Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

7 Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

Making your own healthy smoothies is a great tool for weight loss because you can control exactly what’s going in and how much sugar and calories are added. By combining the right ingredients, you can create smoothies that not only taste great but also help you drop pounds. These seven healthy smoothies for weight loss are quick and easy to prepare, low in calories and packed with vitamins, healthy fats, fiber, and protein. They are so delicious, you won’t even realize you’re actually sipping on a healthy meal.

➀ Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie

When trying to slim down, carb intake can be a concern. An all-fruit smoothie would probably not be the best idea since it’s a large dose of sugar with not a lot of healthy fats or protein to satiate you. As long as you include protein and some healthy fats as nuts, seeds or avocados to your smoothies, you should not worry about overdoing it on the carbs.

Vanilla Blueberry

Servings 1
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 scoop Organic Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp Flax Seed
  • 1 pinch Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.

➁ Green & Lean

Give your heart a healthy boost with mango and orange in this green smoothie recipe. It contains potent antioxidants, is very low in calories and tastes delicious!

Green & Lean

Servings 1
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Peeled Orange
  • ¼ cup Mango
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Chopped Cucumber
  • 1 tbsp Flax Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Wheatgrass Powder

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.

➂ Banana Matcha

Matcha green tea is an important part of Japanese culture. Zen Buddhist monks drink it to remain calm and alert during long hours of meditation. Matcha green tea contains potent antioxidants, the most powerful found in green tea is called EGCG. This antioxidant is linked with weight loss and the concentration from matcha is three times higher than that of regular green tea. According to several studies, it may increase the body’s rate of burning calories.

Banana Matcha

Servings 1
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen Sliced Banana
  • 2 cups Frozen Green Grapes
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach
  • 2 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Blend together and enjoy!

➃ Avocado Delight

This mouth-watering smoothie is a bit higher in calories because it contains more healthy monounsaturated fats. Don’t avoid fats because you think they make you fat. Although they are high in calories, they are essential for you. Healthy fats can help control your appetite, lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise your “good” HDL cholesterol. Learn more about avocados health benefits here.

Avocado Delight

Servings 1
Calories 339 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ Avocado
  • ½ Banana
  • ½ cup Blueberries Frozen or Fresh
  • 1 scoop Organic Vanilla Protein Powder

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy this power drink. 

➄ Banana Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberries (and all Berries) are perfect foods for healthy weight loss. They are lower in sugar than other types of fruit and contain extremely high levels of antioxidants and other nutrients. Plus, the colorful fruit is an important source of fiber. Fiber keeps you feeling full longer and help you lose weight by reducing your appetite.

Banana Raspberry

Servings 1
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Raspberries Frozen or Fresh
  • ½ Banana
  • ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tbsp Chia Seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

➅ Tropical Green

Aside from fiber, liquid can also offer you that full feeling. Try to go for low-calorie options like coconut water, straight-up water, unsweetened almond milk or tea. Made with refreshing coconut water this delicious smoothie has a tropical taste and will brighten your day.

Tropical Green

Servings 1
Calories 266 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut Water
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • ½ tbsp Chia Seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy. 

➆ Spirulina Queen

Spirulina is a blue-green algae and is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the on the planet. More than 20 vitamins and minerals are found in chlorella, it’s also a great source of protein. Often, when you are hungry your body is creating the effect because it is looking to fill its need for nutrients. Superfoods like spirulina help the body feel naturally nourished and may reduce hunger and cravings in the process.

Spirulina Queen

Servings 1
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Coconut Water
  • 1 Banana
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ scoop Organic Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp Spirulina
  • 1 tsp Flax Seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend together and enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Phil, I believe I’m going to try the Tropical Green. Nice article that gets to the point and doesn’t make me scroll for an hour just to get to the recipes. I’m going to put the Banana Raspberry on my menu as well. I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes.

    • Thank you, Jason. Tropical Green & the Banana Raspberry Smoothie are a great choice. Please let me know if you liked them 🙂

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