Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss

breakfast smoothies with blueberries, greens and rolled oats

We know that breakfast is important. Get it right and it sets us up for the day. Get it wrong and it turns into a nutrient deficient sugar-bomb.

An easy way to get it right is with a weight loss breakfast smoothie. Don’t let the title “weight loss” fool you. These smoothies are no lightweights. They are filling and fortifying enough to get you through till lunch without the need to snack.

This is their secret. Filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, proteins and grains they are essentially a complete meal, designed to keep the hunger pangs at bay.

Most of us wouldn’t normally include all of these foods into a breakfast. Let’s face it, a slice of toast, bowl of cereal or a coffee is the usual breakfast go-to.

But these breakfast smoothies are designed for weight loss.  Who knew it was possible to cram so much into one glass?  They are not only filling, but healthy and nutritious.

How to Use Oats in Smoothies

Should you soak your oats before adding them to your smoothies?  Soaking helps to soften the hard coating making them easier to blend.  But it’s not absolutely necessary.  If you don’t get the chance to soak your oats in advance and are in a hurry, add the oats to your blender without any liquid, then blend for about 30 seconds.  This pulverizes them to a powder and makes for a much smoother drink.

Blueberry Breakfast Special

blueberry breakfast smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen cherries
1 head romaine lettuce
1/3 cup rolled oats
½ cup Greek yogurt
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make

Blend together the frozen blueberries, cherries, romaine lettuce, rolled oats, Greek yogurt, almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Pour into two glasses, top with fresh blueberries and enjoy.



Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie

mixed berry breakfast smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen raspberries
½ cup frozen blackberries
¼ cup frozen blueberries
½ banana
½ avocado
1/3 cup oatmeal
1 ½ - 2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon honey

How to Make

Whizz together the frozen strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, banana, avocado, oatmeal, almond milk and honey until thick and creamy.

Pour into your favorite glasses, top with extra fruit.



Mango, Pear, Strawberry Smoothie

mango strawberry smoothie with rolled oats

Ingredients

¾ cup frozen mango chunks
1 whole pear, de-seeded and quartered
½ cup frozen strawberries
1 cup almond milk
½ cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Make

Place the mango chunks, pear, frozen strawberries, almond milk, oatmeal, almond butter, honey and ground cinnamon into your blender.  Whizz on high until smooth and creamy.

Serve topped with fresh strawberries.  Serves two.



Blackberry Apple Breakfast Smoothie

blackberry apple breakfast smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup rolled oats
½ cup frozen blackberries
1 sweet apple, cored and quartered
1 frozen banana
1 ½ cups almond milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to Make

Add the rolled oats to your blender and pulse until pulverized.  Then add the frozen blackberries, apple, banana, almond milk and lemon juice.  Continue blending until all ingredients are combined.

Pour into serving glasses, top with lemon slices and blackberries and enjoy.




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