Weight loss smoothies


#1

I will be posting one weight loss smoothie recipe almost every day from now on! These smoothies can replace breakfast and keep you full till noon, not to mention they are extra healthy!

The Spinach and Avocado smoothie

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 avocado, pitted

  • 1 cup fresh spinach

  • 1 large ripe banana

  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

  • 1 cup low fat milk

  • Handful of ice cubes (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a blender on high speed until very smooth.


#2

The Banana Cream Pie smoothie

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 large ripe banana, frozen

  • 1 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened nut, soy, or cow’s milk

  • Handful of ice cubes (optional)

  • Graham cracker crumbs, crushed, for garnish

Combine banana, yogurt, vanilla, honey, milk, and ice in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top before serving.


#3

The Chocolate Chia Cherry smoothie

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 cup unsweetened nut, soy, or cow’s milk

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 cups pitted, halved cherries

  • 1 medium-size ripe banana

  • 4 to 5 ice cubes (optional)

Combine ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Blend on high speed until everything is smooth.


#4

The Mixed Berry Cobbler

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1/2 cup almond, hemp seed, or coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

  • 1/2 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen

  • 2–3 Medjool dates

Blend all ingredients in order listed until smooth.


#5

The Peach Milkshake

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 cup almond or hemp seed milk

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peaches

  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Blend all ingredients in order listed until smooth.


#6

The Banana and Coconut Water

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1/2 banana, chopped and frozen

  • 1/4 ripe avocado, pitted

  • 1 small handful spinach

  • 1 handful frozen berries

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons shelled hemp seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon wheat grass powder

  • 1/4 cucumber, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs

Scant 1 cup coconut water or water, plus extra if needed

Chop banana and place in a freezer bag. Seal and freeze overnight until solid. Put banana in blender with remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding a little more water if necessary.


#7

The Berry, Flaxseed, and Pomegranate smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 small handful blueberries, fresh or frozen

  • 3 strawberries, stalks discarded, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons shelled hemp seeds

  • 1 teaspoon acai berry powder

  • 1 tablespoon goji berries

  • 1/4 teaspoon gingko powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon flaxseed oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

  • 1/4 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped

  • Scant 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, coconut water, or green tea

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.


#8

The Mellow Yellow Protein smoothie

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 1/2 cups purified water

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango, pitted, cut into chunks

  • 2 medium or 3 small frozen bananas, cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 1/4 cup raw hulled hemp seeds

  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla

Put water, mango, bananas, hemp seeds, almond butter, honey, vanilla, and salt in a blender and blend on high until very smooth and silky, 60 to 90 seconds.


#9

Ryan’s Ideal Weight Loss Smoothie

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 medium avocado

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil (increase to 1 tablespoon over the course of a week)

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (optionally use stevia or maple syrup or 1/2 banana to sweeten)


#10

Mango Avocado Green Tea Smoothie

  • 1 cup green tea

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks

  • 1/2 medium avocado

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

  • A dash of sea salt

  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional, mango provides enough sweet for me)


#11

Berry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon gelatin (optional, for protein)


#12

Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

  • 1 small frozen ripe banana

  • 1/4 cup (50 g) pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix)

  • 1 1/4 cup (~80 g) organic spinach (best if frozen*)

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) light coconut milk

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) plain unsweetened almond milk (more to thin)

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*

  • optional: 1 tsp green powder*

  • optional: 2 Tbsp (14 g) plain or vanilla protein powder*

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If too thick, add more almond or coconut milk.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed. For more pumpkin flavor, add more pumpkin pie spice. For more sweetness, add more banana, or a bit more vanilla protein powder - optional (or a bit of maple syrup, agave or stevia extract).
Serve immediately. Best when fresh, though will keep in the refrigerator well covered up to 2 days.


#13

Warm Apple Pie Smoothie

  • 1 apple, cored and cut into chunks (peeled if you don’t have a high-powered blender)

  • ½ cup / 120 ml water (for a creamier smoothie you can use yogurt)

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or raw organic honey)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • A pinch of nutmeg

  • A pinch of allspice

  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Combine apple, water, vanilla, maple syrup and spices in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a mug and microwave on high for about 2 minutes.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, and if you’re feeling particularly daring, add a bit of whipped cream on top. Serve!


#14

Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

  • 1 banana (or half is plenty if you’re watching sugar)

  • 1-2 cups kale, stems removed

  • 1 cup apple cider (no sugar added - just the real stuff)

  • 1 cup water or ice

  • optional extras: flaxmeal, nuts (I used pecans), nut butter

  • dash of cinnamon

  • pomegranate seeds for topping

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Use water for a juice-like texture and ice for a smoothie-like texture. Add in any extras you want for extra protein, fiber, or healthy fats.
Stir in a dash of cinnamon, top with pomegranate seeds, and enjoy!


#15

Energy-Boosting Smoothie

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 8 oz Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup ice

  • 1 banana

  • pinch cinnamon

Pour peanut butter, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and ice cubes into blender and mix at high speed. Slice banana, add into mixture, and re-blend. Pour smoothie into two cups and serve. Sprinkle dash of cinnamon on top for extra flavor.


#16

Super Energy Smoothie

  • 2 pints pineapple

  • 2 pints watermelon

  • 2 quarts coconut water

  • 1 bunch spinach

  • 1-2 cups blueberries

  • 2 green apples

Blend all of the ingredients together in a juicer, pour into 16 oz. servings. You can store or freeze extra smoothies to drink later. Enjoy!


#17

Scrumptious Vanilla Shake Blast

  • ½ Cup Spinach

  • 2 Tablespoons SuperFood Protein Blend+

  • 2 Tablespoons Almond Butter

  • ½ Cup Mangos

  • 1 Splash Vanilla

  • 1 Cup Almond Milk

We suggest about a cup of almond milk - but test the waters and try different measurements to reach the perfect shake-like consistency!


#18

Ginger, Berries and Oats Smoothie

  • 1 Handful Spinach

  • ¼ Cup Oats

  • ½ Teaspoon Ginger

  • 1 Cup Blackberries

  • ½ Cup Strawberries

  • 1 Smidgeon Honey

  • 3 Ice Cubes *

  • 1 ½ Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk

Ginger adds a mighty punch of flavor and inflammation-fighting nutrients without adding to your waistline. It also helps with detoxing and keeping your digestion in check. Hearty oats will keep you full, while sweet and tart berries deliver a healthy dose of antioxidants and fiber.


#19

Pumpkin Pie Shake

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 1 scoop whey vanilla protein powder

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed

  • 1 packet Stevia or 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 7 to 8 ice cubes


#20

Nut-Butter Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or NuttZo (peanut-free option)

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 7 to 8 ice cubes