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If you want to lose weight, smoothies are a great option. You can pack them full of healthy ingredients that will keep you feeling satiated for hours. You just have to be careful not to overdo it with sugar and calories and watch what you sip to avoid stalling your weight loss progress.
How to Make a Healthy Smoothie for Weight Loss
Smoothies with unhealthy fats, like whipped cream, ice cream, high-fat yogurt, syrup, or sweeteners aren’t good for your waistline. Instead, choose smoothies that include healthy sources of fat, protein, and limited sugar. Choose healthy fats, like peanut butter, avocado, or chia seeds. Protein like low-fat yogurt, low-fat milk, plant milk, or peanut butter add staying power to a smoothie to keep you full until your next meal. You also want to avoid added sweeteners, such as syrup, honey, or other added sweeteners that can rack up the sugar content in your smoothie. Instead, opt for fruits and vegetables that will add extra nutrients, antioxidants, and other health benefits.
10 Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss
If you’re looking to incorporate some smoothies into your diet to help you meet your weight loss goals, here are ten of the healthiest smoothies you can make for weight loss:
Instead of going out to buy all the ingredients and then having to make your own smoothie, just head to your local Edible Arrangements® store. This delicious smoothie features a perfect blend of pineapple, honeydew and kale, making it the perfect on-the-go option for weight loss.
This create-your-own recipe from Edible Arrangements® includes a delectable blend of strawberries and bananas. Whey protein adds staying power. Like all Edible Arrangements® treats, it’s made from fresh, never-frozen ingredients and tastes amazing.
This smoothie includes spinach, mint leaves, celery, brewed green tea, grapefruit, pineapple chunks, and avocado to boost your metabolism and burn fat.
Packed full of healthy nutrients and cleansing fiber, this smoothie is designed to detoxify your body. It’s packed with spinach, kale, green apple, and cucumber, and it clocks in at less than 200 calories.
This smoothie combines brewed green tea, coconut milk, spinach, banana, and grapefruit to boost metabolism. Whey protein helps satiate.
Strawberries and bananas both rev up the metabolism. Fat free Greek yogurt adds low-calorie protein that keeps you full until your next meal.
Blueberries, almond butter, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and vanilla plant-based protein powder make this smoothie perfect for weight loss. At just 224 calories, it provides 20 grams of protein for the ultimate staying power.
This smoothie is packed with celery, cucumber, and ginger. Apple adds a hint of sweetness, lending it a satisfying and tangy taste.
This smoothie is creamy, luxurious, with a fresh citrus undertone and is packed with vitamins and nutrients. Even better, it’s loaded with healthy fats that will keep you feeling full longer.
This recipe clocks in at just over 200 calories and includes everything you need for a healthy breakfast. Oatmeal, banana, and unsweetened almond milk make this smoothie a standout meal replacement choice.
If you’re looking for a smoothie for weight loss, look for an option low in calories and sugar, but high in protein, healthy fat, and packed with nutritious fruits and vegetables.