Filling Smoothie Recipes: Healthy Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss

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! 

filling smoothie recipes ingredients

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

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

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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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 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

This citrus smoothie recipe has become a favorite, but I also have two other filling smoothie recipes in my arsenal:

banana oatmeal smoothie recipe
Almond Milk Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
Make this banana oatmeal breakfast smoothie for weight loss with almond milk for a nutritious meal or snack. When it comes to good smoothie recipes, this banana oatmeal smoothie is a winner!
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strawberry banana smoothie fi
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
How to make a strawberry banana smoothie. An easy and healthy strawberry banana smoothie recipe...all you need for the perfect, healthy breakfast!
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All of these smoothie recipes make a very delicious breakfast, lunch, or snack. Enjoy!

citrus smoothie in glas with straw

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