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Top 6 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss



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When it comes to slimming down, smoothies are a nutritionist-recommended option.

They are packed with nutrients that make you feel full longer and help burn belly fat.

Here are 6 healthy detox smoothie recipes to lose weight fast and stop cravings.

  1. Banana Blueberry Smoothie

The Banana Blueberry smoothie is an easy-to-make classic which combines two of the most powerful fat-burning fruits. The banana has a unique nutrient profile which provides you with 3.3 grams of dietary fiber and almost 25% of the daily recommended intake for vitamin B-6 per 1 NLEA serving of 126 grams. You can get comparable benefits from a single cup of blueberries, but it delivers a higher amount of vitamin C that can go up to 14.4 mg, or 24% of the recommended DV.  

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • One-half cup of unsweetened almond milk or one vanilla yogurt

Simply, put the ingredients in a blender and let the magic happen. Serve immediately!

  1. Pineapple Banana Detox Smoothie

Back again with bananas, but this time with pineapples to make a tasty weight loss friendly smoothie. Besides their richness in healthy vitamins and minerals, bananas are packed with sufficient amounts of resistant starch which contributes to weight loss by increasing satiety. Pineapples are also a reliable source of resistant starch and deliver significant amounts of bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme which promotes digestive health and reduces inflammation. One cup (165 grams) of pineapples has just 82 calories and provides almost 180 mg of potassium and almost 131% of the recommended DV for vitamin C.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 cup of water or unsweetened pineapple juice

Place all the ingredients into the bowel of the blender and blend until very smooth. You may want to consider adding a part of the banana peel to the mixture for a potassium boost.

  1. Raspberry Avocado Smoothie

The raspberry and avocado smoothie is commonly known as a wonderfully healthy beverage. First, you have avocado, a nutrient-dense fruit with potent weight-reducing effects. One cup (146 grams) of sliced avocados is high in calories with 234 Kcal and delivers abundant amounts of heart-healthy fats and antioxidant vitamins, as well as a higher concentration of potassium than bananas with nearly 700 mg. Second, you add a cup (123 grams) of raspberry for even more nutrients, especially dietary fiber that keeps you feeling full longer and has favorable effects on the composition of your gut’s microbiota.

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled avocado
  • 1-2 cups of frozen raspberries
  • 1-2 cups of unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (to taste)

Drizzle with honey after pouring the thick mixture into glasses.

  1. Mango Papaya Smoothie

Mango and papaya are a winning combo, and this will be a delicious fat-burning smoothie. Mango is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, copper and dietary fiber that may help solve digestive problems. It also contains fair amounts of phosphorus and calcium. In fact, one cup (165 grams) of mango pieces has almost 100 calories and delivers 277.2 mg of potassium and 100% and 35% of the recommended DV for vitamins C and A, respectively. Like mangoes, papaya can help relieve constipation due to its richness in fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen peeled mango
  • 1 frozen large peeled papaya
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (to taste)
  • Coconut flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups of crushed ice

After preparing the fruits, put them in the blender along with orange juice and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and add ice and honey.

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