smoothies that aid in weight-loss

Smoothies that aid in weight loss offer a delicious, nutritious way to lose weight. Plus, do you know how many weight loss smoothies there are? I had no idea that there were so many – and that so many of them were so delicious! For me, this is like a revelation, because I have a confession to make: I have a total sweet tooth. That’s where I usually fail when I try to lose weight. By implementing smoothies instead, which are filling and healthy, I’m hoping I can conquer my love of sweets – or at least send them in another direction. Maybe these smoothies that help with weight loss can help you, too!

1. PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

Half of one banana
1/2 cup smooth or crunchy low-fat peanut butter
1/2 cup of non-fat milk
6 ice cubes
1 tablespoon of chocolate whey protein powder

Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

2. MOCHA SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

4 small ice cubes
1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 shot of espresso
2 teaspoons of cocoa powder

Add ingredients to blender in this order, then blend at a high speed until smooth.

3. WATERMELON SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

6 cups of seedless watermelon, chopped
1 cup of lemon sherbet, non-fat milk, or low-fat vanilla yogurt
12 ice cubes

Put half the watermelon in the blender and blend until smooth, then add half of the ice and sherbet; blend until smooth. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients.

4. BLUEBERRIES FOR BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

1/2 of a large banana
1/3 cup of soy protein
1/2 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 tablespoon of apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon of psyllium seed husks
8 ounces of water

Break the banana into pieces, place all the ingredients into your blender, and blend until mostly smooth.

5. STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

1 cup of strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup of low-fat yogurt or milk
5 ice cubes
1/2 of a sliced orange

Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

6. MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

1 cup of frozen berries
1/2 cup of non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt or 1/2 cup of low-fat milk
Ice (optional)

Blend until smooth.

7. KIWI AND HONEYDEW SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

2 cups of honeydew, cubed
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 cup of ice cubes

Place the honeydew, kiwi, apple, sugar, and lemon juice into the blender and blend until it’s smooth, then add the ice cubes and blend until the mixture is slushy.

8. MANGO SURPRISE SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

1/4 cup of cubed mangoes
1/4 cup of ripe avocado, mashed
1/2 cup of mango juice
1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
6 ice cubes

Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

9. PEACH SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

1 cup of skim milk
1 cup of frozen, unsweetened peaches
2 teaspoons of flaxseed oil

Blend milk and peaches until smooth, then add flaxseed oil.

10. LIME SMOOTHIE

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Recipe & Method

1/2 cup of lime, sliced
2/3 cup of skim milk
1 cup of low-fat lime sherbet
1/2 cup of raspberries
8-10 ice cubes

Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth.

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