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Fat Burning Smoothie


Boost your metabolism and make fat cry by adding this Fat Burning Smoothie into your daily routine. This metabolism boosting smoothie will help ramp up the effects of your workout and supercharge charge your weight loss results, naturally.

We also have a FREE 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge if you’re ready to go all the way with weight loss smoothies.

I passionately believe that what we put into our bodies matters. That means the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the supplements, vitamins, and medication we take, and the things we don’t eat, drink, or ingest.

All of those things either help or hurt us.

Blending a weight loss smoothie in the kitchen with spinach to help burn fat.

I fell in love with a plant-based diet when I lost the weight and gained tons of energy without really even trying. Just 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 the metabolism, which lead to weight loss. Now, let’s dive into this fat burning smoothie recipe so you can see just how tasty and simple weight loss can be. But first…

Fat Burning Smoothie Recipe using Grapefruit and Pineapple

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. Which is why I like to do the Fresh Start seasonal cleanse using green smoothies (like this one!) 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.

Learn more about my Plant-Based Cleanse.

There are special occasions when we want to indulge, it’s hard to eat healthy all the time when traveling. You know the drill. We do our best. And I don’t believe in punishing ourselves for enjoying a treat now and then.

Combining exercise with weight loss shakes to burn fat naturally

Build Muscle to Burn Fat

What I’m a big proponent of is 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 will help boost your metabolism more than doing exercises that build muscle.

More muscle means more fat-burning capabilities.

For me, that’s running 3-5 times a week and lifting weights 3 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 and 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 it into a weight loss smoothie.

Give your body energy (i.e. high quality calories) to power it through a workout. The workout will help build more muscle, which burns more calories (i.e. fat) the rest of the time. See how nicely that works? It’s a beautiful thing!

Fat Burning Ingredients for a Smoothie include grapefruit and avocado plus weight loss shakes

Fat Burning Foods to Boost Metabolism

Our body needs 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. A fat burning smoothie, which I’ll show you how to make below will take you a long way!

fat burning foods to help you lose weight plus fat burning smoothies

17 Foods that Burn Fat, Naturally

Here are some foods you can blend into a weight loss smoothie if you’re trying to boost your metabolism and burn fat:

  • Nuts – whole, preferably raw and unblanched (almonds, walnuts, pecans); good fats and protein; almonds contain L-arginine (an amino acid) that when used pre-workout can help the body burn more fat
  • Eggs – high in protein which helps boost metabolism; the body digests the protein and uses the fat and calories for fuel. Yes, some people truly do blend raw eggs in their smoothies— yet I never have!
  • Berries – low in sugar but still sweet, high in fiber, high in antioxidants; helps burn fat; can help to improve blood flow
  • Apple cider vinegar – the acetic acid in ACV helps with blood sugar levels
  • Grapefruit –high in phytochemicals that stimulate the production of the hormone adiponectin which helps the body break down fat
  • Green and white tea – caffeine in tea gives a natural boost of energy’ antioxidants in tea may help accelerate fat-burning by aiding the liver in converting fat to energy
  • Chili peppers – capsaicin, the compound found in pepper aids the body in converting food to energy and abdominal fat loss; also works as a natural appetite suppressant
  • Spinach + other leafy greens – chock full of vitamins and minerals and fiber
  • Whole grains – like oats and brown rice; high fiber; slow-burning to keep you fuller, for longer and fuel the body
  • Coconut oil and olive oil – healthy fats that help you feel satisfied when they are consumed; coconut oil is easily digested for quick energy
  • Avocado – healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins, particularly B6 which counteracts cortisol, a stress hormone that contributes to weight gain via belly fat stores
  • Flaxseed – high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Cinnamon – polyphenols (powerful antioxidants) boost the metabolism and help regulate blood sugar
  • Pears and apples – high in fiber plus contains pectin; helps keep you fuller for longer and naturally sweet
  • Grapes – high water and fiber content
  • Celery – very high fiber, uses more energy to digest than it provides (i.e. negative calories)
  • Dark chocolate – 70%+ cacao content is the important part; cacao contains high concentrations of polyphenols that push the body to burn fat
Avocado and other plant-based ingredients to use in a weight loss smoothie for boosting metabolism with foods that burn fat

Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

This weight loss smoothie is a bit hardcore, but we believe it will help you see results more quickly when combined with an awesome exercise goal. I hope you give it a shot and love the results. Here’s 5 more weight loss smoothie recipes you might like:

Wanna boost it with more protein? Check out Protein Smoothie Boost!

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breakfast smoothies for weight loss

Fat Burning Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Make fat cry by adding this fat burning smoothie into your day. The natural ingredients are paired together to help boost your metabolism and burn fat in one delicious weight loss smoothie.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brewed green tea, cooled
  • 1/2 large grapefruit, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1/4 large avocado
  • Dash ground cayenne pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. Place spinach, mint, celery, and green tea into blender.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Blend again. Best if served chilled.

Notes

  • 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 peeling before using.

Keywords: weight loss smoothie, grapefruit smoothie

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 3.31.2020 | COMMENTS: 345

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  1. Anabelle says:

    Thank you for this recipe! Looking forward to trying it. Is there any liquid additive to this ? i.e. water or coconut water?

    Thanks again!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Anabelle! The 1/2 cup of green tea is your liquid base. Plus, the 1/2 grapefruit (when blended) will add a nice amount of liquid.

  2. Shemeer says:

    When is the best time to have it in a day?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Shemeer! You can drink this smoothie in place of a meal, with a meal, or as a snack. As long as you are drinking at least one green smoothie each day, the time of day doesn’t matter. Do what works best for your schedule! 🙂

  3. Keona says:

    Last question for now lol , so do i have to use more ingredients than i would for a single serving? My blender will make at least 2-3 servings at once.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Keona, we want to help make green smoothies quick and easy for you so keep those questions coming if you need to! (We aren’t Difficult Green Smoothies, after all! 😀 ) Let’s say you want to make 3 servings at once. Take the recipe, multiply the ingredients by 3, add them to your blender and blend away. Then, divide your smoothie among 3 air-tight containers (we love mason jars for this). If you’re making them for that day or the next day, they are ok to store in the fridge. If you are making them for later in the week, then def store them in the freezer. So you could put 1-2 in the fridge and the rest in the freezer.

  4. Keona says:

    Hello , how do i make a week supply (7 days) without having to make it one smoothie at a time? I work crazy hours so i don’t have time to make one everyday

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Keona! You can do a couple things: 1. Prep a week’s worth of smoothies and put your prepped bags/containers in the freezer. When you’re ready for each day’s smoothie, take one out of the freezer, blend it and enjoy! 2. Blend a week of smoothies, put them in freezer-safe jars or containers, store them in the freezer, and take one out each day to drink. (Remember to account for time to allow the smoothie to thaw.) 🙂

      • Keona says:

        So do i make them one at a time ? Using the steps ?

      • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

        Depending on the size of your blender, you can make multiple servings (3-5 or more) at a time and then divide them among your mason jars or other airtight containers. Or you can prep and cut up all the fruits and veggies and make your freezer bags in assembly-line style.

  5. Keona says:

    Hello is there a way i can do these smoothies as a juice? My husband likes juices and not smoothies , i enjoy the smoothies

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Keona! I’d say probably just put the ingredients in a juicer. But I do want to go over a few pieces of juicing vs. blending info for you:

      There are definitely arguments for both methods. What we can agree on is that blending and juicing are great ways to give your body incredible nutrients. Juicing will give you a more concentrated serving of nutrients, which can be a good and bad thing. This means that if a fruit has vitamin C in it, you’ll get much more vitamin C by extracting the juice because you need to use more fruit to get a full glass. The downside is that you aren’t getting the WHOLE fruit. You’ll be missing out on the fiber and all the other nutrients housed in the fleshy parts of the fruit. Blending gives you the whole fruit. Your body will be receiving ALL the nutrients. We also think that blending is less complicated than using a juicer, which is the primary reason we choose blending. We are, in fact, Simple Green Smoothies. 🙂

      For more info on the two, check out this article: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/plant-based-diet/juicing-vs-blending-whats-the-difference

  6. Maeve Hennessy says:

    Hiya
    Am a newbie to green smoothies am on medication so can’t take grapefruit will this affect the calorie loss if I sub an orange.
    Also do I need to drink this everyday to see the benefits am trying to figure out what is the best ones to use for weight loss they also will be replacing my breakfast advice appreciated
    Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Maeve! You can definitely sub an orange for the grapefruit in this smoothie, many folks have done that. It will affect the way the smoothie works a little bit. Keep all the other ingredients the same and you should be fine.

      You can drink this smoothie each morning for breakfast if you like. Some folks like to have the same thing every day and some like to mix it up. We have a ton of other great recipes if you don’t want to drink the same thing every morning. Check out this post on Breakfast Smoothies for Weight Loss (https://simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes/breakfast-smoothies-for-weight-loss) and this one on Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss (https://simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes/healthy-snacks-for-weight-loss).

  7. Liezl-ann Roets says:

    Hi there..

    Can i swop the avo with something else?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Liezl-ann! You can use banana in place of avocado but I’d suggest using a slightly green banana to keep the sugar content lower.

  8. Deborah says:

    Made this everyday for 5days. I had to mix things up because I didn’t always have the ingredients. Used banana 4xs this week but avocado today. I like it better with avocado. The first 2days I used grapefruit after that was oranges. The first 3days was spinach, last 2days was kale. The rest of the ingredients were the same, mint, pineapple, celery and tea. I liked how it tastes, the celery makes it interesting. I’m a breast cancer survivor and needed something to kick start my diet. People usually lose weight on chemo but I gained a lot of weight. I’m a eater, I’ve always celebrated my life with food so it’s hard for me. They removed my ovaries and I’m on estrogen blockers which doesn’t help when losing weight. Anyways, did this smoothie 5days this week as a lunch substitute. I still drank my coffee every morning on my way to work. Then had my usual dinners. I also walked 2 miles everyday this week. Started at 241 now I’m 237. Lost 4pounds this week! Hope this helps anyone who wants to try it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Deborah! Congrats on kicking cancer’s butt! (My mom is a survivor, also.❤️ ) Sounds like you’re doing great on your journey to wellness. Green smoothies + moving your body is an awesome way to get yourself on track! Keep up the awesome job, we’re cheering for you! 🙂

  9. Blanca says:

    When you say 1 stalk of celery do you mean the whole thing? Or 1 piece of celery?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Blanca. There are roughly 8-9 stalks in one bunch of celery. This recipe calls for just one of those stalks. You can also watch Jen make this smoothie + explain all the ingredients. It’s in the video below the recipe. 🙂

  10. Lauren says:

    Can you pre make these smoothie up minus the tea with all other ingredent chopped, measured and ready to blend and then freeze them?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Kale yeah you can, Lauren! 😀

      We love to prep our smoothies ahead of time. Makes things so much easier when it comes time to blend. Here’s an article that talks all about smoothie prep: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/plant-based-diet/cooking-tips/make-ahead-smoothie-prep

  11. Akina says:

    Thank you! I would love to try this next time i go grocery shopping!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      YAY! We can’t wait for you to head to the grocery store, Akina. Make sure and reach back out and let us know what you think!

  12. Olivia says:

    Hello
    Thanks for the recipe. I can’t tolerate pineapple, it upsets my tummy. Can you suggest an alternative please.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Olivia,

      Not friends with pineapple, we hear you! Some of my favorite swaps are oranges, mangoes, and peaches. Happy blending!

  13. michelle szuzs says:

    Thank for the information you have provided so that I can lose weight

  14. Helen Horn says:

    This receipe above sounds great but the problem is…….if you are taking meds for cholesterols — you can not have grapefruit, or too much grapefruit. It affect the liver. So…….what can you use to sub the grapefruit?

    Thank you

  15. KAREN M ABATE says:

    The 7 day smoothie plan is the smoothie in place of a meal?. If Not does it matter what time of day you have the smoothie?
    Can you have the smoothie at 3pm before going to the gym . Then eat dinner at say 5:30.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Karen! You can drink the smoothie in place of a meal, with a meal, or as a snack. As long as you are drinking at least one green smoothie each day. The time of day doesn’t matter, do what works best for your schedule. You could have it before going to the gym although I don’t recommend drinking it immediately before beginning a workout. Happy blending! 🙂

  16. Mosie Pen says:

    I would love to try your recipe.
    But my medication for blood pressure states … definitely NO grapefruit ..
    Is there any alternative I could use please .
    Thank you

  17. Pete says:

    Can I still use a whey protein powder before and after workouts in conjunction with your smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Pete, you definitely can. We prefer to used plant-based protein powders, and we sell one that’s *amazing* but if your go-to protein powder is whey, then go for it! 🙂

  18. Maria says:

    Hello, can you substitute the grapefruit with beetroot in this?

    Thanks
    Maria

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Sure, Maria. You can tweak this recipe to fit your tastes and what you have on hand. 🙂

  19. Gracie Ferguson says:

    Hello i tried it and it is good! , but is there a recommendation on how many times a day we should drink it ? and one more question does it work for you does it actually burn fat?!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Gracie, many folks in our community usually drink 1-2 smoothies a day. Some have one for breakfast and one for lunch or dinner and some will drink one in the afternoon as a snack. There’s nothing set in stone about how many or when to drink them. 🙂

  20. Michelle C says:

    What’s the shelf life of the smoothies? Could I make them overnight in advance?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Michelle! You can def make them in advance. Green smoothies will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator and a week+ in the freezer. Many in our community make their smoothies the night before; if they have to get up super early, don’t want to wake up the rest of the household with a loud blender, or just want to grab and go on the way out the door.

      Store your pre-made smoothie in an airtight container and make sure to leave a bit of room at the top if you plan to freeze it. Obviously, it will be ready immediately if you store it in the fridge and if kept in the freezer, it will thaw in about a day after moving it to the fridge, less if you put it on the counter or in your lunch bag, etc. Either way, make sure to give it a good shake before you drink it. Separation will occur and it’s ok that it does (there are no gross additives or preservatives in it to prevent separation but that’s a good thing!!).

      Happy blending! 😀

  21. Rose Wright says:

    Hi,
    I’ve been doing this fat burning smoothie for a week now …. do you have any more recipes for fat burning?

    I bought your book but it’s got everything but fat burning smoothies.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Rose, we have a few other recipes for smoothies that specifically help with weight loss. Type “weight loss” into the search bar on our Recipes page. The Chocolate Weight Loss Smoothie is pretty tasty. 🙂

  22. Lesley says:

    Looking forward to trying this. Lesley UK

  23. Constantia says:

    M gna try this nice.. Thank u!

  24. Kryz says:

    Can you add protein powder to give it more protein

  25. Margarita Castillo says:

    Is it best to drink the smoothie for breakfast or lunch?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Margarita! Either one works, it’s really what’s going to be best for you and your schedule. 🙂

  26. michalia clare says:

    hi.. i have a lot of energy so i wont use the green tea i dont do anything with caffeine in it.. aslso do i need to use the avacardo? or can i use something else… last question is im trying to lose 40 pounds i just started back doing light work out i have to be careful i just had a baby and get cut will this work?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Michalia, you can sub banana for avocado but doing that will give the smoothie a higher sugar content. If you are trying to lose baby weight, you do need to be careful and I’d suggest speaking with your healthcare provider and/or a nutritionist. 🙂

  27. onkemetse tjihonge says:

    thank you for this recipe it helped a lot

  28. Nora says:

    We tried it today, its fantastic. Thank you!

  29. Audrey Jones says:

    Great recipe

  30. Nui says:

    Is there any substitute for baby spinach as it isnt found in my area? Love this recipe though

    • Muskan Kaur says:

      Hi, is there a substitute for mint? I can’t seem to find any around me.

      • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

        Hey Muskan, you can sub parsley for mint or leave it out if you can’t find/don’t like parsley.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Nui, you can use regular spinach, baby kale or kale. If you can’t find those, really any leafy green will work.

  31. Emily says:

    Does this smoothie have a noticeable celery taste? I am completely turned off from celery, cannot stand the taste but really want to try this! Is there a substitute you recommend?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You will taste the celery a little in this one. You could try using cucumber instead. 🙂

  32. Regina Taje says:

    I will like to lose weight

  33. Chelsea Jaye says:

    How would you best describe the taste of the smoothie? I love drinking smoothies for breakfast on the days that I have to be to work at 7am, but I have a hard time dealing with the taste of some of them

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      To me, it’s a pretty green tasting smoothie with a bit of citrus from the grapefruit. Everyone’s tastes are different, though. You could make this in the afternoon or evening one day to see what you think of it and then decide if it’s something you want to drink super early in the mornings.

  34. B says:

    Is there something I could substitute the green tea with? My body rejects anything caffeinated ?

  35. Cheryl Meredith says:

    Sounds Good looks Good going to start today . From looking at the smoothie well blended I’m sure to try it and continue to see results as the time go by .

  36. Wayne Archer says:

    Hello I am a 68 year old Male I have a signal blinder would I use the same amount to make my smoothie

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Wayne! Welcome. 🙂 Yes, this recipe is for one smoothie so you would make it as is. Make sure to blend the spinach, mint, celery, and green tea first and then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.

  37. Jim says:

    Is there a limitation to doing this. I mean if I do this everyday how long do you recommend using this. Some smoothie recipes say to do it for a certain amount of time and then give it a break then cycle

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Jim, there’s no limitation. You can have one of these every day if you like. Because our smoothie recipes contain whole fruits and veggies, there is no need to cycle on and off. However, you may get tired of the same smoothie every single day. I encourage you to check out the recipe section on our website, there are tons of delicious green smoothie recipes.

  38. Jelena Nelly says:

    I tried this smoothie the other day and I love it!! I make it with cold brewed Matcha Mojito tea (green tea with mint and matcha) and today I even added some kale to it! So refreshing and delicious! Thanks for this recipe! 🙂

  39. Earnest McDonald says:

    What is the best one or way I drives a mail truck an i b going out on my routs and I leaves early in the morning so on the way back I loose energy so what kind of energy shake that helped me lose weight an keep my energy

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Earnest! First of all, thank you for being an essential worker and continuing to bring folks their mail during the pandemic. We appreciate you! 🙂

      If you start drinking a green smoothie each day, regardless of which one you drink, I think you’ll find you have more energy and you may lose some weight, as well. It will also help your immune system stay strong, which is more important now than ever. That said, a few smoothie ingredients that will give you natural energy are bananas, berries, citrus fruits, spinach, kale, nuts, ginger, chia seeds, and green tea. If you go to our recipe page and type “energy” in the search bar, you can find some great smoothie recipes that will provide you with lots of good energy. So you can make a smoothie and take it with you on your mail routes. You can even make it the night before, just keep it in the fridge in an airtight container and give it a shake before you drink it the next day. Then I think you won’t feel like you’re out of energy on the way back from your routes. Happy blending! 🙂

  40. Keely Morgan Finucane says:

    I have tried this smoothie with a few different versions and wanted to get your feedback. Overall, I love it. Do you recommend replacing it with a meal such as lunch or breakfast?
    Will it do the same for your body if you sub out frozen spinach or frozen celery for fresh? Is it ok if I use canned pineapple as oppose to frozen?

    Thanks again for the recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Keely! You can drink this smoothie as a meal replacement if you like. Many of us drink our smoothies for breakfast. I’d add some chia seeds to make it a complete meal.

      You can prep smoothie packs ahead of time and freeze the ingredients but, using frozen spinach can be a little tricky because pre-packaged, frozen spinach sometimes contains added salt and other things. Also, fresh or frozen pineapple is preferable to canned because canned fruit oftentimes has added sugars. Additionally, pineapple contains bromelain, a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling agent, and the canning process neutralizes bromelain. I hope these explanations help you understand why we use the ingredients that we do and happy blending! 🙂

  41. Linda says:

    Could I use tsp of pure matcha green tea powder instead of the 1/2 cup of green tea already made?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Linda! Yes, you can def do that. Use filtered water or coconut water for your liquid base and add your matcha green tea powder. That’s what I do when I make this smoothie and I love it. 🙂

  42. Hj Harding says:

    Brilliant.

  43. Sophie says:

    Thank you for video sharing your delicious loosing weight smoothie. I am sure it’s delicious I will try myself too.
    Stay safe thank you
    Sophie

  44. Donna Meir says:

    Hello! I “just” had my second baby (7 months ago) and I am really struggling with my weight. I am also breastfeeding, which makes me super hungry ALL THE TIME. This smoothie looks delicious! Would you recommend using it as a meal, or as a snack? How many would you recommend having in one day? Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Donna! First, congrats! 😀

      It *is* a delicious smoothie and I would drink it as a snack. If you want to have it as a meal, add some chia seeds or other form of plant-based protein to make sure you are getting a complete meal. We just introduced our very own protein powder called Protein Smoothie Boost. You should check it out! (simplegreensmoothies.com/smoothie-boost)

      Most folks drink one smoothie a day (usually with or for breakfast) but if you wanted to have a second one for lunch/dinner/afternoon snack, you can def do that! 🙂

      • Donna Meir says:

        Thank you so much! I’m new to the smoothie game, so I’m very excited to try this out. Will be swapping cinnamon or the cayenne. Thanks again!

      • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

        You’re very welcome!

  45. E Sweeney says:

    Ok great smoothie recipe! However, I am a Consultant Nutritionist (UK NHS) and can confirm that caffeine is a stimulant and can lead to heart palpitations, renal complications and so on which is not good for the body especially if we are talking about being healthy. So could the plants not be perfect on their own and we boost the energy(sugar)/fat burning mode by exercising instead??

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      One serving of this smoothie contains 1/2 cup of green tea, and we love green tea for its wonderful antioxidant properties. The amount of caffeine in green tea is rather small compared to coffee or caffeinated soft drinks and because there is only 1/2 cup in this recipe, it’s quite minimal. (Also, tea comes from plants 😉 ) If you would like to leave the green tea out, you can substitute filtered water or coconut water. And we are always proponents of exercise, as an active lifestyle + a plant-based diet go hand-in-hand.

  46. Kayla says:

    Would adding protein powder to smoothies be more beneficial?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Kayla! It depends on what you’re looking to get out of your smoothie and whether you’re drinking it as a snack or a full meal. I might not add protein powder to this smoothie but that’s really a personal preference and you certainly could add some.

      *And* if you’re looking for an awesome protein powder and haven’t heard yet, we have a brand new protein powder that just went on sale last Tuesday! You def need to check it out: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/smoothie-boost

  47. Sarah (who's editing/amending my last comment) says:

    I also make a double batch each time, so it’s technically half an apple per serving, but yeah. Forgot to mention that.

  48. Sarah says:

    So, I’m new to the whole green smoothie (well, smoothies as meal supplements as a whole, honestly) and after coming across this and reading the reviews, thought I’d give it a try. Admittedly, I initially didn’t like it at all. The celery left an awful after taste and I went on a hunt for things to add because I was determined to start drinking these daily.

    After several weeks of trying plenty of different concoctions, I finally found that adding a honeycrisp apple, a few pieces of raw Cinnamon bark and some fennel seeds, it ended up tasting fantastic.

    Thanks so much for posting all this information. It’s been very informative and helpful. Over the course of the last year, I’ve lost roughly 60 lbs (I started at 224 lbs), but not exactly by healthy means. I barely ate and consumed tons of water while riding my bike roughly 5 miles a day almost every day. It’s what led to a ton of hair loss and I’m still dealing with a slight case of anemia. Recently, I began looking for more healthy ways to boost my almost non existent metabolism and stumbled across this.

    Here’s hoping it helps, and thanks again!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Sarah! Welcome and thank you for sharing your story. I hope this helps you also, as eating a plant-based diet of nutritious and whole foods is a much better method. 😉 I think your additions to this smoothie sound delicious and I may have to give it a try that way. The fennel seeds are a unique addition! Also, we have so many more delicious green smoothies recipes (and snacks + meals as well!), you should def give some of our other recipes a try. 🙂

  49. Derrick says:

    Five stars for sure!

  50. Tracy says:

    Will it impact the benefits if I add Chia or hemp seeds?

  51. Navin says:

    It taste amazing. I added half an avocado instead of the recommended amount.

  52. Tish says:

    Can all ingredients be frozen prior to adding green tea?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Yes, they definitely can! Many of us love to prep smoothie packs ahead of time and freeze them until we are ready to blend. And you got it, freeze all ingredients except the liquid base. 🙂

  53. Post Malone says:

    Does the celery matter if put in or not? I don’t like it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You can leave the celery out but doing so will change the effects of the smoothie a little bit. You can leave it out or sub cucumber.

  54. Bucky Zanre says:

    Does the grape fruit change the whole smoothie? (If not added)

    • Ty Pennington says:

      Does the celery matter if it’s not put in?
      As a celebrity I don’t really like celery.

      • Post Malone says:

        Same

      • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

        Hey Ty, you can leave the celery out but that will change the effects of the smoothie a little bit. If cucumber is a celebrity-approved vegetable, you could try using that instead. 😉

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Bucky. It will certainly change the flavor and, to an extent, the benefits of the smoothie. But if you can’t eat or don’t care for grapefruit, you can sub a large orange.

  55. Dennis Jones says:

    I would love to try this smoothie but i am allergic to avocado, can you suggest a substitute for it?

  56. Dianne Roy says:

    I am not a fan of tea, ( I don’t drink tea at all). Are you able to exclude tea?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Green tea provides steady energy and boosts the metabolism so if you leave it out, just know the results from drinking this smoothie will be a little different, but you can def sub filtered water or coconut water.

  57. Peter says:

    Thankyou.
    Will this also help my diabetes?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Peter, this question is best discussed with your health care provider and/or nutritionist. They can help you with your dietary needs best. 🙂

  58. Clementine Collins says:

    EXCELLENT INFO! Concise, short & to the Point! Will definitely try! Shopping for ingredients today! Thank You!! Blessings, Clementine.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Clementine! Give the smoothie a try and let us know how you like it. 🙂

  59. dion C robinson says:

    Do you have to use grapefruit

  60. Ulises Alvarez says:

    I’m a young man in my mid 20’s and I’ve been on this green smoothie now for about 4 week and let me tell you Im amazed ! I am a fat kid by heart, but I’m also a gym freak. I keep my same weight never going above or go down. Ever since I’ve been on this green monster of a smoothie I officially have control over my stomach! I’m no longer hungry at 8pm looking threw the fridge to see what I can attack lol
    I’ve also lost some of muffin top witch is a big thing for me . With the right amount of nutrition and a great workout routine this smoothie will definitely help you shred that unwanted weight . Thank you And I will defiantly keep this smoothie for years to come !

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Awww! Thanks for sharing your results Ulises. Finding a way to fuel your body is key and I love that you’re combining this with a workout routine that makes you feel great. Cheers to your health and lifetime of green smoothies!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      That’s great, Ulises! I’m really happy to read about your awesome success story. Keep up the great work and def check out our other plant-based recipes. If you love our green smoothies, I just know you’re going to like some of our other delicious recipes. 😀

  61. bert bunting says:

    yes I need to lose a bit of weight from the belly so I need something that his quick and works I was thinking of carrots juicy

    • Jen Hansard says:

      From my experience, sustainable weight loss around the belly comes from diet and exercise. You gotta build up those stomach muscles to burn fat and eat in a way that encourages that as well. This fat-burning smoothie recipe does that and so much more– it’ll boost your immune system and give you energy. I hope you give it a chance. Especially over juicing carrots since that will leave you hungry and is just one food items— it’s not a well rounded balanced meal that your body could really benefit from in the long run.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Bert! I think you’d really like our Simple 7 Green Smoothie Challenge. It’s seven tasty smoothies for seven days (one a day) using just seven simple ingredients. This can work as a great jumping-off point for your journey to eat healthier and in turn, losing some of the belly fat. Please check it out! (p.s. it’s free 🙂 ) Copy + paste this into your browser: simplegreensmoothies.com/challenge

  62. Melissa says:

    Hi this says serves two and serving size is 16 oz, so does this mean this recipe makes 32 oz? Is the calorie amount then doubled if you drink the entire recipe?

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Hey Melissa— we recently adjusted the recipe card to make one serving (instead of 2) and forgot to change it on the nutrition panel. Thanks for the heads up. So yes— this recipe males 16 ounces and that is one serving.

      • Melissa says:

        Thank you!! I’ve been drinking and enjoying this smoothie for a week now. My toddler “helps” me make it and gets a little cup of it before I add the matcha powder, he loves it too!

  63. Eva says:

    I don’t have mint leaves is that fine?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Yes, if you don’t have mint that’s def ok. If you have parsley, you could add some of that but if you don’t have access to either right now, it’s alright!

  64. Kirst says:

    Hi, can we have this as a breakfast or after a work out instead? I cant wait to try it thankyou

  65. Lily says:

    Is there an alternative to avocado? Thanks

  66. Amaris says:

    I have been searching for all sorts of recipes that help with weight loss, but none of them work. If i try this smoothie, will it help me loose weight?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Amaris, this is a fat burning smoothie so it will do what it says. As far as helping you lose weight, I really can’t say. This is something you may want to speak with your healthcare provider and/or a nutritionist about. 🙂

  67. Lagail says:

    I’ve added this to my home screen
    I’m feeling all of this information…lol
    Thx
    Keep it coming

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