There is an ongoing debate as to whether smoothies are actually good for you and if they can help you to lose weight. Smoothies have mostly always had a reputation of being healthy, however, it is also apparent that they can have a very high sugar content; something that you should try to cut down on.

There are a huge variety of recipes available which are completely healthy and count towards your 5 a day! The nutritional benefits you’ll receive from a breakfast smoothie completely depends on the ingredients you add. This means that it is absolutely possible to make healthy smoothies that also aid your weight loss.

Here at The Queen of Health, we are here to answer your frequently asked questions about breakfast smoothies and give you our own healthy and nutritional smoothie recipes.

Is it Healthy to Have a Smoothie for Breakfast?

Homemade breakfast smoothies can be healthy and a great start to your day. A nutritional smoothie for breakfast will keep you feeling surprisingly full so that you can stay energized throughout the morning.

The fibre in your breakfast smoothie will not only keep you stimulated, but it can also benefit your immune system in the long run!

In order to keep them as healthy and nutritional as possible, it is important to combine a perfect balance of fruit, vegetables, protein and healthy fats.

Many people struggle to reach their 5 a day of fruit and vegetables, so smoothies can work as the perfect solution. If you are buying them ready-made rather than making them at home, avoid smoothies with a lot of sugar and stick to those that contain a good amount of protein and fibre.

Are Breakfast Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?

If you are able to have a balanced breakfast smoothie that keeps you full for hours and stops you from snacking unnecessarily then it will be sure to help with your weight loss.

The protein and fibre that you will gain from the blend of fruit and vegetables keep you feeling energetic, happy and revived.

Try out our #funky5 10 days smoothie challenge to truly see and feel a difference from incorporating smoothies into your diet. Remember; if you are outsourcing your smoothies then keep an eye out on calories and sugar content; try to buy smoothies that are low in sugar and calories but high in protein, fibre and healthy fats.

What are Some Healthy Smoothie Recipes?

The #funky5 10 day smoothie challenge by The Queen of Health is designed to reset your body and re-energise those tired cells. Add one of our smoothies to your day, for 10 days and you will be sure to notice a difference!

Raspberry Delight 

Our raspberry delight smoothie blends delicious fruits with nutritious vegetables and fibre for a super boost to your day. Simply blend the following:

  • 1 full cucumber
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup orange
  • ¼ avocado
  • Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water

Blueberry Muffin

The blueberry muffin smoothie is extremely tasty and healthy, what better combination? Use our blueberry muffin smoothie recipe for the perfect start to your day. Ingredients for the blueberry muffin smoothie include:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Frozen blueberries
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 100ml water
  • 100ml almond milk

Body Beautiful 

This smoothie is extremely nutritious with proteins, fibre and healthy fats which will not only make you feel fantastic on the inside but also work towards transforming your body on the outside, too.

Use the following ingredients:

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 apple
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-inch ginger
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 date
  • ½ teaspoon spirulina
  • 100ml water
  • 100ml almond milk

Cookies & Cream

Want to feel great but also want to be able to look forward to something that you will enjoy in the mornings? Our cookies & cream smoothie recipe is perfect! Blend the following:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • Chocolate protein powder
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp milled linseeds
  • 1 tsp cacoa
  • 100ml water
  • 100ml almond milk

Breakfast Smoothie

Our breakfast smoothie is nutritious, tasty and will keep you feeling full for hours so that you can be productive with your day, without feeling hungry.

Use the following ingredients :

  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. milled flax seeds
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 100ml water
  • 100ml almond milk
raspberry smoothie
breakfast green smoothies

Some just don’t have time to make and prepare smoothies at home, which is completely okay! You can still have a healthy smoothie as long as you look out for the right ingredients. Many supermarkets sell delicious and balanced smoothie mixes; Aldi stock a range of affordable smoothie mixes which count as 1 of your 5 a day!

If you are looking to lose weight, transform your body and your life then look no further than The Queen of Health’s weight loss coaching programmes. We offer both individual and group weight loss programmes that include a huge range of effective tools, tailored to you. We also offer virtual coaching while one-to-one is not permitted. Find out more on our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.