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Fat Burning Smoothie

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 3.31.2020 | COMMENTS: 247


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 results naturally.

Looking for more support? Check out our FREE 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge.

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.

Jen Hansard of Simple Green Smoothies

I fell in love with a plant-based diet when I lost the weight and gained tons of energy without really even trying. I was just drinking smoothies and eating basic meals that were rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds. (meat, eggs and dairy became more of a condiment that go with my plant-powered meal). 

Fat Burning Smoothie Recipe using Grapefruit and Pineapple

I wanted to share my fat burning smoothie recipe in here too— so you can see just how incredible a smoothie can be. But first…

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 host a quarterly cleanse using green smoothies every day. I give you a structured meal plan to focus on eating the foods that will help us feel the best.

Learn more about my 7-Day 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.

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 exercising and building up muscle.

More muscle means more fat-burning capabilities. So when we’re talking about boosting up 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.

Fat Burning Ingredients for a Smoothie

Foods for Burning Fat and Boosting the 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) 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 they 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 along way!

17 foods to help you lose weight

When I lose weight, I like to get tone too. So I excercise. And when we exercise (I’m including cardio, endurance running, weight lifting, and things like Cross Fit), we do burn calories, but if our muscles are in need of nutrition, they’ll go for the easiest source first… and that’s not necessarily going to be body fat.

Give your body energy (i.e. high quality calories) to power it through a workout. The workout will in turn 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!

These 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
  • 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

Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

This weight loss smoothie is a little more hardcore than our most popular smoothie recipe, but we believe it will help you see results more quickly when combined with an awesome exercise goal. We hope you give it a shot and love the results as much as we do.

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Happy blending with this fat burning smoothie!

Avocado and other plant-based ingredients to use in a smoothie for boosting metabolism
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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.


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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.

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  1. Sarah says:

    Please can u give me good meal plan because I don’t do exercises and need to loose alot of weight …thank u

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Sarah, why don’t you join our Simple 7 Challenge? That would be a good start. 🙂 https://simplegreensmoothies.com/challenge

  2. Noor says:

    is there a substitution for pineapples? since I have an allergy from it

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Noor! Instead of pineapple, you can use oranges, mangoes or peaches. Happy blending! 🙂

  3. Maria says:

    Hi there
    I wanted to see what kind of green tea to use ? I have one that is organic it’s oolong green tea

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Maria! I think really any green tea will do so def use the one you already have. 🙂

  4. Colette says:

    Will anything help me lose weight at 52 years old? Green smoothies almost daily, low carb, walking 4 times a week and barely any sweets. I’m so depressed every time I look in the mirror. I look gross. Bloodwork all normal and I’m at loss as to how to look good again. Can you help

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Colette! Sounds like you’re doing a lot of positive things, like drinking your daily green smoothie and getting outside and moving your body. If you feel this just isn’t enough for you, I’d suggest speaking with your healthcare provider, who may be able to offer some good advice and recommendations. And it’s ok to feel upset that you maybe don’t look like you used to but remember to be kind to yourself. We are cheering for you! 🙂

    • Gichohi says:

      Collete, you seem to be doing right telling from her lab work. From age ,50 weight loss is an uphill task. It could be that Collete has big frame which explains her weight persistence. Please focus on the positive things in you. Compare your photos at different age and appreciate the difference. Ignore negative comments from people. Manage stress well, lastly say positive things to yourself daily . All the best.

  5. Kathy says:

    This sounds amazing. I haven’t actually tried it yet. I have a thyroid condition for which I take thyroid supplements. I’m not supposed to have any grapefruit, so what do you recommend as a substitution?

  6. Reagan says:

    if i dont use the avocado in the smoothie will it still have same results or is there something i can use instead of the avocado?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Reagan, you can use banana instead of avocado but bananas contain more natural sugars and avocados have healthy fats so you will change the effects of the smoothie a bit.

  7. Kat Rios says:

    Any alternative to avocado?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Kat, you can use bananas as a sub for avocado. Just know that you’ll get many of the same benefits from doing that but not the exact same. Avocados are some of the best fruits for healthy fats and bananas have a lot of natural sugars.

  8. yadhira says:

    How many times are you supposed to drink this smoothie like is it 1 per day and do you drink as lunch and meal replacement?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Yadhira, there’s no prescribed amount of times you should drink this per day or per week. You could drink it once a day if you wanted to and I’d recommend drinking it for breakfast to get your metabolism fired up early in the day. It does have a healthy fat (avocado) but no plant-based protein so it may not sustain you as a meal replacement. Try it for breakfast and if you’re still hungry, you could grab a handful of almonds or cashews. 🙂

  9. Balrose says:

    Hi there!

    I have made this smoothie recently and it’s actually good. How long does it take to notice the difference in weight loss?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Balrose! So glad you like it! 🙂 Since everyone’s body is different, I can’t really say how long it will take for you to notice a difference. But don’t be discouraged if you don’t notice differences right away, these things take time!

  10. Jane says:

    Follow instructions and remove grapefruit from inner membrane and pith, much better.
    QUESTION: Does it have a “burning” feeling as it makes it’s way down to the stomach? Normal?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Jane, you shouldn’t experience a burning sensation when you drink this smoothie. Did you add ground cayenne pepper? I find that if I’m a little heavy handed when adding cayenne to my smoothie, it will burn just a little.

  11. Daniel says:

    Why does the pineapples have to be frozen is there a reason and do they have to be frozen ??

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Daniel! We suggest using at least one frozen fruit to make your smoothie nice and cold. We love doing this instead of using ice cubes because frozen fruit won’t dull the blades of your blender the way ice cubes will.

  12. Dom says:

    the taste isn’t bad, actually it sort of grows on you as you drink it, I guess I can’t expect things to taste like chocolate cake when I’m losing weight. The mixture is very thick, nearly too thick to drink but another shot of green tea sorted that out.
    One to persevere with I think!

  13. Linda says:

    This is actually very good. I wasn’t expecting that! haha.. I taste grapefruit more than anything. Then mint.. I only have to drink it once a day, and only an 8 ouce glass full of it? because I think I’ll get a few glasses out of it. Does it have to be in the morning? I would rather at night. someone do tell! Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Linda, each serving is about 16 fluid ounces and this recipe will make two servings. Many of our Rawkstars love to drink their green smoothies in the morning but you don’t have to. There’s really no wrong time to drink a green smoothie. So if you’d rather drink yours at night, go for it!

  14. Roberta says:

    I made this smoothie. It is not half bad. I can taste the mint. I like for it to be a little thicker so I put it in the freezer for a few minutes. I purchased enough ingredients to drink this particular smoothie for a week. Once the fat burning kicks in is it okay to switch to the traditional green smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Roberta! You do not have to drink this smoothie every day, you can certainly mix it up. We have lots and lots of great recipes. Just click here–> Awesome Green Smoothie Recipes
      Happy blending! 🙂

  15. Cindy Vendl says:

    Made this smoothie this morning. I prepped everything the night before and had the tea in the fridge as well. Blended it this morning in my Nutribullet blender. It was a delicious green smoothie. I would suggest using the cayenne pepper to add that extra metabolism boost. I could barely taste it. Very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Tasha says:

    Concerned about the grape fruit

  17. Charlene Hunter says:

    I will be making this not happy with my weight: 171 lbs! Mostly in my stomach thanks for the recipe

  18. Kath says:

    Can you please tell me how much a ‘Cup’ is ? thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Kath, if you’re referring to the green tea, one cup of liquid = 8 fluid ounces or 250 milliliters. One cup of leafy greens = 30 grams or 1 ounce. One cup of fruit = 250 milliliters and the weight in grams will vary depending on the type of fruit. For more info, check out our conversion guide: Rawkstar Conversion Guide. Happy blending! 🙂

  19. Christine says:

    I would love to try this smoothie , I love grapefruit, however because of some medicine I’m on, they say I’m not supposed to eat grapefruit. Any ideas.?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Christine, you can replace the grapefruit with any other citrus fruit of your choice. I like to use clementines, oranges, or tangerines. 🙂

  20. Pam says:

    What can I substitute for grapefruit – people on certain medications can’t have grapefruit!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Pam, you can sub any other citrus fruit of your choice. I like to use clementines, oranges, or tangerines.

  21. Chelssa says:

    Its really helpful and useful to my health l cn guarantee
    Am definitely going to do it everytime l get a chance
    And very tasty l like it!

  22. Dianna says:

    Can you substitute the grapefruit with something else? I can’t have the grapefruit.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Yes, definitely! You can sub any other citrus fruit of your choice. I like to use clementines, oranges, or tangerines.

  23. Mary Kill says:

    This sounds like a great smoothie, but I need more for breakfast.
    Could I make it in the morning and then bring it to work for lunch?
    Or does it have to be consumed immediately upon blending?
    Would I need to put it in the freezer?

    LMK –
    -Mary

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You can def take it to work for lunch! Smoothies will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator, longer if stored in the freezer. Just remember to shake or stir your smoothie before enjoying it. Because it doesn’t contain any preservatives, the contents may separate a little.

  24. Jacquie says:

    Made this recipe for the first time and I like it, I can sure taste the cayenne and I used it very sparingly. For protein is low so I would probably add a powder.

    I’m trying this for weight loss and only having it for breakfast as I’ve never done this before how long should I be drinking this?

    Thanks,

    Jacquie

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Jacquie!

      If you want to add protein to this that is totally fine! How long you drink this smoothie for is totally up to you! Some drink this every day until they hit their ideal weight and some drink this before a workout.

      Hope that helps!

  25. Debbie Scott says:

    Very tasty but a smoothie? A whole bag of spinach? Not much liquid. I almost had to cut mine with a knife and that was halving the amounts as I didn’t have a vat to blend mine in lol

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Debbie,

      It sounds like you are really packing in the spinach which is great if that is what you prefer but for me personally I wouldn’t be able to handle that =P We like to add in loosely packed spinach that way it is not too thick.

      Hope that helps!

  26. Elgato says:

    This my second week of making this recipe. I make this smoothie for 2. I looked at the video again but it does not match the recipe. She uses 1 cup pineapple, 1 celery stalk, 1/4 of an avocado. The recipe for one drink shows for one has 2 cups pineapple, 2 celery stalks and half of an avocado. I like the drink but does it matter how you mix it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Thank you for letting us know the recipe is incorrect. The recipe in the video is correct for one serving. The recipe on the website is serving for 2.

      Hope that helps!

  27. Bonnie says:

    Love this smoothie, added some fresh ginger to it as well! Thank you for the recipe!

  28. Laurie Ann West says:

    I am about to turn 50 and for the 1st time in my life I have a weight problem. I’m also a disabled heart patient but I’m not dead and continue to work 2 days per week to keep going. I need your help with these smoothies. I love the idea of smoothies because they fill you up. Makes you feel like you just ate a meal! When really you just drank some healthy, good for you and will help you to lose weight 🙂 Please help me and give me advise. I don’t want to be heavy. It will eventually complicate my heart problems and I’m managed to not let it affect who I am for 10 years now! But the extra weigh that has come on in the past 6 months is making it much harder to stay positive. Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Laurie,

      I am so happy to hear that you are ready for a change. Have you tried this smoothie yet? If you have not I would encourage you to go for it! It really helps to kick start your weight loss journey and you can have it every day if you would like to. If you are wanting something more with meal plans as well, check out our Rawk the Year program we have! You can find more information on it right here: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rawk-the-year#/

  29. Kristen says:

    Can I prep and freeze into packs for quick morning mixing?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yes you can totally prep and store in the fridge or freezer! This could stay in the refrigerator up to 3 days. When you are ready to drink just give it a shake and you are good to go!

  30. Jen Hansard says:

    This smoothie really does get your energy levels revved up and curbs your appetite. I’ve always loved grapefruit so this is perfect for me.

  31. SHEILA BETH LANGLAIS says:

    Excellent…. I highly recommend this smoothie. So delish!

  32. Kathryn says:

    I do rate this recipe 5 stars!! Excellent flavors. Wonderful for digestion. I am wondering how crucial the green tea is vs. leaving it out. I just don’t do caffeine. I understand there can be health benefits from green tea. Is it necessary to achieve results? Does not including it ruin the synergy of this drink? On another comment you stated adding kale or chia seeds was a good idea. Does adding other ingredients change the synergy of this drink?
    Thanks for all you do.

  33. christina marshall says:

    I found that it was bitter so added 2 bananas to it. it helped some. what can I add so that it is not so bitter

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Christina,

      Our favorite natural sweeteners are dates or adding in some honey. So feel free to add in some of that to help make it tastier for you 🙂

  34. Quincy says:

    Curious., Would tumeric be an added benefit? (Tumeric loves cayenne)

  35. Jacqueline says:

    I was wondering if the mint is more for flavor or could it be omitted without taking away any of the health benefits of the smoothie? I love the recipe but totally forgot mint at the store and was wondering if I should make an extra stop for it. Thank you so much!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Jacqueline,

      Mint is actually a key ingredient in this recipe. It really helps with the detoxifying process. It grabs onto the heavy metals and draws out all those nasty toxins. So if you can add it I definitely would!

  36. Hailey says:

    Thanks for the recipe! It was delicious!
    Is there anything I could try in place of grapefruit though? I can’t have any because of a blood thinner I’m on. Wonder if orange would work?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Hailey,

      There really isn’t a substitute for grapefruit as far as benefits but for taste you can totally swap it with any citrus fruit. So an orange would be great!

  37. Betty says:

    I have meds for high blood pressure and was told not to eat grapefruit until 2 hours had passed from taking my meds to eat grapefruit.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Betty,

      Make sure to check with your doctor so that you are doing what is best for your body.

  38. Kit Kat says:

    Hi! Love this smoothie, i feel like Wonder-Woman after having this for breakfast! 🙂 I always have at weekends but dont have time during week to make it fresh each morning before work – is it suitable for freezing? Was thinking I could make a batch at the weekend and freeze portions to have during the working week.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Yay!!! We love that wonder woman feeling!! 🙂

      You can totally freeze your smoothie, just make sure to put it back in the fridge in enough time for it to thaw out. Also our smoothies can stay in the fridge for up to two days. Just add in some lemon juice to keep the color, give it a little shake and you are good to go!

  39. Mireille says:

    Even though this smoothie isn’t as sweet as most other SGS recipes, it’s thoroughly satisfying and very delicious. I love any smoothie that combines fruits with veggies. I made it with kale and added chia seeds. This could easily become part of my regular rotation.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hi Mireille,

      SO glad that you enjoyed this recipe so much! The kale and chia seeds sound like a great addition to this recipe 🙂

  40. MSbuttkicker says:

    Pleasantly surprised. Delicious! I had to do a couple of modifications because I didn’t have all of the ingredients. I replace spinach with kale and collard greens, a tangerine but of grapefruit oh, and I didn’t have any mint. But it came out great! Diet plan to eat a meal with it this morning because I felt the need to chew however, I was quite full with one serving and some water. Instead I’m making a big lunch with this afternoon and plan to have another smoothie this evening. Thank you so much for sharing this! And thank you everyone else for your input and suggestions because that truly made a difference in me trying out this drink. Oh and I’ve never had avocado in a smoothie before, but I love Avocado. It gave it a nice creamy consistency without interrupting the other flavors. And the MS in my user name stands for Multiple sclerosis.

  41. MSbuttkicker says:

    Pleasantly surprised. Delicious! I had to do a couple of modifications because I didn’t have all of the ingredients. I replace spinach with kale and collard greens, a tangerine but of grapefruit oh, and I didn’t have any mint. But it came out great! Diet plan to eat a meal with it this morning because I felt the need to chew however, I was quite full with one serving and some water. Instead I’m making a big lunch with this afternoon and plan to have another smoothie this evening. Thank you so much for sharing this! And thank you everyone else for your input and suggestions because that truly made a difference in me trying out this drink. Oh and I’ve never had avocado in a smoothie before, but I love Avocado. It gave it a nice creamy consistency without interrupting the other flavors.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Thank you so much for sharing how you made this smoothie work for you!! We love hearing your enthusiasm about our recipes.
      Happy blending!!

  42. Yasmin (Meeni) Hardart says:

    OMG!!! I’m so happy you have all the nutrition information listed – I feel like such a dork for wishing for it in a recent survey I filled out for Jen. Obviously, I had not checked for it in a while! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      He heard your requests and have been working hard to add in all the nutritional value! Hopefully we will have it added to all of our recipes soon:-)

  43. Nate says:

    Great Smoothie.
    Do you have any suggestions on a substitute for the frozen pineapple pieces?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Nate,

      Yes, you can substitute the frozen pineapple for frozen mangoes, oranges, or peaches. If you want to know another ingredient you can swap out, check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide here:

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

      • Ruth says:

        Hi can I drink this while breastfeed?

      • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

        Hey Ruth,

        Yes you can totally drink this while breastfeeding. I would just make sure your LO is fine when you consume any of these fruits and veggies. Don’t want them to be gassy! Also, make sure to pay attention to the green tea. I know some women do not like to consume caffeine while breastfeeding.

        Hope that helps!

  44. Definitely I’m in love with this. Thanks. Feel amazing in/out

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Thanks Rawkstar!!

      We are so happy that you love this recipe and are already seeing the benefits of it!!

      Cheers!

  45. Rene Blais says:

    Instead of the green tea, i’m using chaga, great smoothie! Thanx for the recipe!

  46. Carmen says:

    Hello

    How often do we need to drink this smoothie? Only one serving per day and can I save the second serving the next day? Or you recommend both servings a day?

    Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Carmen,

      You can totally drink this smoothie for breakfast and lunch. If that is too much for you, you can save it for the next day. Our smoothies will keep up to two days in an air tight container. All you need to do is give it a shake and you are good to go!

  47. Sandy says:

    I have stated ww points system n I want to do the fat loss and weight loss smoothies which are the best that burn more fat n loss more weight on n whatcsrd a few of the recipes.

  48. Nimisa says:

    I would like someone to update how much weight did one loss? and how long did it take? thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Nimisa,

      The amount of weight loss can vary from person to person depending on their body type and what other activities they are adding to their routine.

      Hope that helps!

  49. Daneara johnson says:

    Hello my name is daneara im am so very excited to try your smoothie I’m on my weight loss journey and I decided to go on a smoothie meal plan for breakfast and lunch and for dinner I just decided too do one clean lean hot meal ,,, here m very active I go to my gym 4 times a week thank u I can’t wait too try it

  50. Daneara johnson says:

    Hello my name is daneara im am so very excited to try your smoothie I’m on my weight loss journey and I decided to go on a smoothie meal plan for breakfast and lunch and for dinner I just decided too do one clean lean hot meal ,,, here m very active I go to my gym 4 times a week thank u

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Daneara,

      Welcome! We are so glad that you found us and that we can help you in your weight loss journey. This recipe is a hit and I really think you will love it!! If you are interested in doing a reset for your body check out our Thrive Winter Reset here:

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/winter

      Enjoy!!

  51. Carly says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Carly,

      Great question! You can substitute grapefruit for clementine, orange, or tangerine.

      If you ever wonder about what to substitute for anything else you can check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide here:

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

  52. 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!

  53. Stacie says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Stacie,

      We normally recommend to add a smoothie to your regular daily diet. If you are wanting to make it into a meal that is totally fine too! Just make sure to add the right amount of fats and protein to make it a complete meal.

      You can check out our suggests for that here:
      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

      Cheers!

  54. 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!!!

  55. 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!

  56. 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!

  57. 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.

      Enjoy!

  58. 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.

      Cheers!!

  59. 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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  61. 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 🙂

  62. Thea says:

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

  63. 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 =-)

  64. 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!

  65. Bec Smith says:

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

  66. Laila says:

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

  67. 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!!!

  68. 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/meals

      Hope you check it out!! 🙂

      Let us know if you need anything!

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  70. 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.

      Cheers!!

  71. Gabriela Pasca says:

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    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Gabriel,

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

      Cheers!!

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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 🙂

  76. 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.

  77. 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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  79. 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.

  80. 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://bit.ly/2MGzPMr … feeling great so far. Thanks for your blog and keep up with the great work!

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  81. 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!
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    • 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…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rawkstar-goods

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    • 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.

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    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

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      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.

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  86. 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!!

  87. Heike says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Heike,

      Each smoothie has 3 cups of fruit in it, and it is recommended that an adult has 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit a day. When you drink 16oz of our green smoothie recipe you will be meeting, or just under your daily intake for fruit. If you feel like that is too much fruit, feel free to do 2 cups of fruit in each smoothie with 3 cups of leafy greens. Hope that helps. 🙂

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/fruit-and-vegetable-nutrition

  88. Eva says:

    Will definitely add this one to my recipes

  89. Karen says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Karen,

      Need to avoid grapefruit? I’ve got you covered! Swap in clementine, orange, or tangerine. Ever need a quick substitute? Make sure + check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

  90. marylove says:

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  91. 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!

  92. Zebib Tekie says:

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    • 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….

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  93. Kraig Turner says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Kraig,

      You totally can! Check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

  94. 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.

  95. João Vieira says:

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  96. karen says:

    what can I substitute for the avocado? thx

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Karen,

      Lookin’ to swap out the avocado. Simply add another healthy fat you enjoy! Here are a few of our favorites…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/healthy-fats

  97. Catrina says:

    Would it be possible to add beet roots?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Catrina,

      Of course! We love blendin’ with beets and other root vegetables! Learn more about our favorite beet smoothies here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/beets

  98. 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.
    thanks

    • 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!!

  99. 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!

  100. 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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