Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss (4 Delicious Recipes Inside)

I’ve told you about smoothies for weight loss. You have read all of my posts, right? There are plenty of different smoothie recipes that can help you lose weight, feel better about your life, and have more energy than you ever thought possible. For breakfast, though, there are specific things that you should know. Getting the right blend of vitamins and nutrients first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to take care of yourself and take your weight loss to a new level. Follow me.

What’s So Different About Breakfast?

breakfast-smoothiesBreakfast is a special meal in your day. Your body has just been asleep for (hopefully) 8 hours and been working overtime to repair the damage of the day before. That can take up a lot of energy and nutrients, which you might not have supplied. This is when your body is going to be starving for nutrients. To get off on the right start, you need a more intense version of the smoothies that you would normally use to replace meals.

Protein and healthy fats are vital first thing when you wake up. Carbohydrates can be important, but if you are trying to lose weight, you should focus on the other two. Many smoothies fall short by having too much sugar, or not enough fat. Both of those should be avoided when you are having breakfast.

Smoothie Ideas

Alright, so now you know what you need. What should you include in your breakfast smoothies to help you lose weight? Like I said, lots of protein and fat.

The protein can come from two sources, powdered protein or nuts. The nuts will also give you some of the fat content that you are looking for. 20-40 grams should be the best for this purpose, but if you go towards the higher end, the powdered protein can be hard to mix right and you’ll end up with a grainy smoothie.

As far as fat, there are a couple of options here as well. Coconut oil is very common and can actually give you a mental boost as well, which is great for getting your head in the game right when you wake up. Nuts, nut butters, and hemp oil also work great. You have to make sure to put the right amount of fat into your smoothie, however, because it is easy to add too much and end up running to the bathroom every ten minutes for a few hours. A couple of tablespoons should be enough in many cases.

What about fruit? Well, the fruit that you are going to be using should be tasty, but not too sugary. Stick to just a couple, as well. They are basically going to serve to give you a bit of carbohydrates, but not overpower anything else. You’ll see how it works in my examples.

Breakfast-smoothies-weight-lossThe Breakfast Smoothies

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast

  • 1 Whole Peeled Banana
  • 3 Tablespoons Low-Fat Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup of skim milk
  • 4 Large Ice Cubes
  • 1 1/2 Scoop Chocolate Whey Protein

Breakfast Blueberries

This one has sweeteners, which I warned against for breakfast, but the inclusion of fats and fiber makes up for that.

  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1 1/2 Scoop Whey Protein
  • 1/2 Cup Of Frozen Berries
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons of Psyllium Husks
  • 8oz Filtered water

Green Monster

This one doesn’t have protein, but cleanses your system first thing in the morning. It isn’t great later in the day, but for breakfast it is important.

  • 6 Chopped Romaine Leaves
  • 4 Copped Leaves Of Kale
  • 1/2 cup of Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 Cup of Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup of Mango
  • 1 Piece of ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

Avocado/Spinach/Kale Superfood SuperSmoothie

  • 1/2 Cup Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup of Spinach
  • 1/2 cup of Berries
  • 1/3 cup of Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 1/2 Scoop of Unflavored Whey Protein

Tips:

  • healthy-smoothies-weight-lossAdd or remove protein depending on how the texture seems. Add as much as you can without it seeming grainy of affecting the taste. That can take some trial and error, but the more protein you get first thing in the morning, the more weight you can lose.
  • Avoid the temptation to add sugar filled yogurt. Yes, yogurt tastes good. Yes, fruit on the bottom contains fruit. No, you shouldn’t be using that here. Greek yogurt is your only option when it comes to breakfast smoothies for weight loss.
  • Add cayenne pepper for a metabolism boost. If you can handle it, add some cayenne pepper to heat up your body and get your metabolism running. Too much will be easy to notice, but find just the right amount that works for you.

At the end of the day, or perhaps the beginning, smoothies are a fantastic idea for breakfast. When you start using smoothies for weight loss, it is always tempting to switch one out for any meal of the day. There isn’t any problem with that, but for the best results you can’t beat having one for breakfast, especially one like I showed you. I was never a morning person until I started having smoothies that were packed with protein and fats to get me up, moving, and clear headed.

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