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Your Weight-Loss Prescription: Make 1 of These For Breakfast

Jun 26 2014 - 1:26pm

If you're looking to sip away the pounds, juice cleanses may not be the best idea [1]. 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 Smoothie

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This high-protein vegan vanilla milkshake smoothie [2] 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 Smoothie

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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 [3].

Sweet Spinach Smoothie

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Protein, fiber, and calcium make this sweet green smoothie [4] 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 Smoothie

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Adding ground flaxseed to this apple cinnamon smoothie [5] 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

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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 [6] is also packed with antioxidants for your health.

Flat-Belly Smoothie

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Had a big night? Start today right with a debloating smoothie that helps you depuff and reenergize. This filling flat-belly smoothie [7] is a great way to kick off your morning after a few too many evening indulgences.

Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie

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This thick, tasty apple-cinnamon smoothie [8] 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 Smoothie

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For a fiber-rich smoothie without all the fuss, opt for this berry breakfast smoothie [9] 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 Smoothie

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Skip the pastries, and opt for something lower in calories and better for you instead. Luckily, this banana bread smoothie [10] 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 Smoothie

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If you've had a big night out or are just feeling a little overstuffed, wake up with this debloating papaya smoothie [11]. 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.


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