23 Smoothies That Aid in Weight Loss ...


23 Smoothies That Aid in Weight Loss ...
23 Smoothies That Aid in Weight Loss ...

Smoothies that aid in weight loss offer a delicious, nutritious way to lose weight. Plus, do you know how many weight loss smoothies there are? I had no idea that there were so many – and that so many of them were so delicious! For me, this is like a revelation, because I have a confession to make: I have a total sweet tooth. That’s where I usually fail when I try to lose weight. By implementing smoothies instead, which are filling and healthy, I’m hoping I can conquer my love of sweets – or at least send them in another direction. Maybe these smoothies that help with weight loss can help you, too!

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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie There are a lot of surprising smoothies that aid in weight loss, and this is one of them. I wouldn’t have believed that a peanut butter based smoothie could be all that healthy, but the protein is what makes it great. This smoothie is ideal as a replacement meal. Thanks to the peanut butter, you get plenty of protein, and all together, it's like a peanut butter and banana sandwich!


Half of one banana
1/2 cup smooth or crunchy low-fat peanut butter
1/2 cup of non-fat milk
6 ice cubes
1 tablespoon of chocolate whey protein powder
Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.


Peanut butter and banana smoothies are a great way to get additional protein into your diet while also helping you lose weight. Peanut butter is high in protein, which helps keep you feeling full longer and helps to regulate your metabolism. The banana adds natural sweetness and helps to thicken the smoothie. The chocolate whey protein powder can be added for an extra boost of protein and can be found in most health food stores.

Including this smoothie as part of a weight loss plan can help you to stay on track with your goals. It is an easy and delicious way to get in the necessary nutrients and vitamins that are needed to stay healthy while also helping you to lose weight. Smoothies are also a great way to get in additional servings of fruits and vegetables, which are essential for a well-rounded diet.

In addition to being a great weight loss tool, smoothies are also easy to make and can be prepared in just minutes. All you need is a blender and the necessary ingredients. The smoothie can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. This makes it a great option for busy mornings or as a snack on the go.


Mocha Smoothie

Mocha Smoothie Oh, chocolate! Yay! Believe it or not, this smoothie is still completely healthy. It’s perfect if you’re craving sweets. What you do is combine ice, frozen yogurt, espresso – either decaf or regular, it’s up to you – and cocoa powder, in this order, blend, and delight in the chocolaty goodness!


4 small ice cubes
1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 shot of espresso
2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
Add ingredients to blender in this order, then blend at a high speed until smooth.


Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie What could be better than a watermelon smoothie on a hot summer day? With some ice and a base made of milk, yogurt, or sherbet, and plenty of watermelon, you’re good to go. Watermelon is so low in both calories and fat that you can’t go wrong with this one!


6 cups of seedless watermelon, chopped
1 cup of lemon sherbet, non-fat milk, or low-fat vanilla yogurt
12 ice cubes
Put half the watermelon in the blender and blend until smooth, then add half of the ice and sherbet; blend until smooth. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients.


Blueberries for Breakfast Smoothie

Blueberries for Breakfast Smoothie Many smoothies that aid in weight loss are comprised of blueberries, because they’re so high in antioxidants. This one is particularly great as a breakfast smoothie, and it only comes out to about 136 calories. The recipe is a little complicated but worth it, because once you're done, you’ve got a healthy, delicious breakfast drink!


1/2 of a large banana
1/3 cup of soy protein
1/2 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 tablespoon of apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon of psyllium seed husks
8 ounces of water
Break the banana into pieces, place all the ingredients into your blender, and blend until mostly smooth.


Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Strawberry banana is my favorite flavor combination in all of life, so I’m really excited about this smoothie. Making it is simplicity itself. Cut up a banana, toss in some strawberries, add an orange for flavor, your yogurt, your ice, and voila! That’s all you have to do!


1 cup of strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup of low-fat yogurt or milk
5 ice cubes
1/2 of a sliced orange
Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.


Mixed Berry Smoothie

Mixed Berry Smoothie Mixed berry smoothies that aid in weight loss are among the most delicious, and make a great treat on summer days, too. It’s easy to make these all year round, though, because you can buy frozen berries. The recipe is simplicity itself, so if you have the ingredients on hand, you can make it in no time. Just remember to keep all your favorite berries in the fridge or to always have a bag of frozen mixed berries on hand!


1 cup of frozen berries
1/2 cup of non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt or 1/2 cup of low-fat milk
Ice (optional)
Blend until smooth.


Kiwi and Honeydew Smoothie

Kiwi and Honeydew Smoothie I adore kiwi, too, although I’ve never tried it with honeydew. Still, this recipe is so easy that I’ll have to try it. When you start out, make sure you have all your ingredients in hand, that saves lots of time. Keep in mind that you can basically add sugar to taste, so you might want more or less than the recipe suggests.


2 cups of honeydew, cubed
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 cup of ice cubes
Place the honeydew, kiwi, apple, sugar, and lemon juice into the blender and blend until it's smooth, then add the ice cubes and blend until the mixture is slushy.


Vanilla Yogurt and Blueberry Smoothie

Vanilla Yogurt and Blueberry Smoothie I love Prevention magazine, and this recipe is straight from their pages. It's smooth, creamy, and if you like, you can pack in double the blueberries. What could be better than two servings of that cheerful super fruit?


1 cup of skim milk or soy milk
6 ounces of low-fat or non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
1 cup of frozen blueberries or ice
Place milk, yogurt, and the fresh blueberries into the blender with the ice or frozen blueberries, blend until mostly smooth for 1 minute or so, then add flaxseed oil.


What makes this smoothie even more appealing is its versatility. Feel free to substitute almond milk or oat milk for a dairy-free option, or if you're feeling adventurous, add a handful of spinach for an extra nutrient boost without altering the delicious taste. The flaxseed oil not only contributes healthy omega-3 fatty acids but also adds a subtle, nutty flavor that complements the blueberries perfectly. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing breakfast or a midday pick-me-up, this smoothie is a delightful choice that supports your weight loss goals.


Mango Surprise Smoothie

Mango Surprise Smoothie Super-fancy! This smoothie that aids in weight loss is a total tropical treat! What's the surprise? Well, if I told you, it wouldn't be a surprise! No, I'm kidding -- it's avocado, actually! Remember, avocados have good fat, as long as you don't go overboard, and the addition here gives this smoothie an amazing texture.


1/4 cup of cubed mangoes
1/4 cup of ripe avocado, mashed
1/2 cup of mango juice
1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
6 ice cubes
Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.


The Mango Surprise Smoothie is a great way to get some healthy fats into your diet while still enjoying a delicious treat. Avocado is a great source of monounsaturated fat, which can help to improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, mangoes are rich in fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants, which can help support your immune system. The combination of mango and avocado makes this smoothie a nutritious and tasty way to support your weight loss goals.


Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie My favorite-ever sweet treat combination is chocolate and raspberry, so I love this smoothie, too! It's incredibly easy to make and it's a great weight loss smoothie, plus it tastes awesome and that's always a bonus. You can drink it as a sweet treat, a supplement, or a meal all on its own!


1/2 cup of skim milk or soy milk
6 ounces of vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup of fresh raspberries
1 cup of frozen raspberries or ice
Combine everything and blend until smooth; best eaten with a spoon, yum!


Peach Smoothie

Peach Smoothie I love this smoothie recipe! It’s so sweet, and it tastes like summer to me, just like the watermelon one does. With a minimum of ingredients -- milk, frozen peaches, and flaxseed oil -- it's easy to make, too. That’s it! So simple and sweet, yet it's one of the best smoothies that aid in weight loss!


1 cup of skim milk
1 cup of frozen, unsweetened peaches
2 teaspoons of flaxseed oil
Blend milk and peaches until smooth, then add flaxseed oil.


Lemon-Orange Citrus Smoothie

Lemon-Orange Citrus Smoothie Tangy and sweet, this is a great way to get your vitamin C… from a smoothie that aids in weight loss! The citrus is so refreshing, you'll love this for breakfast or lunch. Needless to say, it's a delightful summer treat too!


1 cup of skim milk or soy milk
6 ounces of lemon yogurt
1 medium-sized orange in sections
1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
6 ice cubes
Place milk, orange, yogurt, and the ice into the blender and mix for about a minute, then add the flaxseed oil.


Apple Smoothie

Apple Smoothie Wow, it’s bright green! But no worries, it’s also incredibly tasty! Tart, refreshing, if you love green apple candle, you'll adore this smoothie -- but it's much, much healthier for you!


1/2 cup of skim milk or soy milk
6 ounces of vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon of apple pie spice
1 medium-sized, chopped apple
2 tablespoons of cashew butter
6 ice cubes
Place all the ingredients in the blender and then blend until smooth; best eaten with a spoon!


Pineapple Smoothie

Pineapple Smoothie Four ingredients, one smoothie that aids in weight loss! This one is so easy, and the pineapple is wonderfully refreshing. It's tart and sweet at the same time, it's just perfect!


1 of cup skim milk
4 ounces canned pineapple chunks, with the juice
1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
6 ice cubes
Put the milk, pineapple, and ice into the blender and blend until smooth, then add the flaxseed oil.


Raspberry-Avocado Smoothie

Raspberry-Avocado Smoothie I know this smoothie combo sounds odd, but it’s one of my favorite smoothies that aids in weight loss… the avocado makes it so creamy! The raspberries add a tart little bite, though. The combination is incredibly refreshing -- losing weight never tasted so good!


1 peeled and pitted avocado
3/4 cup of orange juice
3/4 cup of raspberry juice
1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth.


Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie

Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie This smoothie aids in weight loss, tastes delicious, and is so easy to make! It has a lot of ingredients, but it doesn't take long at all. Enjoy it in the mornings, for lunch, or even as an after dinner treat.


1 banana
1/2 cup of silken tofu
1/2 cup of soy milk
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of honey
Slice the banana and then stick it in the freezer until it gets firm; begin by blending the tofu, soy milk, honey, and cocoa in the blender, then add the banana pieces through the top, blending everything until the mixture is smooth.


Kristin’s Fruity Smoothie

Kristin’s Fruity Smoothie One of our readers, Kristin, shared her favorite weight loss smoothie recipe with us, “I use frozen blueberries and peaches with a banana, non fat yogurt, vanilla soy protein and a little water. It’s my breakfast in the morning, or I leave the protein powder out and have it as a snack later in the day.” Thanks for sharing Kristin… this sounds delicious!


1 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen peach slices
1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 cup of non-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon of vanilla soy protein (optional)
1 tablespoon of water
Put all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth


Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake

Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake Here’s another weight loss smoothie recipe from a reader named Lexi, which she saw on Dr. Oz. This recipe makes four servings, so if you only want one, be sure to cut the recipe down to size. It's got quite a bit of ingredients as well, so make sure you have them all on hand! Thanks, Lexi!


1 banana
1 cup of frozen raspberries
1 cup of orange juice
1 container of non-fat strawberry yogurt
8 baby carrots
Handful fresh spinach
2 teaspoons of flaxseed oil
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup of dry oatmeal
12 ice cubes
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth.


Banana Almond Smoothie

Banana Almond Smoothie This sounds so rich, it would be perfect for dessert! The ingredients are simple, so it takes no time at all to get this weight loss smoothie together. Again, just make sure you have everything on hand.


1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 tablespoon of almond butter
2 teaspoons of flaxseed
1/2 cup of almond milk or non-fat yogurt
A drizzle of honey
Half a teaspoon of almond or vanilla extract
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth.


Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe Smoothie Here’s another perfect summer smoothie that aids in weight loss! All you need is lettuce, cantaloupe, strawberries, and ice. You won’t taste the lettuce, but wow, will you get the energy kick!


10 large romaine lettuce leaves
2 cups of chopped cantaloupe slices
1 cup of frozen strawberries
6 ice cubes
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth.


Mixed up Fruit Smoothie

Mixed up Fruit Smoothie Look in your fridge, and chances are, you already have all of the fruits you’ll need to make this smoothie that aids in weight loss. It incorporates many of the tastiest fruits. It's juicy, tasty, and incredibly refreshing during any time of the day, so blend and enjoy!


1/4 cup of apple slices
1/4 cup of banana slices
1 orange, peeled
1 tablespoon of honey
6 ice cubes
Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.


Tomato Smoothie

Tomato Smoothie If you like Bloody Marys or if you just have a taste for something different, this is the smoothie for you! It's full of vitamins, so you'll get a terrific burst of energy. It's great to drink in the morning as a breakfast supplement, or as a complement to a light lunch.


2 cups of tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup of tomato juice
1/4 cup of apple juice
1/2 cup of carrots, chopped
1/4 cup of celery, chopped
1/2 a teaspoon to a teaspoon of hot sauce
8-10 ice cubes
Place everything in the blender and mix until smooth.


Lime Smoothie

Lime Smoothie I have a thing for limes, so I love this smoothie! It's tart, smooth, and delicious. The raspberries give it a nice little bite too. It's a truly tropical treat!


1/2 cup of lime, sliced
2/3 cup of skim milk
1 cup of low-fat lime sherbet
1/2 cup of raspberries
8-10 ice cubes
Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth.

As you can see, there are lots of smoothies that aid in weight loss, and I think every single one of these looks delicious. Like I said, strawberry banana is my absolute favorite, but it’s nice to know I can have chocolate without completely wasting my diet! Do you have any delicious, healthy smoothie recipes you’d like to share?

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I am trying to lose about 60 pounds. All of the smoothies sound so good, but I notice a lot of them have bananas. I love bananas, but after having my daughter I have for some reason become allergic to them. Can someone tell me if there is anything I can replace them with? Also if anyone can provide me with meal plans that would be awesome. I have no idea what to eat and when. I have started an exercise plan. I just joined the YMCA.

k, i'm confused by how the pb banana smoothie 'aids in weight loss' because half of a cup of peanut butter is 8 Tbsp, and there are 100 calories in a Tbsp.... thats 800 calories just from the peanut butter!! i can most definitely find a meal thats healthier, and I'm not sacrificing my meal either....

Actually, looking through all of these, I don't see how any of them really aid in weight-loss, particularly the ones with sherbet in them, especially since it is never mentioned *how* they aid in weight loss. Metabolism boosting? Packed with fiber? Super filling? I'm not convinced. Would love to see your sources for these recipes.

With the lime smoothie are you putting the peel in as well or just the juice?

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I like to throw in a handful of spinach in all my smoothies. Full of vitamins and fiber and you can't taste it at all!

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