7 Smoothie Recipes For Rapid Weight Loss

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Smoothies are low in fat, rich in nutrients and loaded with fiber. This make them the perfect weight loss food.

1. Matcha Pear Green Protein Smoothie.

Ingredients:

2 scoops of protein powder in vanilla
1 cup almond milk
1 cup spinach
1 pear, with skin on
1/2 teaspoon of matcha tea powder

Why it works? 

  • The pear adds loads of Vitamin C and fiber, which is essential for weight loss.
  • The matcha green tea adds caffeine which not only gives you an energy boost, but also increases you metabolism rate.
  • The protein powder helps you stay full for longer.
  • The spinach provides a whole bunch of important vitamins with only 6 calories per cup.

2. Detox Green Smoothie.

Ingredients:

½ cup water
1 stalk kale
1 cup spinach
½ lemon, skin on
½ inch piece of peeled ginger
1/3 of a medium cucumber
1 pear, skin on
3 mint leaves

Why it works? 

  • Ginger helps regulate Cholesterol and can boost your metabolism by up to 20%.
  • Pear has about 5.5g of hunger fighting fiber and just 100 calories.
  • Kale and spinach mean that you are getting full without adding much in the way of calories or fat.
  • Lemon and cucumber bring in Vitamin C and help detoxify your body.
  • Mint  helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion.

3. Watermelon Smoothie

Ingredients:

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

Why it works? 

  • Watermelon contains only 30 calories per 100g.  Each wedge of watermelon also contains less than a gram of fat and is cholesterol-free. Plus watermelon is more than 90 percent water and can help you stay hydrated.
  • Watermelon also rich in vitamins A, C, B-6 and thiamine.
  • Non-fat milk (or low-fat yoghurt) provides you with calcium and vitamin D.

4. Pineapple-Banana Smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 cup pineapple
1 banana
1 apple
2 cups spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 – 1 cup water

Why it works? 

  • Pineapples have a very high water content. This  means they make you feel full for longer and keep you hydrated.
  • Pineapples reduce inflammation and aid digestion. Both of these processes can help with weight loss.
  • Bananas are low in calories and fat but are rich in nutrients and will keep you full for longer.

5. Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie.

Ingredients:

8 ounces of water

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

Why it works? 

  • Blueberries have a high level of naturally phytochemicals, occurring antioxidants, that can help you lose belly fat.
  • Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C and potassium.
  • Psyllium seed husks are high in belly-filling fiber.
  • Flaxseed oil helps suppress appetite, increase thermogenic fat burning,  improve metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Soy protein helps you feel less hungry.

6. Apple-Strawberry Smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 cup strawberries
1 large apple
2 cups spinach
8 ounces water (unsweetened almond milk)

Why it works:

  • Apples contain non-digestible compounds – fiber and polyphenols – that promote weight loss.
  • Apples boost feelings of fullness to help stave off overeating.
  • Apples are packed with antioxidants.
  • Strawberries can increase the body’s production of a hormone that stimulates your metabolism and suppresses your appetite. And one cup of strawberries contains only 49 calories.

7. Spinach and Avocado Smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 avocado
1 cup of spinach
1 banana
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 cup low-fat milk (or water)

Why it works:

  • Avocados improve nutrient absorption in a meal which can help reduce hunger.
  • The fat in the avocado is largely monounsaturated. It helps lower your blood cholesterol levels and burn fat.
  • In addition, 1 oz. serving of avocado contains 8% of your daily value of fiber and 150 mg of potassium
  • Peanut butter gives you the feeling of being full for longer.