The Dietitians' 10 Healthy Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

What do orange creamsicles, peanut butter and jelly, and piña coladas share? All of our healthy smoothie recipes are tasty.

They may taste good, but they're also healthy. As a breakfast or afternoon snack, weight loss-friendly smoothies can keep you full and satiated with the appropriate recipe.

They may taste good, but they're also healthy. As a breakfast or afternoon snack, weight loss-friendly smoothies can keep you full and satiated with the appropriate recipe.

Don't restrict your diet if you're trying to lose weight, but be cautious of smoothie portion levels. Allie Echeverria, RD, a registered dietitian and CEO of Eaton Broshar Nutrition

How To Make A Healthy Smoothie For Weight Loss

advises measuring a spoonful of peanut butter instead of eyeballing the serving size because smoothie ingredients like nut butter have calories. Consult a dietician to determine your optimal intake.

1. Measure portion sizes.

Smoothies can supplement your diet, but they are not meal replacements. Echevarria advises being cautious of what's in smoothies if you have a reduced appetite in the morning.

2. Consider calories.

Keri Gans, RDN, author of The Small Change Diet, recommends protein-packed smoothies for weight loss and hunger relief. “If your breakfast smoothies lack protein, 

3. Add protein.

Fiber controls hunger, digestion, and blood sugar. Chia seeds are fiber-rich, so Echeverria suggests adding them to smoothies.

4. Don't forget the fiber.

Echeverria recommends adding a handful of spinach to your smoothie (it may change color, but you won't taste it) for its vitamins, minerals, and iron.

5. Incorporate leafy greens.

If you can, go with whole, fresh, or frozen fruit in the morning instead of a green juice, which is heavy in calories and sugar but lacking in fiber, explains Echeverria.

6. Skip the juice.

Leah Johnston, RDN, a culinary nutritionist at SRW, suggests freezing most smoothie ingredients like fruits, nuts, and veggies in individual bags and picking one out each day. 

7. Prep in advance.

A pinch of zest and cinnamon and ginger make your morning even better. This smoothie has unsweetened pea protein, flaxseed, and frozen cauliflower to keep you full for hours.

1 Spiced Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

A creamy smoothie for breakfast? Yes, please! This drink is full of leafy greens and creamy, healthy fats, but for added protein, add kefir or collagen.

2 Avocado-Spinach Green Smoothie

Classic smoothies include strawberry banana. Greek yogurt and milk create a silky, dreamsicle-like texture in this recipe. Yum!

3 Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This smoothie has a flavor similar to orange creamsicle sherbet. To make it in your blender, all you need is oranges, orange zest, vanilla, and coconut milk.

4 Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

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