Fat burning weight loss smoothie recipe

Fat Burning Smoothie

POSTED ON 3.31.2020

Boost your metabolism & make fat cry by adding this Fat Burning Smoothie to your daily routine. Just simple, tasty and natural ingredients.

This metabolism boosting smoothie will help ramp up the effects of your workout and supercharge charge your weight loss results, naturally.

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.

Join our FREE 7-Day Smoothie Challenge if you’re ready to go all the way with healthy weight loss smoothies.

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

Result-Driven Smoothies

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.

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 – check out our organic, clean, specially formulated Protein Smoothie Boost with flaxseed
  • 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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Fat Burning Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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.


  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp 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


  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.


  • 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.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: weight loss smoothie, grapefruit smoothie

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Carly says:

    What can I use in place of grapefruit? Even hidden in all those greens, I cannot eat/drink grapefruit. 🙂

  2. joan says:

    Hi there,

    I just tried this fat burning smoothie yesterday and I can feel the effect already. I’m just wondering with the calorie content if I’m taking one cup a day? Is it a meal replacement then? I will surely appreciate if you will respond on my comment.
    Thank You and more power.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Joan,

      We just updated the calorie information to this recipe so you can now see it at the bottom under the ingredients!

      The calories for for this recipe is 215 but that is for two servings.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Stacie says:

    Are the green smoothies meant to be a meal replacement or do you drink it as a snack?

  4. Bonnie Good says:

    Made this for my freestyle day and it was delicious. I didnt have mint but added a little cinnamon. Will use this again and again. Thank you for changing my outlook on eating healthy. These simple green smoothies make ut so easy and Im inspired to do more

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Bonnie,

      Wow your comment made my day! This is why we do what we do.

      I am so happy that you are enjoying the smoothie challenge and that you are already looking to add more healthy choices to your lifestyle!!!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Can the tea be made a head of time? So when I make it in the morning that is one less thing I have to do! Lol

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Jennifer,

      Absolutely! You could make your tea the night before and add it in the morning when you blend your smoothie

      Hope that helps!

  6. Mahzar says:

    I tried the smoothy and really loved it.

    Thanks alot for the great recipe.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Mahzar,

      We absolutely LOVE hearing that!! Thank you for sharing how much you are enjoying this recipe!

  7. Mary says:

    Can you make the smoothie ahead of time such as on the weekend for weekday breakfast?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Mary,

      Yes you can totally make this smoothie ahead of time. This will keep for 2 days in your fridge as long as it’s in an air tight container.


  8. Angela Jasso says:

    l need loss weight green smoothie protein and love my life

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Angela,

      I hope you enjoy this fat burning recipe! I know you will really love the results and how you feel once you add it into your diet.


  9. Patricia Hinshaw says:

    I make this every day. it is working thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Patricia,

      I am so happy that you are enjoying this smoothie and seeing results already!!

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    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey There,

      Thank you so much for your rawsome comment!! I am so glad that our site has been helpful to you.

      Have a rawkin day!!

  11. ima says:

    What is best to take this smoothie ? before bed time , can this be sub for dinner?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Ima,

      You can drink this smoothie at any time. However, since it will give you a boost of energy we suggest taking it in the morning or around lunch time 🙂

  12. Thea says:

    hi did anybody lost weight or burned fat with this smoothie?

    • Kamil Artemiuk says:

      I have lost 0.7 kg in the last 5 days. That’s on top of healthy enough eating and working out 3 times a week.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Wow that is so great, Kamil!!

  13. Kamil says:

    Hey, it’s absolutely delicious. I just have two questions. It was too thick when I followed your instructions so instead of one cup of green tea I added two. Is that okay? Also should I drink one every morning or two? One in the morning and one in the evening? Thanks a lot for this recipe.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Kamil,

      That is perfectly fine that you added in some extra tea to thin it out! Sometimes depending on what blender you have the consistency can be a little different. Also, we always encourage everyone to drink two smoothies a day if you are wanting to. I would suggest to not drink too late in the day since there is caffeine in this smoothie. That way you still get a good nights sleep =-)

  14. Sandy Lemieux says:

    Can not have grapefruit. Any substitute for that?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Sandy,

      There isn’t a substitute that has all the benefits of grapefruit but you can totally swap it out for any type of citrus fruit.

      Hope that helps!

  15. Bec Smith says:

    Hi I’m intolerant to green tea how can I substitute?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Bec,

      A great substitute for green tea is black tea.

      Hope that helps!

  16. Laila says:

    Im allergic to avocado, how can I substitute ?
    Looking so much forward to trying it !

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Laila,

      No problem!

      A great substitute for avocado is banana.

      Cheers!! 🙂

  17. Amber says:

    I sure hope it works better than the first one taste. I will be peeling and taking out the membrane next time from all instead of just half. All I taste is bitter grape fruit. I love it by its self but I never eat the membrane either. Come on results…. let’s burn some fat.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Amber,

      Make this recipe work for you! If you need to peel and take out the membrane then that is totally fine. We want you to enjoy this recipe!

      Yay, for fat burning time!!!

  18. Claudia Ibarra says:

    Hello Sweetness! I just found this recepie and im so excited as im just starting my weightloss journey! Do you have a website or book i can follow? Can’t wait to try this one smoothie out! Blessed day!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Claudia,

      That is so amazing congratulations on starting this journey! You can find more recipes like this on our website https://simplegreensmoothies.com/

      Also, Jen just published her second book called Simple Green Meals. It is full of delicious recipes and also has a 30 day meal plan at the back of the book https://simplegreensmoothies.com/books

      Hope you check it out!! 🙂

      Let us know if you need anything!

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  20. Philipp says:

    Wow, this smoothie tastes amazing, I love it! Let’s see if it will burn some fat 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Philipp,

      So glad that you enjoyed this recipe! I cannot wait for you to see feel the benefits of this smoothie.


  21. Hi Jen,

    I like your post so much,so i even linked out to you in my latest blog post : https://healthylifestyleaby.blogspot.com/2018/10/7-delicious-fat-burning-foods.html?m=0#more
    Feel free to check it out.


    P.S. If you share my post,it wouldn`t just make my day,it would make my year.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Gabriel,

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us. Cannot wait to check it out!!


  22. Tiffany says:

    What is the calorie count for this smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Tiffany,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  23. karen says:

    what can i substitute for the avocado? i can’t do banana either….
    thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Karen,

      Oh bummer those are my two favorite ingredients for my smoothies. You can add some chia seeds to help your smoothie maintain that thickness and still keep you full longer.

    • Ryan says:

      I’m trying to eat healthier burn fat and build some additional muscle. Added protein is key for me to do that. As I am working out to help support all that Would this smoothie and added protein also be good for what I’m trying to do

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      That is so awesome, Ryan! It is very important to make these smoothies work for you and what your body needs.

  24. Starsha says:

    Is this a meal replacement?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Starsha,

      Yes, you can use this as a meal replacement if you are wanting to apply it as a weight loss.

  25. Kelley says:

    I’m allergic to celery. Is there something I can substitute? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Kelley,

      I am sorry you are allergic to celery. No worries though because you can substitute it for bok choy or cucumber.

      Can’t wait for you to try it 🙂

  26. Caitlin says:

    Hi! How many calories are in this smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Caitlin,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  27. C.S. says:

    It would be helpful to list the total calories.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi C.S.

      Thank you so much for letting me know! We try not to focus on the numbers too much, and that’s why you often won’t find them on our recipes. We’ve found that when you focus on fueling your body with fresh fruits + leafy greens, it balances out.

      Of course, I know that information is very important to some people. Some great apps to use are MyFitnessPal and LoseIt.com to find that information easily.

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  29. Roseanne says:

    Can you drink this smoothie for multiple days or should you limit to just 1 or 2? Also is the spinach amount packed or loose? Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Roseanne,

      You can totally drink this smoothie multiple days. If you’re like me, when I like something, I have it over and over again. The only thing to take into consideration is rotating your leafy greens. So if you love making this recipe, just make sure you’re changing up what leafy green you’re using. Instead of spinach, maybe try swapping in romaine or kale.

  30. Mika says:

    Awesome green juice recipe! I like how green tea was incorporated, always looking for ways to drink more. Even better that it is chilled, perfect for the hot winter while getting my daily dose of veggies and fruit. Been using this juice lately… https://www.organifi.com/2-classic-cb/?hop=sbcal&hop=sbcal&ltc=1&errCode=nowhitelist&cbhopvendor=organifi&v=1 … feeling great so far. Thanks for your blog and keep up with the great work!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      KALE YEAH! Thanks for blendin’ with us, Mika!

    • SHAUN E Syas says:


      Did she just say Kale yeah?? LOL… i’m dying now!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Shaun,

      Yep, yes I did! And you’re a totally rawesome rawkstar – incase you were wondering!! 😉

  31. tim says:

    I have high blood pressure and cholesterol and have been investigating starting a detox to start me on the right track. Its just there are so many things out there and i am a bit confused. I am tossing up between this juice smoothie detox and the red drink detox, not sure what to pick. Help please!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Tim,

      When it comes to detoxing, we like to focus on detoxing with real plant-based meals. We simply remove those potential irritants like gluten, sugar, dairy, and meat. This allows your body to perform at it’s peak capabilities, cleanse your body, and determine what your body loves.

      Learn more about our 7-day and 21-day cleanses here…


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  33. Melissa says:

    Hello how many calories are in ghis

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Melissa,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  34. Rosie says:

    How fast does it take to get you fat burned

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Rosie,

      We do not have a specific time range when you should see results because everyone is different with their results. A lot goes into it depending on your body specifically and also if you are also working out or adjusting your diet.

      Hope that helps!

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  36. Kaneesha L. says:

    This seems like a recipe that I will like with the exception of celery. I absolutely hate the taste of raw celery, what can I use as a substitute? I looked at the substitution guide but I did not see a replacement for celery.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Kanessha,

      Cucumber, zucchini, + jicama can all be great swaps for celery. Cucumber is actually one of my favorite veggies for blendin’ – the flavor is so bright + refreshing!!

  37. Heike says:

    Will the sugar not be to high with the grapefruit and pineapple?

  38. Eva says:

    Will definitely add this one to my recipes

  39. Karen says:

    If I can’t use grapefruit because of medication restrictions, what can I substitute for that?

  40. marylove says:

    Thank you for sharing.

  41. Suraiyya Mohammed says:

    Hmmm. Doesn’t the green tea blocks the absorption of iron from the spinach ?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Surabaya,

      You’re right. Extended green tea drinking can limit your plant-based iron absorption. So while this is still a great smoothie, make sure you’re bringing variety into your day, and blending recipes without green tea too!

  42. Zebib Tekie says:

    Thanku u diff need to burn more fat .When I was pregnant went to 84 kg before pregnancy was 54.Now I start to walk for about 2hrs a day I have lost 10kg.i still keep walking uphill some times or just normal walk I am 74kg .need to burn more

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Zebib,

      You got this!! It took 9 months to gain that weight, and it will come off at it’s own pace. Personally, I used our Fresh Start cleanse to get back to my pre-baby weight and actually a little lower. You can check out of FREE Spring Cleanse Kit here….


      It was the exact reset my body needed after all of those changes!

  43. Kraig Turner says:

    Can I swap out the grapefruit for another citrus? I take a medicine that I cannot have grapefruit with…

  44. Iman says:

    What is the approx calorie count per serving?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Iman,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  45. João Vieira says:

    My favorite =D

  46. karen says:

    what can I substitute for the avocado? thx

  47. Catrina says:

    Would it be possible to add beet roots?

  48. Melissa Bevan says:

    I was wondering what I can subsitiute for the Pineapple, as I have an allergy to it? But I still would like to get the benefits of this smoothie.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Allergic to pineapple? I’ve got you covered! Some great swaps are oranges, mangoes, + peaches. Or pull from the list of metabolism boosting ingredients above!!

  49. Norabel says:

    Do you have any recommendations for an herbal tea to substitute in place of the green tea? Or would I be better off just using water?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Notabel,

      Using filtered water can be an easy swap. Dandelion Root tea is another yummy + detoxing option!

  50. Stephanie says:

    I see that the serving is 2, are you suggesting to drink smoothie twice a day ?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Yes, so many of the recipes you find on our site are for 2 servings. And how you enjoy them is completely up to you. You can drink two smoothies a day, share one with a friend, or save your smoothie in an airtight container for the next day. Our recipes will keep in an airtight container for up to two days. Adding a small amount of lemon juice can help preserve all of their green goodness too!

      Personally, I usually enjoy my first servings as a breakfast meal replacement and then keep the second serving on hand as a quick go-to during that 2pm low.

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