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7 Smoothie Recipes For Rapid Weight Loss

By The Editor
Updated November 18, 2015

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Pin It 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.
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Katherine Hurst
By The Editor
Editor for PersonalGrowth.com with a passion for personal development, self improvement, life hacking and superheros. Based in the heart of (sometimes sunny) Essex, United Kingdom.

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