Healthy Smoothie Recipes That Can Help You on Your Weight Loss Journey

Three-Ingredient Avocado Smoothie:

This sweet and creamy avocado smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack. It only contains three ingredients and tastes even better than ice.

Three-Ingredient Avocado Smoothie

Prep Time: 5MINUTES
Total Time: 5MINUTES 
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado , cubed
  • 2 frozen banana , chopped
  • 400 milliliters (14 ounces) milk

Instructions

  • Combine avocado, banana and milk in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 425gCalories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 45.7gProtein: 9.8gFat: 23.8gSaturated Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 1028mgFiber: 10.2gSugar: 23.8gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 5mg

Coffee Smoothie:

This creamy coffee smoothie is the BEST way to get your morning coffee fix! Made with bananas, almond butter, and other healthy ingredients, it’s a delicious, energizing breakfast or snack.

Ingredients

  •  frozen bananas
  • ½ to ¾ cup cold brew coffee concentrateto taste
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milkplus more as needed
  • 3 soft Medjool datespitted*
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamonplus more for garnish
  • 2 handfuls of ice
  • Chocolate shavingsfor garnish

Instructions

  • In a blender, place the bananas, cold brew concentrate, almond milk, dates, almond butter, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk as needed to blend. Add the ice and blend again.
  • Pour into glasses and serve with a dusting of cinnamon and chocolate shavings for garnish.

Notes

*If your dates are not soft, soak them in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes. Pat dry before using.

Banana Coconut Mango Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 350 grams mango, cubed
  • 1 big 130 grams banana, chopped
  • 1/2 cup low fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups ice water or ice

Instructions

  • Combine mango, banana, coconut milk, and 1 cup ice water (or ice) in a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste the smoothie. If it’s too thick, add more ice water and blend again, until it reaches the desired texture.
  • Serve immediately.

PINEAPPLE GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE:

A refreshing Pineapple Green Smoothie recipe to get you motivated in the mornings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons thawed, drained well and squeezed frozen spinach (or 1 cup firmly packed fresh spinach leaves)

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 663mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 3151IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 338mgIron: 1mg

 

SWEET CHERRY KEFIR SMOOTHIE RECIPE:

This Sweet Cherry Kefir Smoothie recipe is a great way to start the day. One of the best ways to take your smoothie game up a level is to use Kefir as the base of this healthy and delicious cherry smoothie recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain unflavored Kefir
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • ½ teaspoon honey or sweetener of choice (optional)

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to blender in order given.
  • Process until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 308mgFiber: 3gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 580IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 322mgIron: 1mg

Green Smoothie:

Our best green smoothie recipe! It’s creamy, frosty, and refreshing. Adjust the amount of fruit to taste depending on how sweet you want your smoothie to be.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen spinach or kale
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 to 2 cups peeled and frozen orange segmentsor frozen pineapple or mango chunks
  • ½ teaspoon chia seedsoptional
  • 1 cup almond milkplus more as needed to blend
  • Handful of ice

Instructions

  • In a blender, place the spinach, banana, almond butter, 1 cup frozen fruit, and chia seeds, if using. Add the almond milk and blend until smooth, adding more almond milk as needed to blend. Add the ice and blend again.
  • Taste and add more frozen fruit if you’d like your smoothie to be sweeter. Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk as needed.

 

Kefir Blueberry Elderberry Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain kefir
  • 1 tablespoon elderberry syrup
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 chopped, frozen banana

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Serves 1
Calories Per Serving: 234
% DAILY VALUE
1%Total Fat 1.1g
5%Sodium 105.4mg
18%Total Carbohydrate 50.2g
21%Dietary Fiber 5.8g
Sugars 33.5g
20%Protein 9.9g

Crio Bru Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brewed and chilled Crio Bru (can be sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 heaping cup of sliced, frozen bananas
  • ¼ cup raw cashews or 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter
  • ¾ cup frozen cauliflower (or ice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder (optional for deeper cocoa flavor)
  • 1 serving of collagen powder (I like the Body Kitchen brand), optional
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional for sweeter smoothie

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender and blend on high for 1 ½ – 2 minutes, until very smooth.  Add more Crio Bru or milk if needed to help it blend. It will be thick.
  2. Serve in a cup with a big straw or in a bowl and top with cacao nibs, coconut flakes, granola, and/or banana slices.

Notes

  • This is amazing with any flavor of brewed Crio Bru: Sweetened or UnsweetenedOrangeGolden, or Strawberry.
Serves 1
Calories Per Serving: 304
% DAILY VALUE
15%Total Fat 11.9g
9%Sodium 214.4mg
16%Total Carbohydrate 44.5g
25%Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 22.8g
17%

 

Creamy Avocado Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cubed frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinachor 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milkcanned or from a carton
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juiceplus 1/2 teaspoon zest
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder*optional

Instructions

  • Combine the pineapple, spinach, avocado, banana, coconut milk, lime juice, maple syrup, salt, ice, and protein powder, if using, in a blender. Blend until creamy.
  • Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add more maple syrup. If the consistency is too thick, add more coconut milk, and blend again.

Notes

*I like Aloha Vanilla Plant-Based Protein and Whole Foods French Vanilla Plant Protein.

A GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE RECIPE:

Get your vegetables the smoothie way with this green monster smoothie recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup homemade coconut milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup homemade organic yogurt
  • 2 handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 large frozen strawberry
  • 2 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to blender in order listed.
  • Blend to desired texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 595kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 11gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 45gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 1274mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 5788IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 256mgIron: 9mg

DECADENT VANILLA ALMOND PROTEIN SMOOTHIE:

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder; I use Sunwarrior
  • ½ banana, frozen preferably
  • ¼ cup fat free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter, or nut butter of choice
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes, depending on size. Adjust as needed

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a high power blender and blend until smooth. Top with slivered almonds, cinnamon or flax seed for added decadence. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts per serving (one 8 oz smoothie)

Calories: 255; Total Fat: 10 gm; Saturated Fat: 1 gm; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 165 mg; Carbohydrates: 28 gm; Fiber: 4.5 gm; Sugar: 12.5 gm; Protein: 22 gm

 

 

SPICED CARROT CAKE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE:

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Sunwarrior)
  • ~8 cooked baby carrots (you could use frozen cooked carrots, fully thawed)
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) fat free cottage cheese
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ~4-6 ice cubes, depending on size

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in high powder blender and puree until smooth. Top with Greek yogurt, walnuts, cinnamon or whatever your heart desires. Serve.

Nutrition facts per smoothie

Calories: 240; Total Fat: 2 gm; Saturated Fat: 0 gm; Cholesterol: 9 mg; Sodium: 630 mg; Carbohydrates: 30 gm; Fiber: 3.4 gm; Sugar: 22 gm; Protein 27 gm

 

Kale Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 2 kale leavesstems removed
  • 2 to 3 small ripe peaches, frozenor 1/2 to 1 cup diced mango, frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon matchaoptional
  • Handful of ice

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, combine the almond milk, banana, kale, peaches, ginger, and matcha, if using.
  • Blend until creamy. Add a handful of ice and blend again.

Notes

Tip: freeze the kale ahead of time for a frostier smoothie.

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PROTEIN SMOOTHIE:

Ingredients

  • ½ ripe avocado (I used Hass)
  • 2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 3 tablespoon 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon Stevia – adjust for desired sweetness
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 and ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½-3/4 cup ice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon and slice of avocado. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts per smoothie (may vary slightly depending on your brand of protein powder)

Calories 310; Total Fat: 16 gm; Saturated Fat: 1.9 gm; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 250 mg; Carbohydrates: 15.5 gm; Fiber: 8 gm; Sugar: 4 gm; Protein: 27 gm

 

Smoothie Bowls:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 c. frozen raspberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 c. nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 c. lowfat milk
  • Granola, for serving
  • Toasted coconut flakes, for serving

DIRECTIONS

    1. STEP 1In a blender, puree the raspberries, bananas, yogurt, chia seeds (if using) and milk until smooth.
    2. STEP 2Divide between bowls and top with granola and toasted coconut, if desired.

PER BOWL 209 CAL, 1 G FAT (0.5 G SAT FAT), 3 MG CHOL, 49 MG SOD, 9 G PRO, 46 G CAR, 8 G FIBER.

 

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