Even under the best of circumstances, mornings can be stressful.
You don’t have a lot of time, you might feel groggy, and demanding kids or a significant other can zap what little energy and focus you have.
In the morning rush, a healthy meal often takes a backseat. Who has time to whip up something nutritious and filling?
You do… If you start every morning by breaking your overnight fast with a loaded smoothie.
Loaded Smoothies Are Fat-Burning Powerhouses
A loaded smoothie removes the opportunities for bad decisions that can also take you down. They get results for a lot of reasons, including weight loss.
They help you sustain that weight loss, too.
Studies show that plans that incorporate meal replacements like loaded smoothies create greater weight loss at the one-year mark compared to those that don’t. (1)
And they aren’t just for breakfast. You can enjoy a loaded smoothie after your workout, as a meal replacement, or any time you need fast, filling fuel to burn fat and stay focused for hours.
Here are seven reasons why a loaded smoothie moves the needle more quickly than any other change you’ll make in your wellness routine.
#1: Loaded Smoothies Are the Perfect Way to Break Your Fast
Most people have dessert for breakfast, usually without the pleasure of knowing it. And it wreaks havoc on their metabolism the whole day.
If you start your day with something like an almond croissant and a low-fat latte, you’ve set your body’s expectation, and that’s what you’ll crave—and eat—all day long.
With a loaded smoothie, you give your body a nutrient-packed, low-sugar treat.
You can feel confident that you're getting the protein you need to fuel a fat-burning metabolism and fight cravings until it’s time for your next meal.
#2: Loaded Smoothies Make the Perfect Meal Replacement
I've taken the guesswork out of meals by developing Eat by the Plate.
You have the opportunity to build a balanced meal that includes the trifecta of fiber, fat, and protein for fast, lasting fat loss.
Learn how to build the perfect plate at every meal here.
A loaded smoothie captures that same nutrition, but in a convenient grab-and-go drink, including:
- Fabulous, filling protein
- Healthy satiating fats like avocado and coconut milk
- Fiber-packed goodness including berries and leafy greens
Whether you’re super busy or don't want to spend hours in a kitchen (I live in Florida, where it can get really humid in the summer), a loaded smoothie makes the perfect, nutrient-packed meal replacement.
#3: Loaded Smoothies Are Fast and Filling
Loaded smoothies make a huge impact on the way you look and feel, but they hardly make a dent in your morning.
They take maybe five minutes to prepare, but they keep you full for hours.
I’ve had so many people tell me that whereas their former breakfast left them hungry by mid-morning, a loaded smoothie keeps them full and crushes cravings till lunch.
They’re by far the easiest and tastiest way to take your health to the next level, and to look and feel your absolute best – fast!
#4: Loaded Smoothies Are a Nutrient Powerhouse
Loaded smoothies are complete, satisfying meals that consistently deliver game changing results.
They’re packed with nutritional workhorses that reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and tee up fat burning.
You can dial up your loaded smoothie with ingredients like antioxidant-packed berries, fiber-rich avocado, and flaxseeds and chia seeds that provide anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
That’s why loaded smoothies keep your metabolism going full tilt so you stay energized and focused until it’s time to eat again.
#5: Loaded Smoothies Deliver Hard-to-Get Nutrients
With a loaded smoothie, you can pack in all kinds of nutritious ingredients that may be challenging to get from whole foods alone.
Take fiber as an example. I want you to get 50 grams of fiber daily. Even with the healthiest diet, you may find meeting that quota a challenge.
A loaded smoothie makes it easy. You can throw in fiber rock stars like avocado and almond butter to instantly step up your game.
Boost your loaded smoothie even more with Extra Fiber, which combines fiber derived from fruits, vegetables, roots, seeds, and tree extracts…including a prebiotic that supports the growth of friendly bacteria.* Altogether, it contains 12 types of fiber to create the ULTIMATE fiber product.
Got a veggie-phobic kid or significant other? Slip leafy greens into a loaded smoothie. With all that yummy flavor, they’ll never suspect a thing!
#6: Loaded Smoothies Save You Money
Ever order breakfast room service at your hotel or grab something at
the airport? Then you’re aware of how pricey even simple, not-so-great-tasting food can be.
Ditto for what passes as breakfast at your local coffee shop, including pastries, muffins (AKA adult cupcakes), and other empty-nutrient, carb-loaded stuff.
For the price of one of those fancy coffee shop drinks or stale pastries, you can make a healthy, filling loaded smoothie.
Even if you splurge and add fancy ingredients like avocado, unsweetened almond butter (my weakness!), or cacao nibs, we’re talking maybe five or six bucks total for a meal replacement that provides the nourishment you need to feel fabulous and focused.
#7: Loaded Smoothies Taste Amazing
Let’s be honest. A loaded smoothie is only as good as it tastes. And every one of my loaded smoothie recipes packs serious flavor.
Whether you’re craving the taste of Nutella™, apple pie, or lemon meringue… We’ve got loaded smoothies that hit the sweet spot.
By the way, have you tried our Caramel Paleo-Inspired All-in-One Shake? Talk about a creamy, sweet, healthy way to meet your protein needs!
Break Your Fast Every Morning With A Loaded Smoothie
Ready to make that commitment to where you break your fast every single morning with a loaded smoothie?
Remember, how you start your morning lays the foundation for your entire day. Starting your day with a loaded smoothie gives you a fast, filling, fat-burning way to feel your best and tackle your day with confidence.
I’ve put together over 50 amazing loaded smoothie recipes in my FREE Smoothie Guide. Each one will make you feel like you’ve been transported from your kitchen to a vacation casita every morning. Such a great way to start the day… or ANY time you need a nutrient-packed meal replacement without the time commitment.
- Astbury NM, Piernas C, Hartmann-Boyce J, Lapworth S, Aveyard P, Jebb SA. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of meal replacements for weight loss. Obes Rev. 2019 Apr;20(4):569-587. doi: 10.1111/obr.12816. Epub 2019 Jan 24. PMID: 30675990; PMCID: PMC6849863.
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