Lose Pounds With These 5 Delicious Home Made Weight Loss Smoothies

Trying to lose weight and staying healthy during the process doesn’t have to be bland and boring. There are many creative ways you can still satisfy those taste buds without having to feel guilty for it afterward, and smoothies just happens to be one of them!

Here, we will look at 5 homemade weight loss smoothies that you can enjoy and which will make your weight-loss journey something you will want to look forward to!  

5 Guidelines To Making A Successful Weight-Loss Smoothie

Before we start throwing ingredients into our blender, we must first look at what could compromise weight-loss, and what factors will support it.  Below we listed some guidelines that you can refer to when making your own weight loss smoothies.

Take Out The Sugar

Sugar will forever be one of the greatest enemies when trying to lose or manage weight. Yet, many people will still load significant amounts of sugar into their smoothies, and then wonder why they are not getting any results.

Adding sugar will not only counter weight-loss, but can also increase multiple health risks, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

Remember, just because you are throwing in fruits and vegetables into your smoothie, this doesn’t cancel out the ‘bad’ ingredients from your beverage. If you want to make your smoothie sweeter, then consider replacing sugar with berries, or sweet fruits such as mango’s or zero-calorie stevia.

Include Protein

Adding protein to your smoothie is essential if your goal is to lose weight. 

Consuming enough protein will help your hormones fire signals to your brain which in return help control appetite. Replacing fats and carbs with protein will therefore help you feel fuller for longer in between meals. This will reduce the urge to eat more than what your body needs.

Protein will also help boost your bodies ability to metabolize weight. This will cause you to burn more calories throughout the day if paired with a healthy diet, exercise, and sleep.

Focus On Healthy Fats

Many people have the idea that fats are dangerous and that you should stay away from them. However, there are both healthy and non-healthy fats, which can actually actually contribute to weight-loss.

Healthy fats can also help you stay full for longer throughout the day, which help reduce unnecessary cravings. Unlike saturated fats, they also do not put you at risk of heart disease, stroke or heart attack because they help reduce LDL Cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides in your blood.

Going for healthy fat foods such as avocados, seeds, and dark chocolate will not only eliminate health complications, but are much easier for your body to digest.

And did I mention that they are also incredibly tasty and satisfying? Its a win win!

Substitute Cow Milk With Alternatives

Although cow milk falls into the healthy fats category, it still contains a small amount of saturated fat, which you want to stay away from when trying to lose weight. It also manipulates how your body responds to insulin, which can also counter weight-loss.

Great alternatives to cow milk can include natural and unsweetened almond milk or, plant based milk, or coconut water. They wont contain hormones and additives that are fed to cows and are extremely beneficial for controlling insulin levels as well as lowering bad cholesterol. 

Pick Antioxidant-Rich Ingredients

Any diet that is rich in antioxidants will help you lose weight more effectively. Antioxidant properties will help increase your metabolism and combat inflammation, therefore helping you lose weight at a much faster rate.

Here is a list of foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants:

  • Blueberries
  • Dark green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and spinach
  • Nuts including almonds and walnuts
  • Seeds such as flax seed and chia seeds
  • Red berries such as strawberries, cherries and raspberries
  • Kiwi

When Should You Drink Your Weight-Loss Smoothie?

When you should drink your smoothie is all relative to you. You can take it in the morning if breakfast isn’t your thing, or you can take it at lunch if you are limited to time, but have the resources available.

If you are tight on timing and want to whip up something quick, then you can also consider buying a pre-formulated, low-carb meal replacement shake as an alternative to making a smoothie. It requires less time and typically has all the necessary nutrients and ingredients your body needs.

If you get hungry often throughout the day, then drinking a weight-loss smoothie can help suppress hunger and cravings in between meals. This in mind, you can divide your day into 5 meals:

1. Breakfast
2. Smoothie
3. Lunch
4. Smoothie
5. Dinner

Not only will this help you stay full, but can help increase your metabolism while providing you with sufficient energy throughout your day.

It is also important to note that you include whole foods in your diet, and not solely rely on smoothies as your source of nutrition. Your body still needs to go through the process of breaking down food in order to maintain a healthy digestive system. 

Our 5 Favourite Home Made Smoothies For Weight-Loss

Here, we listed 5 delicious smoothies that you can make at home. With a blender, and just a few ingredients, you will be able to target weight loss while enjoying a tasty and satisfying beverage, guilt free!

1. Kale-A-Banana Blueberry Monster

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup of freshly cut kale
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup of chopped spinach 
  • 1 banana 
  • ½ tbsp of flax seed
  • ½ tbsp of hemp seed 
  • 1 cup of unsweetened, non-fat plant-based milk or almond milk

This delicious smoothie is packed with antioxidants from kale, spinach, and blueberries. Your half table spoon of flax and hemp seed will provide sufficient amounts of fiber and protein which will help to boost your metabolism while controlling cravings.

For flavor, we included one banana which will also help you feel more full while keeping your calorie count low. And finally, the almond milk will tie it all together and give you that smooth and creamy texture.

2. Avocado, Spinach And Flax Smoothie

Avocado, Spinach And Flax Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ or 1 avocado 
  • ½ cup of freshly chopped spinach 
  • 1 tbsp of flax seed 
  • 1 cup of unsweetened, non-fat plant-based milk or almond milk 
  • 1 large banana 
  • 1 tbsp of organic peanut butter 

If you struggle feeling full between meals then this smoothie will do the trick!

The avocado is one of the healthiest fats you can get your hands on and will help you feel full and satisfied for longer. Both the banana and peanut butter will make this smoothie taste like heaven while suppressing appetite.

You will get a sufficient amount of antioxidants and vitamin C from spinach, protein, omega-3’s and fiber from the flaxseed. Blend it with 1 cup of unsweetened almond or non-fat plant-based milk and enjoy this delicious creation!

3. Spinach And Berry Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mixed berries (cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries )
  • 1 large banana 
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 cup of freshly diced spinach 
  • 1 tbsp flax seed

If you want something more fruity then this very berry smoothie is a delicious and nutritious choice you will love.

Throw in 1 cup of your preferred choice of berries and then your spinach for a boost of antioxidants. Then, add flax seed for your fiber and protein. The almond milk and banana will smoothen out the flavour and help you feel satisfied.

Enjoy this berry berry delicious smoothie!

4. The Green Kiwi Express

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup of freshly cut spinach 
  • ½ cup of freshly chopped kale 
  • 2 Kiwi
  • 1 scoop of plant based protein powder
  • 1 ½ oz avocado 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

This smoothie is packed with all of your performance fruits and veggies, including spinach, kale, kiwi and avocado. As you can guess, its loaded with antioxidants and is high in fiber which will keep you full until your next meal. 

Add some plant based protein powder, or any protein of your choice with chia seeds to help boost your metabolism and further help suppress your apetite.

5. Spinach My Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Fresh Mango
  • ½ cup fresh spinach 
  • 1 scoop of plant based protein powder (or your own)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seed
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 

Who doesnt love mango?

Mangos are loaded with fiber and are very high in antioxidants. They also contain mutliple other benefits such as improving skin and help support healthy looking hair. 

Adding protein powder and chia seed into this smoothie will help suppress cravings and boost your metabolism. The spinich will top it all off with a boost of antioxidants along with fiber to help you feel satisfied and full throughout your day.