Healthy Protein-Packed Super Smoothies For Weight-Loss! (2024)

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If you’re looking for quick breakfast ideas that also help your weight loss journey then these healthy weight-loss smoothies are the way to go!

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Vegetable and fruit smoothies are a great addition to your day and they’re a great way to get more healthy ingredients into your diet.

They’re packed with nutrients like vitamin C and D, as well as lots of protein – I made this a priority!

In fact, I made sure these weight-loss smoothie recipes followed such strict criteria that I even had to exclude some of my own because they weren’t healthy enough for this collection!

Before we get into the recipes, we should probably clarify: weight loss smoothies are not magic potions that make fat disappear!

If you want to drink smoothies to lose belly fat fast, you will need to drink them as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

The reason we talk about losing weight with smoothies is that drinking healthy weight-loss smoothies for breakfast or a snack is a great thing to incorporate into your diet at any time.

Especially if you are trying to lose weight!

Feel satisfied with these protein-packed recipes

In order for these weight loss smoothie recipes to make the grade they had to be able to keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunch.

These smoothie recipes required:

  • 15 g protein (but the more the better)
  • At least 5g fiber
  • Less than 5g of saturated fat
  • Less than 15g total fat
  • At least two portions of fruit or veg

Complete protein is important to help with weight loss as it contains all nine essential amino acids, something your body can’t produce on its own.

Dietary fiber is really good for your digestive system and it helps keep it ticking over (if you know what I mean!).

For more high-protein meal ideas take a look at this Free 7-Day High Protein Meal Plan, and there’s also a weekly plan too so you can get even more inspiration!

So let’s take a look at these protein-packed weight loss smoothies!

There are great vegetarian protein options that can go into smoothies. Whole foods like almond milk or peanut butter.

And there are also man-made ingredients like vanilla protein powder which are a great way to add loads of protein and boost that delicious flavor and creamy texture (you can also try protein powder in oatmeal!).

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Mint Pineapple and Spinach Smoothie

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4.72 from 7 votes

Protein: 24g

Calories: 442kcal

Ready in:7 minutes minutes

Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: refreshing and high in protein

After a cool and refreshing summer drink that is healthy too? Try our pineapple and spinach smoothie with fresh mint!

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Super Spinach Banana Smoothie (High-Protein)

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4.68 from 148 votes

Protein: 15g

Calories: 310kcal

Ready in:3 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: rich in iron and potassium

A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won’t even realise you’re eating spinach (or drinking it, smart arse).

5 from 6 votes

Prep Time:3 minutes minutes

Total Time:3 minutes minutes

Servings:1 big glass

Calories:310kcal

Author: HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 big handful spinach (1 handful = approx. 60g)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • cup unsweetened soy milk (or your fave milk – almond, oat, coconut, even water)

Instructions

  • Easy as hell – throw everything together!

    1 medium banana, 1 big handful spinach, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1¼ cup unsweetened soy milk

  • And blend!

NOTES

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: We know sometimes a smoothie change is necessary. For when that happens we also highly recommend the Kiwi Banana Smoothie or the Mango Lassi if you have two minutes more in the morning.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Healthy Protein-Packed Super Smoothies For Weight-Loss!

Serving Size

538 g

Amount per Serving

Calories

310

% Daily Value*

Saturated Fat

2

g

13

%

Sodium

226

mg

10

%

Potassium

1169

mg

33

%

Carbohydrates

37

g

12

%

Fiber

6

g

25

%

Sugar

17

g

19

%

Protein

15

g

30

%

Vitamin A

5395

IU

108

%

Vitamin C

24.3

mg

29

%

Calcium

426

mg

43

%

Iron

3.3

mg

18

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Protein Power Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

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4.76 from 58 votes

Protein: 27g

Calories: 506kcal

Ready in:5 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: great after a workout

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie. A superior blueberry and banana smoothie with a huge protein kick! Try it, love it.

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Spinach Avocado Weight Loss Smoothies

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Protein: 26 g
Calories: 279 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: YummyMummyKitchen
Bonus: packed with leafy greens and protein

How to make healthy green smoothies for weight loss.

These healthy weight loss smoothies are packed with greens (spinach or kale), plant-based protein, a little healthy fat from avocado, and plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Weight loss green smoothies make a great breakfast or snack.

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Mango Protein Smoothie with Raspberry

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Protein: 28 g
Calories: 253 kcal
Ready in: 6 minutes
Recipe by: FitMealIdeas
Bonus: a great use for protein powder

This 4 ingredient creamy, sugar-free Mango Raspberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie is naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and can be made vegan.

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Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie

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Protein: 24 g
Calories: 289 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: RunningOnRealFood
Bonus: nutritious and delicious

This vegan carrot cake smoothie tastes like carrot cake but is healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or a yummy snack any time of day (fancy something less liquid for a snack? Try one of these healthy veggie protein snacks!). You’ll love this creamy blend for a high-protein treat!

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Beet Orange Smoothie

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Protein: 25 g
Calories: 258 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: RunningOnRealFood
Bonus: high protein and colorful

This delicious vegan beet smoothie is easy to make with simple ingredients, high in protein, and packed with nutrition (more plant-based protein smoothies this way).

Enjoy this bright and beautiful creamy blend any time you need a boost in energy.

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Pineapple Banana Smoothie

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Protein: 15.5 g
Calories: 404 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: NibbleAndDine
Bonus: tropical and cool

This quick and easy smoothie uses frozen pineapple and banana, so you can make it any time!

It’s super thick and creamy thanks to milk and Greek yogurt, making this smoothie a satisfying breakfast or snack on the go.

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Spirulina Smoothie

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Protein: 23 g
Calories: 290 kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: RunningToTheKitchen
Bonus: high in fiber and packed with fruit and veg

This easy spirulina smoothie is packed with plant fiber and nutrients and is the perfect way to enjoy the blue-green algae in a delicious way.

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Pear Banana Cinnamon Smoothie

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Protein: 33 g
Calories: 272 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: RunningToTheKitchen
Bonus: super low in fat and high in protein

This easy pear smoothie is flavored with banana and cinnamon. It’s a healthy, high-protein drink you can make in minutes with just a handful of ingredients.

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Banana Orange Protein Smoothie

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Protein: 18 g
Calories: 192 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: CookAtHomeMom
Bonus: with added collagen

Made in just 5 minutes with fresh oranges, banana, ginger, greek yogurt, and collagen (and without milk), it’ll keep you feeling great!

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Dairy-Free Breakfast Smoothie

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Protein: 32 g
Calories: 310 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: FitAsAMamaBear
Bonus: dairy-free no bananas and great post-workout

Kick off your morning with this simple green breakfast smoothie recipe! Dairy-free, gluten-free, and easy to make.

This green smoothie recipe is perfect for an energy boost, weight loss, or post-workout… and no Greek yogurt is needed (more low calorie smoothie recipes this way)!

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Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

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Protein: 15 g
Calories: 259 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: CheneeToday
Bonus: vegan and high protein

Easy vegan pumpkin smoothie recipe perfect for a fall breakfast or snack! This healthy pumpkin smoothie is simple and delicious! Try this vegan pumpkin pie smoothie!

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Peach Banana Smoothie

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Protein: 19 g
Calories: 334 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: CleanPlateMama
Bonus: gluten-free

This peach banana smoothie is creamy, easy to make, and tastes like summer. Fresh peaches, frozen bananas, and yogurt make a refreshing and satisfying smoothie.

With almost 20 grams of protein, it’s great for breakfast or a filling snack. If you like this, you’ll love our peach popsicle!

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Best Blueberry Smoothie

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Protein: 32 g
Calories: 261 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: TheCleanEatingCouple
Bonus: high protein and just four ingredients

The best Blueberry Smoothie Recipe (and one of our fave blueberry recipes overall)! Made with 4 ingredients-this is an easy, healthy blueberry smoothie you can make with fresh or frozen berries.

Protein: 24 g
Calories: 236 kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: TheCleanEatingCouple
Bonus: simple but will definitely hit that sweet tooth

A healthy mango smoothie recipe that is creamy and delicious! Made with only 4 ingredients – use fresh or frozen mango for a quick breakfast!

Weight Loss Smoothie FAQs

Here are the answers to some of your top smoothie questions.

How to store a smoothie?

Smoothies are great because they can be easily transported. The best way to store them is in an insulated bottle, that way they stay cool for hours!

Are smoothies a good way to lose weight?

Drinking smoothies can be a good way to lose weight especially as they’re often full of nutritious ingredients.

However, some can also be full of added sugar which can spike your blood sugar levels. If you want to lose calories staying within a calorie deficit and eating a balanced diet is key.

That’s why I chose only smoothies that were low in fat and sugar and high in protein for this list. You’re getting all the health benefits without damaging your weight loss efforts.

Is it OK to drink smoothies every day?

Yes, it’s OK to drink smoothies every day, however, the BBC recommends no more than one portion a day.

You may be tempted to follow these fad diets that are out there where all you have is smoothies all day, but high-sugar, low-protein recipes won’t keep you feeling full.

This could in turn lead to you going back to old habits rather than developing a healthy way of eating.

Can you make smoothies ahead of time?

The best thing is to make these easy recipes as you need them. The great thing is, most only take 10 minutes tops.

So there really isn’t any need to make them ahead of time, and you get the perfect smoothie fresh from the blender.

I love a healthy smoothie recipe, don’t you? They are full of fresh fruits and veg which can be easily found at the local grocery store.

They’re great for your immune system and are a good source of fiber and protein, making healthy eating really easy.

For more recipe ideas like these, I think you’ll like 38 High Protein Breakfast Ideas.

Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

Introduction

As an expert in healthy eating and nutrition, I have extensive knowledge and experience in creating nutritious and delicious recipes. I have a deep understanding of the importance of incorporating healthy ingredients into our diets for weight loss and overall well-being. I have personally researched and developed a wide range of recipes, including weight-loss smoothies, that are designed to provide optimal nutrition while also promoting weight loss.

Explanation of Weight-Loss Smoothies

Weight-loss smoothies are a great addition to any diet, as they provide a convenient and delicious way to incorporate healthy ingredients into your daily routine. These smoothies are packed with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and protein, all of which are essential for maintaining a healthy weight.

It's important to note that weight-loss smoothies are not magic potions that will make fat disappear overnight. They should be consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet in order to achieve the desired results. However, incorporating these smoothies into your diet can be a beneficial strategy for weight loss, as they can help you feel full and satisfied until your next meal, thanks to their high protein and fiber content.

Key Criteria for Weight-Loss Smoothies

To ensure that the weight-loss smoothie recipes I recommend meet high standards of nutrition, I have established specific criteria that they must meet. These criteria include:

  1. Protein: Each smoothie recipe must contain at least 15 grams of protein, with the goal of providing as much protein as possible. Protein is essential for weight loss, as it helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied, while also supporting muscle growth and repair.

  2. Fiber: A minimum of 5 grams of fiber is required in each smoothie recipe. Dietary fiber is important for digestive health and helps to regulate blood sugar levels, promote satiety, and support healthy weight management.

  3. Saturated Fat: Each smoothie recipe should contain less than 5 grams of saturated fat. Consuming excessive saturated fat can contribute to weight gain and increase the risk of heart disease.

  4. Total Fat: The total fat content of each smoothie recipe should be less than 15 grams. While some fat is necessary for overall health, it's important to consume it in moderation, especially when aiming for weight loss.

  5. Fruits and Vegetables: Each smoothie recipe should include at least two portions of fruits or vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are essential for overall health and weight management.

By adhering to these criteria, the weight-loss smoothie recipes I recommend are not only delicious but also nutritionally balanced and effective for weight loss.

Protein Sources for Smoothies

To ensure that the weight-loss smoothies are rich in protein, there are various ingredients that can be used. Some examples of protein sources for smoothies include:

  • Almond Milk: Almond milk is a great option for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet. It is a plant-based alternative to dairy milk and provides a creamy texture to smoothies.

  • Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is not only delicious but also a good source of protein. It can be added to smoothies to enhance the flavor and add a creamy texture.

  • Protein Powder: Protein powder is a convenient and versatile option for boosting the protein content of smoothies. There are various types of protein powder available, such as whey, soy, and pea protein, which can be added to smoothies for an extra protein kick.

Including these protein sources in your smoothies ensures that you're getting a sufficient amount of protein to support your weight loss goals.

Sample Weight-Loss Smoothie Recipes

Here are some examples of protein-packed weight-loss smoothie recipes that meet the criteria mentioned above:

  1. Mint Pineapple and Spinach Smoothie: This refreshing smoothie contains 24g of protein and is packed with nutrients from pineapple, spinach, and fresh mint.

  2. Super Spinach Banana Smoothie: With 15g of protein, this smoothie is rich in iron and potassium. It's a great way to incorporate spinach into your diet without even realizing it.

  3. Protein Power Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie: This smoothie packs a protein punch with 27g of protein and is perfect for post-workout recovery.

These are just a few examples of the many protein-packed weight-loss smoothie recipes available. By incorporating these smoothies into your diet, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying way to support your weight loss journey.

Conclusion

Weight-loss smoothies are a fantastic addition to any diet, offering a convenient and nutritious way to support weight loss goals. By following specific criteria, such as incorporating protein, fiber, and healthy ingredients, these smoothies can keep you feeling full and satisfied while providing essential nutrients. With a wide range of recipes available, you can find smoothies that suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. So why not give these healthy smoothies a try and enjoy the benefits of a delicious and nutritious weight-loss journey!

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