I passionately believe that what we put into our bodies matter. That means the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the supplements, vitamins and medication we take. The things we don't eat, drink or ingest matter too. To make good food choices easier for myself and my busy family, I drink daily smoothies. Fat-burning smoothies for weight loss are in my weekly rotation to make sure I get the nutrients my body needs to keep my metabolism in fighting shape. These 10 weight loss smoothies are delightfully tasty and healthy!
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Top 10 Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes
Weight loss smoothies can be a bit hardcore, but I believe it will help you see results more quickly when combined with an awesome exercise goal. I hope you give them a shot and love the results. Here are ten weight loss smoothie recipes you might like:
Meal Replacement Smoothie- Smoothies are considered the healthiest fast food because you can make a quick, filling meal in five minutes! Put that theory to the test with this lovely berry smoothie.
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie- Chronic inflammation keeps our bodies from reaching their full potential. Fight that head-on with this soothing smoothie recipe.
Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie- This is THE best green smoothie! It's been voted #1 by far and is both delicious and nutritious.
Apple Celery Smoothie- The green smoothie of all green smoothies, this one's got a healthy boost and a unique (but yummy!) ingredient list.
Pineapple Ginger Smoothie- Fresh ginger has so many health benefits, and paired with pineapple is quite easy to digest.
MCT Oil Smoothie- Your metabolism needs fat to help digest food. MCT oil is an easy and efficient way to get healthy fat into your body.
Chocolate Weight loss Smoothie- Gain natural energy and burn fat with this yummy cacao-filled smoothie.
Smoothie for Brain Fog- Clear the cobwebs and benefit from better focus with this genius smoothie.
Raspberry Smoothie- Is it a dessert or a smoothie? This creamy, ruby smoothie is healthy and just plain pretty.
Fat Burning Smoothie (listed below)- The smoothie recipe below has some serious metabolism-boosting power with grapefruit, celery, and green tea.
These fat-burning smoothies are a great place to start if you want to maximize plants. Which one will you blend first?!
Plant-Based Diet to Burn Fat
I fell in love with a plant-based diet when I lost weight and gained tons of energy without even trying. Drinking smoothies and eating meals that were rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds did the trick! I began seeing meat, eggs and dairy as more of a condiment that goes with my plant-powered meal.
To help with the results, I started focusing on blending ingredients that are scientifically proven to burn fat and boost metabolism, which leads to weight loss. Let's dive into these fat-burning smoothies so you can see just how tasty and simple weight loss can be.
Why Smoothies Help You Lose Weight
For most of us, there's a balance between the good things and the not-so-good things. (I'm talking to you, French fries with my veggie burger.) My point is, it's hard to always eat healthy. This is why I like to do the Fresh Start seasonal cleanse using green smoothies (like this fat-burning smoothie!) as my breakfast for 21 days. It gets me back on track and makes sure I drink the best smoothies for weight loss and my overall health.
There are special occasions when we want to indulge. And it's hard to eat healthy all the time when traveling. You know the drill. We do our best. I don't believe in punishing ourselves for enjoying a treat now and then.
Weight Loss Smoothie FAQs
They can be! Start with 100% real, whole-food ingredients. Don't add any sugars or sweeteners (other than real, whole fruit!), and choose a liquid base that is unsweetened. Make sure your smoothie has healthy fat and protein so that it's filling and won't leave you hungry 90 minutes later.
My fat-burning smoothie has specific ingredients that boost the metabolism. Healthy fat is necessary for your body to break down carbs and protein, so make sure NOT to cut the fat!
A good smoothie with protein, healthy fat and whole-food carbs is a great combo for a healthy snack or meal that can promote weight loss. My fat-burning smoothie contains spinach, mint, celery, green tea, grapefruit, pineapple and avocado.
Build Muscle to Burn Fat
I'm a big proponent of eating healthy as much as possible and participating in a regular exercise routine. That looks different for all of us with our varied interests, schedules, time constraints and lifestyles. There's nothing that helps boost your metabolism more than exercising to build muscle.
More muscle means more fat-burning capabilities.
For me, that's running 3-5 times a week and lifting weights three times a week. When it comes to boosting your metabolism, exercise goes hand-in-hand with healthy eating. Certain foods have fat-burning and metabolism-boosting abilities. Adding them into your diet can help magnify weight loss efforts. I'm a huge fan of smoothies, especially when I can use natural ingredients to transform them into a weight loss smoothie.
Give your body energy (i.e. high-quality calories) to power it through a workout. The workout helps build muscle, which burns more calories (i.e. fat) the rest of the time. See how nicely that works? It's a beautiful thing!
Foods to Boost Metabolism
Our bodies need proper fuel to keep up with the demands of daily activities. It's important that the calories we consume, especially if we're trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or just improve our performance, are quality calories.
A protein bar may be high in calories and full of nutrition, but it won't fill you up in the same way a plate of salmon, brown rice and steamed veggies will. But a high-quality (preferably homemade) vegan protein bar can give you the energy you need to power through a workout or recover from one.
What does that mean? It means that recipes need to tick off several boxes: healthy fats, protein, complex carbs, vitamins and minerals and/or a combination of all of the above. The above fat-burning smoothies have all that and more!
Want to skip a step and add protein and healthy fats to your smoothie in one step?
Check out my Protein Smoothie Boost! Clean protein? Check. Healthy fat? Check. Helpful fiber? Check. No sweetness or artificial nonsense? Check! Protein Smoothie Boost is a great partner in your fight to burn fat with this smoothie!
Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight LossRate this Recipe Print Recipe
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoon fresh mint
- 1 stalk celery (chopped)
- ½ cup brewed green tea (cooled)
- ½ large grapefruit (peeled and seeded)
- 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
- ¼ avocado
- dash cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost ( optional)
- Place spinach, mint, celery and green tea into blender.
- Puree until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Blend again. Best when served chilled.
- The pith and peel of the grapefruit are extremely bitter but are beneficial in small amounts. To lessen the bitterness of the grapefruit, remove the fruit from the inner membranes as well as peel before using.
- Drink 1-2 smoothies a day as meal replacements to get the weight loss benefits you're looking for.
- Adding Protein Smoothie Boost is a great way to add high-quality protein that won't affect the delicious taste of the smoothie