3 Super Healthy Weight Loss Smoothies

3 super smoothies for weight loss

Today I’d love to share with you 3 vegan-friendly weight loss smoothie recipes that I absolutely adore.

While on my own weight loss journey I’ve soon realized that a lot of the smoothies out there are high in sugar. That’s not ideal when you’re trying to lose weight.

While a lot of fruit smoothies are delicious, their sugar contents can be a little bit overwhelming and add up to the calorie count.

So, I’ve been experimenting with smoothies to make them higher in protein, fats and still keep them delicious.

I’ve also made a video on these smoothies, so if you prefer visual content, feel free to check it out.

3 Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

1. Chia, Hemp, Spinach and Banana Super Smoothie

This smoothie contains chia seeds that have multiple health benefits. They’re an amazing source of fiber, calcium, magnesium, manganese and even phosphorus.

Most of the carbs they contain are actually fiber which is exactly what you want in a healthy diet.

In fact, studies show that soluble fiber (that chia seeds contain) can contribute towards weight loss.

hemp, chia, spinach smoothie

The smoothie also contains hemp seeds that are simply packed with proteins. These are very important for weight loss, maintaining strength and building muscle.

It’s very important to incorporate products packed with protein into your diet, especially if you are vegan. So, hemp seeds are definitely one of those must-have products.

Other two very important ingredients are spinach and banana. These are both are high in potassium that is one of the most essential electrolytes in the human body (source).

Chia, Hemp, Spinach and Banana Super Smoothie

Chia, Hemp, Spinach and Banana Super Smoothie

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A great smoothie to start your morning with so you're fueled for the rest of the day!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp no shell hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • a few ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Simply add all the ingredients to a blender and blend!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303.5 Total Fat: 18.65g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16.85g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 132mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 9g Protein: 12.1g

2. Pre-Workout Raspberry and Redcurrant Smoothie

This is my favorite pre-workout smoothie for multiple reasons. First of all, it’s sweet and higher in carbs.

Secondly, the acidity of the smoothie wakes you and freshens you up. Finally, it’s very light on the stomach!

My workouts at the gym are usually long and intense, so having a light smoothie beforehand is exactly what I need. This smoothie will provide you with the very much needed energy to kill it in the gym!

pre-workout raspberry and redcurrant smoothie

It’s made out of raspberries that are an amazing source of fiber and vitamin C. So, if you have digestion problems you could drink it too since dietary fiber directly benefits it.

It’s made out of raspberries that are an amazing source of fiber and vitamin C. So, if you have digestion problems you could drink it too since dietary fiber directly benefits it.

Redcurrants have similar features to raspberries. They’re high in vitamin C and fiber but also have some iron which is especially important for the formation of red blood cells.

Finally, you’ll notice that the smoothie is not very high in protein nor fats. However, it’s pretty low in its caloric value too.

It’s really one of those treat-yourself smoothies that you can drink when you’re craving for something sweeter than usual (or more acidic).

Pre-Workout Raspberry and Redcurrant Smoothie

Pre-Workout Raspberry and Redcurrant Smoothie

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A great smoothie to drink before hitting the gym and giving it all you have!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup redcurrants
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1/2 water
  • a few ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and turn it on!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 136mg Carbohydrates: 27.9g Fiber: 15g Sugar: 10g Protein: 4.5g

3. Chocolate Smoothie

There is nothing better than a good old chocolate smoothie. Now, this smoothie is not too sweet and I encourage you to add a little bit of maple syrup if you’re a real sweet tooth.

However, it can kill some of your chocolate cravings for sure.

Even though it’s a chocolate smoothie, it’s still a good source of proteins and fats. And that’s what I love about it!

chocolate smoothie
Chocolate Smoothie That Will Help You Lose Weight

Chocolate Smoothie That Will Help You Lose Weight

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A smoothie to reduce your chocolate cravings!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
  • 2 tsp unsweetened coco powder
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • a few ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients up and blend them.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308 Total Fat: 13.8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 70mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 8.5g Sugar: 8g Protein: 9g
3 super healthy weight loss smoothies

Do let me know what you think about these smoothies! Always open to recommendations!

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