effective rehydrating drink. Perfect after a long flight, strenuous workout, hot yoga or whenever you feel dehydrated.

Ingredients:

2 bananas (1 of them frozen)

½ cup celery juice

1 cup coconut water

2 cups spinach

A sprig of cilantro

Water to achieve the desired consistency

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

9. Tropical Delight

This smoothie is packed with tropical fruit that are rich in vitamin C which is great for your skin and healthy immune system. Dark leafy greens add extra minerals and antioxidants.

1Tropical Delight

Ingredients:

2 cups pineapple chunks

1 ripe mango

1 cup papaya (cubed)

1 cup ice

Large handful of kale or spinach

1 cup water (more or less to achieve the desired consistency)

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

10. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate for weight loss? Yes, please! Raw cacao is a great source of magnesium, calcium, zinc, and potassium. When combined with cherries (that are rich in antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C, iron, and folate), banana, and almond milk, it creates incredibly creamy, flavorsome and satisfying breakfast drink!

Ingredients:

1 cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)

1 ripe banana

1 tablespoon of raw cacao

Handful of spinach

1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)

Vanilla extract, to taste (optional)

1 cup almond milk (more or less, depending on desired consistency)

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

11. Mango Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Fresh basil is a signature herb in Italian cuisine but did you know that it also tastes incredibly refreshing and delicious in sweet smoothies? Combine it with sweet ripe mangoes and antioxidant-packed berries, and you get a perfect breakfast smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 large ripe mango

2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)

8 leaves of fresh basil

Handful of kale

1 teaspoon chia seeds (soaked in water for at least 5 min)

Water to reach the desired consistency

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

12. Pink smoothie

The gorgeous color of this drink will make your breakfast feel special! Berries in this smoothie provide copious amounts of antioxidants while beetroot is known for its liver detoxifying properties, plus it’s rich in iron, vitamin B6, copper, and manganese.

Pink smoothie

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

1 cup strawberries

½ blueberries

½ small beetroot (raw)

Handful of baby spinach

1 cup almond milk (more or less to reach the desired consistency)

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

13.  Green Piña Colada

Remind yourself of the sunny days and tropical holiday flavors with this mouth-watering breakfast smoothie.

Ingredients:

2 cups ripe pineapple cubed

1 banana

Water from one young coconut

Handful of kale or spinach

¼ cups coconut milk (optional)

Vanilla extract, to taste (optional)

Water to reach the desired consistency

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

14. Peachy Dream

This summery and refreshing smoothie will make you full and nourished for hours as it’s packed with minerals, vitamins and both soluble and insoluble fiber!

Peachy Dream

Ingredients:

2-3 ripe peaches pitted (medium to large)

1 ripe banana

large handful of kale

2 stalks of celery

1 teaspoon chia seeds (soaked in water for at least 5 minutes)

Water, to reach the desired consistency

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

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15. Perfect Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for the Fall season. Pumpkin provides your body with vitamin A and beta-carotene, which is an important antioxidant. The classic pumpkin spice mix (ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg) reduces inflammation and helps balance blood sugar levels.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

1 cup raw pumpkin (cubed)

a small piece of ginger

1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (or a combination of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg)

1-2 cups of almond milk (to reach the desired consistency)

Handful of baby spinach

Method: Blend until smooth and enjoy.

About the Author:
OSHAOsha Key is a life lover, certified nutritionist, weight loss expert, the creator of the Lovetarian Detox (at www.lovetariandetox.com) and Lovetarian Diet. After losing 40 pounds, Osha is now on a mission to help women do the same.
In her FREE Weight Loss Video Training series at www.lovetariandetox.com, Osha teaches everything that has helped her lose 40 pounds of fat and keep it off.


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