Best Smoothies Recipes for Weight Loss

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Are you searching for a way to lose weight? Look no further! We have smoothies recipes for weight loss that will help you shed those pounds and feel great. In this blog post, we will talk about how to make these delicious drinks and the benefits of drinking them. So read on to find out more!

Smoothies put a healthy twist on the usually unhealthy morning drink without feeling hungry. They’re packed with essential nutrients, and they take only a few minutes to make—serve in a pretty glass for breakfast or dessert, next to oatmeal or yogurt. But not all smoothies are created equal.

These weight-loss smoothies will leave you feeling satisfied, fueled, and energized. With a protein punch packed with muscle-building power, healthy fats to balance blood sugar levels and aid digestion, and fiber to fill the tummy with nutrients for long hours—this is what breakfast should look like.

With so many smoothies out there that meet our nutritional restrictions, all you need to do is pick a recipe and start the blender.

The recipes in this article have been specifically designed for people who want to lose weight.

1 Vanilla Chai Breakfast Smoothie 

This recipe includes masala tea, oats, banana, and extra cinnamon to keep you full and satisfied until lunch. Adding tea to your breakfast shake is a great way to add flavor while also boosting health benefits.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 masala tea bag
  • 1 to 2 frozen bananas, broken up
  • 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend all the ingredients for three minutes. On low for 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Chocolate Tofu Smoothie

This smoothie has a silky texture that’s perfect for someone looking to keep the nutritional profile of their breakfast all vegetarian. This triple-berry smoothie packs more protein thanks to silken tofu and includes the immune-boosting properties of Reishi mushrooms.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup silken tofu
  • 1/2 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1 packet Four Sigmatic Reishi Elixir
  • 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Pacific Foods Cashew Original Plant-Based Beverage

DIRECTIONS

  •  Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  •  Blend low for 1 minute, then high on second for a total of 2 minutes or until smooth.

3. Spirulina Piña Colada Smoothie

This fabulous, light, and fruity breakfast are all about a little healthy plant-based spirulina. It’s the perfect balance to take on your daily adventures with a tropical kick.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup Pacific Foods Organic Coconut Original Plant-Based Beverage
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 Tbsp Navitas Organics Cacao Butter, optional

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on low, then finish on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth.

4. Blood Orange Beet Smoothie

Ready for a cleansing drink? This Blood Orange Beet Smoothie is perfect for a morning pick-me-up. After drinking one of these beautiful drinks, you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the day.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small pre-cooked beet, like Love Beets
  • 1 blood orange, peeled
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 6 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on low, then finish on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth.

5. Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Peanut butter in a smoothie? Yep, it sounds crazy, and it is—in the best way possible. Peanut butter adds protein to this refreshing berry blush smoothie recipe that will help start your day off right with an essential dose of healthy fats. If you are avoiding soy milk for any reason, use any type of unsweetened milk instead.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 1–2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (we love Organic Valley)*
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk, any kind

DIRECTIONS

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

6. Key Lime Pie Shake

Key lime pie may taste great, but it is anything but healthy with heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, butter, and sugar. This smoothie is low-sugar and high in protein – perfect for a post-workout meal or as a snack when traveling! This drink is a weight-loss secret to some, and it’s surprisingly simple to make. The addition of cottage cheese may sound strange, but this gives your smoothie a rich milkshake consistency. Dairy intolerant? Replace the cottage cheese with tofu for a similarly satisfying texture derived from protein. To keep this drink relatively healthy as possible, omit the pudding mix and xanthan gum— they only add unnecessary calories and chemicals you don’t need.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 cup Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup Spinach

DIRECTIONS

  • The ingredients should be mixed in a blender until smooth and left with crushed graham cracker if desired.

7. Sunrise Smoothie

This tropical-tasting smoothie will whisk you away to a mini-mental vacation in anticipation of its high vitamin and fiber content. However, the sugars come from healthy fruits like berries, an orange, and a banana—all things that may help keep you trim.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 4 – 6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used a 5.3oz container of Vanilla Oikos)

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender, then blend until smooth.

8. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Shake

This year-round smoothie allows you to enjoy the taste of chocolate peppermint bark no matter what time of year it is and without all the sugar. This one of our top weight loss smoothies tastes like dessert but, thankfully, doesn’t have the same waist expanding effect. Top your drink with a dollop of Greek yogurt for the protein and calcium to take to the next level.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large banana, frozen
  • 2–3 large ice cubes
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 scoop Designer Whey Gourmet Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • optional 1 tablespoon dark/vegan chocolate chips
  • toppings: homemade whipping cream, vegan whipped topping, or Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

9. Almond Butter Protein Smoothie

Are you searching for a healthy breakfast or snack in the mornings? This smoothie recipe is perfect. It contains ingredients that have different benefits, like protein from almond milk and omega-3s from chia seeds. Cinnamon has additional health nutrients that really benefit your body as well.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled and frozen
  • 3/4 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides

DIRECTIONS

  • Put it all in a blender and blend until smooth.

10. Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

If your mornings are tough, afternoon alertness at work has been non-existent, and you’re starting to put on a little too much weight around the middle – now is the time for changes. One of the easiest ways to change your body composition is with high-energy protein smoothies made from three ingredients: yogurt, banana slices, and coffee.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup chilled Seattle’s Best brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 bananas cut into chunks
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons grated nutmeg
  • 6 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  • Place all of the ingredients in a heavy-duty blender (one that can crush ice).
  • Blend until smooth. Serve

11. Grape and Blueberry Protein Smoothie

For those who are not fans of using nutritional powders or have no more at home, this creative breakfast smoothie for weight loss is a must-try. It’s made from puréed and scrambled eggs instead of whey or plant protein. The egg has many benefits that include aiding muscle recovery and fighting fat cells with its choline to make you look awesome! Adding a handful of berries and a few grapes to our smoothies can help trim down by warding off cortisol, the hormone that triggers fat storage when you’re stressed out.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 egg, beaten, scrambled, and cooled
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen red grapes
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice, optional
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  • Scramble eggs over medium heat and cook until they are fluffy. Serve immediately or set on a plate to cool before serving.
  • Place all blended ingredients in a blender.

12. French Toast Protein Shake

Although the idea of a fresh and delicious French toast breakfast shake is great, it’s important to be aware that there are some drawbacks. Though we love this recipe, we don’t like the high level of Stevia extract used in this mix – even just one packet per serving! We suggest adding a little less than recommended for starting with (maybe half) and then increase from there if you think more is needed. The less stevia extract you use, the better!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tsp Maple extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener of choice

DIRECTIONS

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until a creamy consistency is achieved. Add more or less ice depending on taste preference..

13. Berry Oat Smoothie

If you’re not in the mood for oatmeal, this blueberry-oatmeal smoothie will keep your hunger at bay while still providing many nutrient benefits. Make sure to use one of our best yogurts for weight loss in your home version.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk – (more as needed)
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 3 tablespoons honey – (or to taste)
  • ⅓ cup vanilla yogurt – or Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup ice

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Cover tightly and pulse until ice is broken up, then puree until smooth. Taste and add sweeter if needed or milk if it is too thick. Serve immediately.

14. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

Frozen bananas and peanut butter work together to create a rich, creamy texture that will trick your taste buds into thinking it is sinful. When you use unsweetened almond milk, this smoothie has protein without the sky-high sugar counts of other smoothies.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large peeled, sliced, and frozen overripe bananas
  • 1 cup original almond milk (or more to thin as desired)
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined. Serve immediately.
  • If you want the smoothie to be on the sweeter side, use overripe bananas with plenty of brown spots.

15. Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

Say hello to a healthier alternative to your breakfast of choice. This smoothie has all the good stuff with 18 grams of protein and an astounding amount of fiber. You will feel fuller, longer – meaning those pesky cravings don’t stand a chance!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3 dates, pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup ice, or as needed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender; purée on high speed until smooth. Add a few ice cubes and blend until it reaches your desired consistency.

16. Raw Chocolate Smoothies

Raw cacao is different than chocolate in two significant ways: it has powerful antioxidants and a surprisingly high amount of fiber. Paired with honey, which contains sugar found naturally in fruit, the taste is almost indistinguishable from what you are used to, but it actually serves as an enjoyable healthy alternative.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, either store-bought or homemade

DIRECTIONS

  • Optional: warm raw honey to thin it by running the jar under hot water.
  • Blend honey, bananas, peanut butter, cacao, and almond milk in a sturdy blender until smooth.

17.Raw Banana Bread Shakes

This smoothie tastes like a breakfast meal favorite without all the carbohydrates and unhealthy fats. Plus, it boasts healthy omega-3s to keep you satisfied for hours after consumption.

INGREDIENTS

Walnut Milk

  • 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 3 cups filtered water

Banana Bread Shakes

  • 3 cups walnut milk
  • 2 cups sliced bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • ice (optional)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS

Walnut Milk

  • Drain the soaked walnuts, place them in a blender with water and blend until creamy. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl to make smooth nut milk. Chill for 30 minutes before use.
  • To keep milk fresh longer, shake it a few times every time you use it. Milk lasts about a week in the refrigerator.

Banana Bread Shakes

  • In an upright blender, combine the following ingredients:
  • walnut milk (unsweetened)
  • sliced bananas
  • cinnamon; nutmeg; vanilla powder
  • maple syrup (and ice, if using)
  • Pour the banana bread “shake” into glasses. Add toppings if desired, then serve cold.

18. Peach & Oat Breakfast Smoothies

One filling breakfast you can whip up in just three minutes is this recipe for protein-filled smoothies. Peaches, bananas, oats, and Greek yogurt deliver 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, so you’ll be fuller longer.

A healthy filling smoothie made with peaches, oats, and bananas.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peach chunks
  • 1 cup almond coconut milk blend or original almond milk
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container Greek yogurt, mango, peach, strawberry, or coconut flavor
  • 1 very ripe banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned or quick, either are fine)
  • 1/2 cup cold water

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process until well pureed. Serve immediately.

19. Carrot Cake Smoothies

Avoid sugar crashes: This carrot-cake smoothie provides essential fats that may help you burn more calories and heart-healthy omega 3s that might keep your energy up. One cup of this drink also contains an entire day’s worth of Vitamin A.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 9 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately

20. Orange Julius Protein Smoothie

Too many sugar bombs at the mall can leave you feeling more tired and sluggish than satisfied. Infuse your cup of cottage cheese or Greek yogurt with zest from an orange along with some fresh juice for a protein-rich snack that satisfies without overloading on sugar.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Cottage cheese
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1 cup Ice cubes
Fresh or frozen. If using frozen, you would use less ice. You may need more or less ice depending on how thick you want it, and how powerful your blender is.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Zest orange and juice into a blender. Put everything else into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy and enjoy!
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