Filling Smoothie Recipes: Healthy Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss

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These three filling smoothie recipes are delicious and easy to make. Use these healthy breakfast smoothies for weight loss by adding protein and other hearty ingredients.

citrus smoothie with orange garnish

When it comes to filling smoothie recipes, the sky is the limit. They can be as simple, or as complicated as you like. The most important things I like to keep in mind when deciding on a smoothie recipe are the calorie count, the ease of ingredients, and of course, the taste!

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Any filling smoothie recipe begins with a cup of liquid, and added to that, is 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit. I like to add frozen fruit, because it eliminates the need for ice, which can water down the flavor. Another ingredient I always add to my smoothies is oats. They add a hearty, nutty flavor, and extra fiber. For this citrus smoothie, I cheated just a little, and used pineapple packaged in 100% fruit juice. It has a bit more sugar than fresh pineapple, but I like the convenience. If you are a purist, by all means use fresh pineapple.

Filling Smoothie Recipes: Add-Ins

Smoothie add-ins can up the protein and fiber…but they can also add calories. If you are using a smoothie as a meal replacement, it’s good for it to have at least 350 – 400 calories. So keep track of what you are putting in the blender, and plan accordingly. What can you add to a smoothie for protein? Here are some suggestions:

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • organic peanut butter
  • ground flaxseed
  • protein powder
  • fresh spinach

Other easy add-ins:

  • additional fresh fruit (with no added sugar)
  • avocado
  • pure vanilla bean paste (I love to use this in smoothies. It adds the best flavor!)

citrus smoothie in blender

Is it OK to put raw oats in a smoothie?

Yes! I have used both instant oats, as well as old fashioned oats. The secret is letting the blender do it’s thing for at least a minute. This gives the oats time to be crushed and blended into the other ingredients.

blended filling smoothie recipes

Now for the smoothie recipes. First is one of my favorites, a fresh citrus smoothie. After that, there are links to two more amazing smoothies that are perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

citrus smoothie in glas with straw

citrus smoothie with orange garnish

Citrus Smoothie Recipe

This citrus smoothie recipe is hearty, filling, and makes the perfect breakfast, lunch, or snack.
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Servings: 1
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup low calorie orange juice (I used Trop50)
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks or tidbits (fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend on medium high for 1 minute.
  • Drink immediately.


Other add ins:
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, organic peanut butter, ground flaxseed, protein powder, additional fruit, avocado, pure vanilla bean paste, fresh kale, fresh spinach.
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More healthy breakfast smoothies for weight loss:


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strawberry banana smoothie recipe in glass

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  1. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Ann, your smoothie recipes look so delicious! I’m going to try a few of them. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. I use Simply Tera’s pure whey protein. It has 22g of protein, 1g of sugar, rBGH free in the plain unsweetened. It’s great in smoothies and I’ve been using it for 3 years now. They have other flavors as well.

  3. Thanks for sharing Ann.

  4. Ann – Thanks for the great recipes for smoothies. I believe you have inspired me to give a couple of these a whirl. Can you recommend some protein powder that tastes good (I know, right?) and isn’t filled with sugar to make it taste good. Would be very interested in your take. Thanks.

    1. I’m not Ann, but I have a favorite! :-) sells meal replacement protein powder that you can use by yourself OR in a smoothie in VANILLA, STRAWBERRY, CHOCOLATE (my favorite) or BANANA. . . It’s amazing!
      I use it, my sister uses it & my 96 year old Papaw uses it along with the frozen fruit like Ann mentions above. SO good! :-)

      1. Ann Drake says:

        Thanks Deborah…I don’t really use protein powder, so I was stumped as to what to recommend!

  5. I love new smoothie recipes. Smoothies are about the only way I can eat what I know to be healthy bananas, since the texture, by itself, is not pleasant to me. Thanks for posting your favorite recipes.

  6. Thanks Ann! These look delicious!