The Best Smoothies Under 250 Calories to Kickstart Your Morning

Updated 09/23/16

Convenience doesn’t have to equate to a nutritional zero. Smoothies tend to get a bad rap for being loaded with excess sugar and empty calories, which isn’t far from the truth if you’re buying yours from the smoothie chain down the street. But the easy to make, easy to eat treats can be healthy and delicious, if you break out your blender at home. In fact, whipping up a smoothie in the morning is a perfect way to get fiber, protein, and even a serving of veggies in at breakfast.

Scroll through for six smoothies that are all under 250 calories!

Skinny Ms

Avocado Protein Smoothie

Loaded with fiber and protein, this smoothie will keep you feeling full and energized all morning long. And at only 162 calories, it makes a great midday snack too. Fortunately, the recipe makes two servings.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Avocado
Apple
Frozen banana
Baby spinach
Kale
Green tea

Mother Thyme

Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie

Get your protein and essential vitamins and minerals for less than 250 calories without sacrificing the sweetness you crave from smoothies. You can make this one with whichever berry (or berries) you’re craving in the morning.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Low-fat milk
Creamy peanut butter
Raspberries or blueberries
Banana or avocado

Tara’s Multicultural Table

Watermelon Bliss Smoothie

When you’re longing for a refreshing sip of summer, whip up an antioxidant-rich watermelon smoothie. With less than 150 calories and eight grams of protein, this smoothie packs a quite a nutritional punch.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Seedless watermelon
Strawberries
Plain low-fat yogurt

Diary of a Social Gal

Banana Ginger Smoothie

Bananas are high in potassium, a nutrient that can help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pair it with immunity-boosting, inflammation-reducing ginger, and you’ve got the perfect smoothie to power up your week. And at only 128 calories, this smoothie is the lightest on our list.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Bananas
Milk
Ginger

Delightful E Made

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

For the smoothie lover who refuses to sacrifice an ounce of sweetness in the name of diet, try this recipe. It’s just 231 calories and delivers a substantial dose of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Peaches
Non-fat milk
Banana
Honey

Food Matters

Super Green Detox Smoothie

If you prefer your smoothies green, make it super green. This one serves up plenty of fiber and has detoxifying benefits that cleanse your system—all for just 160 calories.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Kale
Mango
Celery
Fresh tangerine or orange juice
Flat-leaf parsley
Mint

If you prefer your smoothies green, make it super green. This one serves up plenty of fiber and has detoxifying benefits that cleanse your system—all for just 160 calories.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Kale
Mango
Celery
Fresh tangerine or orange juice
Flat-leaf parsley
Mint

Do you make your own smoothies? Share your favorites in the comments!

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