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 seven smoothies to make in the morning to fill you up as the scale ticks down.
Vegan Milkshake SmoothiePhoto: Jenny Sugar
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.
Metabolism-Boosting SmoothiePhoto: Jenny Sugar
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 SmoothiePhoto: Leta Shy
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.
Apple Flaxseed Cinnamon SmoothiePhoto: Leta Shy
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 SmoothiePhoto: Lizzie Fuhr
For more 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.
Flat-Belly SmoothiePhoto: Jenny Sugar
Had a big night? Start today right with a debloating smoothie that helps you depuff and reenergize. This filling flat-belly smoothie is a great way to kick off your morning after a few too many evening indulgences.
Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast SmoothiePhoto: Michele Foley
This thick, tasty apple-cinnamon smoothie is a favorite of celebs for keeping them satisfied for hours. It blends up quickly, so you can make it on a busy morning and feel full until lunch.
Berry Breakfast SmoothiePhoto: Lizzie Fuhr
For a fiber-rich smoothie without all the fuss, opt for this berry breakfast smoothie that supermodel Karlie Kloss loves. Made with just a few ingredients, it's a cinch to make and will keep you full for hours.
Banana Bread SmoothiePhoto: Lizzie Fuhr
Skip the pastries, and opt for something lower in calories and better for you instead. Luckily, this banana bread smoothie tastes like what you crave with a healthy dose of protein, fiber, good fats, and more. It's perfect for when you need to fuel up before a hectic morning.
Debloating Papaya SmoothiePhoto: Jenny Sugar
If you've had a big night out or are just feeling a little overstuffed, wake up with this debloating papaya smoothie. Filled with enzymes to aid in digestion as well as potassium to help flush out excess sodium, this smoothie will help you start your day right and feel a little lighter as well.