Top 12 Healthy Weight Loss Smoothies That’ll Help You Slim Down




Smoothies are a wonderful combination of health and taste. Typically a thick beverage drink, a smoothie is made by adding fruits and vegetables in some dairy products like milk, yogurt or ice-cream, and blending all ingredients well in a mixer. To enhance the flavor and taste, you could also add some sweeteners, juices, crushed ice, water, chocolate, nutritional supplements, butter, herbal tea, and much more.

Are Smoothies A Good Way To Lose Weight?

The health quotient of your smoothie depends upon the quantity of healthy ingredients, i.e. veggies, fruits, and yogurt, you add to your smoothie. Some smoothies contain greater amounts of vegetables and fruits, which can be consumed as a meal replacement. So if you are looking to lose weight, add more of fiber-rich vegetables to your smoothies and stray clear of sweeteners, fruit juices, protein powders, or ice-creams as though they add flavor to your drink, they tend to increase weight.

Green smoothies consist of 40-50% raw green vegetables like kale, spinach, chard, broccoli, celery, parsley, to name a few. They are packed with the goodness of nutrition namely, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber to keep your stomach full while accelerating weight loss.

1. Watermelon Cooler

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Come summers and the cool watermelon smoothie beckons you to savor its yummy flavor and taste. And that’s not all, this tasty beverage is sure wholesome and healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups chopped seedless watermelon cubes
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 15-20 Sprigs of mint
  • Dash of salt
  • 10 cubes ice

How to Prepare: Place the watermelon in the blender and add all the other ingredients. Churn until smooth. You can also add in a handful of strawberries for enhancing the taste.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Watermelons are low in calories, contain high amounts of water, and are high in beta carotene and vitamin C, thus aiding in weight loss.
  • They also have high amounts of lycopene, a nutrient that fights prostate cancer.
  • The lime juice will promote fullness without adding any extra calories.

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2. Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

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Packed with antioxidants, minerals, and fiber, the lemon blueberry smoothies are the most refreshing way to start your day.

 Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup spinach leaves(optional)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds/chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon.
  • Some ice cubes

How to Prepare: Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and contain high amounts of fiber, the chia/flax seeds not only add the omegas to your drink, they also keep hunger pangs in check.
  • The spinach will further add nutrition and fiber to the smoothie.
  • Using unsweetened dairy-free milk will not pile up calories, thus, aiding in weight loss.

[ Read: How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss ]




3. Chocolate Cherry Pie

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Even the name sounds delicious! This smoothie is a complete meal beverage.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk, 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup cherries( fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Some ice cubes

How to Prepare: Blend all ingredients in a blender to get a creamy drink.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Non-dairy milk will not add extra calories to your body and the cherries and spinach and hemp seeds will all keep you satiated and energetic while adding loads of nutrition and fiber to your body.
  • And that cacao powder and the dash of cinnamon will do wonders to speed up your weight loss efforts.

[ Read: Cinnamon for Weight Loss ]




4. Peanut Butter and Green Smoothie

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This smoothie will add healthy fats along with the nutrition of greens to your body.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-diary milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ½ cup cucumber sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Some crushed ice

How to Prepare: Blend all the above items until creamy and smooth.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • In this smoothie, the peanut butter adds in the healthy fats and the hemp provides protein that helps build lean muscle.
  • The green base of veggies will keep you full and also pack in minerals and nutrients into your body.

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5. Creamy Apple Pie

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A delicious, healthy and wholesome smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen/fresh apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp almond butter

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Apples are filling and nutritious.
  • The almond milk is low-calorie and the cinnamon and nutmeg speed up the metabolic processes.
  • This smoothie has the perfect weight loss ingredients.

[ Read: Lemon Juice for Weight Loss ]




6. Oats Berry Pie Smoothie

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Oatmeal adds texture, taste, and smoothness to a smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cherries
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup chopped spinach
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • Handful of walnuts
  • Half a cup orange juice.

How to Prepare: Add everything in the mixer and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • There is fruit, nuts, vegetables and non-dairy milk which does not add calories.
  • Oats are rich in fiber and keep you full for a long time.
  • The yogurt boosts the gut bacteria thereby enhancing metabolism.
  • This is a nutrition-packed dense smoothie that tastes good as well.

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7. Papaya, Pineapple, and Orange Smoothie

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Papaya is a nutritious fruit which is extremely good for digestive health. Pack it up in a smoothie for great taste and good health.

Ingredients:

  • One bowl papaya
  • 1 cup of pineapple,
  • apple cubes, and
  • de seeded orange pieces

How to Prepare: Mix all the above and blend till smooth. Add a few ice cubes and mint leaves for seasoning.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Papaya is rich in fiber, contains antioxidants and contains vitamins, calcium, and phosphorus.
  • When added with other nutritious fruits like pineapple, apples and orange, the prepared smoothie will help you cut down excess calories and facilitate speedy weight loss.

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8. Pumpkin and Fig Smoothie

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Light, creamy, and yet filling, what could be better than a pumpkin smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin pieces
  • 1/ 2 cup frozen banana
  • 3 figs peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

How to Prepare: Blend all the ingredients, pour in a glass, and serve with ice cubes.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Pumpkin is fibrous and rich in vitamin A and C which takes care of your body’s nutritional needs and immunity while you are trying to lose weight.
  • The almond butter adds in the protein and healthy fats without adding in extra calories.
  • The figs are, of course, nutrition-dense and extremely satiating. 

9. Raspberry Chia Smoothie

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A tasty and filling smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Ice cubes

How to Prepare: Place the ingredients in a blender and churn until creamy and frothy.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • The fibrous raspberry is rich in vitamin C and the chia seeds add fullness to the smoothie.
  • Add in some apple juice to further speed up the metabolism and accelerate weight loss!

10. Banana and Cinnamon Smoothie

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A thick, creamy smoothie that is packed with taste and health.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1cup soy milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • Honey(optional)
  • Ice cubes

How to Prepare: Add all ingredients and blend well together until smooth.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Loaded with potassium, banana is the perfect post-workout food which has a natural sweetness.
  • Add in some peanut butter for healthy fats and a dash of cinnamon for better metabolism, your healthy slimming smoothie is ready.

11. Kale Smoothie

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Green smoothies are the best for weight loss, add some naturally sweet fruit to balance the bitterness of kale.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk(unsweetened)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • 1 cup kale( chopped)

Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a mixer till well blended.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Kale is a nutrition-packed dense green veggie which will keep you satiated all day long.
  • Add in sweet fruits and almond milk for the perfect balance of taste and health.

12. Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

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Strawberries are an all-time favorite pick for smoothie recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • 2 teaspoons honey.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger.
  • 1 small frozen banana.
  • 1 cup of almond milk.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Preparation: Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy and smooth.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Strawberries are vitamin C-rich fruits and 1 cup of this fruit has 3.3 grams of fiber, making it weight-loss friendly.
  • Complimenting it with ginger not only enhances the nutritional value of the smoothie,  but it also makes the smoothie tastier.

You can make your own mix of healthy and tasty smoothies by carefully picking ingredients that do not pack in extra calories, keep you satiated, and accelerate weight loss.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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