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 106 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. 5 stars
    I was surprised how much I like this smoothie. It has become part of my morning routine. It’s a good, refreshing smoothie.

    1. 5 stars
      What can I substitute the grapefruit with? I can’t use because of blood pressure meds.

    2. Hey Melanie – great question! Since we’re talking about interactions with medications, I can’t recommend replacing with another citrus fruit, but you can def omit the grapefruit altogether. There may be a different smoothie that’s great for weight loss that you could try. How do you feel about chocolate? Chocolate Weight Loss Smoothie

    3. 5 stars
      Just tried this smoothie. It was wonderful! Definitely gave me a boost to start my day.

  2. 5 stars
    I swapped the celery for cucumber and added 3/4 tbs of milled chai seeds and 1/2 tbs of milled flaxseed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts &CoQ10.
    I like it, except for the bitterness from the grapefruit (i’ll try and use just the segments next time) and I don’t like mint. Can I swap the mint for another herb or reduce it?

    1. That sounds delish! Def try just the grapefruit segments as the pith is bitter, however its full of fiber and vitamin C so it can be a balancing act. As for a mint swap you can def try it’s cousin basil. You could also try one of many other varieties of mint, such as spearmint, apple mint or pineapple mint. Let us know which is your fav!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow just tried it this morning and it is super good! Added 1/2 tbs of chia seeds and of linseeds and 1/2 tbs of coconut oil! Feels like I am at the beach this morning! Thank you

    1. You need to soak the linseed overnight otherwise you will damage your intestine’s membrane in the long run.

  4. 5 stars
    I never leave reviews on anything but I really feel like I needed to on this! I really wasn’t sure what it would taste like and must admit, I was pretty apprehensive, however I was absolutely blown away! It was delicious!! Slightly bitter from the grapefruit (I assume) but not in a bad way! It tasted sooo refreshing and filled me up right through until the evening (in my job, I very often skip lunch so tried this as a replacement), and curbed my snacking habits! Now I’ll just give it a few weeks to see how it aids me in my weight loss journey! Thank you so much for this lovely recipe!

    1. I call that SUCCESS! Way to try it even if you weren’t sure about it!

  5. 5 stars
    I really want to try this recipe however I am allergic to avocados! Do you have any suggestions on a healthy fat alternative? I love my healthy fats and don’t want to lose them completely! Thank you!

    1. So sorry you’re allergic avocados, however you can def replace it with any other healthy fat such as coconut oil, cashews, flaxseeds, Chia seeds, and olive oil.

    2. Hi what can I use instead of pineapple as I’m allergic to it

    3. Hey Angela, That’s a great question! I would recommend oranges, mangos or peaches (depending on the smoothie). For the Fat Burning Smoothie, I think I’d go with oranges if you like a lot of citrus or peaches if you want to limit the extra citrus. We have a great Rawkstar Substitution Guide that makes amazing recommendations for these exact situations. Check it out —-> Rawkstar Substitution Guide

  6. 5 stars
    This smoothie is great ,I also add in a dash of ceylon cinnamon for extra fat burn boost.

  7. 5 stars
    Excited to begin. However, can I make alot and store for a few days or does it need to be blended daily?

    Thank you.

    1. YAY! If you’re going to blend them ahead of time, I’d def recommend freezing them. The max I keep mine in the fridge is a day.

    2. This looks really good but I don’t like mint or pineapple are there any replacements.

  8. 5 stars
    Super duper tantalizing… Tempting treats for the tastebuds without iota of guilt

  9. 3 stars
    Now the three star not you’re fault I would try it but where I am the ingredients are to expensive I will try it if I can though thank you

    1. Why would you even leave a review if you didn’t even attempt to make it or try it? Please delete, this is completely unfair to the OP.

    2. The reviews is for the recommended smoothie recipe. Not because you find the ingredients too expensive. It’s not fair to the editor.

    3. 5 stars
      Silly review, which should be deleted. The title is not “A Cheap Fat Burning Smoothy”

  10. 5 stars
    I’ve tried about 15 different smoothie recipes on here so far, but this is the one I keep coming back to. It is so good!

    1. I love finding a reliable fave! Glad you found yours!

    1. The most smoothies we recommend in a day is two and that is combined with a couple of nutritional snacks and a healthy meal.

    2. Anything I can substitute grapefruit with? Can’t take with high blood pressure meds, even though I love them.

    3. Melanie, I think I’d go with oranges if you like a lot of citrus or peaches if you want to limit the extra citrus. We have a great Rawkstar Substitution Guide that makes amazing recommendations for these exact situations. Check it out —-> Rawkstar Substitution Guide. Def check with your health care provider if you have any questions.

    4. 5 stars
      Love the smoothie! It’s really a life saver! Will definitely make it again.

    1. Yes, this recipe and nutrition info is written for 1 – 16 oz serving. Great question!

  11. How many shakes do I need to have per day? Do I just choose one from the recipes and have one in the morning, or is this intended for multiple times per day?

    1. We think 1 smoothie per day is a great habit, Hailee. At most, we replace two meals per day with green meal replacement smoothies – yet that’s during a shorter period of cleansing. Regular plant forward meals for your other two meals are best when rawkin a 1 green smoothie a day habit. 🙂

    1. Great question Shari! You can def swap in some almond milk here. Yet, please be aware it will change things like the calorie and healthy fat content. The result will be a slightly thicker, ‘smoother’ smoothie.