How To Make Healthy Smoothies For Weight Loss Nowadays, most people are realizing the important of eating healthy and treat their body right. Unfortunately, smoothies aren’t something that comes to mind when they talk about eating healthily. Instead, they relate smoothies to junk food and sodas. This creates a split second decision where many people stick to their routines and drink soda. However, there are an increasing number of health conscious individuals who know the difference between good and bad food choices. They’ve started practicing various techniques to lose weight by combining different foods and beverages to create what we call “healthy smoothie recipes”.
Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss
These healthy weight loss smoothie recipes can help boost your metabolism, build lean muscles, and up your daily nutrition.
All you need is a powerful blender like a Vitamix blender and 30 seconds to blend up the perfect smoothie to support your body and weight.
To make each smoothie in this recipes list, blend all ingredients until smooth.
Serve in a mason jar for easy storing and on-the-go. If you are looking for a meal replacement smoothie, look for recipes with over 20 g protein. Each recipe yields one serving unless noted.
Green Detox Smoothie – Weight Loss smoothies
Starting your morning with a green smoothie is a great way to pack in greens like spinach into your daily nutrients.
While green juices offer from a juice bar offer convenience, making healthy green smoothies like this one at home is just as easy and fast.
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup water
1/2 green apple
1 celery stick
2-inch ginger root
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
Nutrition per serving: 297 calories, 2 g fat, 71 g carbs, 28 g sugar, 10 g fiber, 7 g protein
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie – Vegan
Nutritious breakfast smoothies like this can aid in healthy weight loss thanks to their mix of superfoods.
With a protein powder, it’s a great breakfast smoothie that’ll fuel you for hours. Oats are full of complex carbohydrates, metabolism-boosting protein, and fiber.
They also contain loads of nutrients like zinc and magnesium. Those minerals help lower cholesterol levels, improve your gut, and support weight loss.
1/2 frozen banana
1 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder (or choose unsweetened cocoa powder)
1 tbsp unsweetened almond butter
1/4 cup rolled oatmeal
1 scoop vanilla pea protein powder – check out our favorite protein powders.
1 cup almond milk
Nutrition per serving: 394 calories, 16 g fat, 32 g carbs, 8 g sugar, 8 g fiber, 34 g protein
Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie – smoothie recipes for weight loss
If you love pies but want to stay healthy and not overloaded on sugar, this is one of the best smoothies to enjoy in place of a warm apple pie.
It’s free of added sugar and full of omega-3 healthy fats and muscle-building protein.
1 apple, chopped (any kind)
1 cup unsweetened oat milk
1/2 tbsp walnuts
1 pitted date
1 scoop vanilla pea protein powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of ground powder
Nutrition per serving: 429 calories, 9 g fat, 53 g carbs, 32 g sugar, 7 g fiber, 36 g protein
Vitamin C Boosting Smoothie
Besides its weight-loss friendly, this vitamin C booster has a lot of good things in one drink. With orange and peach, it’s packed with a hefty dose of immune-boosting vitamin C.
Just a tablespoon of chia seeds adds omega-3 and protein. It also adds a thick, creamy texture.
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-inch ginger, peeled
1 tbsp chia seeds
Nutrition per serving: 261 calories, 8 g fat, 44 g carbs, 25 g sugar, 13 g fiber, 7 g protein
Blueberry Green Smoothie
If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast smoothie that can be treated as a delicious meal, this green smoothie is the one.
With antioxidant-rich blueberries, this weight loss smoothie is a great way to aid digestion and support your weight loss.
With a hefty dose of protein and fiber, morning hunger won’t come crawling back for hours. It’ll also be your first green smoothie that’s not green but purple-hued.
3/4 cup frozen spinach
1/4 cup frozen kale
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp any nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 scoop of pea protein powder
Nutrition per serving: 350 calories, 17 g fat, 20 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 6 g fiber, 34 g protein
Weight loss smoothie recipes
Belly Love Smoothie
“This smoothie will definitely fill you up with 0 grams of added sugar, 17 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein. It also meets 60% of the RDA for calcium,” says Gans.
8 ounces plain low-fat kefir
2 cups baby spinach leaves
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup ice
In a blender, puree kefir, banana, spinach, chia, cinnamon, water, and ice until smooth.
Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie
This sugar-free smoothie is packed with grapefruit and has a boost of flavor from fresh ginger, dates and maca powder.
3-4Medjool datesto taste
1 tablespoonmaca powder
chia seedsfor topping
Peel the grapefruit and remove all the bitter inner skin and seeds with your hands, saving just the segments. Put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
Triple Berry Avocado Smoothie
“The avocado in this recipe provides you with healthy fats along with hemp seeds which provide important omega 3 and omega 6s!” says Kaufman.
1 cup (240 ml) of water
1/2 cup (98 grams) of frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
half of an avocado (100 grams)
2 cups (40 grams) of spinach
2 tablespoons (20 grams) of hemp seeds
To make one serving, blend the ingredients.
Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
This 4-ingredient smoothie is a dupe for yummy cheesecake, without the extra fat and calories.
1 cupunsweetened almond milk
1/2cuplow fat cottage cheese
2packetsnatural no calorie sweetener (such as Truvia)
Optional Toppings: fresh strawberries, light whipped topping, graham cracker crumbs
Place the frozen strawberries, almond milk, cottage cheese, and sweetener in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth and creamy, stopping and stirring the mixture if necessary. Pour into a glass and top with optional toppings, if desired.
Sweet Potato Smoothie
“I would never think to add a sweet potato to a smoothie, and this recipe surely surprises,” says Gans.
1 medium baked sweet potato (cooked)
1 container (~5 oz) plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Almond Breeze almond milk – unsweetened vanilla
« banana (frozen if possible)
1 teaspoon ground sweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2 ice cubes
Blend the above ingredients in a blender on a high speed.
Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
This low-calorie smoothie is gluten-free and made to taste just like yummy carrot cake.
1cupunsweetened cashew milk
1/3cupvanilla protein powder
stevia to taste
1tbspunsweetened shredded coconut flakesoptional
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Vegan Wild Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
“A lot of vegan smoothie recipes are too low in protein and this one provides 16 grams,” says Gans.
_ cup unsweetened cashew milk
« cup plain cashew yogurt
_ cup frozen wild blueberries
¬ cup frozen strawberries
« cup cauliflower florets (I used purple cauliflower), coarsely chopped
5 Tablespoons powdered peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Blend ingredients together, and enjoy!
Besides beets, this smoothie also has lots of blueberries and pineapple plus Greek yogurt for extra protein.
1/2cupunsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
1 cupmixed frozen blueberries or mixed berries
1small beetpeeled and diced (about 8 ounces)
1/4cupplain nonfat Greek yogurtuse non-dairy yogurt to make vegan
Optional sweetener: 1-2 teaspoons honeyplus additional to taste (use agave to make vegan)
Optional mix-ins: chia seedshempseed, and/or ground flaxseed (I like mine with a sprinkle of chia or hempseed; hempseed is what you see pictured in the photos); I also like to add 2 tablespoons oatmeal to make the smoothie even more filling.
Place the almond milk, blueberries, beet, pineapple, and Greek yogurt in a high speed blender such as a Vitamix (if you do not have a high speed blender, I’d suggest microwaving, roasting, or lightly steaming the beets before using so that they are softer and puree more smoothly). Blend until smooth. Taste and if you desire a sweeter smoothie, add a little honey or date and blend again. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Low Carb Raspberry Smoothie
This easy low-carb raspberry smoothie is packed with yummy raspberries so it’s naturally sweet. It’s also keto-friendly and full of protein.
1medium avocado- peeled and pitted
1 «cupunsweetened coconut milk
1scoop of sugar-free vanilla protein powder
Use frozen raspberries instead of fresh. Add some ice cubes to the blender. The more ice you use, the thicker your raspberry smoothie will be. Add an extra scoop of protein powder. Because it absorbs moisture, the powder acts as a thickener.
Smoothie recipes to try
Banana-kale wake-up smoothie
The sweetness of the bananas balances kale’s slight bitterness in this recipe. Use just a tiny pinch of cloves – they’re potent!
Ruby-red raspberry smoothie
It’s nutty. It’s sweet. And it’s good for you. Blast off your day with healthy fats, antioxidants and phytonutrients from this creamy creation.
Creamy kiwi-lime smoothie
You would never guess this creamy, high-protein smoothie gets its texture from tofu and cashew butter. Hey, don’t knock it till you try it!
Go green smoothie bowl
Ready to trade in the smoothie glass for a bowl and spoon? In this bowl, the leafy green goodness of spinach meets the sweetness of grapes, mango, apple and banana.
Cool tropical smoothie
You’ll feel like you’re on the beach with this zesty blend of mango, coconut, lime and strawberries. This vegan smoothie is high in potassium and features beneficial phytonutrients.
Creamy strawberry and greens smoothie
This satisfying smoothie is sweetened with strawberries, “creamified” with avocado and then exalted to green goddess status with arugula.
Peach-vanilla yogurt smoothie
Enjoy this refreshing, tasty drink for breakfast or a snack. You can build from this recipe and modify it with different fruit such as strawberries, or you can use a low-fat soy milk or skim milk.