If you want to lose weight and you are looking for some low calorie smoothies to add to your diet, you’ve come to the right place! I like smoothies, but it can be so easy to add too many calories dense such foods as oats, nut butters, chocolate chips, sugary mixes, full fat and high sugar yogurt or poor quality protein powders. Smoothies must be filling and light at the same time, and that’s absolutely possible with these tasty low calorie smoothies.
1. Rise and Shine Smoothie
Rich in Vitamin A, healthy carbs and Vitamin E, this smoothie contains a lot of fiber and a little bit of healthy fat. Combine 1/4 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed, ½ chopped apple, a grate of fresh ginger, 1/2 small frozen banana, 1 cup of spinach, 3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk, and a dash of stevia in a blender and blend until smooth. There are 241 calories in 1 serving.
2. Awesome Almond Smoothie
This smoothie is rich in potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and it can also help to reduce your blood sugar. You will need 1 small frozen banana, 3/4 cup of almond milk, 3/4 cup of kale, lightly packed, stems removed, 1/8 tsp. each ground ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, 1 tsp. raw almond butter. There are 233 calories in 1 serving.
3. Island Refresher Smoothie
This smoothie contains healthy enzymes to aid in digestion and to prevent bloating, and it’s also rich in Vitamin E, C, and protein to keep you full. You will need 3/4 cup of pineapple, cubed, 3/4 cup of almond milk or vanilla soy milk, 1/2 cup of frozen mango, and 3 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese. Sweeten with stevia and garnish with 1/4 tsp. unsweetened coconut flakes. You can also add 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed. Serves 1 for 221 calories.
4. Peanut Butter and Berry Smoothie
This pretty pink smoothie contains calcium, Vitamin E from the peanut butter, and is rich in fiber and Vitamin C from the berries. Combine 1/4 cup of 1% low-fat milk, 1/2 medium ripe banana, 1 cup of frozen or fresh raspberries, 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter, and 1/2 cup of crushed ice in a blender and blend until smooth. There are 237 calories in 1 serving.
5. Oatmeal Ginger Berry Smoothie
This smoothie is especially good for a bloated or upset stomach as well as anxiety. It tastes great, yet is less than 200 calories! The small amount of oats will hold you over until your next meal so you do not suffer carb crash. Ingredients: 1/4 cup of almond milk or 1% low-fat milk, 1/4 cup of prepared oatmeal, 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger or grated fresh ginger, 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries, 1 cup of fresh blackberries, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1/2 cup of ice. There are 179 calories in 1 serving.
6. Banana Raspberry Smoothie
Banana Raspberry Smoothie is rich in fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, calcium and protein. Feel free to swap out raspberry for another berry if you want. You will need 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup of fat-free Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries, 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk or skim milk, and a squeeze of an orange for a dash of flavor. There are 198 calories in 1 serving.
7. Green Machine Smoothie
This smoothie is nutritious, filling and extremely simple. It’s also very hydrating and is rich in Vitamin E, C, iron, and folate. You can also sub out honeydew melon for watermelon or cantaloupe. They’re low in calories and rich in water, and they will give your smoothie a deliciously sweet taste. Combine 1 cup of fresh baby spinach leaves, 1/3 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 cups of chopped fresh honeydew melon, and a packet of stevia in a blender and blend until smooth. There are 162 calories in 1 serving.
Try one every day and swap out ingredients between them if you want some creativity and variety. What are your favorite low calorie smoothie recipes? Do tell!