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Weight loss smoothies typically taste as bad as they look.

I chalk it up to bad recipe writing (or just bad taste).

It’s a bummer because when it comes to a simple, healthy breakfast, it’s pretty hard to beat a smoothie. 

Toss a few ingredients into a blender (this is the one I use), flip the switch and you’re good to go. 

But as easy as they are to make, they can just as easily destroy your weight loss goals. 

As I’ve said before, when it comes to losing weight, the driving factor is staying in a caloric deficit over time. 

If that’s news to you or you just want to learn more, check out this post I wrote.

And the truth is, it’s beyond simple to turn super healthy weight loss smoothies (the best smoothies for weight loss) into super heavy calorie bombs. 

A lot of the commercial juice bars and smoothie shops are selling glorified milkshakes. 

Delicious? Sure. 

Devastating to your waistline? Definitely. 

Remember the pillars of great nutrition: 

  • Whole foods
  • Minimally processed
  • Moderate portions

The goal with all of my clients is to get them to a place where they look, feel and perform at their best. 

Great nutrition is the foundation of that. 

Fitness, as in physical exercise, is the icing on the cake. Check out this post for a 30 minute bodyweight workout that you can do anywhere.

And with that in mind, here are 3 delicious smoothies to help you achieve that holy trinity.

If you wanna check out the 7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge, it’s totally free.

Coffee Avocado Smoothie

Creamy, delicious smoothie with a caffeine kick.
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 360kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup plain kefir, Greek yogurt or non-dairy coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee cold or room temp
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder  whey or plant-based
  • 1 tbsp chia or ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. If you want a thinner smoothie, add some water to desired consistency.

Superfood Sculptor

A fresh and minty smoothie that's perfect to start the day.
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 357kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach or kale fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup kefir or yogurt plain
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or plain protein powder whey or plant-based
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves optional
  • 2 tbsp shelled pistachios unsalted
  • 1 tbsp ground flax, hemp or chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 ice cubes optional

Instructions

  • Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust water as/if needed to desired consistency

Berry Bold Smoothie

Bursting with berries and peanut butter, this is an antioxidant powerhouse that tastes as good as it looks.
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 333kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup blueberries or blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup plain kefir, Greek yogurt or non-dairy coconut yogurt
  • 1/3 cup  vanilla protein powder  whey or plant-based
  • 1 tbsp ll-natural peanut or almond butter read the label to make sure there’s no sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 ice cubes optional

Instructions

  • Toss all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. If you want a thinner smoothie, you can add more water to your desired consistency.

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