Fat Burning Smoothie

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

Fat burning weight loss smoothie recipe

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.

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Weight Loss 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!

Want to skip a step and add protein + healthy fats to your smoothie in one step?
Check out my Protein Smoothie Boost! Clean protein? Check. Healthy fat? Check. Helpful fiber? Check.
No sweetness or artificial nonsense? Check! Protein Smoothie Boost is a great partner in your fight to burn fat with this smoothie!

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

Top 5 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!

weight loss smoothie recipe with grapefruit and fat-burning avocado

Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss

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.
4.8 from 71 votes
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Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Blending Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint
  • 1 stalk celery - chopped
  • 1/2 cup brewed green tea - cooled
  • 1/2 large grapefruit - peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple - frozen
  • 1/4 avocado
  • dash cayenne pepper - optional
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost - optional


  • Place spinach, mint, celery, and green tea into blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Drink 1-2 smoothies a day as meal replacements to get the weight loss benefits you're looking for.
  • Adding Protein Smoothie Boost is a great way to add high-quality protein that won't affect the delicious taste of the smoothie


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 4897IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. ayeni olaoluwa says:

    Thanks for this guide, I wanna ask the alternatives to spinach, celery and mint leave, these are not really common in my country.
    Secondly can I use cashew nuts in place of plant based protein?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi there! Kale, collard greens, cabbage and Swiss chard are great swaps for spinach if you have those. Fennel, leeks or even carrots can be used in place of celery. And instead of mint, give basil a try. They are similar, yet basil will have a more peppery taste. Cashews are super delish and great sources of plant-based protein! 1 oz. of cashews will provide about 5 g of protein. 🙂

  2. Wendy Houk says:

    5 stars
    I have devoted myself to trying this for one week. So far, so good. Weight loss is at 1 pound for the first week. I like it slow, that’s okay. My question is about the celery. I have read all the other comments about substitution, but nothing about how important the celery is….it is quite overpowering for me, I have cut down to 1/2 a stalk and it’s still hard to drink. Do I need to go back to a whole stalk for best results or is there a substitute? I have also cut down on the mint leaves because of strong taste. I love all the other ingredients!

  3. abigail says:

    thanks so much, i read the comments farther and saw how helpful and effective this smoothie was for other to lose weight so i will not be adding apple cider vinegar. i am making this smoothie today to freeze and save for the week, i have 2 questions, 1. how many does this smoothie serve? 2. what aspect in this smoothie help with weight loss?

    thanks so much and i will still be posting a comment on how this smoothie went.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Yay Abigail! This recipe for our Fat Burning Smoothie serves 1. And the ingredients are specifically geared toward helping increase metabolism and to help you feel full longer.

  4. Nicole says:

    Hi I am very excited to try this I was wondering can I replace the tea with water???

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi there Nicole! You can def use water instead of tea. We like green tea here because the caffeine in tea contains antioxidants that may help burn fat a bit quicker by aiding the liver in converting fat to energy. Totally up to you! 🙂

  5. Abolovivi Joseph says:

    I like it

  6. Cindy Thompson says:

    Can I substitute pomelo for grapefruit?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Pomelo would totally work here, yet they don’t contain as much juice as grapefruit. You may need to add a touch more water to compensate for that, yet give it a blend and let us know what you think!

  7. abigail says:

    5 stars
    this looks amazing!! i have been looking for a on the go green smoothie to help with weight loss! i was wondering, would it mess up the weight loss rachio if i added apple cider vinegar to this smoothie, i’ve heard it help curb your appetite and helps with weight loss.
    thanks so much, and i will be adding another comment soon to see how it went!!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Cool question! While it wouldn’t necessarily change what the other ingredients are doing to help with weight loss, the ACV would def change the taste. Looking forward to your next comment to see how it blended up! 🙂

  8. Suzee says:

    Can i use banana instead of avocado in this pineapple?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hey Suzee! The answer here is yes and no. In terms of consistency, banana and avocado would be trade subs for each other – so yes, when it comes to that. However, they are very different nutritionally. The avocado is a source of healthy fat, whereas the banana isn’t yet ups the sweetness of your smoothie. Keep us posted on what you choose!

  9. Raudhah .N. Simpson says:

    I want to try this weight loss smoothie but I’m allergic to pineapples . What can I replace with pineapples?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Great question! For those that can’t use pineapple, we’d recommend swapping in oranges or mangoes instead for this smoothie.

  10. Madeline Theis says:

    thank you so much I really appreciate your work here and you provide me best information which I need most thank you very much

  11. Jory Waukey says:

    5 stars
    Is there a way to substitute grapefruit with something else can’t have it because of my meds

    • Bob the Procrastinator says:

      pretty much any other citrus fruit works just fine.

  12. Deborah & Doug Vonau says:

    Cant wait to try this out. I’ve just started on the smoothies for lunch or breakfast to avoid the carbs. Thanks to your recipe I shall get on this and hope to see the benefits of the weight loss.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      So glad you’re blending! Weight loss can be a cool side effect, yet we hope you enjoy the added energy too!

  13. rose carter says:

    best and interesting information would like to visit again

  14. Liam Bradford says:

    I’ve been losing weight for a while now and I am happy with the results so far but I’m open to anything that’ll make it go quicker!
    I burn (according to my fitbit) 3000-4000 calories a day on a normal days activities.
    I am currently eating around 1300-1600 calories per day.
    Is this smoothie designed to replace meals or to work along side them? All of my meals at the moment are of course calorie controlled/low saturated fat and high in fruits and veggies (up to 6 or 7 portions a day).
    If I were to add this smoothie into my daily meal plan, would it help burn off more than the 218 calories it contains, or should I just stick with my current meal plan.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Liam you’re a rawkstar!!! This recipe is designed to help turn on your metabolism and burn fat. If you’d like to make it a meal replacement to swap it out for one of your regular meals, you’ll want to add both clean protein (we love our Protein Smoothie Boost!) and a healthy fat. That will increase the calorie count of course, so it will depend on what works best for you.

  15. Stephnie Ramjoo says:

    Started drinking this at the beginning of Jan 2021. I still can’t believe my own eyes. I lost a whopping 15kg.

    I had to lose weight for health reasons

    Thank you

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      That’s amazing Stephanie! Rawk on!!

    • Stephnie Ramjoo says:

      Thank you, Since we last spoke or written, I lost a further 10 KG. I feel so fantastic, I am off my BP medication for a month now and feel like a new woman. Even got asked to on a few dates.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      You go girl!!! That has to feel SO good! Keep up the good work + keep us posted!

  16. Mariem A says:

    Can i do the green tea the night before to have it ready for the morning ?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Absolutely! Be sure to remove the tea bag at the end of the steeping time and store in the fridge until used.

  17. Jackie says:

    5 stars
    I started making this smoothie every morning since January 5th. It is now February 4th and I am down 5.6 pounds. It works! I have also been incorporating more veggies into my daily routine and *trying* to work out. But this smoothie is what gets me motivated. It helps you start your day out on a great note! Try it!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      That’s so awesome Jackie!!! You’re doing this the right way – one small change at a time. Way to rawk it!

  18. Jenny Pina says:

    I can’t wait to start using these smoothies in my quest to transition to a healthy lifestyle. I have several health issues which limits my physical activity. I am starting yoga and possibly lite walking. Will this be enough exercise, paired with the smoothies to really make an impact?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Absolutely Jenny!! Small steps are the better way to change your dietary and fitness levels. Making big changes all at once can totally lead any of us to giving up too quickly. Yet those baby steps, little by little and a positive attitude are the better way for lasting change. You’ve got this!

  19. Ashley says:

    Hello…I’m really ready to lose some weight and start exercising. I was reading about this weight loss smoothie…it looks great but I was wondering if there is another that wouldn’t be so “veggie” tasting? I feel as tho if I’m gonna do this I want to be able to stomach it or enjoy it as much as possible rather. Thank you.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi Ashley! Rawk on girl! You can totally try out any of the additional weight loss smoothies we linked to toward the end of this article. Or just jump in and give this Fat Burning Smoothie a try! You’ might be surprised how much you like it… 😉

  20. Sherry Wiljins says:

    5 stars
    I made this and drink 2 -12 oz glasses of these a day in place of meals . I have lost almost 80 pounds

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Holy moley Sherry!!! That’s amazing!! Rawk on girl!

  21. Chris says:

    Hi what quantity is a cup, a teacup?Thanks

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hey Chris – great question! We like to say a cup of spinach is about a good handful.

  22. Sandra Cruz says:

    What does this taste like? Is it going to be sweet or veggie tasting?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hey Sandra – While the pineapple does add a touch of sweetness, this is def not as sweet as other recipes containing things like banana, fig, maple syrup, etc. It’s more toward the savory or veggie end of things. 🙂

  23. Noella says:

    What would be a good substitute for similar benefits as the grapefruit and orange as I am allergic to both?

    • Sam says:

      A granny smith apple!
      I just made a different smoothie that had spinach, cilantro, ginger, frozen pineapple/avocado, lime juice, and a granny smith. It was amazing. Aparently granny smiths are fat burners too, from what I had read. I assume they would be great in any green smoothie.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Hi there Noella,

      Great question! You can totally swap out orange or grapefruit using tangerine (if you can have those), papaya or mango. Check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide for more helpful swaps!

  24. Aria says:

    I run cross country meets in the morning around 7-8 but I still need to eat something before I leave to have some energy when I run. Should I have the smoothie before I leave or would that mess with my stomach? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

      Hey Aria. I used to run cross country! I would stick with oatmeal, toast with banana and almond butter 1-2 hours before the race and then have my smoothie after the finish line. Store it in a thermos so it stays cold. This is actually one of my fav post run smoothies. Good luck with training and your meets!

  25. Renee says:

    Can lemon be substituted for grapefruit? My medication prohibits eating or drinking grapefruit. thanks.

  26. Jo says:

    4 stars
    The recipe sounds really good. I read many comments but didn’t find any that said whether they lost weight. Did anyone lose weight using the Fat Burning Weight Loss Smoothie? If someone did, how many pounds per week?

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Hey Jo— if you’re really wanting to lose weight, it’s about consistency. Healthy habits is how you gain momentum and the weight will continue to fall off. So a daily green smoothie just like this one is a great way to go. If you’re wanting more guidance and support, check out our 21 day cleanse which starts with a daily green smoothie, yet adds in plant-based snacks and meals as well. The results are incredible and you learn how to eat in a way that is tasty and heals the body in incredible ways.

  27. Dean H says:

    It’s not quite that simple, though it does work. Time of day is also crucially important. Eating right before bed for example causes weight gain beyond “calories in calories out” because melatonin (the sleep chemical) naturally causes the body to store more fats

    • Jen Hansard says:

      I agree Dean— there’s soooo many reason why we gain and lose weight. Yet embracing a simple healthy habit and doing it consistently does lead to long term results that stick. When you swap a meal with a smoothie just like this one, you are adding is tons of goodness that will help burn fat and feel amazing. Some other things that help are hydration, movement, sleep and mindset. They all play a role in getting our body to function at its best. I love talking about this stuff, so thanks for bringing it up!

  28. Pasha Hansen says:

    What time of the day is best to have this smoothie? I usually like to eat oatmeal in the morning, should I switch it up? Also I have vegan protein soy powder, do you think this could be added into the smoothie? (:

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Pasha! Most of us love drinking our smoothies in the morning but really, any time of day that works for you is the right time to have your smoothie. If you want to switch it up you can or you can have your smoothie first and a little later, your oatmeal.

  29. Drea says:

    I love this smoothie it is one of the best I ever had and yes the avacado curves my appetite. Thank you for sharing:)

  30. Jaime says:

    Hi, can a large batch of this be made, so that I can have it pre-made and drink it every morning before work? Or will it spoil after a day? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Jaime! You can def make this ahead of time and keep it in the fridge and/or freezer. It will last 2-3 days in the fridge and a week or more in the freezer. 🙂

  31. Tanya says:

    Can i use matcha powder instead of green tea? If yes what liquid should i use it with? Also is this ok to drink if im breastfeeding? Im 5 months postapstum and want to loose some weight. I just heard mint reduces milk supply. Please let me know. Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Tanya. Yes, you can use matcha green tea powder. Just sub water for your liquid base. As far as your other question, we’re green smoothie rawkstars but we’re not doctors and we encourage you to check with your doctor/ob-gyn/nutritionist since they know you, your body and your baby best. Happy blending! 🙂

  32. Selina Escamilla says:

    What are some tasty smoothies with food that people aren’t allergic?

  33. Keona says:

    Hello, what can I use to replace the mint leaves? Can I use matcha green tea powder instead of the actual tea ? Can I use avocado paste instead?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Keona!

      1. There’s not really a good replacement for the mint leaves so if you don’t like them or can’t find them in your grocery store, you can leave them out.
      2. Yes, you can. Use 1/2 cup of water for your liquid base.
      3. Do you mean homemade or store bought? I think either way, you’ll want to make sure there’s just avocado (plus maybe a little lemon or lime juice) and no other added ingredients.

      Happy blending!

  34. 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.

  35. Shemeer says:

    4 stars
    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! 🙂

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. Maeve Hennessy says:

    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

  40. 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.

  41. Deborah says:

    5 stars
    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! 🙂

  42. 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. 🙂

  43. 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?

  44. 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!

  45. Olivia says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:


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

  46. michelle szuzs says:

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

  47. 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

  48. 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! 🙂

  49. 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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Mosie, sub an orange in place of the grapefruit. 🙂

  50. Pete says:

    5 stars
    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! 🙂

  51. Maria says:

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


    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

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

  52. Gracie Ferguson says:

    5 stars
    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. 🙂

  53. 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! 😀

  54. Rose Wright says:

    5 stars
    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. 🙂

  55. Lesley says:

    Looking forward to trying this. Lesley UK

  56. Constantia says:

    M gna try this nice.. Thank u!

  57. Kryz says:

    5 stars
    Can you add protein powder to give it more protein

  58. 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. 🙂

  59. 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. 🙂

  60. onkemetse tjihonge says:

    thank you for this recipe it helped a lot

  61. Nora says:

    5 stars
    We tried it today, its fantastic. Thank you!

  62. Audrey Jones says:

    Great recipe

  63. Nui says:

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

    • Muskan Kaur says:

      5 stars
      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.

  64. 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. 🙂

  65. Regina Taje says:

    I will like to lose weight

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Including a green smoothie in your daily diet is a great start! 🙂

  66. 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.

  67. B says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You can use plain water or coconut water, if you like.

  68. 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 .

  69. Wayne Archer says:

    4 stars
    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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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! 🙂

  72. 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! 🙂

  73. 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! 🙂

  74. 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. 🙂

  75. Hj Harding says:


  76. 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

  77. 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!

  78. E Sweeney says:

    5 stars
    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.

  79. 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

    • Olivia A says:

      I really like what I’m reading. I am a breast cancer survival of month now and looking for some healthy ways to loose weight. and this sounds so great n healthy. any more idea and advice for me?

  80. 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.

  81. 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. 🙂

  82. Derrick says:

    5 stars
    Five stars for sure!

  83. Tracy says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      No, feel free to add one of those to boost your smoothie some more. 🙂

  84. Navin says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      I bet that made it really creamy! I am always a fan of more avocado. 😀

  85. 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. 🙂

  86. 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.

  87. Bucky Zanre says:

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

    • Ty Pennington says:

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

    • Post Malone says:


    • 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.

  88. Dennis Jones says:

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

  89. 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.

  90. Peter says:

    5 stars
    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. 🙂

  91. Clementine Collins says:

    5 stars
    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. 🙂

  92. dion C robinson says:

    Do you have to use grapefruit

  93. Ulises Alvarez says:

    5 stars
    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. 😀

  94. 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

  95. 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!

  96. 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!

  97. Kirst says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You can drink this smoothie any time of the day that works for you. 🙂

  98. Lily says:

    Is there an alternative to avocado? Thanks

  99. 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. 🙂

  100. Lagail says:

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

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