On the lookout for healthy smoothies for weight loss? Look no further. Add one of these delicious smoothies to your diet for the perfect weight loss meal.

All of these smoothies are super easy to make, are filling and are jam packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Oh, and they can actually help you lose weight. Unlike store bought smoothies, these smoothies aren’t loaded with unnecessary sugar, saturated fat and other hard to pronounce chemicals.

Take Starbuck’s Green Smoothie for example! You would think ‘green’ would equal healthy, but not quite. One medium serving has 52g of sugar, most of which is added for taste.

Even Smoothie King’s ‘Slim and Trim’ Vanilla Shake contains 42g of sugar! Again, most of which is added. These are the opposite of healthy, and will probably cause you to gain weight.

These healthy smoothies on the other hand are full of natural sugars, protein and healthy omega 3 fats which are good for brain, skin and heart health.

Can Smoothies Really Help You Lose Weight?

With the right ingredients, yes! The best place to start is to load up your blender with wholesome, raw and natural ingredients; think fresh and frozen fruits, veggies and a natural liquid base e.g. almond milk or coconut water (careful with calories here though, no creamers or dairy).

If you add protein, caffeine or some kind of spice, you even create a thermogenic effect, meaning you can boost your metabolism and shrink stubborn fat cells faster.

You’ll want to avoid these diet running ingredients though; condensed milk, syrup, cream, and artificial sweeteners. These products may lead to insulin spikes, blood sugar spikes and even high blood pressure as the body cannot process these easily.

5 Delicious Smoothies for Weight Loss

1. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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The fruit in a strawberry and banana provides a host of nutritional benefits when it comes to weight loss. Strawberries and bananas are super rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.

Just one serving of strawberries contains more vitamin C than a whole orange. Likewise, bananas help to dampen the hormone associated with hunger pangs. Plus, kids love this tasty recipe! Feel free to swap out granola for oats instead.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries 
  • 1/2 banana 
  • 2 tbsp sliced raw nuts (Almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts are all excellent sources of good fats, protein, and fiber)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup granola (choose unsweetened one) 
  • 1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt 
  • 1 cup of almond milk or other non-dairy milk 
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional, for a natural sweet kick)

Directions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and serve. Enjoy!

2. Cinnamon and Ginger Tropical Smoothie

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Many studies suggest that ginger and cinnamon are nutritional powerhouses when it comes to weight loss, fat burning and overall health. Cinnamon in particular helps to reduce blood sugar levels, and enables the body to process carbs better.

Ginger, used for many centuries as an alternative medical treatment, may also help to torch stubborn belly fat, boosting the metabolism and quelling hunger.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ fresh or frozen banana
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • ½ Tsp. each ground ginger, cinnamon and cardamom
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional) 

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Adjust liquid to create your preferred consistency. 

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3. Pineapple Kale Green Smoothie

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Kale in a smoothie might just sound like the most disgusting thing ever, but trust me when I say this smoothie is the bomb! Packed with iron, fiber, magnesium and a whole host of other nutrients such as vitamin B, E, C and A, this green smoothie is perfect for weight loss.

Kale is naturally high in protein and is a great source of plant protein. If you’re looking to detox, this smoothie is also great for that too. Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, manganese and bromelain, a compound that naturally burns and shrinks fat cells.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw kale leaves, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1 cup of frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/4 cup pineapple pieces
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened) 
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 to 2 tsp honey, to taste

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Adjust liquid to create your preferred consistency. 

4. Blueberry Avocado Mango Smoothie

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If you’re looking for a smoothie you can slurp in summer, this is it. Not every weight loss smoothie has to look ‘green’.

This perfectly healthy berry smoothie is packed full of weight loss superfoods such as blueberries, chia seeds and avocados. This smoothie boasts a rich nutritional profile; high in omega 3 fatty acids, natural protein and fiber, all of which are belly fat burning components.

Plus, the avocado in this recipe helps to thicken the smoothie, and adds a creaminess similar to those found in store bought drinks (without the weird, hard to pronounce additions!).

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond butter or cashew butter 
  • 1½ – 2 cups of coconut water
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (optional)

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. 

5. Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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If you’re like me and love a sweet kick without the guilt, look no further. Cacao powder is actually good for you, in certain forms. This smoothie tastes like a literal dessert without the sin.

This chocolate smoothie is loaded with fiber and polyphenols, a specific compound that helps to treat digestive issues and stabilise your weight.

Oh, and you won’t necessarily taste the spinach in this one either thanks to the rich chocolate taste, which is great seen as spinach adds a good dose of iron and vitamin K to this weight loss smoothie. 

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk 
  • 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. honey (optional)

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Add more liquid to create your preferred consistency. 

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