9 Weight Loss Smoothies’ Recipes For Fat Burning

9 weight loss smoothiesA smoothie is a thick beverage made from blended raw fruit and vegetables, with other ingredients such as water, ice, dairy products or sweeteners.[1]

I am assuming that you are also fond of verities of delicious smoothies just like me and my six years old cute little daughter.

Without much intro let me come to the topic. In this article, I want to share with you a few of the best weight loss smoothies.

By the way, most smoothies are high in calories and fructose that will certainly make you gain weight.

But I have selectively picked up nine healthy smoothies for weight loss. Besides the nine healthy and delicious smoothies, I also want to share with you exclusively 2 of my favorite green smoothie recipes for weight loss (which have learned from Dr.Oz and Kimberly Snyder).

Health Advantages Of Smoothies 

Smoothies, especially during breakfast, rev up your metabolism and pump up the energy.

The smoothies mostly contain fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, milk, etc. which are naturally nutritious and healthy for the body. They are also good for naturally detoxifying and revitalizing the body.

A protein rich smoothie in the morning would keep you full and energetic for many hours. Remember, a protein rich breakfast is best diet food for weight loss.

To make the smoothies healthy, tasty, nourishing and weight loss friendly, the following four important aspects must be taken care of.

  • Healthy Liquid Base:- Healthiest liquid base for the smoothie is pure cow milk; other options are almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk. Milk is a wholesome food that contains essential vitamins and protein.
  • Less Of Calories And More Of Proteins:- The fruits, vegetables and other ingredients you chose for preparing this beverage must be low in calories, but high in protein and nutrients.
  • Healthy Fats:- Good fats from milk, nuts, seeds and fruits not only make the smoothie tasty but also provides energy and help in the better absorption of vitamins.
  • Rich In Fibers And Low On Sugar:- Fruits and vegetables with high fiber content will promote healthy metabolism and quicker fat burning. It is also good to choose fruits and nuts with low sugar (calories) to shed weight.

2 Green Smoothies: My Favorite Smoothies For Weight Loss 2 Green Smoothies

First of all, I am going to discuss with you two green smoothies for weight loss that are most popularly recommended and used by weight loss enthusiasts.

The green smoothies mostly contain the green leafy vegetables and few other ingredients for adding taste and flavor.

Green smoothies are good for weight loss because it is rich in fiber with very low amount calories and fat. It also supplies the body several essential nutrients and vitamins. And above all, it is very filling and helps in the suppression of appetite. 

Other important health benefits of green smoothies are its ability to repair, heal and detoxify the body.

As we use the raw green vegetables for making the smoothie, this helps in giving to the body several micronutrients that otherwise get lost while cooking.

It is found that one of the best ways to curb the craving for junk foods and sugary snacks is to have green smoothies.

Let us have a look at two of the best green smoothie recipes for weight loss.

Please Note: I will be discussing only the recipe and will not be going into the details of blending and mixing, which are commonly quite a same procedure for all smoothies, and I take for granted that you already know how to blend the smoothies.

1. Dr. Oz’s Green Smoothie For Weight Loss

Dr.Oz, the highly popular weight loss guru on ‘TV Talk Shows’, has come out with a unique green smoothie for weight loss. Here is the recipe of Dr.Oz’s green smoothie for losing weight:

  • Spinach (2cups)
  • Cucumber (2 cups)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Ginger Root ( 1 teaspoon)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Apples (2)
  • Lime Juice (1 lime)
  • Lemon Juice (1/2 Lemon)

2. Kimberly Snyder’s Green Smoothie For Slimming

Kimberly Snyder, a clinical nutritionist and well-known authors of diet books have brought out a green smoothie that not only help in weight loss but also help in rejuvenating the skin and body.

Recipe:  

  • Romaine lettuce (1 head)
  • Celery (4 stalks)
  • Spinach (1/2 bunch)
  • Apple (1)
  • Pear (1)
  • Banana (1)
  • Lemon Juice (1/2 Lemon)
  • Cilantro (1/3 bunch) (optional)
  • Parsley (1/3 bunch) (optional)

The above given two green smoothies for losing weight as suggested by two of the well-known weight loss and diet experts are found to be very effective.

These two smoothies contain perfect blending of healthy green vegetables and fruits that are known for their weight loss effects. 

Thanks to all its nutrients and fiber, these smoothies are incredibly filling.

Let me also bring to you another nine good weight loss smoothies popularly used and appreciated.

9 Good Weight Loss Smoothies9 Best Smoothies For Weight Loss

I have just selectively chosen nine smoothies for weight loss with recipes. All these are healthy smoothies with the right amount of calories, protein and nutrients. 

1. Blueberry Smoothie For Breakfast

Any smoothies you prepare with blueberries are good for weight loss as they are low in calories and contain excellent natural antioxidants.[2]

The blueberries smoothie recipes for weight loss is little complicated with too many ingredients for better taste and for making it a healthy balanced breakfast diet.

Recipe:

  • Frozen blueberries (1/4 cup)
  • Soy protein (1/3 cup)
  • Flaxseed oil (1/2 tablespoon)
  • Medium Large Banana (1)
  • Honey (1/2 tablespoon)
  • Psyllium seed husks (1 teaspoon)
  • Water/Milk (8 ounces)

2. Spinach And Raspberry Smoothie

Spinach and raspberry with other ingredients will make an excellent smoothie to lose weight. Spinach is known for its ability to stop craving for sweets and high calories foods.[3]

The recipe include is for two servings and increase the ingredients proportionately if you want to have more servings. Again this recipe too has too many ingredients, yet it is really worth for the sake of shedding weight.

Recipe:

  • Handful fresh spinach
  • Frozen raspberries (1/2 cup)
  • Banana (1)
  • Orange juice (1/2 cup)
  • Strawberry yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Baby Carrots (4)
  • Flaxseed oil (1 teaspoons)
  • Vanilla protein powder (1 scoops)
  • Dry oatmeal (1/4 cup)
  • Ice cubes (6)

3. Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon smoothie is an excellent refreshment, especially in the summer. It is filling and at the same time low in calories and fat that makes it perfect for shedding weight. A cup of diced watermelon has only 46 calories and a trace of fat.[4]

Recipe:

  • Seedless Watermelon (3 cups in small slices)
  • Vanilla Yogurt Or Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Ice Cubes (6)

First blend the watermelon slices in the blender; then add the other two ingredients and blend it smooth.

4. Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Dark chocolate and raspberry mixed would make an excellent and healthy smoothie for weight loss. The dark chocolate is rich in protein and contains antioxidants that help in reducing weight.[5]

Ketones from raspberry are good suppressing appetite and also help in better metabolism.

Recipe:

  • Drak chocolate chips (1/4 cup)
  • Fresh raspberries (1 cup)
  • Frozen raspberries (1 cup)
  • Skimmed milk/soy milk (1/2 cup)
  • Vanilla yogurt (6 ounces)

5. Lemon-Orange Smoothies

Lemon and orange rich in Vitamin C, when mixed with other ingredients, do become good weight loss smoothie recipes.

All citrus fruits are generally weight loss friendly, especially the lemon.[6]  

Recipe:

  • Lemon yogurt (6 Ounces)
  • Orange (1)
  • Skim Milk/Soy Milk (1 cup)
  • Flaxseed oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Ice cubes (6)

6. Raspberry-Avocado Smoothies

Raspberry and Avocado are rated as the best fruits for shedding body weight. They are also exceptionally tasty and very relishing.

Especially the avocados are also high in fiber, and very low in carb; two essential traits of a healthy diet for reducing the body weight. Avocado, a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, is good for an energy-restricted diet on weight loss.[7]

Recipe:

  • Peeled and pitted avocado (1)
  • Raspberry Juice (3/4 cup)
  • Frozen raspberries (1/2 cup)
  • Orange juice (3/4 cup)

7. Kiwi And Honeydew Smoothie

Kiwifruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. It is also rich in dietary fiber and copper. The vitamins E, potassium, folate and manganese present in this fruit make it a very healthy fruit.[8,9]  

Honeydew is rich in Vitamin C and copper, with a lot of water content in it; there are studies that suggest the ability of this fruit maintain cholesterol balance in the blood. Honeydews is a good weight loss diet because it is low in calories and truly filling with rich nutritional value.[10]

One of the best smoothies to lose weight is those containing the kiwi fruits because of its fibrous content and low calories present in it.

Recipe:

  • Peeled and chopped Kiwi (1)
  • Honeydew/Honey Melon ( 2 cups)
  • Granny Smith Apple (1)
  • Honey/Sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
  • Ice cubes (1 cups)

8. Strawberry Banana Smoothies

A mixture of strawberry and banana make a very tasty smoothie. This is also very filling as banana provides instant energy for the body.

Research shows that strawberries can stimulate your metabolism and suppress your appetite.[11]

Recipe:

  • Strawberries (1 cup)
  • Banana (1)
  • Yogurt or milk (1/2 cup)
  • Sliced orange (1)
  • Ice Cubes (5)

9. Peanut Butter And Banana Smoothie

Our 9th weight loss smoothie is of peanut butter and banana.

This is a protein rich smoothie that will help you in cutting down on calories intake. This smoothie alone can be used a replacement meal.

Recipe:

  • Banana (1)
  • Peanut Butter (1/2 cup)
  • Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Ice Cubes (6)

The Bottom Line

Smoothies with right ingredients of fruits, vegetables, nuts and milk, are excellent food for weight loss. They have relatively low-calorie, yet nutrient-laden ingredients that are capable of keeping you full for a long time.

I would pick the green smoothies for weight loss as the best option to go with.

It is important to make sure that your smoothies do not contain overdo of calorie rich fruits and added sugar for the maximum the weight loss benefits. 

Video On How To Prepare Green Smoothies
(Courtesy: Betty Rocker @YouTube)

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