If you're looking to sip away the pounds, juice cleanses may not be the best idea.
If you're looking to sip away the pounds, juice cleanses may not be the best idea. Smoothies, however, could be your best kept weight-loss secret; the blended beverage offers you tons of nutrition as well as protein and fiber to help keep you full until your next meal. Whipping up a smoothie for breakfast will further help you rev up your metabolism first thing in the morning, so here are five smoothies to make in the morning to fill you up as the scale ticks down.
Start your day right with a glass of fat-burning ingredients, like calcium-rich Greek yogurt, almonds, and broccoli, high-fiber strawberries, and spicy cinnamon, among other metabolism-boosting ingredients.
Sweet Spinach Smoothie
Protein, fiber, and calcium make this sweet green smoothie a filling, fat-burning meal. From celeb trainer Harley Pasternak, it's a favorite among starlets looking to reset after an indulgent period.
Vegan Milkshake Smoothie
This high-protein vegan vanilla milkshake smoothie seems like an indulgence but it's not — you'll be excited to know that in this case, having dessert for breakfast is actually an excellent idea.
Apple Flaxseed Cinnamon Smoothie
Adding ground flaxseed to this apple cinnamon smoothie bulks up what's in your cup, making you feel more satisfied. The extra fiber will also keep you feeling full until lunch rolls around. Added bonus: you can make the smoothie the night before to thicken in your fridge overnight.
Chia Berry Smoothie
For added fiber, protein, and thickness, add chia seeds to your next smoothie. They'll keep you full without the need to make a midmorning pastry run. This chia berry smoothie is also packed with antioxidants for your health.