14 Weight Loss Smoothies That’ll Help You Slim Down

Forget those $15 juices—loaded with sugar and lacking in fiber—and reach for one of these digestion-boosting, nutritionist-recommended weight loss smoothies, instead.

Raspberry Oat Smoothie

raspberry oat Smoothie

COURTESY KERI GLASSMAN

“Bet you didn’t know you could put oats in a smoothie. It may sound strange but they’re an awesome addition—and they’re really filling. Oats make your smoothie thicker, heartier, and more satisfying. This blended beverage will keep you full until lunchtime,” says Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN.

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup raw rolled oats
  • CocoaVia Unsweetened Dark Chocolate stick pack
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Blend all ingredients until smooth. 

Apple Spice Smoothie

apple spice Smoothie

COURTESY KERI GLASSMAN

“Imagine apple pie was actually really good for your health and you could drink it. Yup, that’s what this smoothie is like. It’s got all of the spices and flavors of a sweet apple dessert but with none of the added sugar (except for a little bit of honey) or carbs,” says Glassman.

  • 1 apple quartered
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Pineapple Avocado Smoothie

avocado Smoothie

COURTESY NEDA VARBANOVA

“This is a really creamy smoothie that will satisfy your sugar cravings the all-natural way! The avocado in this smoothie provides plenty of essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E, K, B, C, plus fiber and protein, which will keep you feeling full. The pineapple is not only sweet but it has anti-inflammatory properties and wonderful digestive enzymes,” says Neda Varbanova, certified culinary nutritionist, holistic health coach, and recipe creator in New York City.

  • 5 ice cubes
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 drop liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut water

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Green Giant

green Smoothie

COURTESY CHEF JASON ROBERTS

“All of these ingredients are nutrient powerhouses that work together to jumpstart your metabolism and keep you satisfied. Avocados are full of healthy fats that keep you feeling full longer; cucumbers also work to keep you full with their hydrating properties. Kiwis are excellent sources of dietary fiber which aid in digestion, and kale includes a combination of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus it’s so easy to make just puree in an upright blender (I love the BELLA Rocket Blender),” says Chef Jason Roberts. chef and author of Good Food Fast, in New York City.

  • 1 cup almond, rice, or soymilk
  • 2 leaves of kale
  • 1/2 a green apple
  • 3-inch piece of cucumber
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 kiwi fruit, skin removed

Blend all ingredients until smooth. If you’re looking for more weight loss smoothies, check out this easy smoothie diet.

Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake

orange banana Smoothie

COURTESY PAUL SALTER MS RD

“The high-protein, high-fiber profile of this creamy smoothie makes it an excellent choice when you’re battling hunger during your weight loss journey. Both protein and fiber slow down digestion and promote satiety signals to be sent to the brain. Together, well, let’s just say food will be off your mind for the next few hours—unless like me you enjoy the smoothie too much and cannot wait to have it again!” – Paul Salter, MS, RD, and former nutrition editor of Bodybuilding.com.

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 medium frozen banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 3-5 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Smooth Skinny

grapefruit smoothie

PAUL BIRYUKOV/SHUTTERSTOCK

“All ingredients are high in fiber and nutrient dense, which will keep you feeling full longer,” says Diana Stobo, author and healthy lifestyle expert in La Jolla, California.

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 large chard leaf (or 3 small)
  • 1 green apple, cored and stemmed
  • 3 stalks celery
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 1 banana

Blend all ingredients until smooth. 

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Slimmer Power Protein Smoothie

Smoothie with red and white striped straw

COURTESY KIMBERLY SNYDER

“The Slimmer Power Protein Smoothie gives you a boost of energy, keeps you fuller longer, and also helps with cravings,” says Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and multi-time New York Times best-selling author of the Beauty Detox book series and Radical Beauty. 

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving sprouted vegan protein powder (I like the Garden of Life brand)
  • 1 Tbs. chia seeds gel (chia seeds soaked in water at a 1:9 ratio; can keep in the bowl covered in the fridge for up to a week)
  • Stevia to sweeten to taste
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Tomatillo Zinger

green Smoothie with tomatoes

COURTESY JENNA TANENBAUM

“This tastes like DIY V8 juice. Researchers at Purdue University found that half a teaspoon of cayenne increases the number of calories burned because it raises body temperature; eaten with meals, it may also help suppress appetite. When I am making a savory smoothie, I like adding cayenne, 1/2 a jalapeno, or hot sauce to spice things up,” says Jenna Tanenbaum, co-founder of GreenBlender in Brooklyn, NY.

  • 1 1/2 oz baby spinach
  • 2 roma plum tomatoes
  • 2 tomatillos, husked
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Blend all ingredients until smooth. 

Strawberry Orange Spritzer

strawberry orange Smoothie

COURTESY JENNA TANENBAUM

“You don’t need to add spinach to make a vegetable smoothie. I like using red peppers to help boost my vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron. Strawberries and berries, in general, are great go-to low sugar fruits that can take any smoothie to the next level,” says Tanenbaum.

  • 4 oz mini peppers
  • 3 oz strawberries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Blueberry Protein

blueberry peach Smoothie

COURTESY AMINA ALTAI

“Starting the day with healthy fats and protein is a great way to manage your weight. It contributes to greater satiation throughout the day and supports healthy blood sugar levels, and that helps prevent those 4 p.m. candy binges. Flaxseed is also great for supporting weight loss thanks to the fiber and omega 3 fatty acids,” says Amina Altai, nutrition and corporate wellness consultant in Brooklyn, NY.

  • 1/2 a cup organic blueberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/4 a teaspoon of maca
  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax
  • A dash of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

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Coffee Protein Smoothie

coffee Smoothie

MARCO MAYER/SHUTTERSTOCK

“Start your morning with this delicious coffee protein shake rather than just a cup of coffee with cream and sugar. Many people trying to lose weight actually skip breakfast in an effort to cut calories. However, this can cause headaches, jitters, sugar cravings, and also deter a weight loss program. Combining the coffee provides a morning jolt, as well as giving you healthy carbs from the banana and protein from the powders,” says Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN, and founder of Savorfull.

  • 2 cups of ice
  • 3/4 cup coconut almond milk blend
  • 1 cup cold decaf or regular coffee
  • 1 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 2 tablespoon PB2 peanut butter powder
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Cacao Raw Organic Fit High Protein Powder for Weight Loss By Garden of Life

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Super Berry Weight Loss Smoothie

berry Smoothie

COURTESY LYSSIE LAKATOS

“The combination of the antioxidant-rich strawberries and blackberries pack a fiber-punch while making this smoothie delightfully sweet and refreshing. The unexpected superstar weight-loss ingredient is the protein-packed pea protein; Like all pulses, they can aid in weight loss even when you aren’t restricting calories. They have also been found to be more effective than whey protein at fighting against hunger,” says The Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFT.

• 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 1/2 frozen banana
• 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
• 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
• 1 scoop pea protein

Blend all ingredients until smooth. 

Green Warrior Weight Loss Smoothie

green Smoothie

COURTESY THE NUTRITION TWINS

“This weight loss smoothie will crush your sweet tooth with only 309 calories and keep you feeling satisfied thanks to the protein and fiber. Naturally sweet fruit, creamy Greek yogurt and zesty, inflammation-fighting ginger keep your taste buds excited, while the antioxidant-packed pistachios are the secret ingredient since they contain the satisfying trio of fiber, plant-protein, and better-for-you unsaturated fats so you feel full and don’t end up overeating at the vending machine soon after,” according to The Nutrition Twins. And nuts like pistachios can boost your brain power, as well.

• 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup pomegranate juice

• 1/2 cup green grapes
• 1/2 cup pineapple pieces
• 1 cup packed spinach
• 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
• 1/8 cup Wonderful No Shells Pistachios, lightly salted (roughly 25 kernels)

• 4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Breakfast PB & Banana Smoothie

orange Smoothie

COURTESY SARA HALEY

“I love this smoothie for when I need to walk out the door in a hurry. My kids love it too! It’s got everything you need to start your day and fill you up until lunch—carbs, fats, protein, and fiber,” says Sara Haley, fitness expert in Santa Monica, California.

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

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