Healthy Green Smoothy Recipes To Help You on Your Weight Loss Journey

Drew is a certified health coach and nutrition expert.

When you’re in need of a quick source of nutrients that is also delicious, smoothies are a great solution. Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the blend of fruits, veggies, and protein-rich milk or yogurt can be a healthy breakfast or energizing snack. And as easy as it is to pick up a six-pack at the grocery store or a custom one at your nearest juice shop, it’s even easier (and, let’s be honest) cheaper to whip up a healthy smoothie recipe right at home. Heck, you can even make a big batch on Monday to last you through the week. 

 

To help make the smoothies more filling, you should swap out some of the unnecessary sweeteners for sources of fiber and protein. Additionaly, as  Dr. Alka Gupta, co-director of the Integrative Health & Wellbeing Program at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine told INSIDER, “be careful about how often you’re having them, the amount that you’re having, the sugar content of what you’re adding, and added sugars/ingredients.” 

 

Ready to get blending? Any one of these homemade smoothies, made of superfoods like spinach and kale, and sweet ingredients like strawberries, mango, and pineapple, will sustain you for a few hours, and have you ready to conquer whatever the day has in store for you. Check Out the Slide Below some Healthy Recipes and Learn the top 5 Reasons More Women Are Using Green Smoothies to Slim Down, Boost Energy, and Look Years Younger.

Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie
The benefits of spinach are endless. Leafy greens can boost immunity, strengthen bones, protect your heart, and more. Blended together with some fruit, you get a sweet smoothie that is chock full of nutrients. Ingredients: ¾ cup water, 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks thawed, 1 medium avocado ripe, halved, and pitted , 2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup ice cubes
Green Goodness
The best part about this green drink? "[It] hides two cups of über-healthy leafy greens behind crisp tart apple, creamy banana, and sweet pineapple." So basically, it's a tropical drink with nutrients. Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup baby spinach leaves, 1 cup kale leaves, 1-1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1/2 ripe banana, 1 Granny Smith apple
Kale Pineapple Smoothie
"The ingredients in this smoothie are filled with vitamins and minerals," Kennedy says. "There's plenty of fiber and protein for fullness, without overdoing it on fruit or calories. Also, it's a good way to get in a vegetable like kale if you don't enjoy eating it." Ingredients: 2 cups lightly packed chopped kale, 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 frozen medium banana, 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup frozen pineapple pieces, 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 to 3 teaspoons honey to taste
Matcha Green Tea Smoothies
Green tea can help burn fat and improve exercise performance. Not only that, but that natural caffeine in green tea will give you energy, but won't have you crashing later in the day. 1 cup Light Coconut Milk (240ml), 2 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder, 2 Large Handfuls Baby Spinach, 1 Large Mango fresh or frozen, 2 Frozen Bananas
Glowing Skin Green Juice
It only takes five minutes to whip up this hydrating juice featuring apples, celery, and kale. Celery is a low-calorie snack that's packed with vitamins C and K, and it may lower inflammation and reduce blood pressure, both of which are linked to weight gain. Ingredients: 4 Large Apples, 6 Celery Stalks, 2 Kale Leaves
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