Protein Breakfast Smoothie For Weight Loss

Drinking a protein breakfast smoothie for weight loss is a great way to curb cravings and feel less hungry throughout the day.

Therefore, I developed an easy, delicious, and healthy weight-loss protein smoothie perfect for breakfast.

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Protein Breakfast Smoothie For Weight Loss

Protein Breakfast Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Start your day with a Protein Breakfast Smoothie for Weight Loss, designed to keep you full and energized while aiding your weight loss journey with nutritious ingredients

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 12 scoops of protein powder depending on serving size (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. To a blender, add the yogurt and protein powder first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes, or until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass, and drink the smoothie immediately.

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.5g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Protein: 44g

Why You Will Love This Fat Burning Breakfast Protein Smoothie

Protein Breakfast Smoothie For Weight Loss

Drinking protein smoothies for weight loss has been one of my favorite ways to lose weight.

This breakfast smoothie is no different. It fills me up for hours, which allows me to cut down on calories, leading to weight loss.

But, that’s not all this smoothie has to offer.

Here are some reasons why I think you should make  this smoothie:

  1. High in Protein: With Greek yogurt and protein powder, this smoothie is packed with protein. A serving of this smoothie contains 44g of protein.
  2. Supports Weight Loss: The high protein content also helps in managing hunger and satiety, making you feel fuller for longer and potentially reducing overall calorie intake throughout the day, which is crucial for weight loss.
  3. Rich in Antioxidants: Blueberries are known for their high antioxidant content, including vitamin C and vitamin E.
  4. Provides Healthy Fats: Almond butter adds healthy monounsaturated fats to the smoothie, which are essential for heart health and can help you feel satiated, supporting weight loss.
  5. Dietary Fiber: With ingredients like blueberries and almond butter, this smoothie provides dietary fiber, beneficial for digestive health and further aiding in satiety, which is important for weight control.
  6. Versatile and Customizable: This recipe can be easily customized to fit dietary preferences or restrictions. For instance, you can swap blueberries for other low-glycemic fruits or use different types of nut butter or dairy-free milk to suit your taste.
  7. Quick and Convenient: Perfect for busy mornings, this smoothie can be prepared in just a few minutes, providing a nutritious and satisfying breakfast option that fits easily into a weight loss or health-conscious diet without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.

If you love this smoothie as much as me, I recommend that you also try my weight loss breakfast apple yogurt smoothie and my post workout weight loss shake recipe.

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

You can easily make a couple of swaps and still have a tasty smoothie. Here are my recommendations:

  • The Berries: Instead of blueberries, you can use any other berry you like or have. I have tried raspberries and blackberries and they worked wonderfully. 
  • Nut-Free: If you are nut-free, substitute the almond butter for sunflower seed butter, or seeds such as chia seeds. As for the almond milk, use oat milk instead.
  • Vegan: Use vegan-friendly yogurt such as coconut instead of Greek yogurt to make this smoothie vegan-friendly.
  • Greens: Throw a handful of greens in the blender, such as kale or spinach for extra nutrients without adding too many extra calories, or impacting the flavor of the smoothie.

Just a quick note, that any substitute you make, will affect the total amount of calories and protein in this smoothie.

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie blends easily, even with a low-speed blender.

The recipe worked with all my 8 different blenders and models. 

Smoothie FAQs:

Can I Use This Smoothie As a Meal Replacement?

Yes, due to its balanced content of proteins, healthy fats, and fibers, this smoothie can serve as an excellent meal replacement, especially for breakfast.

Is This Smoothie Suitable For Post-Workout Recovery?

Absolutely. The high protein content aids in muscle recovery and repair after a workout, making it a great post-exercise drink.

Is it Necessary To Use Frozen Blueberries?

While frozen blueberries help give the smoothie a refreshing chill and a thicker texture, fresh blueberries are also suitable if you prefer or have them on hand. Adding ice can help though.

How Can I Adjust The Sweetness Of The Smoothie Without Adding Sugar?

If you prefer a sweeter taste, consider adding a natural sweetener like stevia, a ripe banana, or a small amount of honey to enhance the sweetness without significantly increasing the calorie content.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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