Supercharge your metabolism with fat burning smoothies for weight loss. Plants are powerful ingredients to eat when trying to get healthier and leaner, naturally. You can easily blend these weight loss foods that are scientifically proven to decrease body fat.

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Table of Contents
  1. Top 10 Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes
  2. Why Smoothies Help You Lose Weight
  3. Foods to Boost Metabolism
  4. Weight Loss Smoothies FAQs
  5. Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss Recipe

I passionately believe that what we put into our bodies matters greatly. The food we eat, the beverages we drink, the supplements, vitamins and medication we take and the things we inhale, too. It’s up to us to replace our bad habits with good habits, if we want to feel better and have a body that supports our passions. The healthiest habit to start is drinking a daily smoothie as a meal replacement.

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!

New to green smoothies? Try my FREE Smoothie Challenge to fall in love with weight loss smoothies. You’ll fuel your body and your passions with all kinds of flavors.

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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 try these recipes and love the results when you are consistently drinking them:

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?!

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I fell in love with smoothies and 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 to my meals piled high with plants.

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.

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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 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.

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How to 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!

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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!

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Weight Loss Smoothies FAQs

Are smoothies a good way to lose weight?

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.

Which smoothie is best for a flat tummy?

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!

What can I put into a smoothie to lose weight?

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.

Drop a rating + review once you’ve tried this smoothie. I can’t wait to get your feedback!

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4.73 from 107 votes

Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss

Make fat cry by adding this fat burning smoothie to your day. The natural ingredients are paired together to help boost your metabolism and burn fat in one delicious weight loss smoothie.
Prep: 3 mins
Blending Time: 2 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1


  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • ½ cup brewed green tea cooled
  • ½ grapefruit peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple frozen
  • ¼ avocado
  • dash cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder 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.


Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 35mg, Potassium: 831mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 4897IU, Vitamin C: 136mg, Calcium: 111mg, Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. Hi there! I need to avoid caffeine. What could I sub for the tea? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hey Suzanne – fantastic question! To avoid caffeine, you could swap in water for the tea. Also, there are caffeine free green tea bags available at most grocery stores that you could try as well. Happy blending!

  2. 5 stars
    I made the smoothie and it turned out really great! The taste was delicious and creamy! It kept me full for several hours! I’ll definitely make it a part of my weight loss program! Thanks again!

    1. Isn’t it awesome when what’s good for us tastes good too! Way to rawk this Fat Burning Smoothie, Joy!

  3. Didn’t use your recipe, plan to use it next. I had some tomatoes that were overripe so I made my first green smoothie out of them. I used 2 tomatoes, a handful of chopped spinach, a banana, 1/2 cup of yogurt, 1 orange, juice of 2 lemons and a scoop of whey, 1//2 tsp of ginger plus about 1/2 cup of water. I was surprised by how good it was. It didn’t taste anything like the veggies tastes by themselves. I was just using up what I had in the house. I have been using lots of fruit with water and whey for a while but decided to try the green smoothie when I found a bag of chopped frozen greens I assumed were spinach at a harvest give away that I have been getting my fruit from. Overripe fruit makes wonderful smoothies all by themselves. I freeze my bananas and make them into ice cream in my blender to have for dessert. They are so good. Taste like real ice cream. I get this overripe fruit and veggies all the time and puree them then freeze the puree for my smoothies, but now I will add some of the nuts I get an abundance of from the give away place. I even get dried cherries, and I guess they could be soaked to reconstitute them and use them also. I have a lot of them. The reason I wrote this was your list of items we could use really impressed. I wonder if I could soak and cook beans and add them to the smoothies also. I have lots and lots of dried beans of all kinds. Will that work?

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Marlene! We typically save beans for including in recipes like our Thai Lettuce Wraps, yet if you give some beans a blend def come back and let us know what you thought!

    1. Hi Yessi! In place of avocado, you could use a nut butter of your choice or a combo of banana + MCT oil. Banana brings the creaminess and MCT oil adds the healthy fat you’d be missing without the avocado.

    1. Depending on the size of your avocado chunks, it would likely be 2-3 pieces.

    1. Totally Erica! Great idea. Matcha is the powdered version of the whole green tea leaf, so it would work well here. Plus you’d get additional health benefits by consuming the whole leaf vs. what you find in the tea.

  4. Needed something to have a little sweetness to this smoothie – not great tasting – probably needs crushed ice to make it more palatable. Maybe adding berries and some other sweeter fruit might help. I would like to lose weight and enjoy the health benefit of the smoothie but his recipe is not very palatable.

    1. To up the sweetness factor, try adding a bit more banana or a date or two. Keep in mind that this will increase both the calories and natural sugars.

  5. Thank you for your clip about making smoothies. I was surprised you did not mention strawberries. They’re both, soluble & insoluble fibre as well as body fat burners and not to forget, they’re gorgeously delicious. also, blueberries were strangely absent from your menu

    1. We’re def fans of strawberries and blueberries here at SGS! So many good ones, we couldn’t include them all. Thanks for helping those two shine Levi!

  6. All I can say is “very well done “ GREAT And GOING TO TRY IT OUT ASAP
    THANK YOU ❗️

  7. I like this smoothie and the purpose of it. Could you add an apple or prunes to the smoothie or substitute the pineapples for one of these to get the benefit of the fiber or would it change the purpose of the smoothie if you did add them? Thank you in advance for responding!!!

    1. We love pineapple in this smoothie for it’s water and fiber content, so you’re idea of prune is great! Since apple or prune wouldn’t be as high in water content, you may need additional liquid when blending. Let us know what you try and what you think!

  8. 5 stars
    I like this smoothie and have used it as a snack as well as added protien powder to make it a meal. I have a tendency to fall into a very low calorie intake trap on occasion and this smoothie has helped me keep my cal intake closer to where it should be without being heavy I my system.
    I am however wondering what can be substituted for the pineapple. I have tried doing half cup frozen blueberries with half cup mango. Is this okay or is there something about the pineapple that makes this smoothie work better?

    1. Great question Sherry! We like pineapple in this smoothie because of it’s higher fiber and water content. That’s what really helps us ‘get going’ with weight loss. However, some of our fav swaps for pineapple are oranges, mangoes or peaches. So you’re idea of swapping in mango is right on the money!

  9. 4 stars
    I am desperate to loose weight, I like the simplicity of this recipe and it makes sense. The taste is not the best, but I can do it to loose weight. I have found that the older I get the harder it is to loose weight, I am 61 now. We adopted a year old puppy for company on walks. But I have no energy, I was hoping the combination of the dog and this smoothie get me moving.

    1. 5 stars
      Update from 5/6/2021:
      I have lost 9lbs. This is a very easy recipe and I make the one for the next day all ingredients in a mason jar for blending the next morning. It is a great way for me to lose weight, I am pleased with the results still looking for the energy boost to do some walking.

    2. Woo hoo Brenda!!!! We’re cheering you on here at SGS! 🙂