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40+ Best-Ever Breakfast Smoothies For Weight Loss

These smoothie recipes are so delicious, you won't even realize you're sipping on a healthy meal.

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your body nourished all morning, smoothies are possibly the perfect breakfast for weight loss. There's virtually no prep work or cleanup, they only need a few ingredients, there's no cooking, and the end result is a breakfast shake that will actually keep you full. But not all breakfast shakes will do.

In this collection of morning smoothies for weight loss, you'll find something to satisfy every craving from a hearty breakfast that satisfies to a cheesecake-inspired dessert. Each breakfast shake contains the perfect blend of muscle-building protein, satiating fats, and digestion-aiding fiber for a balanced morning meal.

Because we've taken care of scouting the nutritional winners, all you have to do is pick a recipe, start the blender, and enjoy!

These are our 41 favorite breakfast smoothies for weight loss.

1

Vanilla Chai Breakfast Smoothie

oat chai smoothie on napkin
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

This luscious smoothie contains masala chai tea, oats, banana, and extra cinnamon to keep you full and satisfied until lunch. Using tea is a great way to add flavor and health benefits to your breakfast shakes.

Get our recipe for a Chai Tea and Oats Smoothie.

2

Chocolate Tofu Smoothie

chocolate tofu smoothie
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

This smoothie incorporates silken tofu for a boost of plant-based protein and a silky smooth texture. Plus, there's even a secret ingredient that helps with immune support—Reishi Mushrooms.

Get our recipe for a Chocolate Tofu Smoothie

3

Spirulina Piña Colada Smoothie

spirulina pina colada smoothie with pineapple in background
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

This tropical plant-based spirulina smoothie will bring a health kick and some color to your mornings. It gives us the ultimate piña colada vibes because it combines a light coconut base with frozen pineapple. What's not to love.

Get our recipe for a Spirulina Piña Colada Smoothie

4

Blood Orange Beet Smoothie

blood orange beet smoothie with oranges
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Ready for an a cleansing smoothie? This Blood Orange Beet Smoothie is about to be your go-to. There is no question that after a glass of this beautiful drink you'll feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the day.

Get our recipe for a Blood Orange Beet Smoothie

5

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

peanut butter and jelly smoothie
Courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

If you're a big fan of the classic childhood sandwich, you've got to give this recipe a try—it's like sipping a little bit of salty-sweet heaven through a straw. Blending frozen berries with all-natural peanut butter, vanilla protein, rolled oats and soy milk helps create the protein-packed delicious taste—without tons of excess calories. If you're not a fan of soy milk, feel free to sub in any type of unsweetened milk you prefer. It won't alter the taste or nutrition profile much, and will retain its title of one of our best weight loss smoothies.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

6

Key Lime Pie Shake

key lime pie smoothie
Courtesy of Dashing Dish

Key Lime pie may taste great, but with ingredients like heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, butter, and sugar it's anything but great for your waistline. This shake, on the other hand, is low in sugar and overflowing with 42 grams of muscle-building protein—that's more than a day's worth of the nutrient for someone who's not very active and nearly half of what you'll need if you're a religious gym rat. We know the addition of cottage cheese may sound a bit strange, but that's what gives this drink its satisfying milkshake-esque consistency. If you're sensitive to dairy, swap in tofu to achieve the same texture. To keep your drink as healthy as possible, nix the pudding mix and xanthan gum—they only add calories and chemicals you don't need.

Get the recipe from Dashing Dish.

7

Sunrise Smoothie

sunrise smoothie
Courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats

You'll be whisked away on a mini mental-vacation the second you start sipping this tropical-tasting smoothie. Don't let the high carb and sugar count scare you off; it's coming from berries, an orange and banana—all vitamin- and fiber-rich produce that will keep you trim and healthy.

Get the recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.

8

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Shake

dark chocolate peppermint shake
Courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

This minty sweet shake allows you to enjoy the taste of chocolate peppermint bark no matter what time of year it is—and without all the sugar and fat. One of our top weight loss smoothies may taste like dessert, but thankfully, it doesn't have the same waist-expanding effects. Top your drink with a dollop of Greek yogurt to take the presentation and protein count to the next level.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

9

Almond Butter Protein Smoothie

almond butter protein smoothie
Courtesy of The Roasted Root

Made with just four ingredients, this smoothie will take you no time at all to whip up. The almond milk and nut butter provide a solid hit of natural protein while the chia seeds lend a boost of antioxidants and heart-protecting omega-3s. Enjoy this as a healthy breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack. To kick your shake up a notch, add a few shakes of cinnamon. It will not only heighten the drink's taste, but also zap stubborn belly fat and help stabilize your blood sugar, which can ward off diet-derailing cravings.

Get the recipe from The Roasted Root.

10

Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

coffee banana smoothie
Courtesy of Cookin' Canuck

What do yogurt, bananas, and coffee all have in common? They're all delicious breakfast go-tos that join together to create this energy-boosting protein smoothie. The mix of caffeine, natural sugar, and protein is ideal after a tough morning workout. If you're looking for a bit more protein or a thicker texture, add a bit more yogurt or some 2% milk.

Get the recipe from Cookin' Canuck.

11

Grape and Blueberry Protein Smoothie

grape blueberry smoothie
Courtesy of The Roasted Root

If you're not big into the idea of using nutrition powders—or you've simply run of out your favorite at home—you'll love this creative breakfast smoothie for weight loss. The blogger calls for a scrambled and blended egg in lieu of whey or plant protein, which is a fat-incinerating idea we totally love! The egg's protein aids muscle recovery and the choline in the yolk fights fat cells to give you that lean look you crave. As an added bonus, the berries and grapes provide more than a day's worth of vitamin C, which aids trim-down efforts further by warding off cortisol, a pesky stress hormone that triggers the storage of fat.

Get the recipe from The Roasted Root.

12

French Toast Protein Shake

french toast protein shake
Courtesy of Dashing Dish

The fresh French toast taste you love with a lot more protein and a fraction of the fat and calories—now that's something worth waking up for! Though we love the idea of this shake, we're not so keen on the recommended three to five packets of Stevia. Because the sweetener is so much sweeter than sugar, we suggest starting with two packets and slowly adding more if you think it's needed. The less you can get away with using, the better.

Get the recipe from Dashing Dish.

13

Berry Oat Smoothie

berry oat smoothie
Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb

Sometimes you're just not in the mood for oatmeal, no matter how good it is for you. This smoothie blends plenty of antioxidant-rich blueberries with oats to ensure you still get the benefits and stay full all the way through to lunchtime. Just make sure you're using one of our best yogurts for weight loss in your at-home version.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

14

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

chocolate-peanut butter breakfast shake
Courtesy of Cooking Classy

Frozen bananas and peanut butter team up to give this smoothie a rich, milkshake-like consistency that will make you think it's sinful. When you use unsweetened almond milk, though, it's packed with protein without sky-high sugar counts found in other smoothies.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

15

Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

blueberry almond butter smoothie
Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

If you're looking for a meal-replacement smoothie, look no further. This one's overflowing with protein from rich almond butter and antioxidants from frozen blueberries. With over 18 grams of protein and a hefty dose of fiber, cravings won't come crawling back an hour later.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.

16

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

raw chocolate banana smoothie
Courtesy of Savory Simple

Raw cacao is different from that supermarket chocolate in two very important ways: it's packed with powerful antioxidants and boasts a surprisingly high amount of fiber. Paired with a portioned amount of honey, it's as sweet and indulgent as what you're used to, except it's actually good for you.

Get the recipe from Savory Simple.

17

Raw Banana Bread Shakes

banana bread shake
Courtesy of The First Mess

You'll get all the warm, comforting flavor of the weekend breakfast staple without any of the flour or butter when you pick this smoothie. Plus, walnuts boast healthy omega-3s, protein, and fiber to keep you satiated.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.

18

Peach & Oat Breakfast Smoothie

peach oat breakfast smoothie
Courtesy of Cooking Classy

Frozen peaches, ripe banana, fiber-filled oats, almond milk, and protein-packed Greek yogurt deliver a filling breakfast in just three minutes. With 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, it'll stave off the mid-morning hangries.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

19

Carrot Cake Smoothie

carrot cake smoothie
Courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons

This carrot-cake smoothie is rich in healthy fats: Polyunsaturated fatty acids, like those in walnuts, may increase diet-induced calorie burn and resting metabolic rate. And walnuts have more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than any other nut! Bonus: One cup of this smoothie provides a day's worth of Vitamin A.

Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.

20

Orange Julius Protein Smoothie

orange julius protein smoothie
Courtesy of Dashing Dish

The mall rat's favorite sugar bomb gets a healthy, protein-rich reboot. Cottage cheese (or Greek yogurt) provides a solid base of protein, and orange zest and juice impart sweetness and antioxidants without a surplus of sugar.

Get the recipe at Dashing Dish.

21

Pear Power Smoothie

pear power smoothie
Courtesy of Savory Simple

The fall harvest produces many well-known superfoods, like pumpkins and apples, but this recipe utilizes the commonly overlooked pear. This seasonal fruit earns its super-status because it's rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, and hunger-fighting pectin, a soluble fiber that helps slow digestion. The cinnamon adds an extra anti-inflammatory punch to warm up the crisp notes of the pear.

Get the recipe from Savory Simple.

22

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie

blackberry cinnamon smoothie
Courtesy of Well Plated

Packed with belly-filling fiber and manganese, a mineral that's essential for energy production, this breakfast smoothie for weight loss is sure to satisfy your desire for a decadent dessert while simultaneously keeping those pre-lunch munchies at bay. If you're looking for more healthy breakfast options, check out these 50 best overnight oats recipes!

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

23

Avocado and Lime Green Tea Smoothie

avocado lime green tea smoothie
Courtesy of To Her Core

If you're not into green juice, why not try a green smoothie instead? This blogger packs healthy greens into this recipe, from broccoli to parsley to zucchini to kale. Green foods are considered superfoods because they contain a high amount of antioxidants, plenty of vitamin C (136% DV!), and essential phytonutrients for detoxification. Pile on the added benefits from catechins, the antioxidant found in green tea that hinders the storage of belly fat, and you'll leave breakfast feeling slim and refreshed.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.

24

Strawberry Beet Smoothie

strawberry beet smoothie
Courtesy of Vegu Kate

If the bright pink color doesn't wake you up, the increased blood flow to your muscles after gulping it down will! The nitrates found in beets thin out your blood so it can flow more easily to hard-working muscles, increasing endurance and lowering blood pressure. According to a study in the journal Nutrients, tossing back beet juice 90 minutes before a sweat session can help you work out longer. If you're working your way to a flat belly in the gym, make sure to add this recipe to the list of pre-workout snacks.

Get the recipe from Vegu Kate.

25

Grapefruit Green Smoothie

grapefruit green smoothie
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

We don't know about you, but the green drink can often become monotonous. Brighten up your green routine with this Grapefruit Green choice. Loaded with fiber, potassium, and manganese from the apple and banana—which adds a creamy, natural sweetness—this shake is livened up by the addition of tart grapefruit. Even better, using its juice to thin it out helps to keep this drink light and refreshing.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

26

Clementine Sunshine Smoothie

clementine smoothie
Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

This creamsicle-inspired shake is sunshine in a glass. Even with only four ingredients (clementines, ice, almond milk, and salt), this drink still offers around 240% of your daily value of vitamin C and has almost no fat.

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate.

27

Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie

matcha mint chip smoothie
Courtesy of Vegu Kate

This green delight earns its bright color from mint leaves and matcha powder, a tea that bursts with anti-aging antioxidants and powerful metabolism-boosting compounds. Unlike the ice cream flavor—which uses sugar and milk—this shake is sweetened by ripe bananas and made creamy with avocado and almond milk. Top it off with cacao nibs as a sugar-free sub for the chocolate chips, and this drink will quiet your chocolate cravings and leave you energized.

Get the recipe from Vegu Kate.

28

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

chocolate peanut butter smoothie
Courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

Anything with "healthy" and "peanut butter cup" in its name sounds like a trick, but this is actually a surprisingly slimming treat! With 46% of your daily calcium needs and 8 grams of protein, this can double as breakfast or dessert. Looking to boost the protein content for a post-workout snack? Using peanut flour instead of peanut butter and you'll also cut the fat content in half.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

29

Kale Ginger Detox Smoothie

kale ginger detox smoothie
Courtesy of Oh My Veggies

If your diet has been butter-loaded dishes and sweet treats, lucky for you, this is the perfect way to reset your system after weeks of fat and sugar abuse. With nutrients like immune-boosting cinnamon, bloat-banishing ginger, heart-healthy chia seeds, fat-burning bananas, and fiber-rich blueberries, this is a perfect balance of warm and fresh flavors that will leave you feeling refreshed, clean, and satisfied.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

30

Matcha Shake

matcha shake
Courtesy of Happy Healthy Life

For an incredible start to your morning, this drink is smooth and creamy from the soy milk and banana and brightened by the watermelon. Adding chia seeds adds a healthy dose of omega-3s. To get the most bang for your nutritional buck, sip this before a workout—matcha contains compounds called catechins that can help trigger the release of fat from your body's cells and speed up the liver's ability to turn stored fat into energy.

Get the recipe from Healthy Happy Life.

31

Carrot Pear Lavender Smoothie

carrot pear lavender smoothie
Courtesy of Passionately Raw

We're loving the unlikely flavor combinations from this blogger. She mixes fruit (pear) and vegetables (carrots) in an appealing and refreshing way. This recipe will make your body and mind happy: the carrots act to keep you satisfied thanks to their high water content, antioxidants, and vitamins, while the lavender will help to boost your mood and reduces fatigue.

Get the recipe from Passionately Raw.

32

Green Apple Pie Smoothie

green apple pie smoothie
Courtesy of Oh My Veggies

These silky breakfast smoothies for weight loss taste like apple pie in a glass. Rather than resorting to milks or sugary bananas, you'll make them with creamy silken tofu, which packs in 18 grams of protein without the added protein powder.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

33

Radish Detox Smoothie

radish detox smoothie
Courtesy of Passionately Raw

We've traditionally leaned on superfoods like kale, spinach, and bananas in our health drinks. Instead, this recipe employs a more underrated healthy food: radishes. Although radishes are untraditional ingredients, this low-cal drink reaps the benefits of both the radishes and the leaves, which include being able to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and insulin and boost good LDL cholesterol, according to a study in Nutrients.

Get the recipe from Passionately Raw.

34

Kiwi Basil Smoothie

kiwi basil smoothie
Courtesy of Healthy Happy Life

Take a step out of your comfort zone with this incredibly quirky combo. This creamy sip is mellowed by the basil and banana, but zesty from the grapefruit and kiwi. Certainly satisfying your sweet tooth with 46 grams of sugar, the natural sweetness won't bloat your belly. The tropical kiwi fruit is the reason this recipe has vitamin C, which helps the body oxidize fat during moderate-intensity exercise, according to a study published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism.

Get the recipe from Healthy Happy Life.

35

Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

coconut rasberry smoothie
Courtesy of My Whole Food Life

Need to cool down after a hot day at the beach or killer workout? Lap up this refreshing, tropical-inspired drink. The best part? The raspberries used the give it its signature flavor are packed with polyphenols, powerful natural chemicals that aid rapid weight loss and even stop fat from forming!

Get the recipe from My Whole Food Life.

36

Vanilla Date Smoothie

vanilla date smoothie
Courtesy of Simple Vegaista

No time to sit down to eat after your sweat session? Whip up this drink as a delicious, indulgent-tasting post-workout meal. After a workout, the body craves a combination of fast-acting carbohydrates and protein to jump-start the recovery process, and this provides just those very nutrients. Though the sugar count looks high, all of the sweet stuff is coming from the fruit, so as long as you don't have a health condition like diabetes, there's no need to sweat it!

Get the recipe from Simple Veganista.

37

Superfood Power Smoothie

super foods power smoothie
Courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction

Filled with a plethora of superfoods, and bursting with a light, refreshing flavor, this dairy-free, high-fiber smoothie is far from ordinary. Aside from its double-decker, Instagram-worthy appearance, this sip calls for two of our best fruits for fat loss: apples and strawberries—it doesn't get much better than that!

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

38

Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie

raspberry cheesecake smoothie
Courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling

A typical slice of raspberry cheesecake from a restaurant can have an upwards of 930 waist-widening calories, with the majority of those coming from sugar and fat—not what you want to be eating if you're trying to work off those love handles. Next time a dessert craving strikes, make this instead. It may not taste exactly the same, but it's close enough to satisfy your taste buds.

Get the recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

39

Chai Gingerbread Smoothie

chai gingerbread smoothie
Courtesy of In It 4 The Long Run

Kick off the holidays right, with this high-fiber, protein-rich sip, inspired by the season's signature flavor: gingerbread! Free of the added sugars in gingerbread treats, this chai-infused breakfast shake will do right by your body.

Get the recipe from In It 4 The Long Run.

40

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

cinnamon roll smoothie
Courtesy of Family Fresh Meals

There's no denying that a cinnamon roll makes for a mouthwatering breakfast. But—it's not a meal that will keep you satiated or fuel your flat belly efforts. When you whip this up you'll get the sweet, slightly-burnt flavor you love, without derailing your diet. That's what we call a win-win!

Get the recipe from Family Fresh Meals.

41

Maple Cinnamon Blueberry Smoothie

maple cinnamon blueberry smoothie
Courtesy of Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Inspired by the flavors of a backwoods cabin and blueberry pancakes, this sippable treat is a great breakfast shake. The recipe calls for a dairy-free yogurt alternative, which can easily be substituted with a dairy-based yogurt to amp up the calcium count. We're fans of Chobani Simply 100 Blueberry Greek Yogurt, so much so in fact, that we named it one of our best yogurts for weight loss.

Get the recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.

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