28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss
If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it should offer 13 to 20 grams of protein, at least six grams of fiber, 40 to 55 grams of carbs, 10 to 15 grams of healthy fats, and try to keep it under 36 grams of sugar. Sounds complicated? Just follow one of these recipes and it's easy (and delicious!).
Strawberry Milkshake Protein Smoothie
This sweet strawberry milkshake smoothie is only made with six ingredients so it's easy to whip up and tastes like melted strawberry ice cream.
Honeydew Protein Smoothie
This invigorating, dairy-free, honeydew smoothie offers over 36 grams of protein!
Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Sweet and creamy and such a gorgeous, vibrant color, this sweet smoothie will remind you of cheesecake drizzled with blueberries.
High-Protein Banana Milkshake Smoothie
Made with just four ingredients, this banana milkshake smoothie comes together in less than five minutes. Add a full tablespoon of flaxmeal instead of just a half to increase the healthy fats.
Vegan Vanilla Milkshake Smoothie
This vanilla milkshake smoothie is bursting with plant-powered protein. It could use a little extra fiber, though, so throw one tablespoon of flaxmeal into the blender for a total of 363 calories, 14.8 grams of fat, 42.8 grams of carbs, 6.3 grams of fiber, and 18.9 grams of protein.
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Low-Sugar Berry Smoothie
Grab your blender and whip up this subtly sweet and creamy smoothie. Since it isn't high in carbs on its own, enjoy yours with one small banana for a total of 392 calories, 14.7 grams of fat, 48.5 grams of carbs, 8.7 grams of fiber, and 24.4 grams of protein.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Save calories without having to turn on your oven with this creamy smoothie reminiscent of all the warm, spicy flavors of luscious, moist, and creamy carrot cake. Throw in an extra 10 raw almonds to bring the total to 359 calories, 13.4 grams of fat, 51.3 grams of carbs, 10.8 grams of fiber, and 21.7 grams of protein.
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Banana Cream Overnight Oats Smoothie
This creamy smoothie recipe is like overnight oats and a smoothie all in one.
This metabolism-boosting smoothie could use a little extra healthy fats so throw in six extra raw almonds.
Broccoli Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
This fiber-rich banana berry peanut butter smoothie could use a smidge more of healthy fats and protein, so go for a full tablespoon of peanut butter instead of just a half.
Nutty Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Made from chocolate soy milk, peanut butter, and soy yogurt, this nutty chocolate strawberry banana smoothie is full of protein, fiber, and a touch of sweetness from the banana and strawberries.
Strawberry-Watermelon Hydrating Smoothie
Double the recipe for this hydrating protein-packed smoothie and add half an avocado to increase the healthy fats and fiber.
"Sweet Potato Pie" Smoothie
Naturally sweet and so, so creamy (thanks to the tofu), this smoothie tastes like sweet potato pie.
Protein: 12.3 grams
Carbohydrate: 34.8 grams
Dietary Fiber: 10.1 grams
Total Sugars: 6.658 grams
Total Fat: 25.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.639 grams