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56 Smoothies for Weight Loss

By Linnea Zielinski, Dana Leigh Smith, Cassandra Talmadge and Olivia Tarantino

Deceptive dietary devils or a quick, easy way to get essential nutrition? Yes, and yes.

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there's virtually no prep work or cleanup with smoothies. But not just any drink will do. In this collection, you'll find something to satisfy every craving from a hearty breakfast to a classic pie-inspired dessert. Since we've taken care of scouting the nutritional winners, all you have to do is pick a recipe, start the blender and enjoy.

1
Peanut Butter and
Jelly Protein Smoothie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 228 calories, 7.5 g fat, 1.3 g saturated fat, 23 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 16 g protein
Protein Source: Soy milk, peanut butter and protein powder

If you’re a big fan of the classic childhood sandwich, you’ve got to give this recipe a try—it’s like sipping a little bit of salty-sweet heaven through a straw. Blending frozen berries with all-natural peanut butter, vanilla protein, rolled oats and soy milk helps create the protein-packed delicious taste—without tons of excess calories. If you’re not a fan of soy milk, feel free to sub in any type of unsweetened milk you prefer. It won’t alter the taste or nutrition profile much.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

2
Spinach Flax
Protein Smoothie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 231 calories, 8 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 23 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 11 f sugar, 19 g protein
Protein Source: Almond milk, spinach, optional protein powder, flax meal, chia seeds

This is the spinach smoothie for people who don’t like spinach—but want to. Thanks to the addition of mango, pineapple and banana, you won't even taste the leafy green—but you’ll still reap all of its health benefits. In fact, this drink serves up 33 percent of the day’s vitamin A—most of which comes from the leaves. The addition of chia seeds and flax provides four grams of satiating fiber so be sure to keep those in the mix if you’re looking to sip as much protein as possible.

Get the recipe from The Blonde Buckeye.

3
Key Lime Pie
Shake

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 212 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 17 g carbs, 0.7 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 42 g protein
Protein Source: Fat-free cottage cheese and protein powder

Key Lime pie may taste great, but with ingredients like heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, butter and sugar it's anything but great for your waistline. This shake, on the other hand, is low in sugar and overflowing with 42 grams of muscle-building protein—that’s more than a day’s worth of the nutrient for someone who’s not very active and nearly half of what you’ll need if you’re a religious gym rat. We know the addition of cottage cheese may sound a bit strange, but that’s what gives this drink its satisfying milkshake-esque consistency. If you’re sensitive to dairy, swap in tofu to achieve the same texture. To keep your drink as healthy as possible, nix the pudding mix and xanthan gum—they only add calories and chemicals you don’t need.

Get the recipe from Dashing Dish.

4
Skinny High Protein
Oreo Milkshake

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 211 calories, 3.3 g fat, 0.9 g sat fat, 24 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 19 grams sugar, 19 grams protein
Protein Source: Cottage cheese, skim milk

Fat-free cottage cheese, skim milk, cookies, vanilla and a touch of Stevia team up to create a mouthwatering concoction that only tastes sinful. While it is a bit high in sugar, 13 grams are the naturally occurring variety from the dairy, so it won’t throw your diet off track. Although this drink shouldn’t be your everyday go-to—it does contain Oreos, after all—it’s an excellent alternative whenever a craving for something sweet strikes. Opting for this over a Dairy Queen Oreo Cookie Blizzard of the same size will save you 20 grams of fat and 48 grams of sugar!

Get the recipe from Honey and Figs Kitchen.

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Sunrise
Smoothie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 209 calories, 1.8 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 42 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 28 g sugar 8 g protein
Protein Source: Greek yogurt

You’ll be whisked away on a mini mental-vacation the second you start sipping this tropical-tasting smoothie. Don’t let the high carb and sugar count scare you off; it’s coming from berries, an orange and banana—all vitamin- and fiber-rich produce that will keep you trim and healthy.

Get the recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.

6
Dark Chocolate
Peppermint Shake

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 153 calories, 3.2 g fat, 0.9 g sat fat, 20 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 9 grams sugar, 13 grams protein (calculated with unsweetened almond milk)
Protein Source: Protein powder and optional Greek yogurt

This minty sweet shake allows you to enjoy the taste of Chocolate Peppermint Bark no matter what time of year it is—and without all the sugar and fat. It may taste like dessert, but thankfully, it doesn’t have the same waist-expanding effects. Top your drink with a dollop of Greek yogurt to take the presentation and protein count to the next level.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

7
Almond Butter
Protein Smoothie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 280 calories, 14 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 39 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 7.5 g protein
Protein Source: Almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds

Made with just four ingredients, this smoothie will take you no time at all to whip up. The almond milk and nut butter provide a solid hit of natural protein while the chia seeds lend a boost of antioxidants and heart-protecting omega-3s. Enjoy this as a healthy breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack. To kick your shake up a notch, add a few shakes of cinnamon. It will not only heighten the drink’s taste, but also zap stubborn belly fat and help stabilize your blood sugar, which can ward off diet-derailing cravings.

Get the recipe from The Roasted Root.

8
Coffee Banana
Protein Smoothie

Serves: 3
Nutrition: 132 calories, 0.9 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 25 g carbs, 3.2 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 5.2 g protein
Protein Source: Greek yogurt, ground flax seed

What do yogurt, bananas and coffee all have in common? They’re all delicious breakfast go-tos that join together to create this energy-boosting protein smoothie. The mix of caffeine, natural sugar and protein is ideal after a tough morning workout. If you’re looking for a bit more protein or a thicker texture, add a bit more yogurt or some 2% milk.

Get the recipe from Cookin' Canuck.

9
Grape and Blueberry
Protein Smoothie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 320 calories, 9 g fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 6.5 g fiber, 37 g sugar, 9 g protein
Protein Source: Cooked and cooled scrambled eggs, almond milk

If you’re not big into the idea of using nutrition powders—or you’ve simply run of out your go-to—you’ll love this creative recipe. The blogger calls for a scrambled and blended egg in lieu of whey or plant protein, which is a fat-incinerating idea we totally love! The egg’s protein aids muscle recovery and the choline in the yolk fights fat cells to give you that lean look you crave. As an added bonus, the berries and grapes provide more than a day’s worth of vitamin C, which aids trim-down efforts further by warding off cortisol, a pesky stress hormone that triggers the storage of fat.

Get the recipe from The Roasted Root.

10
French Toast
Protein Shake

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 235 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 12 g carbs, 1.2 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 42 g protein
Protein Source: Fat-free cottage cheese and protein powder

The fresh French toast taste you love with a lot more protein and a fraction of the fat and calories—now that’s something worth waking up for! Though we love the idea of this shake, we’re not so keen on the recommended three to five packets of Stevia. Since the sweetener is so much sweeter than sugar, we suggest starting with two packets and slowly adding more if you think it’s needed. The less you can get away with using, the better.

Get the recipe from Dashing Dish.

11
Berry Oat
Smoothie

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 280 calories, 4.9 g fat (2.3 g sat fat), 3.3 g fiber, 35.9 g sugar, 10.6 g protein

Sometimes you're just not in the mood for oatmeal, no matter how good it is for you. This smoothie blends plenty of antioxidant-rich blueberries with oats to ensure you still get the benefits and stay full all the way through to lunchtime. Just make sure you're using one of our 9 Best Yogurts for Weight Loss in your at-home version.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

12
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Banana Breakfast Shake

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 346 calories, 19.2 g fat (4.2 g sat fat), 7.8 g fiber, 19.9 g sugar, 11.1 g protein

Frozen bananas and peanut butter team up to give this smoothie a rich, milkshake-like consistency that will make you think it's sinful. When you use unsweetened almond milk, though, it's packed with protein without sky-high sugar counts found in other smoothies.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

13
Blueberry Almond
Butter Smoothie

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 585 calories, 37.8 g fat (4.1 g sat fat), 7.0 g fiber, 26.6 g sugar, 18.6 g protein

If you're looking for meal-replacement smoothie, look no further. This one's overflowing with protein from rich almond butter and antioxidants from frozen blueberries. With over 18 grams of protein and a hefty dose of fiber, cravings won't come crawling back an hour later.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.

14
Raw Chocolate
Smoothie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 437 calories, 19.5 g fat (4.4 g sat fat), 11 g fiber, 34.7 g sugar, 12.4 g protein

Raw cacao is different from that supermarket chocolate in two very important ways: it's packed with powerful antioxidants and boasts a surprisingly high amount of fiber. Paired with a portioned amount of honey, it's as sweet and indulgent as what you're used to, except it's actually good for you.

Get the recipe from Savory Simple.

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Raw Banana
Bread Shakes

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 307 calories, 20.2 g fat (2 g sat fat), 6.9 g fiber, 12.6 g sugar, 9.3 g protein

You'll get all the warm, comforting flavor of the weekend breakfast staple without any of the flour or butter when you pick this smoothie. Plus, walnuts boast healthy omega-3s, protein and fiber to keep you satiated.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.

16
PEACH & OAT
BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Yields 2 servings
Per 1.7 cup serving (calculated with nonfat strawberry greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk): 263 calories, 3 g fat, 6 g fiber, 26 g sugars, 11 g protein

Frozen peaches, ripe banana, fiber-filled oats, almond milk and protein-packed Greek yogurt deliver a filling breakfast in just three minutes. With 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, it’ll stave off the mid-morning hangries.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

17
CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE

Yields 4 servings
Per 1 cup serving (calculated with nonfat vanilla greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of coconut and 1/2 cup of walnuts): 219 calories, 13 g fat, 4 g fiber, 11 g sugars, 10 g protein

This carrot-cake smoothie is rich in healthy fats: Polyunsaturated fatty acids, like those in walnuts, may increase diet-induced calorie burn and resting metabolic rate. And walnuts have more heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids than any other nut! Bonus: One cup of this smoothie provides a day’s worth of Vitamin A.

Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons.

18
Fresh Blueberry

½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ tbsp natural unsalted almond butter
water to blend (optional)

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 232 calories, 6 g fat, 16 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein

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Peanut Butter Cup

½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate plant-based protein powder
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
½ frozen banana
½ tbsp natural unsalted peanut butter
water to blend (optional)

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 258 calories, 6 g fat, 21 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 30 g protein

20
Vanilla Chai

¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup chai tea (brewed from a teabag and chilled)
½ scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder
½ frozen banana
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tbsp unsalted natural almond butter
water to blend (optional)

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 219 calorie, 9 g fat, 20 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein

21
Green Monster

¼ cup no-sugar-added apple juice
¼ cup water
½ scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder
½ Bosc pear, chopped
½ cup baby spinach, loosely packed
½ frozen banana
¼ ripe avocado

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 271 calories, 6 g fat, 40 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 15 g protein

See more great recipes in The Zero Belly Cookbook!

22
ORANGE JULIUS
PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

The mall rat’s favorite sugar bomb gets a healthy, protein-rich reboot. Cottage cheese (or Greek yogurt) provides a solid base of protein, and orange zest and juice impart sweetness and antioxidants without a surplus of sugar.

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 130 calories, 2 g fat, 15 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 16 g protein

Get the recipe at Dashing Dish.

23
The Best Weight-Loss
Smoothie Ever

If you're looking for another tasty shake, don't miss this easy and incredible video recipe, compliments of Zero Belly Diet!

24
Grasshopper Pie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 245 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 196 mg sodium, 48.9 g carbs, 8.3 g fiber, 36.6 g sugars, 13.5 g protein (calculated with skim milk)

Fresh spinach and mint leaves create the green hue of this pie-inspired shake. Besides color, these greens carry loads of healthy vitamins and thylakoids, compounds found in spinach that have been shown to reduce cravings and promote weight loss. A grasshopper pie isn’t complete without the chocolate, and the added cocoa powder has antidepressant powers due to the presence of polyphenols, according to a study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Get the recipe from Sift and Whisk.

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25
Pear Power

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 332 calories, 14.1 g fat (3.2 g saturated), 25 mg sodium, 50.3 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 30.5 g sugars, 6 g protein

The fall harvest produces many well-known superfoods, like pumpkins and apples, but this recipe utilizes the commonly overlooked pear. This seasonal fruit earns its super-status because it's rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, and hunger-fighting pectin, a soluble fiber that helps slow digestion. The cinnamon adds an extra anti-inflammatory punch to warm up the crisp notes of the pear.

Get the recipe from Savory Simple.

26
PB&J Protein

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 446 calories, 14 g fat (2.1 g saturated), 236 mg sodium, 46.3 g carbs, 9.5 g fiber, 22.9 g sugars, 32.4 g protein (high fiber, very high protein, 50% DV vitamin C.)

If you’re a big fan of the classic childhood sandwich, you’ve got to give this recipe a try—it’s like sipping a little bit of salty-sweet heaven through a straw. Blending frozen berries with all-natural peanut butter, vanilla protein, rolled oats and soy milk helps create the protein-packed delicious taste—without tons of excess calories. If you’re not a fan of soy milk, feel free to sub in any type of unsweetened milk you prefer. It won’t alter the taste or nutrition profile much.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

27
Avocado and Lime Green Tea

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 365 calories, 20.8 g fat (4.2 g saturated), 31 mg sodium, 44.1 g carbs, 13.3 g fiber, 21.3 g sugars, 5 g protein (calculated with 2 tbs ginger)

If you’re not into green juice, why not try a green smoothie instead? This blogger packs healthy greens into this recipe, from broccoli, to parsley, to zucchini, to kale. Green foods are considered superfoods because they contain a high amount of antioxidants, plenty of vitamin C (136% DV!), and essential phytonutrients for detoxification. Pile on the added benefits from catechins, the antioxidant found in green tea that hinders the storage of belly fat, and you’ll leave breakfast feeling slim and refreshed.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.

28
Strawberry Beet

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 165 calories, 7.3 g fat (6 g saturated), 80 mg sodium, 24 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 17 g sugars, 2 g protein

If the bright pink color doesn't wake you up, the increased blood flow to your muscles after gulping it down will! The nitrates found in beets thin out your blood so it can flow more easily to hard-working muscles, increasing endurance and lowering blood pressure. According to a study conducted at Kansas State University, researchers found that tossing back a 2.4 oz shot two hours before a sweat session can help you reap the muscle-building benefits. If you’re working your way to a flat belly in the gym, make sure to add this recipe to the list of pre-workout snacks.

Get the recipe from Vegu Kate.

29
Grapefruit Green

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 156 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated), 70 mg sodium, 37.7 g carbs, 6.1 g fiber, 24.5 g sugars, 2.5 g protein

We don’t know about you, but green drink can often become monotonous. Brighten up your green routine with this Grapefruit Green choice. Loaded with fiber, potassium, and manganese from the apple and banana - which adds a creamy, natural sweetness - this shakeis livened up by the addition of tart grapefruit. Even better, using its juice to thin it out helps to keep this drink light and refreshing.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

30
Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 403 calories, 7.3 g fat (2.1 g saturated), 230 mg sodium, 67 g carbs, 7.6 g fiber, 50.8 g sugars, 18 g protein (calculated with non-fat milk)

Who needs carrots when you have this? This Pumpkin Pecan Pie flavor provides a whopping 583% of your daily vitamin A needs along with 18 grams of protein. Next time you’re craving an extra slice of pie, whip this up for a healthy alternative.

Get the recipe from Sift and Whisk.

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Digestive Aid

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 133 calories, .9 g fat (0 g saturated), 120 mg sodium, 25.8 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 14.4 g sugars, 4.4 g protein

This one combines the bloat-busting properties of ginger, fennel and spirulina with hydrating fresh mint, cucumber, and coconut water for a light treat that aids your digestive system. Spirulina is a blue-green algae dietary supplement that's rich in protein. A study published in World Journal of Dairy and Food Sciences found spirulina effective in growing cultures of the helpful probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus while killing harmful gut bacteria. Paired with the flat-belly effects of ginger, this spirulina smoothie will help get rid of bloat and gas so you can feel slim and lean.

Get the recipe from In Sonnet’s Kitchen.

32
Clementine Sunshine

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 150 calories, .1 g fat (0 g saturated), 274 mg sodium, 33.6 g carbs, 2.3 g fiber, 30.3 g sugars, 6.8 g protein (calculated without additional add-ins)

This creamsicle-inspired shake is sunshine in a glass. Even with only four ingredients (clementines, ice, almond milk, and salt), this drink still offers around 240% of your daily value of vitamin C and has almost no fat.

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate.

33
Key Lime Pie Breakfast

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 166 calories, 2.1g fat (0 g saturated), 127 mg sodium, 31.7 g carbs, 3.3 g fiber, 20.8 g sugars, 8.4 g protein (calculated with NF Key Lime Greek Greek Yogurt and no extras)

This low-cal treat is the perfect addition to your morning routine. Adding a mango heightens this shake’s tropical flavor and sweetness to perfectly complement the tart lime. Instead of whipped cream, top this off with a little lime zest - the skin of limes is rich in D-limonene, a compound that has been shown to soothe heartburn and acid reflux.

Get the recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron.

34
Matcha Mint Chip

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 288 calories, 18.8 g fat (2 g saturated), 152 mg sodium, 31.3 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 11 g sugars, 5.2 g protein

This green delight earns its bright color from mint leaves and matcha powder, a tea that bursts with anti-aging antioxidants and powerful metabolism-boosting compounds. Unlike the ice cream flavor — which uses sugar and milk — this shake is sweetened by ripe bananas and made creamy with avocado and almond milk. Top it off with cacao nibs as a sugar-free sub for the chocolate chips, and this drink will quiet your chocolate cravings and leave you energized.

Get the recipe from Vegu Kate.

35
Healthy Peanut Butter Cup

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 250 calories, 11.9 g fat (2 g saturated), 237 mg sodium, 35.8 g carbs, 7.1 g fiber, 15.7 g sugars, 8 g protein (calculated with organic peanut butter)

Anything with "healthy" and "peanut butter cup" in its name sounds like a trick, but this is actually a surprisingly slimming treat! With 46% of your daily calcium needs and 8 grams of protein, this can double as breakfast or dessert. Looking to boost the protein content for a post-workout snack? Using peanut flour instead of peanut butter and you’ll also cut the fat content in half.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

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Kale Ginger Detox

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 308 calories, 4.3 g fat (0.5 g saturated), 241 mg sodium, 67.8 g carbs, 8.4 g fiber, 33.3 g sugars, 7.2 g protein (calculated with 2 tsp of raw honey)

If your holiday season has been filled with butter-loaded dishes and sweet treats (whose hasn’t?), lucky for you, this is the perfect way to reset your system after weeks of fat and sugar abuse. With nutrients like immune-boosting cinnamon, bloat-banishing ginger, heart-healthy chia seeds, fat-burning bananas, and fiber-rich blueberries, this is a perfect balance of warm and fresh flavors that will leave you feeling refreshed, clean, and satisfied.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

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37
Blueberry Coconut Lime

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 209 calories, 6.4 g fat (1.8 g saturated), 120 mg sodium, 31.9 g carbs, 5.2 g fiber, 19.4 g sugars, 11 g protein (calculated with unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

This recipe boosts your metabolism because it is loaded with protein (greek yogurt) to burn calories when paired with exercise, fiber (almonds) that elevates your metabolic rate because it makes your body work harder to digest, and blueberries that are loaded with the metabolism-boosting antioxidant anthocyanin, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Get the recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron.

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Matcha Shake

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 340 calories, 5.8 g fat (0.8 g saturated), 209 mg sodium, 67 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 39 g sugars, 11.1 g protein (calculated with chia seeds)

For an incredible start to your morning, this drink is smooth and creamy from the soy milk and banana, and brightened by the watermelon. Adding chia seeds adds a healthy dose of omega-3s. To get the most bang for your nutritional buck, sip this before a workout—matcha contains compounds called catechins that can help trigger the release of fat from your body’s cells and speed up the liver’s ability to turn stored fat into energy.

Get the recipe from Healthy Happy Life.

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Carrot Pear Lavender

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 256 calories, 2.2 g fat (0 g saturated), 125 mg sodium, 62.9 g carbs, 11.2 g fiber, 42.2 g sugars, 1.7 g protein (calculated with cashew milk)

We’re loving the unlikely flavor combinations from this blogger. She mixes fruit (pear) and vegetables (carrots) in an appealing and refreshing way. This recipe will make your body and mind happy: the carrots act to keep you satisfied thanks to their high water content, antioxidants and vitamins, while the lavender will help to boost your mood and reduces fatigue.

Get the recipe from Passionately Raw.

40
Green Apple Pie

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 371 calories, 9.8 g fat (1.2 g saturated), 45 mg sodium, 56.4 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 40 g sugars, 17.8 g protein

This silky smoothie tastes like apple pie in a glass. Rather than resorting to milks or sugary bananas, it’s is made creamy by silken tofu and packs in 18 grams of protein without the added protein powder.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.

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Radish Detox

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 197 calories, 2.5 g fat (1.2 g saturated), 191 mg sodium, 32.6 g carbs, 9.2 g fiber, 18 g sugars, 6 g protein (calculated with unsweetened coconut milk)

We’ve traditionally leaned on superfoods like kale, spinach, and bananas in our health drinks. Instead, this recipe employs a more underrated healthy food: radishes. Although radishes are untraditional ingredients, this low-cal drink reaps the benefits of both the radishes and the leaves, which include being able to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and insulin and boost good LDL cholesterol, according to a Japanese study.

Get the recipe from Passionately Raw.

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Kiwi Basil

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 365 calories, 1.8 g fat (0 g saturated), 23 mg sodium, 91 g carbs, 12 g fiber, 46.8 g sugars, 5.2 g protein

Take a step out of your comfort zone with this incredibly quirky combo. This creamy sip is mellowed by the basil and banana, but zesty from the grapefruit and kiwi. Certainly satisfying your sweet tooth with 46 grams of sugar, the natural sweetness won't bloating your belly. The tropical kiwi fruit is the reason this recipe has vitamin C, which helps the body oxidize fat during moderate-intensity exercise, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

Get the recipe from Healthy Happy Life.

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43
Raspberry Coconut

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 316 calories, 12.7 g fat (6.7 g saturated), 34 mg sodium, 48.8 g carbs, 17.2 g fiber, 20.5 g sugars, 6.3 g protein

Need to cool down after a hot day at the beach or killer workout? Lap up this refreshing, tropical-inspired drink. The best part? The raspberries used the give it its signature flavor are packed with polyphenols, powerful natural chemicals that aid rapid weight loss and even stop fat from forming!

Get the recipe from My Whole Food Life.

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Vanilla Date

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 443 calories, 5 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat,, 240 mg sodium, 74 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 48 g sugar, 28 g protein (calculated without optional second banana and two dates)

No time to sit down to eat after your sweat session? Whip up this drink as a delicious, indulgent-tasting post-workout meal. After a workout, the body craves a combination of fast-acting carbohydrates and protein to jump-start the recovery process, and this provides just those very nutrients. Though the sugar count looks high, all of the sweet stuff is coming from the fruit, so as long as you don’t have a health condition like diabetes, there’s no need to sweat it!

And to boost the effects of your workout further, check out these 20 Weight-Loss Secrets from Insanity Trainer Shaun T!

Get the recipe from Simple Veganista.

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Spiced Butternut Apple

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 188 calories, 1.6 g fat (0 g saturated), 36 mg sodium, 45 g carbs, 6.5 g fiber, 25 g sugars, 4 g protein (calculated with 1/2 tsp raw honey)

Thanks to the squash, bananas and apple blended into this fall-inspired cup, this drink provides a major hit of nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, and C, which has been shown to fight off cortisol, a hormone that causes belly fat.

Get the recipe from Food Fitness Fresh Air.

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Almond Butter Spinach

Yields: 1 large serving
Nutrition: 254 calories, 12 g fat (<1 g saturated), 229 mg sodium, 34.3 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 22.4 g sugars, 7.6 g protein. (calculated without optional flax or chia seeds)

Bicep-building spinach and almond butter (one of the most potent belly-fat bouncers of the food world) makes this sweet and creamy shake a nutritional powerhouse. And thanks to the addition of pineapple, you won’t taste the leafy greens in your cup in the slightest.

For more ways to shrink your gut, check out these 25 Weight Loss Tips From The World's Fittest Men.

Get the recipe from What's Gaby Cooking?.

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Superfood Power

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 220 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated), 68 mg sodium, 47.2 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 25.4 g sugars, 4.4 g protein (calculated with optional flax seeds and unsweetened almond milk)

Filled with a plethora of superfoods, and bursting with a light, refreshing flavor, this dairy free, high-fiber smoothie is far from ordinary. Aside from its double-decker, Instagram-worthy appearance, this sip calls for two of our Best Fruits for Fat Loss: apples and strawberries—it doesn’t get much better than that!

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

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Raspberry Cheesecake

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 320 calories, 11.5 g fat (6.4 g saturated), 172 mg sodium, 43.8 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 28 g sugars, 13 g protein (calculated with unsweetened soy milk)

A typical slice of raspberry cheesecake from a restaurant can have an upwards of 930 waist-widening calories, with the majority of those coming from sugar and fat—not what you want to be eating if you’re trying to work off those love handles. Next time a dessert craving strikes, make this instead. It may not taste exactly the same, but it’s close enough to satisfy your taste buds.

Get the recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

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49
Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein

Yields: 1 large serving
Nutrition: 406 calories, 1.7 g fat (<1 g saturated), 121 mg sodium, 84.7 g carbs, 8.2 g fiber, 55 g sugars, 20 g protein (calculated with cocoa powder)

To axe the added sugar from this recipe, swap the suggested Chobani Black Cherry yogurt for a plain Greek variety and use cocoa powder in lieu of chocolate syrup. Then, to amp up the cherry flavor, add an extra handful of those heart-healthy, slimming cherries.

Get the recipe from Baking Addiction.

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Chai Gingerbread

Yields: 1 large serving
Nutrition: 405 calories, 8.4 g fat (<1 g saturated), 147 mg sodium, 64.2 g carbs, 13 g fiber, 29.4 g sugars, 24.1 g protein

Kick off the holidays right, with this high-fiber, protein-rich sip, inspired by the season's signature flavor: gingerbread! Free of the excess fat and added sugars typically found in gingerbread treats, this chai-infused, vitamin C-packed concoction will do right by your body.

And speaking of tea, stay warm—and trim—through the winter with the help of these powerful and delicious weight loss teas.

Get the recipe from In It 4 The Long Run.

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Cinnamon Roll

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 219 calories, 2.7 g fat (0 g saturated), 96 mg sodium, 41.9 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 21.3 g sugars, 8.2 g protein.

There’s no denying that a cinnamon roll makes for a mouthwatering breakfast, but it’s not a meal that will keep you satiated or fuel your flat belly efforts. When you whip this up you’ll get the sweet, slightly-burnt flavor you love, without derailing your diet. That’s what we call a win-win!

Looking for additional recipes to kick off your morning right? Take a look at these 45 Best-Ever Chia Seed Pudding Recipes for Weight Loss!
Get the recipe from Family Fresh Meals.

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Cilantro Apple Post Workout Smoothie

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 237 calories, 12.9 g fat (<1 g saturated), 48 mg sodium, 27.7 g carbs, 6.2 g fiber, 19 g sugars, 8 g protein

Cilantro gives this post-workout sip an unexpected flavor twist that’s sure to keep you coming back for more.

Get the recipe from Purely Twins.

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Maple Cinnamon Blueberry

Serves:
Nutrition: 253 calories, 4.2 g fat (<1 g saturated), 111 mg sodium, 50.4 g carbs, 7.4 g fiber, 35.6 g sugars, 8.1 g protein

Inspired by the flavors of a backwood cabin and blueberry pancakes, food blogger Brianne created this sippable treat for your tastebuds. The recipe calls for for a dairy free yogurt alternative, which can easily be substituted with a dairy-based yogurt to amp up the calcium count. We’re fans of Chobani Simply 100 Blueberry Greek Yogurt, so much so infact, that we named it one of our 25 Best Yogurts for Weight Loss.

Get the recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.

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Eggnog Smoothie

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 175 calories, 1.6 g fat (0 g saturated), 91 mg sodium, 38 g carbs, 3.8 g fiber, 15.9 g sugars, 4.4 g protein

If you want to accelerate your holiday weight gain in the spirit of Santa, a classic eggnog is sure to do the trick. With ingredients like sugar, eggs, whipping cream, and bourbon, Nog is the worst thing to happen to eggs since Humpty Dumpty. One cup can easily exceed 350 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat. Our suggestion? Celebrate the season with this Christmas-inspired treat instead. Not only will doing so cut your calorie intake in half and keep nearly 9 grams of artery-clogging fat out of your body, it will also provide a quarter of the day’s calcium and an alphabet of vitamins needed to keep you healthy through the chilly winter.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

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Hawaiian Piña Colada

Yields: 1 large serving
Nutrition: 215 calories, 0.5 g fat (<1 g saturated), 65 mg sodium, 65 g carbs, 5.8 g fiber, 33.2 g sugars, 6 g protein

Every afternoon should be celebrated with a colorful umbrella drink—whether or not you’re basking in the tropics. Take a mental vacation with this piña colada flavored creation, complete with a cheery cherry on top.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

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Blackberry Cinnamon

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 220 calories, 3.3 g fat (0 g saturated), 111 mg sodium, 43.2 g carbs, 10.5 g fiber, 26.7 g sugars, 9 g protein (calculated with nonfat plain Geek yogurt)

Packed with belly-filling fiber and manganese, a mineral that’s essential for energy production, this recipe is sure to satisfy your desire for a decadent dessert while simultaneously keeping those pre-lunch munchies at bay.

Looking for more healthy breakfast options? Check out these 50 Best Overnight Oats Recipes!

Get the recipe from Well Plated.

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