Nutritionists agree that having a nutrient-dense weight loss smoothie in your daily diet can lower hunger levels & help promote weight loss.
When you are trying to create a strategy for healthy, lasting weight loss, smoothies can absolutely be an integral part. However, only if you do it right. When done incorrectly, you are left with a slurpable sugar-filled weight-increasing dessert. Just because your smoothie is packed with fruits and vegetables, it doesn’t guarantee it’s low in calories or that it is even good for you. If you aren’t careful about what you put in it, even green smoothies can cause weight gain. Whether it’s store-bought or homemade, your favorite blended beverage might be hiding unwanted calories, sugar, and fat.
Dietitians recommend getting between 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal to make your smoothie more filling and reduce the sugar content. Protein powders are an excellent way to pack in this essential macronutrient. However, you need to be sure to choose varieties that have little or no sugar and have zero artificial sweeteners. You also want to be aware of the liquid base you choose. You should not use fruit juices. They are loaded with sugar and lack protein and fat. It would be better to go for low-fat milk or an unsweetened, non-dairy milk alternative, like almond, coconut, or cashew. While they won’t have as much protein as cow’s milk, they will have some healthy fats that’ll help curb hunger.
Let’s go over a little about weight loss for a minute. Even a perfect smoothie will not miraculously make you lose weight. There is no one thing that is going to do that in a healthy or sustainable way. If you want to lose weight, you have to be aware of a myriad of other factors that play important roles. To name a few biggies you would need to include sleep, hormones, stress, and other medical issues. Look at weight loss from a holistic point of view. Only then can you hone in on a healthy goal. Only then can you affect meaningful change and see results that are sustainable. Always, you should consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet especially if you have a history of disordered eating.
1. Avocado Smoothie
– 2 PointsPlus
Adding avocado to a smoothie might sound strange, but you’ll be surprised if you try it! This secretly healthy avocado shake is so unbelievably creamy, it honestly tastes like drinking an actual vanilla milkshake. I don’t know how that’s even possible, but seriously, it really does – try it for yourself and see!
With only 5 ingredients and less than a minute of prep time, the recipe is absolutely worth a try at least once, because it might just become your new go-to smoothie recipe.
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2. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
– 3 PointsPlus
This Pumpkin Smoothie is loaded with good for you ingredients, it’s rich, creamy, and filling, and has just 3 Points per serving. The whole smoothie recipe makes 2 servings, so it’s a very nicely sized smoothie. If you love pumpkin recipes, then this low-calorie Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a must-try.
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3. Banana Chocolate Almond Smoothie
– 3 PointsPlus
I had an idea that I wanted to make a smoothie that tasted like a banana crossed with an Almond Joy. This Banana Chocolate Almond Smoothie doesn’t taste exactly like that, but it did turn out delicious and it has all the same flavors. The banana and toasted coconut yogurt give it a bit of a tropical feel and the cocoa powder and almond milk make it taste a little like dessert. This smoothie would make an awesome breakfast or snack, and it’s a great way to get in some fruit and dairy all at once!
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4. Carrot Cake Smoothie
– 8 PointsPlus
If you like carrot cake, this low-fat carrot cake smoothie is a healthy alternative to traditional carrot cake in a drink you can feel good about enjoying for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert.
It was so yummy I had it for breakfast three days in a row last week. Sweet, creamy and satisfying, it kept me full and happy until lunch.
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5. Apple Pie Smoothie
– 6 PointsPlus
Apple Pie Smoothies packed with fresh apples, yogurt, walnuts, almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a touch of banana for sweetness are delicious and filling.
Oh—one quick tip, since apples and older blenders aren’t really friends, microwave your chopped apple for two minutes first to soften it up. This will help everything come together so the smoothie has the right texture and isn’t gritty or chunky. Want your “pie” to be cold? Just throw in a couple of ice cubes.
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6. Banana Cheery Smoothie
– 5 PointsPlus
Banana Cherry Smoothie – This easy smoothie recipe is packed full of goodness and flavor! Frozen dark cherries come together with banana, yogurt, and almond extract for an unforgettable breakfast treat or snack!
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7. Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie
– 2 PointsPlus
This Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie is the perfect, light treat to have for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. These smoothies are flavored with strawberries and kiwi… and I used unsweetened almond milk + nonfat Greek yogurt for a maximum healthy vibe. The sweetener in this Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie is just a little bit of agave syrup or honey. It happens to be perfect.
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8. Very Berry Smoothie
– 2 PointsPlus
I have been on Weight Watchers for a few weeks now and I have to tell you, this diet is absolutely fantastic when it comes to making sure that you get your daily recommended allowance of fruit and vegetables! Fresh fruits and vegetables count as zero PointsPlus on Weight Watchers, so you’re basically getting a free pass whenever you eat them! I LOVE fruits of all sorts, but I especially love berries for their juiciness and sweet flavor! Many berries are extremely good for you, being rich in antioxidants.
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9. Decadent Date Smoothie
– 4 PointsPlus
I didn’t make my usual blueberry smoothie this morning because I was craving something a little different – actually something more dessert-like. Recently, I had purchased some lovely Medjool dates (which I love in any form), and I have been wanting to try them in a smoothie, so today was my lucky day.
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10. Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe
– 3 PointsPlus
This weekend, we set aside some of the coffee and chilled it in anticipation of combining it with nonfat Greek yogurt, a banana, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground flaxseed for a morning smoothie with a caffeine kick. Why not consume some lean protein and fiber while getting your morning jolt?
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