Top 3 Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes | How I Lost 40 Lbs
Today we’re gonna be making my three favorite healthy weight loss smoothie recipes. Really excited to show them to you. All of these recipes are completely dairy free, sugar free and also gluten free. So they’re really healthy and they all contain good protein, healthy fat and also good carbs. So they’re all balanced breakfast smoothies.
I’ve lost 40 pounds and when I was trying to lose weight, these were three of my favorite breakfast smoothies to make. They really helped me to lose weight and get into better shape.
Let’s get started…
Smoothie #1: Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
First we’re gonna be making a healthy blueberry smoothie. This is one of my favorite smoothie recipes ever. It’s so simple and refreshing but it’s fulfilling and I’m just obsessed it. I’m gonna start by adding one banana to my blender. This is a great source of healthy carbs and will also help to make the smoothie sweet and creamy.
Then I’m gonna add one set of an avocado, you can’t taste it in the smoothie but this adds healthy fats which will help to keep you fuller for longer and it also makes the smoothie really creamy and delicious. Then I’m gonna add the main ingredient which is the blueberries because it’s a blueberry smoothie. I’m gonna use 1 cup of frozen blueberries, you can also use mixed berries if you want to instead. These are the three main ingredients. Add about half a cup of water so that I can blend this smoothie up.
Then I’m gonna add a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of ground vanilla powder. These are optional but they add flavor and also full of antioxidants and then another optional ingredient I’m gonna add one flat tablespoon of sweetened almond butter that I’ve already measured out. This adds healthy protein to the smoothie and also adds to the creaminess and you can add a few ice cubes to make a chilled.
Then just blend it up and now it’s ready to drink and it’s been such a pretty pretty purple color. It’s so creamy and filling but still refreshing and that’s why I love this blueberry smoothie so much.
Smoothie #2: Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
The second weight-loss smoothie we’re gonna make today is my favorite healthy chocolate smoothie. Yes you heard me right healthy chocolate smoothie. Even though this recipe is chocolate it’s a simple recipe. Simple healthy and perfect.
So first I’m gonna add one banana to my blender again this adds healthy carbs and makes the smoothie sweet and creamy then 1/3 of an avocado for healthy fats and extra creaminess and 2 to 4 teaspoons of cacao powder which is just raw and sweetened cocoa powder. This is what will make the smoothie chocolaty obviously but raw cacao powder is so good for you it’s full of nutrients and antioxidants and these are the three main ingredients for the smoothie.
Now I’ll add half a cup of water so that it blends and then this is optional but to the smoothie I’m gonna use 1 tablespoon of unsweetened macadamia nut better. This adds healthy fats and protein to the smoothie. You can also use almond or cashew nut butter and a little cinnamon and ground vanilla powder again optional but it just adds that little pop of flavor.
Now I’m adding 1 teaspoon of 100% pure maple syrup. This is optional but it makes it a little sweeter. It’s often sweet enough for me using just the banana and then add some ice cubes to make a chilled and then just blend it up. And it’s just pure chocolate deliciousness. It’s gone so creamy and it’s just perfect and it’s even okay to have the smoothie for breakfast which I’m obsessed with doing because chocolate for breakfast is the best.
Smoothie #3: Banana Yogurt Smoothie
The third and final smoothie that we’re gonna make today is a banana yogurt smoothie. This is such a simple recipe that it’s so good. I love the smoothie because it’s super refreshing and really simple but it’s still really filling. First what I’m gonna do is add one banana to my blender. You can use fresh or frozen banana for any of these recipes and then 2/3 of a cup of coconut yogurt or you can first use another type of yogurt.
I like to use coconut yogurt as a dairy-free option but you can also use regular full creamy yogurt if you do eat dairy or another healthy yogurt substitute and these are the two main ingredients of the smoothie. Now I’ll add about a quarter cup of water. You don’t need too much water for the smoothie because you’ve already got the yogurt.
Then add a pinch of cinnamon and ground vanilla powder for extra flavor if you want to. Cinnamon not only makes it taste extra yummy it is a help to stabilize blood sugar levels which is really great. And now for extra protein I’m gonna add one tablespoon of natural unsweetened peanut butter I love to use peanut butter with the smoothie but you can also use almond butter or cashew nut butter but then again this is an optional ingredient. But it’s great for getting extra protein in your smoothie and just add a few ice cubes before you blend it up
And now it’s ready and it’s looking so creamy and perfect and delicious and love the smoothie because it’s super refreshing and really simple but it’s still really filling.
How Much Calories Does Each Weight Loss Smoothie Contain?
All of these smoothie recipes for weight loss are simple ones and they’re all pretty low in calories but they all still contain lots of good nutrients which is what is so great about them.
- The blueberry smoothie will give you 380 calories with the added nut butter for extra protein and only 280 calories without it.
- The healthy chocolate smoothie will give you 300 calories with the added nut butter and only 200 calories without it.
- The banana yogurt smoothie is roughly 300 calories with the added nut butter and only 200 calories without it also depending on what kind of yogurt you choose to use.
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