Green smoothies are probably the first smoothie anyone gets introduced to. Green smoothies contain A LOT of health benefits, and one of those is weight loss.
Myself and Joseph have worked across multiple smoothie businesses, one of those being Smoothie King, and we learned a trick or two when it comes to making a delicious smoothie.
We overindulged in food in the past couple of months, so we decided to go on a green smoothie diet. The result? We lost 7 pounds in 3 weeks! So, today we are sharing our green smoothie recipes that will melt your fat away!
Do Green Smoothies Help You Lose Weight?
Some people believe that losing weight by drinking green smoothies is just a fad, but the fact is, they do really help you lose weight.
Obviously, smoothies alone cannot drop the pounds, but with a little more movement and better food choices, you are going to lose weight.
Green smoothies keep you full, provide your body with nutrients, and boost metabolism – all these things are linked to weight loss.
How Often Should You Drink Green Smoothies To Lose Weight?
Drinking green smoothies once a day is ideal if you want to lose weight. More than once isn’t necessary.
Make sure the green smoothie is loaded with plenty variety of fruit and veg to ensure that you get the most out of your one smoothie a day.
Is It OK To Drink Green Smoothies Every Day?
If you are on the green smoothie diet, or just drinking smoothies often, you might wonder whether it’s ok to drink green smoothies every day.
The answer is yes, it’s totally fine to drink green smoothies every day, just make sure it’s once a day. Once a day is plenty.
Best Time to Drink Green Smoothie For Weight Loss
So, Is it better to drink a green smoothie in the morning or at night? It’s really not that important what time of the day you drink the green smoothie. However, we drank our green smoothies first thing in the morning.
It gave us an instant boost of nutrients and hydration, so we felt the morning worked best for us. But it’s totally up to you when you drink them. The benefits will be the same regardless.
Green Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss
We worked hard to develop these recipes, we then tested them on ourselves, and we did lose weight. So we want to help other people looking for green smoothie recipes for weight loss and detox.
This green smoothie recipe is a copycat version of the original detox island green smoothie from Tropical Smoothie.
It contains everything your body needs to start burning that fat. This was our top smoothie of choice when we were on the green smoothie diet.
If you are on the raw diet, or just fancy a completely raw smoothie, it doesn’t get better than that.
This is a green smoothie that is made with 100% whole ingredients. Perfect to keep you healthy and help you lose weight.
A green smoothie with mango. It’s low in calories, it contains passionfruit and kiwi. It will not only help you shed the extra pounds, but it will also boost your immune system.
When it comes to losing weight, the keto diet seems to have the highest results.
If you are on the keto diet, this green smoothie is perfect for you. It has an incredible amount of nutrients thanks to the wheatgrass.
Cucumber is one of those ingredients that everyone who has ever gone on a diet has eaten at some point. Cucumber is basically a zero-calorie food, but it’s so good for you.
Continuing with the cucumber trend, this smoothie has got pineapple in it. Pineapple is a very well-known fruit that assists folks in weight loss.
Cucumber and pineapple = perfection!
Kiwis are an extremely underrated fruit. They contain A LOT of vitamin C and will not only boost your immune system, but they will also assist you with your weight-loss efforts.
Strawberry Matcha Smoothie
- 1 cup/150 of washed and trimmed strawberries
- 1 cup/250ml of coconut water
- 1/2 tsp of matcha powder
- 1 small handful of spinach
- The method is simple; combine all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
If you didn’t know, matcha is another very widely used ingredient for people trying to lose weight.
There are some theories that Japanese women are skinny because of the matcha they drink so often.
This smoothie is ideal for breakfast because matcha contains caffeine.
Kefir as we all know is really good for you, especially your gut. However, it’s not all just that. It contains protein, which helps you feel fuller for longer.
Protein is key when it comes to losing weight because it keeps you full.
10. Green Smoothie With Apple And Spinach
Spinach and apple work very well together. The great thing about spinach is the fact that it keeps you full, because if its high protein content.
Apples also keep you full, thanks to their fiber, which makes this smoothie perfect for weight loss.