Benefits of Weight Loss Smoothies

Not every smoothie is a weight loss smoothie. The ones we have outlined here combine ingredients that are not only tasty, but are included for their ability to cleanse the body, provide vital nutrition, as well as aid the body in taking advantage of it’s natural ability to get lean and fit.

These ingredients also provide a myriad of other benefits as well. Here are some of the other benefits that you can expect to enjoy in addition to losing weight and getting thinner.

Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

1. Banana Sunrise

Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 serving

High fiber ingredients such as kale are your key to losing weight, so don’t be stingy when it comes to the green!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 tbsp. flax seed
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice if desired 

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and pulse until consistency is smooth. Serve cold.

Nutrition:

Amount per Serving

  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Vitamin A: 230%
  • Vitamin C: 160%
  • Calcium: 30%
  • Iron: 10%

2. Tropical Morning Smoothie

Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Greek yogurt is a fantastic ingredient to use to increase the good bacteria in your digestive system and the spinach and kale’s fiber will help you feel fuller for longer.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 mango, cored and chopped
  • 1 banana, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (can use vanilla Greek yogurt if you’d like)
  • 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice 

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and pulse until consistency is smooth. Serve cold.

Nutrition:

Amount per Serving

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 50%
  • Vitamin C: 270%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 0%

3. Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving

Whoa, how can a peanut butter banana shake be good for me and help me lose weight? Including ingredients like spinach, banana, and Greek yogurt help make you feel fuller for longer without craving unhealthy snacks or sugary foods.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsps. peanut butter (use a more natural brand for better health benefits)
  • 1 banana, cut into quarters
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup milk (can also use coconut milk if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogur

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and pulse until consistency is smooth. Serve cold.

Nutrition:

Amount per Serving

  • Calories: 340
  • Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Vitamin A: 10%
  • Vitamin C: 10%
  • Calcium: 35%
  • Iron: 25%

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