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The Best 9 Smoothies to Help Weight Loss

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Losing weight can be difficult. Of course, we all know that the staple for weight loss is a healthy diet and exercise; but the good news is that there are natural ways in which you can boost this weight loss.

Whilst we do not encourage unhealthy diets, a breakfast smoothie is a great way to get loads of fruit and vegetables in your diet, whilst setting you up for the day. Many people avoid eating breakfast as it can make them feel full and bloated, but actually, research has suggested that those who eat breakfast snack less during the day and actually lose more weight than those who do not.

Smoothies are not only satisfying, but are packed full of protein and fibre, and everything that you need for a balanced diet.

Here are some of the best recipes to boost that weight loss.

Peaches and cream

This is great and filling breakfast smoothie that is guaranteed to keep you full until lunch. It is easy to prepare and is great for an on the go breakfast. It is packed full of protein and contains oatmeal as well, which is proven to have a number of different health benefits, including the lowering of cholesterol.

One portion of this smoothie contains 331 calories and is so simple to make. Simply add to a blender and blend until smooth the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ cup of oatmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of almond milk

Coconut Mango

This smoothie is packed full of nutritious goodness, and even contains chia seeds for extra protein. It should be noted though that these seeds will need to soak overnight, or for at least eight hours prior to the being used.

Again, to make this delicious smoothie simply add all of the ingredients together in a blender one by one and then blend to the desired consistency, before enjoying.

  • 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of frozen mango (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon of flaked coconut

Berry banana smoothie

This smoothie is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and is really so nutritious. It is a brilliant one for those who are looking to lose weight, and it will help to boost your metabolism and help to aid weight maintenance.

If you want even more nutrition, try leaving the green leaves on top of your strawberries. Whilst you will not be able to taste them, they will add to the smoothie. Try freezing the banana and berries as well, if you prefer a thicker and colder shake.

One portion of this smoothie contains 332 calories.

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup of raspberries
  • 1 apple, which has been cored and sliced
  • 1 cup of almond milk.

Orange cream

This is quite an unusual smoothie option. But makes a delicious one none the less. It is packed full of vitamin C and is great for boosting the metabolism.

One serving as well contains 129 calories.

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • ¼ cup of Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup ice

Pina Colada Smoothie

If your favourite cocktail is Pina Colada, then this is a smoothie that you will love. Not only does it taste amazing, but it is also packed full of Chia seeds which are incredibly nutritious, not to mention filling.

Please note though, again, the Chai seeds will need to be soaked overnight, or for a minimum of eight hours.

Each serving of this super smoothie contains 289 calories.

  • 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 lime wedge

Chocolate, Banana and almond butter

If you have a sweet tooth, and like your chocolate, then this one is for you. It is packed full of protein and is absolutely delicious. What’s more is that there are only 151 calories in each serving.

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon of fat-free chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 large handful of ice

Oatmeal and Banana

This smoothie is so good for you, it is the perfect start to any day, particularly if you feel like you need a bit of an extra push of energy. Not only that, but it is packed full of soluble fibre, which is known to boost heart health.

This recipe can be easily adapted, and you can add in different fruit, such as strawberries, peaches or pineapple for an added boost of flavour.

There are just 279 calories per serving of this delicious smoothie.

  • ¼ cup of rolled oats
  • ½ cup plain, low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 banana that has been cut into thirds
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 Strawberry and banana

This is a classic combination, but there is a reason that this is such a popular choice. Children will love this combination and is so nutritious. It is a great start to the morning, all for just 165 calories per serving.

  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of raw spinach
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This is another popular one if you have a sweet tooth and one that children especially will love. This is packed full of protein but is a tasty treat for little ones.

Before you blend the smoothie, cut the banana up into bite-sized chunks and freeze for 4-24 hours, to make a thicker and colder smoothie.

  • 1 banana
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

You can also choose to add:

  • 1 teaspoon of coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of almond or peanut butter
  • 1 cup of cherries or strawberries
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint

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Jake Lee

I have a passion for all things medical, with a particular interest in how home remedies and natural solutions can be used to help enhance the effects of typical medicines and medications. My experience in the health industry is varied as a writer, covering all aspects of the industry from physical health and mental health, to more abstract pieces about medicine as a concept. I am not a doctor or a medical professional, I just love writing about it!

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