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10 Weight Loss Smoothies You Can Make at Home

weight loss smoothies you can make at home

Smoothies are a great pick for weight loss. Here are 10 weight loss smoothies you can make at home in a jiffy. You can add your favorite flavor, fruits, and nuts to make it an ultimate dose of nutrition.

Weight loss is not a one day task; it is a lifestyle choice that we all should make. There is a misconception that weight loss diet is boring and consists of only boiled food. But with a little innovation, you can whip up some amazing weight loss recipes. They would not just give you the required nutrients, but will also curb cravings. After having a breakfast smoothie, you’ll not feel heavy or bloated, as compared to a traditional breakfast of carbs, eggs, and meat.

10 Weight Loss Smoothies 

1. Skinny Orange Smoothie 
For that citrus zing, the skinny orange smoothie is what you should be making. It is packed with Vitamin C and various other essential nutrients to boost your metabolism. A high metabolic rate will ensure that your weight loss journey becomes hassle-free. 129 calories per serving. 
Ingredients –
· 1 orange peeled 
· 1 Tsp vanilla extract 
· 1 Tsp honey 
· ¼ cup Greek Yogurt 
· ¼ cup almond milk 
· Ice cubes ( if needed)
· Fresh mint (for garnish)
Method –
· Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until a smoothie like consistency. 
· Garnish with an orange wedge and fresh mint sprigs.
2. Chia Seeds Pina Colada Smoothie 
Cannot stress enough on the benefits of chia seeds – help in digestion, natural appetite suppressant, promotes energy, helps reduce cholesterol, a great source of antioxidants. 
Having chia seeds smoothie for breakfast will keep you full for hours and also curb snacking cravings. 289 calories per serving. 
Ingredients –
· 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds 
· 1 cup coconut milk 
· 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks 
· ½ cup Greek Yogurt 
· 1 Tbsp grated coconut 
Method –
· Soak chia seeds in coconut milk overnight. 
· In the morning blend with pineapple and yogurt. 
· Garnish with grated coconut and enjoy…
3. Strawberry Banana Smoothie 
Strawberry and banana is a match made in heaven. Whenever you get that sweet craving, instead of binge eating a strawberry cheesecake, whip up this healthy smoothie. It will provide your body nutrients and you can enjoy a guilt-free snack. 
Ingredients –
· ½ cup strawberries 
· 1 banana 
· 1 cup raw spinach 
· ½ cup almond milk 
· 1 tsp vanilla extract 
Method –
· Blend all the ingredients to form a smoothie like consistency. You could add more milk if the mixture is too thick. 
· Garnish with fresh strawberry and enjoy. 
4. Chocolate and Almond Butter Smoothie 
What’s better than chocolate? Nothing! What’s healthier than a chocolate?? Chocolate Smoothie. This delicious chocolate almond butter smoothie is a powerhouse of natural proteins. Now, this is what we call a tasty way to lose weight. 151 calories per serving. 
Ingredients –
· 1 cup almond milk 
· 1 frozen banana 
· 1 Tbsp low-fat Chocolate Syrup 
· 1 Tbsp almond butter 
· Ice cubes (if needed)
Method –
· Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. 
· Garnish with chocolate syrup and relish it!
5. Mango Avocado Smoothie 
If you are considering weight loss and want to opt for healthier choices, then avocados can become your best friends. They are loaded with benefits – lower cholesterol levels, rich in fiber, have healthy fats and high amount of potassium. This smoothie is a healthy alternative to desserts. Mango provides sweetness and avocados make it creamy! 298 calories per serving. 
Ingredients –
· ¼ cup mango cubes 
· ¼ cup mashed ripe avocado 
· ¼ cup fat-free (low fat )  vanilla yogurt 
· 1 Tbsp lime juice 
· 1 Tbsp sugar 
Method –
· Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. 
· Pour into glass, garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!
· For extra protein, you can add 2 scoops of protein powder.
Image Sources: Prevention.com; Mayas Kitchen; Shutterstock; Days to Fitness
6. Peach and Cream Smoothie 
Peaches and Cream Smoothie is a perfect breakfast choice. It is packed with protein and has oatmeal which has many benefits – lowers cholesterol, high amount of fiber, aids in digestion. 331 calories per serving. 
Ingredients –
· ½ cup frozen peach slices 
· ¼ cup oatmeal 
· ¼ tsp vanilla extract 
· 1 cup Greek Yogurt 
· 1 cup almond milk 
Method –
· Blend all the ingredients until smooth. 
· Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy. 
7. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie 
For those looking for lean protein, this is the perfect smoothie for you. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie makes a fantastic breakfast choice. The lean protein from yogurt and milk provides desired energy, soluble fiber from oats and banana boost your overall health. 279 calories per serving. 
Ingredients –
· ¼ cup rolled oats 
· ½ cup low-fat yogurt 
· 1 banana 
· ½ cup almond milk 
· 1 tsp honey 
· ¼ tsp cinnamon powder 
Method –
· Blend all the ingredients in a mixer until smooth. 
· You can add peaches, strawberries, or pineapple for a boost of flavor. 
8. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie 
The list of weight loss smoothie recipes is incomplete without the traditional peanut butter and banana smoothie. 366 calories per serving. 
Ingredients –
· ½ cup low-fat milk 
· ½ cup fat-free yogurt 
· 2 Tbsp unsalted peanut butter 
· ¼ banana 
· 1 Tbsp honey 
· Ice cubes (if needed)
Method –
· Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. 
· Pour into a tall glass and enjoy. 
9. Mixed Berry Smoothie 
Berries are the perfect pick for smoothies. These berries are full of essential nutrients and antioxidants. 443 calories per serving.
Ingredients –
· ½ cup almond/ coconut milk 
· ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
· ½ cup strawberries 
· ½ cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
· 2 – 3 dates 
· Flaxseeds (for garnish)
Method –
· Blend all the ingredients in a mixer until smooth. 
· Pour in a glass, garnish with flaxseeds and enjoy. 
10. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie 
The fantastic combination of dark chocolate and cherry! This amazing weight loss smoothie is full of antioxidants. Add to that the powerhouse ingredient, Chia Seeds which have many health benefits. 460 calories per serving 
Ingredients –
· 1 cup cow’s milk (can replace it with soy milk or nut milk)
· 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder 
· 1 tsp Chia Seeds
· 1 cup pitted, halved cherries 
· 1 banana 
· Ice cubes (if needed)
Method – 
· Combine all the ingredients in a blender. 
· Blend on high speed until smooth. Garnish with cherries and relish this decadent recipe. 
So are you all set to manage your calorie intake? Just closely monitor the calories you take and ensure to indulge in a regular exercise regime. Fitness won’t be far from you then.
Eat Right! Stay Fit!!
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