Recipes of smoothies for faster and natural weight loss

Recipes of smoothies for faster and natural weight loss
  • PublishedMarch 26, 2020

Losing weight is can be many things! There are a lot of options and strategies we can use to lose weight like smoothies. This is where you will find this article on recipes of smoothies for weight loss really handy.

A healthy refreshing DIY smoothie can turn your body into a calorie-burning machine. Weight loss smoothies can rev your metabolism, satisfy you (avoid craving) and suppress fat-storing hormones.

They are nutritious to the body as they provide the required nutrients. It is a matter of finding the right recipes for smoothies that can support weight loss.

Smoothies like Smooth skinny, blueberry Protein, banana Split and a lot more smoothies can be fat burning. They make a quick perfect meal since they are easily prepared by just blending. All you need is a blender and perfect recipes of smoothies to choose from for a weight loss packed meal.

Are smoothies a good way to lose weight?

Smoothies can be a perfect strategy of healthy and lasting weight loss if it’s that right. Yes, they can be a calorie bomb if the recipes that are used are just for smoothies to satisfy you not weight loss.

They are a good way to lose weight as they can keep hunger levels in check. They promote weight loss due to the presence of fiber, muscle-building proteins satiating fats and digestion aiding content which all have weight loss related benefits.

Smoothies can be a good way to lose weight since they are easy to prepare, are nutrient-packed and most of all, they are healthy to the body compared to the $29 dollar drink you may buy in the supermarket.

What can I put in my smoothie to lose weight?

If prepared properly, smoothies can lead to a healthy life and help in weight loss. The reverse is true if the ingredients in the smoothie are not carefully chosen, they can cause rapid weight gain and nutrient deficiency. Here comes the question, what can you put in your smoothie for weight loss?

  • Protein powder for weight loss

Proteins are important nutrients for weight loss as getting enough revs your metabolism, reduce appetite and provide satisfaction. Protein powders are normally low in sugars, low in calories and provide high-quality proteins.

They add high-quality proteins to smoothies making them more nutritious. Here is an article about my hand-picked protein powders for weight loss.

  • Fiber.

Foods rich in fiber will make you feel satisfied longer, aid in proper digestion, lowers blood sugar, and a lot more benefits. Some of the fiber food sources you can add to smoothies include; bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, and raspberries.

  • Healthy fats

Healthy fats are important in our diets as they lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, lower blood pressure and a lot more benefits. To have healthy and weight loss smoothies, healthy fats shouldn’t be missed in the recipes.

Some of the healthy fat food sources are avocado, cheese, chia seed, hemp seeds, flaxseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil, and others.

  • Low sugars.

Fruits are the best sources of low and healthy sugars. No need of adding in extra sweeteners like honey, orange juice or real sugar which would have added a lot of calories into the smoothie.

What are the best recipes for smoothies for weight loss?


1.  Apple spice smoothie

The apple pie tastes good if you ever wanted it in a smoothie form, then the apple spice smoothie is the one for you.

It tastes just like that. The addition of spices like cinnamon, vanilla, and others offers a pleasant and notorious smoothie.

The smoothie is so creamy and full of healthy proteins. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg provide antioxidants making the smoothie healthy and able to aid in weight loss.

  • 1 apple quartered
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 scoop Life’s Abundance Vanilla Protein Powder

Put all the fruits and spices into the blender and blend until smooth. Then add in sweeteners (honey) and blend a little more.

2.Vanilla chai breakfast smoothie.

This smoothie contains banana, chai tea, oats, and other ingredients. Its best for breakfast as it will rev your metabolism kickstarting weight loss.

  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup chai tea (brewed from a teabag and chilled)
  • ½ scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • A ½ frozen banana
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • water to make the smoothie lighter. (optional)

Blend all the ingredients in the blender until smooth.

3. ‘Peach Out’ Peach Oat Cobbler.

The combination of vanilla, oats, and peaches make a wonderful smoothie healthy and fit for weight loss.

  • ½ peach
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • Water to make the smoothie lighter. (optional)

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

4. Smooth skinny

Apple, grapefruit, and banana are fruits that would be eaten while on a weight loss diet. They make a perfect smoothie for weight loss yet they are very nutritious.

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • A large chard leaf
  • 1 green apple
  • 3 stalks celery
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 1 banana

Blend all fruits until smooth, add a little water if you want a litter smoothie.

5. Strawberry Orange Spritzer.

Strawberries and oranges are good weight loss fruits and therefore a smoothie containing both is a sure-fire to aid in weight loss. While adding in the red chili will boost weight loss even faster. Generally, this is a fat-burning smoothie.

  • 4 oz mini peppers
  • 3 oz strawberries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • A cup of water
  • 1 cup ice

Blend all the ingredients until smooth, add in a half a cup of water if you want a lighter smoothie.

6. Ginger man smoothie.

Ginger has a lot of health benefits like aiding in weight loss, being anti-inflammatory and aiding proper digestion among others. Fresh ginger works better and makes a good fresh smoothie.

  • ¼ teaspoon organic ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 medium to large-sized organic banana
  • A tablespoon of molasses
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 4-6 ice cubes to make the smoothie chilled.

Blend all the ingredients until it’s all smooth and chilled.

7. Blueberry Protein.

This smooth looks like a drink made for aliens. When you want to feel out of planet earth, try the blueberry Protein smoothie. It is filled with healthy fats and proteins that can help in losing weight.

  • 1/2 a cup organic blueberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/4 a teaspoon of maca
  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax
  • A pinch of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients until they are all smooth.

8. Peanut Butter Cup

Nuts are healthy fruits that support weight loss, peanut butter will give the same effect towards weight loss. Making a smoothie out of peanut butter will give your body calorie-burning powers.

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate plant-based protein powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ tbsp natural unsalted peanut butter
  • water for a lighter smoothie

Blend until all ingredients are smooth.

9. Green Warrior Weight Loss Smoothie.

This smoothie is filled with lots of protein and fibers which have a lot of weight loss benefits. The smoothie does n t need any sweeteners which would have added a lot of unwanted calories.

  • 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 cup pineapple pieces
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/8 cup Wonderful No Shells Pistachios,
  • 4 ice cubes for a chilled smoothie.

Blend until all ingredients are smooth.

10. Banana Split

Bananas, vanilla, and dark chocolate can make a great smoothie.  The combination of dark chocolate and fruits can accelerate the release of a butyrate a compound which is able to suppress fat-storage genes. This makes the banana split smoothie great for weight loss.

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 dark chocolate squares
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Topping: 1 more cherry

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

What are the best fruits for weight loss?

Berries are healthy fruits for weight loss

The best fruits for weight loss are those that are low in calories, rich in fiber yet very nutritious to help you meet the body’s nutrient demand.

Some of the best fruits for weight loss are;
  • Avocados are high in fiber which means they have a strong effect on making you feel satisfied for longer to avoid cravings.
  • Bananas are excellent sources of fiber which can help you feel full for longer which may reduce the total number of calories you consume.
  • An Orange has only 47 calories per 100 grams and is considered to be a negative calorie fruit as it contains fewer calories than your body requires to burn it.
  • Watermelon is among the best fruits to eat for weight loss as 90% of its weight is water and contains only 30 calories per 100 grams.
  • Kiwi fruit is high in fiber and only contains 42 calories only.
  • Grapes are natural sources of resveratrol powerful oxidants that have weight loss benefits.
  • Berries are great sources of fiber which is a key factor for weight loss.
  • Apples are low in calories and high in fibers which are key factors for weight loss.
  • Stone fruits include peaches, plums, cherries and apricots are low in calories and high in nutrients like vitamin C which are great for weight loss.

Can you drink too many smoothies?

Smoothies can be refreshing, satisfying and sweet, but is there a possibility of drinking too many smoothies? First of all, it depends on what you may call too much. 2-5 glasses may not be counted as too much but if you are a person who takes smoothies for hydration throughout the day, then the smoothies maybe too much.

If your smoothie is poorly made with recipes of smoothies that do not support weight loss, you will have taken too many calories which will lead to weight gain.

When your smoothies are made in support of weight loss, they will just cause stomach bloating if taken in large quantities. Discomfort, gas and bloating are some of the major side effects of taking too many smoothies.

Do smoothies make you gain weight?

smoothie recipes for weight loss
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Yes and no, let me make this straight. It depends on what type of smoothie you make. Adding fruits that are high in calories into your smoothie will make a calorie bomb. Calories in a smoothie can be as high as 1000 depending on what fruits, sweeteners or vegetables that you used.

Smoothies may not cause weight gain but rather aid in weight loss. Choosing fruits or vegetables to use in a smoothie can be tricky but when chosen right, a smoothie can be a fat burner. Fruits that are low in calories work best in smoothies and you won’t gain weight.

The bottom line.

Smoothies can be weight loss-aiding drinks if they are made from the right recipes of smoothies that are capable of weight loss. But be careful about the ingredients you choose while making smoothies because choosing ingredients that do not weight loss weight friendly will just cause weight gain. A calorie bomb is possible if ingredients with high calories are chosen therefore be careful in your choosing.


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