Top 10 Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

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Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy feat. It requires dedication and self-restraint to rein in those unhealthy cravings. Luckily for you, there are lots of delicious and nutritious smoothies that you can easily whip up. These will help you on your path to a slimmer, leaner, healthier you!

These weight loss smoothies are loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). These specifically target belly fat. The best thing about these drinks is they are perfect as a meal replacement. You can go ahead and choose to replace one meal—either breakfast, lunch, or dinner—with any of these smoothies. You can even throw in an extra smoothie for an afternoon snack.

And the best thing about these smoothies? They are super easy to prepare. It takes less than ten minutes to have a full glass filled with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need to lose weight the healthy way.

Of course, relying on just these smoothies won’t work. Paired with the right kind of diet and a specific exercise regime that works for you, you’ll be losing those extra pounds in no time, and with long-term results.

So what are you waiting for? Go on and sip up to slim down!

Spicy Pineapple Detox Smoothie

This is one of the smoothies that gets rid of that bloated feeling. It also helps get rid of unwanted abdominal fat. Pineapple reduces inflammation. The ginger boosts your metabolism. These two plus the cayenne pepper helps promote proper digestion. Throw in some flaxseed for an extra boost of fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper
  • a tablespoon of flaxseed
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Procedure:

First, place banana and pineapple chunks in a blender. Blend until smooth. Next, add the rest of the ingredients except the ice cubes. Continue blending until fully incorporated. Gradually add in the ice cubes until desired consistency is reached.

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries (and other berries in general) are low in sugar, but have a high amount of nutrients. They help in weight loss as they have also contain a minimum amount of calories.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup wild blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup mango cubes
  • ½ cup kale
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Procedure:

First, place blueberries, banana, mangoes, yogurt, and milk in a blender. Blend completely. Next, add the kale and honey. Continue to blend. If you want, you can add in ice cubes until you get your desired consistency. Serve fresh.

Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie

Matcha powder enhances weight loss by boosting your metabolism. Mint aids in digestion. Cacao nibs is also a great source of fiber. And lastly, spinach is very low in calories.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • a handful of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

 

Procedure:

First, combine all the ingredients (except the cacao nibs) in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add in the cacao nibs for last and blend some more. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

The Buzzing Bee Smoothie

Bee pollen is an appetite suppressant that makes you feel fuller longer. It also has amino acids that boost your metabolism. Dates are great for losing weight as they are nutrient dense and are a good source of fiber. And finally, coffee stimulates minimal calorie burning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups soy milk
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen
  • 3 dates
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coffee grinds
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Procedure:

Throw in all the ingredients (except the ice cubes) in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add in the ice cubes for the thickness you want. Enjoy!

Berry-Oat Smoothie

Oats are rich in fiber. Fiber helps keep you feeling full, and you’re less likely to overeat. This filling smoothie can keep you full well until the next meal.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup berries (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • ⅓ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup ice

Procedure:

First, dump in oats, milk, berries, and yogurt into a blender. Combine thoroughly. Next, gradually add in the honey until you get your desired sweetness. Last, place ice cubes one by one, until desired thickness is achieved.

Avocado-Spinach Smoothie

Avocados are the perfect weight loss ingredient. It lowers cholesterol levels, restrains hunger pangs, and spot-reduces belly fat. Goodbye, muffin top!

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • ice cubes

Procedure:

Place all ingredients (except the ice cubes) in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add in the ice cubes one by one until you get the thickness you want.

Chocolate-Chia-Cherry Smoothie

Chia seeds are perfect in weight loss smoothies. The fiber in the seeds expand in the stomach and absorbs large amounts of water. This increases fullness and slows down the absorption of food.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • ice cubes

Procedure:

Put all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Mix on high speed until fully combined. Add in the ice cubes until smooth and creamy.

Mango-Avocado Smoothie

You can go ahead and eat all the mangoes you want and not worry about packing on the pounds. This is because mangoes are fat-free, salt-free, and cholesterol-free. Paired with avocado, this drink will melt the fat away.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup mango cubes
  • ¼ cup avocado
  • ½ cup fresh organic mango juice
  • ¼ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ice cubes

Procedure:

Combine all ingredients together in a blender. Process until smooth.

Mixed Berry Cobbler

The coconut milk in this recipe is great for weight loss as it is a very filling and at the same time fat-burning food. It provides the necessary fatty acids that support weight loss and detoxification. And the combination of berries add to the fat-burning factor of this drink.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 2-3 dates
  • ice cubes

Procedure:

Add all the ingredients together in a blender. Mix until somewhat smooth. Gradually add in the ice cubes to reach your desired consistency.

Strawberry-Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Bananas contain fiber and resistant starch. These support weight loss. They’re also low-energy-density fruits, which help you shed those extra pounds.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure: Simply place all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add ice cubes until desired consistency is achieved.

About the Author

Kate B. Forsyth is a writer for BeHealthyToday, who specializes in health and nutrition. Her passion is to help people get an overall transformation of health that lasts a lifetime. In her blog posts, she goes beyond research by providing health-concerned citizens doable and simple tricks to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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