10 Super Delicious Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

healthy weight loss smoothie

The idea of being able to lose weight simply by drinking smoothies is an intriguing one for most of us.  Is it possible?  Yes it is, if you follow a few simple rules.  

Trying to lose weight can be a losing battle, especially in our fast paced world.  Many of us struggle to eat the right food.  Meals are often quick bites grabbed between work and other activities.

That’s why I created these healthy smoothies for weight loss.  They are made in minutes, there is no cooking involved and they can be consumed on-the-go.  Much better than take-out.  But there’s more to these smoothies than simply being easy to make.  They are nutritionally dense, packed with vitamins and minerals.  The ingredients are affordable and easily available.  What do these smoothies contain?  Fiber and healthy carbs from fruits and vegetables, plus healthy fats and protein to make them filling so you won’t be tempted to snack.

I have included greens in most of these smoothies.  Why?  Simple, greens are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, they have almost no calories, are rich in nutrients and high in fiber, so they fill you up and reduce cravings.  If you still aren’t won over by the idea of greens in smoothies, either because you don’t fancy the idea of drinking your greens or you think they will taste yucky, then you have to try these smoothies.   From their enticing colors, to their delicious taste, these smoothies will energize you and satisfy hunger pangs, enhance digestion, help to detox and generally help to maintain your health and keep you looking young.  

But what makes these smoothies extra special, is the fact that they help you lose weight.  That should be incentive enough without all the other reasons.


Orange Green Smoothie

orange green smoothie

Ingredients

2 oranges
2 cups baby spinach leaves
½ inch fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked for 20 minutes
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup water
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon honey

How to Make

Whizz together the oranges, spinach leaves, ginger, chia seeds, yogurt, water, turmeric and honey until smooth.

Serve in two glasses.



Berry Beet Smoothie

blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and beets smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup leafy greens
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen raspberries
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup beets, cooked and pealed
½ avocado
1 cup almond milk
½ cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

How to Make 

Blend together the greens, frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, beets, avocado, almond milk, Greek yogurt and grated ginger until thick and creamy.

Pour into two tall glasses and enjoy.


Apple Mango Smoothie

apple mango smoothie for weight loss

Ingredients

1 green apple, cored and quartered
1 cup frozen mango cubes
Handful of baby spinach leaves
½ cucumber, peeled
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon lime juice

How to Make

Place the apple, frozen mango, spinach, cucumber, coconut water and lime juice into your blender.  Blitz everything together until well blended.

This makes two glasses.


Pear Raspberry Beet Smoothie

pear raspberry beet smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup beets, cooked and chopped
1 pear, cored
½ cup frozen raspberries
½ frozen banana
½ avocado
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup green tea
Juice of 1 lemon

How to Make

Mix together the cooked beets, pear, frozen raspberries, banana, avocado, baby spinach, green tea and lemon juice until well blended.

Pour into a glass.  Serves two.



Berry Pineapple Smoothie

berry pineapple lime smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup frozen pineapple
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen cranberries
¼ cup beets
½ cucumber
Handful of baby greens
1 ½ cups green tea
Juice of 1 lime

How to Make

Combine the frozen pineapple, blueberries, cranberries, beets, cucumber, baby greens, green tea and lime juice in a blender until velvety smooth and creamy.


Mango Green Smoothie

mango green smoothie

Ingredients

1 ½ cup frozen mango chunks
½ cup pineapple pieces
1 large handful baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup cottage cheese
2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ inch grated ginger

How to Make

Add the mango chunks, pineapple pieces, spinach leaves, cottage cheese, almond milk, turmeric and grated ginger to your blender and blend well until smooth.

Serve in two glasses.


More Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

Pineapple Green Smoothie

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 frozen banana
1 cup romaine lettuce
1 ½ - 2 cups almond milk
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Juice of 1 lemon

Apple and Green Smoothie

1 green apple, cored and seeds removed
1 pear, cored and chopped
1 cup fresh baby spinach
Juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons mint
½ cucumber (peeled)
1 cup coconut water

Creamy Green Smoothie

1 cup kale or spinach
1 ½ frozen bananas
½ cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Spicy Pear Smoothie

1 cup green tea, brewed and chilled
½ cup vanilla yogurt
1 small pear, skin on, cut into small pieces
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
¼ teaspoon cayenne
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch cinnamon




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