Actually Enjoy Healthy Eating With These Weight Loss Smoothies!
Although smoothies can be a delicious, easy way to grab nutrients on the go, they aren’t always the healthiest thing to eat (well, drink, but you know what we mean.) Depending on the ingredients, smoothies can be loaded with sugar and fat. That said, not all smoothies are created equal. There a number of homemade weight loss smoothies that are not only chock full of nutrients, but can even help shed some pounds if you looking to do so. By choosing specific ingredients that help aid digestion, burn fat, decrease inflammation, and so much more, you can create weight loss smoothies that won’t have you reaching for something to eat an hour later.
Does this mean you should strictly stick to weight loss smoothies? Of course not! But with these homemade smoothie recipes, you can give your body specific nutrients that will help you keep up during workouts, maintain your energy levels, and make sure all that hard work pays off. With healthy foods like spinach and kale, and sweet ingredients like strawberries, mango, and pineapple, any one of these homemade smoothies will sustain you for a few hours, and have you ready to conquer whatever the day has in store for you.
1. Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter
If you’re a chocoholic, you’ll love this smoothie. This sweet recipe will easily cure your sweet tooth without increasing your waistline. It has all of the smooth and delicious flavors of a chocolate peanut butter cup, without all of the fat and sugar. This smoothie has 300 calories and 16 grams of sugar, which is less sugar than a pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups.
- 8-10 oz unsweetened almond milk
- ¾ of a medium banana, very ripe
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- ¼ cup cubed soft tofu
- 1 heaping cup steamed and cooled cauliflower florets
- ½ tablespoon cocoa powder (use more if you want it to be super chocolatey)
- 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon
- Small handful ice cubes
2. Peach Oat Cobbler
NUTRITION: 277 calories, 4 g fat, 33 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 28 g protein
Like a light, summery bowl of oats—this is comfort food in a glass. Unless it’s August and the peaches in your neck of the woods are perfect, opt for frozen peaches instead. The vanilla in the protein powder will combine with the peaches for a bright, warm, and hearty drink. Out of this list, this is a personal favorite out of all of the weight loss smoothies!
- 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 blend (optional)
3. Kale Recharge Smoothie
If you’re looking for a low-calorie drink to sip on, this weight loss smoothie is definitely for you. Per serving, it only has 58 calories, contains no fat, and has as little as 14 carbs (this recipe makes three servings, so make sure you’re not chugging the whole batch!). However, due to this smoothie’s low protein content (only 2 grams per serving), this smoothie should not be considered a meal replacement, and we recommend having it alongside a protein-packed meal like an omelet.
- 1 frozen, very ripe banana
- ¾ cup spinach, loosely packed
- ¾ cups curly kale, stems removed, loosely packed
- ½ cup carrots, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (or cilantro)
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 8 ounces water
- 4 ice cubes
*Recipe makes 3 servings
4. Apple Spice Smoothie
This smoothie is basically an apple pie in a glass, without all of the excess carbs and sugar. This 300-calorie smoothie is the perfect breakfast substitution since it’s filled with 28 grams of muscle-building protein and contains 8 grams of fiber from the apple. The cinnamon balances blood sugar levels, curbing the appetite and preventing aimless snacking throughout the morning hours. Plus, the matcha powder contains catechins like EGCG that help to stimulate fat loss from storage sites. We’ll gladly sip on this, then!
- 1 apple
- Handful of kale, deveined
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop plain plant-based protein powder
- Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
5. Tropical Smoothie
Sipping on this smoothie will transport you and your taste buds to a tropical island beach, even if it’s really the middle of winter. And, this smoothie will help you get your best each body: it’s only 148 calories, and the coconut water in this drink has been proven in a study by the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kerala to contain diabetes-fighting antioxidants.
- ½ cup spinach
- ½ banana
- 1 cup frozen fruit (mangoes, pineapple, strawberries)
- 1 cup coconut water
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