Do you want to lose weight without having to undergo those weight-loss surgeries? The fastest way to shed some kilos is to include lots of liquid in the diet, which includes drinking smoothies for protein-based fat loss. Fresh homemade fruit or vegetable smoothies can be a great addition to the diet plan.
Here are 43 nutritious smoothies for weight loss:
1. Greeny Emerald Smoothie
Grab all the green leafy veggies you get from your fridge, like spinach, kale, bottled gourd, mint, etc., and put them in the blender. Next, add curd, ice cubes, and coriander powder to give it a desi twist; for a more tangy taste, you can add lemon juice as well. Grind it! And it’s done. The smoothie is ready. The best time to drink this smoothie is in the morning on an empty stomach.
2. Cracky Nut Smoothie
This is a high protein-based smoothie as it is made from a blending of all types of vegetable seeds, puffed rice, jaggery, dry fruits, and especially dates. You can also add some whey protein powder. Blend it into a paste along with curd, and the smoothie is ready. This smoothie is rich in Omega 3 and other nutrients. The best time to have this smoothie is a post-workout protein shake.
3. Skin Glow Smoothie
Add all those salad ingredients to this smoothie, like carrots, cucumber, oranges, beetroots, curd, turmeric, ginger, and honey. Blend them. This smoothie will keep you energized throughout the day as it has a high amount of water content. The best time to drink this smoothie is anytime throughout the day.
4. Desi Spices Smoothie
This smoothie will taste more like iced tea or coffee as you mix in apples, walnuts, oats, soya milk, cardamom, and tea powder. Blend it! You can also add a banana to the smoothie to keep you fresh, and this smoothie must be consumed early in the morning to give your body energy throughout the day.
5. Berrylious Cauliflower Smoothie
At the sound of it, the smoothie rings are disgusting but trust me, guys, it will soon be among your top 10 favorites list. The color itself can be made so enticing by adding blue/red berries. But cauliflower in a smoothie! You might want to throw it off, but cauliflower adds a creaminess to the drink. You can add your protein powder or nut butter to the smoothie.
6. Pina Colada Smoothie
If you go to a restaurant and love sipping on drinks, especially non-alcoholic drinks like Pina-colada, then this smoothie is for you! Just mix coconut milk, pineapple, berries of choice, and honey. Blend it, and it’s ready.
7. Spirulina As Pina Colada
This is another type of coconut-based drink, wherein all the tropical fruits shall be blended with the milk, along with banana and coco butter and Spirulina powder which helps in strengthening the bones. This gives the smoothie an appealing color which will attract you to make that drink.
8. Pear Oats Smoothie
We tried all the different types of exotic food for smoothies, but have you heard of pear being tried in a smoothie? No? Then why not give it a try? When the pear is a soft and juicy blend, it gives the perfect mixture along with oats to add the creamy layer; stir with cardamom powder to give aroma, and put in some honey and ice cubes.
9. Raspberry Peach Smoothie
The peaches mixed with Greek yogurt just melt in mouths, and adding raspberries in it gives it an everlasting taste and natural sweetness. It gives a nice sour and sweet taste to the recipe, and since it is so sweet, no need to add an external sweetener. You can add a dash of ginger also to get that throttling sensation down your throat. This makes the weight loss process faster.
10. Spinach Lime Smoothie
This smoothie taste like apple pie. And if you can make a smoothie that tastes like apple pie, why not! It’s a spinach and lime-based smoothie with cheese crackers in it. Give it an amazing taste, along with frozen bananas, for a sensational taste.
11. Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Many of us don’t like the taste of dragon fruit at all, as it has no taste. But when it is mixed with pineapples and protein powder, the taste comes of a tropical sunset drink. It can be blended with a mix of ginger and mint leaves. This smoothie is beneficial for increasing the RBCs in the body and also aids in fat loss.
12. Lime and Avocado Smoothie
A sordid version of mojito is carved out just for you. The avocado gives the smoothie a creamy texture and, as it is already known as a fruit, provides rich nutrients. The perfect ingredient for aiding in fat loss. It would be a great pre-workout smoothie.
13. Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
This is the best winter smoothie that will give your body warmth. The bright orange color is enticing to drink. All you have to do is blend milk, pumpkin, honey, nuts, syrup, chia seeds, oats, and cranberries. Enjoy your drink!
14. Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie
If you are a fan of eating pumpkin pie, then you are going to love it. The best way to add greek yogurt rather than milk. Just blend everything to enjoy your soon-to-be favorite drink.
15. Choice Banana Smoothie
This smoothie, after it is prepared, can be kept in the fridge and can be served as a dessert. It is a high-fat-burning smoothie that just requires three ingredients, viz, yogurt, banana and choco powder, and honey if needed.
16. Ripe Harvest
This is a very unthinkable combination of a smoothie but highly rich in vitamins and proteins. After a tiresome workout, you can have this smoothie which is a great fat burner. Add in sweet potato, nutmeg powder, lots of nuts, banana, cinnamon, and green tea, and blend it.
17. Starchy Potato Smoothie
You will have to add two ingredients which are rich in starch, banana, and sweet potato, and it sparkles with a dash of cinnamon. This will help to keep your sugar levels in check. You can add almond or soy milk as per your liking.
18. Beanie Chocolate Smoothie
Never heard of BEANS IN A SMOOTHIE? OMG, then you must add some of them to give you an energetic start to your mornings. Just add in milk, honey, nutmeg powder, beans, banana and some chocolate powder, and cocoa powder. Blend it and enjoy.
19. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
This smoothie is a mixture of all the protein-rich food items such as avocado, banana, milk, cinnamon, ice-cubes, protein powder, honey, etc. The chocolate syrup also can be added; however, be careful to regulate that amount.
20. Nutty Chocolate Smoothie
If you don’t want your smoothies to be boring, try and bring something lightweight and interesting to the table, which will be sweet and taste like a desert. You will feel the vitamins sinking into your throat. The nuts, bananas, and chocolates are dark preferred as it is a great weight loss booster. Blend like a thick shake.
21. Tea for You
Green tea is believed to be the cure for all your diabetes and obesity-related problems. It is not tasty, but it can be made tasty and smoothie worthy, as green teas are proven to be fat-loss burners and keep your heart healthy. This smoothie is not milk-based but based on lime juice and avocado pulp, green tea, and honey.
22. Parsley Smoothie
Parsley is added as a side condiment in everything you cook. But this smoothie has made it into a no.1 priority. The main ingredients being the parsley, kale, spinach, lettuce, and chia seeds, along with water. Sip it on your way to work and add a great way to burn fat.
23. Peach Smoothie
The creamy fruits, bananas, and peaches, when combined, give a celestial and tropical taste. You can add coconut milk and other nuts to gain more protein intake. Do add ice cubes to cut down more on calories.
24. Berrylicious Summer Smoothie
The berries, fresh or frozen, blended along with the Greek yogurt can be a great booster in your weight loss journey. As the smoothie targets fat loss, but at the same time, the chia seeds in it will help the stomach to keep all the antioxidants at bay, thereby providing only rich nutrients and proteins to make way. The color of the smoothie also turns out to be enticing, and it depends upon what type of berries you use. I would highly recommend blueberries.
25. Brew Gold Smoothie
A turnaround smoothie is highly recommended. Blend in melted cocoa seeds, honey, white chocolate, and cauliflower, yes, for the creamy texture and nuts if you are a nutty person but roast them before using them to get a flavorful aroma.
26. Peanut Butter Smoothie
Craving for a pie or berry tart? Why not just freeze this wonderful smoothie and enjoy it post-workout? Just gather these six ingredients, and you are good to go. Blend in berries, bananas, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and cinnamon powder. No need to add any kind of sweetener to it as the fruits will enhance the taste of the smoothie.
27. Ayurvedic Turmeric Smoothie
This is a special summer smoothie. Filled in with juicy mangoes, turmeric, kesar, yogurt, and pineapple chunks which will help regulate the body’s acids. It will help you in beating the heat of the harsh summer and will keep you hydrated.
28. Boba Smoothie
Only boba pearls are not added to this smoothie; in fact, just add a few of them as it is high in fats. Just add grated avocados, lime juice, and mint leaves to the boba pearls, and it’s done; a refreshing smoothie, indeed.
29. Orange Smoothie
This smoothie is packed with orange, which means it is loaded with vitamin C. This smoothie can be your ideal way to start your daily morning routine. Add hemp seeds and honey to enhance the taste and keep you energized throughout the day. A super powerful smoothie.
30. Peach Banana Smoothie
Do you want to have a fun, loaded, and productive day at the gym today? Add in all your fresh fruits, dominantly peaches, berry fruits, and seeds like pumpkin seeds to add that creamy texture to it. Blend it with milk and go ahead and stay fit.
31. Oats Berry Smoothie
Want to stay full and add more protein to your calorie deficit diet? Add some of these nourishing nutrients together. This smoothie must feature oats, blueberries, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, soy milk, and some mint leaves. It will give you a refreshing and judicious start.
32. Kiwi Smoothie
The fresh smoothie will help your hormonal imbalances to be kept at bay. The combination of cucumber and kiwi, both rich in water nutrients, is added to this, along with a little honey and lime juice to enhance the taste.
33. Elderberry Smoothie
This smoothie is not made of any type of berry other than strawberry. This is a great way to start your sweet sugar day. The added berries and milkshake will give you a sweet and sour taste, so if you prefer only, then add honey, but it is not recommended.
34. Strawberry Cream Smoothie
Ah! A classic one. This smoothie is one of the simplest to make and won’t fail to pamper your tastebuds, as it tastes similar to a strawberry milkshake. All you gotta do is add a handful of chopped strawberries, some coconut milk, cashew milk, and a dash of vanilla essence, along with 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice and sugar as per your requirement. And voila! You just made yourself a delicious & energizing treat.
35. Raspberry Chocolate Delight
Drinking a raspberry chocolate smoothie will help you with weight loss as it contains vitamins C & B. In order to make this smoothie, you’ll need to add raspberries, bananas, 1 tablespoon of almond/cashew butter, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, coconut milk, and believe me or not, but, spinach! The smoothie is full of natural, unprocessed, and healthy ingredients and is also a good source of flavonoids.
36. Low-Cal Morning Smoothie
Breakfast is THE most important meal that one has throughout the day, yet many of us fail to have the right amount of nutrition for the first meal of our day. And if you’re one of such people, then trust me, this smoothie is a must-try for you. Just grab a handful of frozen berries, a few spinach leaves, and your preferred scoop of protein powder, along with 250 ml of almond milk.
37. Coco-Cashew Nut Smoothie
If you’re struggling on your weight loss journey, then this smoothie should definitely be a part of your diet as it will help your body to secrete glucagon – the fat-loss hormone. Add half a banana, a tablespoon of cashew butter, 1/4th cup of coconut milk, 2 scoops of your preferred protein powder, and some ice cubes for making this smoothie. This drink contains a great balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates which work towards regulating your blood sugar content, thus making it easier for your body to reduce weight.
38. The Green Goblet
For making this smoothie, you’ll need a frozen banana, 1 tbsp of fresh parsley or cilantro, some spinach & kale, and chopped carrots. Add 250 ml water, some lime juice, and a few ice cubes together, and top it with some finely grated ginger to make yourself a healthy, refreshing glass of smoothie.
39. Pumpkin Pistachio Smoothie
Pumpkin is a good and healthy source of energy for our body, and coupled with the rich fiber, minerals, and unsaturated fats that pistachios offer us, it’s a lovely combo. Mix pumpkin slices, pistachios, a banana, coconut/almond milk with protein powder, and some ice cubes. And ta-da, you have your pumpkin pistachio smoothie ready!
40. Vanilla-Apple Smoothie
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, in our case, an apple smoothie a day keeps the doctor away. To prepare this, get your apples and remove their seeds after chopping them into slices. Next, get a banana, 250 ml of almond milk, vanilla essence, and protein powder, and mix it up. For some aroma and flavor, you can also grind cinnamon and add it to the smoothie, which is now ready.
41. Oats N Peaches Smoothie
What’s light and easy to eat, yet super nutritious, rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals – oats! So why not blend it into a smoothie? That’s exactly what this smoothie is all about, just in a glass instead of a bowl. Add frozen peaches and a banana, along with oats, into a glass of oat milk/almond milk and a scoop of protein powder.
42. Ginger-Strawberry Smoothie
Not a lot of us are a fan of how ginger tastes, but did you know that fresh ginger packs a high dose of health-boosting phytonutrients? Hence, we would now use it in this smoothie, although, to cover up the taste, we will add some strawberries to it. Here’s how you can make this smoothie – add frozen strawberries and bananas to 250 ml of almond milk, then add peeled and finely chopped ginger, with some ground pepper to it, and done. Remember to make use of fresh ginger.
43. Raspberry-Avocado Cream Smoothie
Raspberries are a great fruit to use in a smoothie. Just add a few frozen raspberries to a bowl full of mashed and peeled avocados and throw in some pistachios for a nutty flavor. Add vanilla extract and a scoop of your preferred protein powder to the mixture, along with a cup of water with some ice cubes, and mix well. And lo, your healthy smoothie is ready to help you in your weight loss journey.
Smoothies are a great way to aid weight loss without giving up on your taste. The calorie intake is also reduced as well as it will keep your tummy filled for a longer period. Happy blending, folks!
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