Let’s Blend! 10 Delicious Green Smoothies For Weight Loss

March 10, 2014

Green smoothies sound admirable in theory – until you’re left gagging after your first few sips. But with spring and lots of fresh produce around the corner, it’s as good a time as any to load up on your greens to cleanse and reboot your body.

The green smoothies listed below have unique nourishing and cleansing properties to promote rejuvenation and weight loss. Best of all, they’re so delicious that you’ll be downing one daily.

1. The Ultimate Green Smoothie

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Made with spinach, avocado, romaine lettuce, lemon juice, honey, chai seeds and a pinch of cinnamon, this is the ultimate green smoothie. The cleaning ingredients will have you glowing both inside and out. Use 2 tsp. of honey to add a little sweet or use 2 medjool dates if you prefer. Have a glass for breakfast and it will keep you full until lunch. Blend enough for immediate use, but the smoothie will last for 24 hours if you store it in the refrigerator.

2. Kool Kale Smoothie

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This smoothie performs double duty: It gives your immune system a boost and supports weight loss – when you drink it as a breakfast meal. The antioxidant rich acai, and Omega 3 fatty acids available in the chia seeds are just what your body needs after a cold and long winter.

Lemons provide a bit of vitamin C and the powerful antimicrobial agents in the coconut oil boost immune functions. The green and cleansing kale and parsley make for a naturally tasty smoothie to refresh your body and increase your energy.

3. Swiss Chard Smoothie

raspberry-smoothie

Lose weight and get a healthy glow with this cleansing smoothie. Raspberries, peaches and strawberries are blended with Swiss Chard, romaine lettuce, flaxseeds and coconut oil to form a powerful tonic to brighten your skin and improve your complexion. The greens are naturally sweet and make a tasty combination with the fruits.

You’ll get vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin C as well as ALA (fatty acids from the flaxseeds). Have a glass first thing in the morning or as a cleansing drink or light meal later on in the day.

4. Cacao Smoothie

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Raw cacao (a powerful superfood) is a rich source of magnesium, iron and antioxidants. Mint adds an unexpected but delightful twist to this smoothie. Cucumber and zucchini are both diuretics, which hydrate your body and promote weight loss. Add avocado, fresh mint leaves, almond milk, cucumber, zucchini squash and water to your blender and scoop in 2 tbsp, of raw cacao superfood powder to make this smoothie for a tasty afternoon treat.

The smoothie is easy to digest, so you’ll have no problems with gas or bloating later on.

5. Superhero’s Smoothie

banana-smoothie

You’ll feel as powerful as your favorite superhero after drinking this smoothie. It’s made from energizing ingredients that go directly to your muscles and brain. The cleansing ingredients will detox your body and promote weight loss. Vitamin C comes from the kiwi, and hemp seeds provide protein and healthy fats. Add one banana to increase the smoothie’s creaminess and potassium content.

The recipe calls for 1 tbsp. of raw coconut oil to boost your immunity and a head of romaine lettuce provides vitamin K and Omega 3 fatty acids. This will be your go-to smoothie when you need an energy boost. Add 1 tsp of maca powder to overcome lethargy and balance your hormones.

6. Supermodel Smoothie

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Papayas are the main ingredient of this smoothie. The alkaline fruit is extremely beneficial to your skin and body. It reduces inflammation and lowers acidity in your body – thereby reducing your risk of certain diseases. The natural enzymes in the fruit support digestion and relieve symptoms of bloating, constipation and gas.

Blend your large papaya with an avocado, spinach, medjool dates, vanilla extract and water, and you’ll be rewarded with glowing skin and natural weight loss. The avocado is extremely filling, so you could easily drink this smoothie for breakfast.

7. Breakfast Smoothie

blueberry-smoothie

Power up for the day ahead with this filling and tasty breakfast smoothie. It’s made from brain nourishing ingredients that boost your mental powers and filling fiber that will get you through the morning. The simple and flavorful smoothie is made from blueberries, raw chia seeds, flaxseeds, baby spinach, shredded coconut, a banana, raw almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, hemp protein powder and water. Blend all the ingredients together and consume immediately.

8. Green Tea Smoothie

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Matcha green tea powder loads this smoothie with antioxidants. Of course, you can use green tea bags as a substitute for matcha powder, but that will reduce the antioxidant concentration in the drink. The powder and kale create a wonderfully green color, but the real power of the smoothie comes from its cleansing properties, which promote weight loss.

Matcha powder and chia seeds are both calming and cleansing for your body and skin. Blend kale, frozen strawberries, green tea, dates, chia seeds and almond milk and drink immediately for breakfast or as a midday snack.

9. Spicy/Sweet Smoothie

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There’s nothing like sweet potato and sweet dates combined with spicy cinnamon and ginger to kick start your day. The smoothie is a filling breakfast or lunch and will not only promote weight loss, but also boost your energy and make your skin glow. Sweet potatoes are naturally rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium and fiber, so you’ll get your daily nutritional requirements and fill up on fiber.

This is one smoothie that’s unlike other green smoothie as it tastes more like a cold dessert.It’s a terrific starting point when you’re just getting started with green smoothies. Blend your raw sweet potato with dates, romaine lettuce, ginger, cinnamon, flaxseeds, chia seeds, coconut oil and almond milk for a delightfully creamy and tasty smoothie.

10. Detoxing Green Smoothie

green-grass-smoothie

If you’re looking for a detox smoothie to jump start your weight loss, look no further. The pineapples contain enzymes that aid digestion and boost energy. Good digestion is essential for detox. This smoothie is best reserved for early in the day, so drink it before breakfast or as a breakfast replacement. Cilantro is the main detox ingredient in this drink, but it also contributes to the great taste. Blend the cilantro with raw spinach, pineapple, coconut oil and water, and enjoy every sip to the last drop.


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