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Top 10 Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

Written by: Editorial Staff

November 5, 2010
Filed Under Food, Health 

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Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Info Guru

It’s easy to get carried away once you venture into the smoothie making world, but it only takes a few ingredients to make a healthy drink to can serve as a meal replacement, boost metabolism and curve your appetite.

Weight loss smoothies provide substantial vitamins and nutrients through nutritious fruit – like navel oranges, pineapple, bananas and apples – and ingredients and keep you feeling full. One of the major challenges for people trying to lose weight is reducing their calories, especially when experiencing cravings or hunger.

Here are the top 10 weight loss smoothie recipes for anyone trying to lose weight while establishing a healthy lifestyle.

10. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Protein smoothies can serve as a meal replacement. In accompaniment with your exercise regiment, they help you shed fat and build muscle. A study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” reported that a diet that receives 30% total calories from protein reduces appetite over time. Add half of a banana, 1 Tbsp of natural peanut butter, ½ cup non-fat milk, 6 ice cubes and 1 tsp chocolate whey protein powder. This smoothie has about 300 calories.

9. Exotic Parfait Smoothie

Boost your metabolism with an antioxidant rich morning smoothie that your body will thank you for. Drop a handful of frozen mangoes and berries in the blender. Add 3 teaspoons of pineapple yogurt, 6 ice cubes, ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup low-fat milk. Consider adding a scoop of bee pollen or ginseng for additional nutrients.

8. Mocha Madness Parfait

Losing weight is about discipline and committing to a healthy lifestyle, not deprivation. Say hello to Runner’s World’s deliciously low calorie delight for coffee and chocolate lovers. All you need is ice, low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt and hot cocoa powder. Pat yourself on the back for consuming 38% recommended daily value of calcium, 2 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein and a mere 180 calories.

7. Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon is low in fat and calories so it’s the perfect main show to a weight loss smoothie recipe. Add a handful of ice and a creamy base like non-fat yogurt or low-fat milk and blend to your preferred consistency. Add a slice of orange to brighten the flavor a touch. This healthy summer treat deserves the company of a paper umbrella.

6. Mixed Berry Smoothie

The beauty of frozen fruit is that you can enjoy a mixed berry smoothie year-round. You can buy one type of frozen berry or a variety bag often with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Combine a cup of frozen berries with ½ cup of low-fat milk or ½ cup of non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt. Low on fat and calories, this smoothies has about 2 grams of protein, about 14% recommended daily value of dietary fiber and a number of other nutrients and minerals.

5. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

A strawberry and banana smoothie includes about 240 calories, 45 carbs and 1 gram of fat. Have one before a run or heavy cardio workout for extra energy to burn without feeling weighed down. Break up a banana and throw it in your blender. Add a handful of strawberries, half a sliced Florida orange, a few ice cubes and ½ cup of low-fat milk or yogurt.

4. Thermos-ready Smoothie

Eating Well offers this weight loss smoothie recipe bursting with fiber and protein. Mix frozen berries, banana, apple juice and silken tofu for a creamy smoothie you can pour in your thermos and head out the door with. It contains 288 calories, 3 grams of fat and 62 carbs, as well as 6 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber and can replace 3-1/2 servings of carbohydrates.

3. Honeydew-Kiwi Fruit Smoothie

Fitness magazine offers this delicious recipe for honeydew-kiwifruit smoothies. The weight loss smoothie recipe is low on sugar and calories and offers potassium and vitamin C. It’s only 110 calories with 0 fat, 27 carbs, 3 grams fiber and 2 grams of protein.

2. Joy Bauer’s 5 Calorie Smoothie

From Good Morning America’s mid-day snack recommendation for losing weight, Joy Bauer offers this weight loss smoothie recipe from her 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan. Add 2 cups of peach or orange flavored Fruit-2-0 water with crushed ice and 5 fresh or frozen strawberries. Blend and enjoy this hyper-low calorie mid-day refresher.

1. Magical Breakfast Smoothie

Dr. Oz revealed the Quick Magical Breakfast Blaster on the Oprah show a while back as a healthy drink to enjoy for only 136 calories. The weight loss smoothie recipe only contains 136 calories and will keep you feeling full until lunch. Blend water with ice, banana, blue berries, soy protein, flax seed oil and apple juice or honey

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  3. Missy on March 25th, 2011 11:01 am

    I love watermelon smoothies. A lot of people don’t think to add watermelon in a smoothie, but it’s absolutely delicious.

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    i love the bannana with strawberry smoothie it tasts very deliciouse really:)

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  7. Reecie on March 19th, 2012 11:53 am

    My favorite smoothie is a blueberry banana

    1/2 cup blueberries (frozen)

    1/2 banana

    1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt

    1/2 cup apple juice

    about 6 ice cubes

    Blend. I also add a cap ful of Alive vitamin (liquid form).

    With this recipe you can also throw in strawberries, peaches, mangos and it makes it a Banana Berry Smoothie. Apples make anything sweet. You can also add a few spinach leaves for added vitamins (and never taste the spinach). Although the more fruit the thicker it will be. It helps to add more juice or ice. ENJOY!