15 Weight Loss Smoothies That’ll Help You Slim Down

Updated: May 11, 2021

Forget those $15 juices—loaded with sugar and lacking in fiber—and reach for one of these digestion-boosting, nutritionist-recommended weight loss smoothies, instead.

raspberry oat Smoothie
courtesy Keri Glassman

Raspberry Oat Smoothie

“Bet you didn’t know you could put oats in a smoothie. It may sound strange but they’re an awesome addition—and they’re really filling. Oats make your smoothie thicker, heartier, and more satisfying. This blended beverage will keep you full until lunchtime,” says Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with raspberries and oats

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1 CocoaVia Unsweetened Dark Chocolate stick pack
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

apple spice Smoothie
courtesy Keri Glassman

Apple Spice Smoothie

“Imagine apple pie was actually really good for your health and you could drink it. Yup, that’s what this smoothie is like. It’s got all of the spices and flavors of a sweet apple dessert but with none of the added sugar (except for a little bit of honey) or carbs,” says Glassman.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with apple and Greek yogurt

  • 1 apple quartered
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Don’t miss what you need to know about drinking protein shakes while intermittent fasting.

avocado Smoothie
courtesy Neda Varbanova

Pineapple Avocado Smoothie

“This is a really creamy smoothie that will satisfy your sugar cravings the all-natural way! The avocado in this smoothie provides plenty of essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E, K, B, C, plus fiber, which will keep you feeling full. The pineapple is not only sweet but it has anti-inflammatory properties and wonderful digestive enzymes,” says Neda Varbanova, certified culinary nutritionist, holistic health coach, and recipe creator in New York City.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with pineapple, spinach, and avocado

  • 5 ice cubes
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 drop liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut water

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

green Smoothie
courtesy Chef Jason Roberts

Green Giant

“All of these ingredients are nutrient powerhouses that work together to jumpstart your metabolism and keep you satisfied. Avocados are full of healthy fats that keep you feeling full longer; cucumbers also work to keep you full with their hydrating properties. Kiwis are excellent sources of dietary fiber which aid in digestion, and kale includes a combination of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus it’s so easy to make just puree in an upright blender (I love the BELLA Rocket Blender),” says Chef Jason Roberts. chef and author of Good Food Fast, in New York City.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with kale, green apple, and cucumber

  • 1 cup almond, rice, or soymilk
  • 2 leaves of kale
  • 1/2 a green apple
  • 3-inch piece of cucumber
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 kiwi fruit, skin removed

Blend all ingredients until smooth. If you’re looking for more weight loss smoothies in the morning, check out these 8 easy breakfast smoothies.

orange banana Smoothie
courtesy Paul Salter MS RD

Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake

“The high-protein, high-fiber profile of this creamy smoothie makes it an excellent choice when you’re battling hunger during your weight loss journey. Both protein and fiber slow down digestion and promote satiety signals to be sent to the brain. Together, well, let’s just say food will be off your mind for the next few hours—unless like me you enjoy the smoothie too much and cannot wait to have it again!” –Paul Salter, MS, RD, and former nutrition editor of Bodybuilding.com.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with banana and almond milk

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 medium frozen banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

grapefruit smoothie
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Smooth Skinny

This smoothie is “high in fiber and nutrient dense, which will keep you feeling full longer,” says Diana Stobo, author and healthy lifestyle expert in La Jolla, California.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with banana, chard, and green apple

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 large chard leaf (or 3 small)
  • 1 green apple, cored and stemmed
  • 3 stalks celery
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 1 banana

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Smoothie with red and white striped straw
courtesy Kimberly Snyder

Slimmer Power Protein Smoothie

“The Slimmer Power Protein Smoothie gives you a boost of energy, keeps you fuller longer, and also helps with cravings,” says Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and multi-time New York Times best-selling author of the Beauty Detox book series and Radical Beauty. 

Weight loss smoothie recipe with chia seeds and almond milk

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving sprouted vegan protein powder (I like the Garden of Life brand)
  • 1 Tbs. chia seeds gel (chia seeds soaked in water at a 1:9 ratio; can keep in the bowl covered in the fridge for up to a week)
  • Stevia to sweeten to taste
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

green Smoothie with tomatoes
courtesy Jenna Tanenbaum

Tomatillo Zinger

“This tastes like DIY V8 juice. Researchers at Purdue University found that half a teaspoon of cayenne increases the number of calories burned because it raises body temperature; eaten with meals, it may also help suppress appetite. When I am making a savory smoothie, I like adding cayenne, 1/2 a jalapeno, or hot sauce to spice things up,” says Jenna Tanenbaum, co-founder of GreenBlender in Brooklyn, New York.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with spinach, tomatillos, and lime juice

  • 1 1/2 oz baby spinach
  • 2 roma plum tomatoes
  • 2 tomatillos, husked
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

strawberry orange Smoothie
courtesy Jenna Tanenbaum

Strawberry Orange Spritzer

“You don’t need to add spinach to make a vegetable smoothie. I like using red peppers to help boost my vitamin C. Strawberries and berries, in general, are great go-to fruits that can take any smoothie to the next level,” says Tanenbaum.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with mini peppers and strawberries

  • 4 oz mini peppers
  • 3 oz strawberries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

blueberry peach Smoothie
courtesy Amina Altai

Blueberry Protein

“Starting the day with healthy fats and protein is a great way to manage your weight. It contributes to greater satiation throughout the day and supports healthy blood sugar levels, and that helps prevent those 4 p.m. candy binges. Flaxseed is also great for supporting weight loss thanks to the fiber and omega 3 fatty acids,” says Amina Altai, nutrition and corporate wellness consultant in Brooklyn, New York.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with blueberries and vanilla protein

  • 1/2 a cup organic blueberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/4 a teaspoon of maca powder
  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax
  • A dash of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

coffee Smoothie
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Coffee Protein Smoothie

“Start your morning with this delicious coffee protein shake rather than just a cup of coffee with cream and sugar. Many people trying to lose weight actually skip breakfast in an effort to cut calories. However, this can cause headaches, jitters, sugar cravings, and also deter a weight loss program. Combining the coffee provides a morning jolt, as well as giving you healthy carbs from the banana and protein from the powders,” says Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN, and founder of Savorfull.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with coffee and banana

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

berry Smoothie
Courtesy Lyssie Lakatos

Super Berry Weight Loss Smoothie

“The combination of the antioxidant-rich strawberries and blackberries pack a fiber-punch while making this smoothie delightfully sweet and refreshing. The unexpected superstar weight-loss ingredient is the protein-packed pea protein; Like all pulses, they can aid in weight loss even when you aren’t restricting calories. They have also been found to be more effective than whey protein at fighting against hunger,” says The Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFT.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with banana and strawberries

• 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 1/2 frozen banana
• 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
• 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
• 1 scoop pea protein

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

green Smoothie
courtesy the nutrition twins

Green Warrior Weight Loss Smoothie

“This weight loss smoothie will crush your sweet tooth with only 309 calories and keep you feeling satisfied thanks to the protein and fiber. Naturally sweet fruit, creamy Greek yogurt and zesty, inflammation-fighting ginger keep your taste buds excited, while the antioxidant-packed pistachios are the secret ingredient since they contain the satisfying trio of fiber, plant-protein, and better-for-you unsaturated fats so you feel full and don’t end up overeating at the vending machine soon after,” according to The Nutrition Twins. And nuts like pistachios can boost your brain power, as well.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with Greek yogurt, grapes, and fresh ginger

• 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup pomegranate juice

• 1/2 cup green grapes
• 1/2 cup pineapple pieces
• 1 cup packed spinach
• 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
• 1/8 cup Wonderful No Shells Pistachios, lightly salted (roughly 25 kernels)

• 4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

orange Smoothie
courtesy Sara Haley

Breakfast PB & Banana Smoothie

“I love this smoothie for when I need to walk out the door in a hurry. My kids love it too! It’s got everything you need to start your day and fill you up until lunch—carbs, fats, and fiber,” says Sara Haley, fitness expert in Santa Monica, California.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with banana and peanut butter

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

purple Smoothie
Courtesy Sara Haley

Purple Mint Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

“This has been my go-to smoothie for years. I love this for a mid-afternoon snack or pick-me-up and it helps avoid too much afternoon snacking or sugar crashing,” says Haley.

Weight loss smoothie recipe with banana, blueberries, and mint

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 handful of mint

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Now that you’ve got a bunch of new recipes for weight loss smoothies, check out these secrets of people who have lost 50 pounds.

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