A delicious and easy spinach smoothie for weight loss for you today.

It’s low-carb, low in sugar and it’s thick and refreshing.

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Spinach Smoothie For Weight Loss

Spinach Smoothie For Weight Loss (Low-Carb)

Kickstart your weight loss with a low-carb spinach smoothie! Blend spinach, chia seeds, avocado, matcha, and coconut water for a refreshing, nutrient-dense drink.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 avocado (pitted and peeled)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 34 cubes of ice

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed high-capacity blender or a personal blender like a Nutribullet.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and drink the smoothie immediately.

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 6.9g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.3g
  • Fiber: 12.9g
  • Protein: 7.1g

Keywords: green smoothies, keto green smoothie, spinach smothie, weight loss smoothie, weight loss smoothies

What Makes This Spinach Smoothie Suitable For Weight Loss

a tall glass cup filled with a spinach smoothie

Green smoothies are great for weight loss, but what makes this spinach smoothie a good one?

Well, for starters, I developed this smoothie as low-carb, and almost completely sugar-free, which doubles the fat-burning effects.

Other reasons include:

  1. High in Fiber: Rich in fiber from chia seeds, avocado, and spinach, this smoothie keeps you full longer, helping to reduce overall calorie intake, a key factor in weight loss.
  2. Low-Calorie Nutrient Boost: Offers essential nutrients without high calories, making it an ideal choice for a filling, nutritious meal or snack that supports weight loss efforts.
  3. Hydration and Metabolism: Coconut water base ensures hydration and provides electrolytes, aiding in hunger control and enhancing metabolism, both important for losing weight.
  4. Natural Energy Support: Contains matcha for a caffeine boost that increases energy expenditure and fat oxidation, supporting more active lifestyles that contribute to weight loss. (source)
  5. Matcha-Induced Metabolism Boost: Matcha powder is known for its ability to enhance metabolism and increase the rate of fat burning. Its rich catechin content, particularly EGCG, has been linked to improved metabolic rates and greater fat loss, making it a valuable addition to weight loss.

If you enjoy this green fat burning spinach smoothie, I think you will also love my weight loss green smoothie with mango, as well as my green cucumber weight loss smoothie!

How To Make This Smoothie Sweeter

Spinach Smoothie For Weight Loss being poured into a glass cup

There is absolutely no hard rule to add the exact specified ingredients in this recipe.

Remember, this smoothie is basically sugar-free.

If you need a bit of sweetness in your smoothie, here are a few healthy things you can add to make it sweeter:

  • 1-2 dates
  • Frozen Fruit (e.g 2-3 frozen strawberries)
  • 1/2 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 banana

These are a few good options you can use to sweeten your smoothie.

Dates in smoothies especially, work like a treat because they are very sweet, but they are healthy sweet.

But, for best results, keep this smoothie low-carb and low in sugar.

Spinach Smoothie For Weight Loss

Optional Ingredient Substitutions:

This smoothie can have many substitutions, here are a few of them:

  • Replace the spinach with kale or other leafy greens.
  • Use plain water instead of coconut water.
  • Use any other green powder instead of matcha powder.
  • Substitute the avocado for silken tofu or nut butter (unsweetened).
  • Substitute the chia seeds for other seeds of choice (e.g flaxseeds).

Recipe Notes:

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

All of the blenders and models that I own were suitable for this recipe.

Even if you have a different blender or a model not included in the list above, I think it should still work with this recipe.

Dietary:

Type Of Diet Suitable
Vegan-Friendly
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Diabetic-Friendly
Paleo-Friendly
Keto-Friendly
Raw Food-Friendly

This smoothie can be suitable for a raw-food vegan diet if you are not super strict.

The matcha powder isn’t necessarily raw, but it’s super clean and beneficial. 

Smoothie FAQs:

Can I Add Protein Powder To This Smoothie?

Absolutely! Adding a scoop of protein powder can make the smoothie more satiating and support muscle maintenance or growth, especially if you're exercising regularly as part of your weight loss plan.

Can I Make This Green Smoothie Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just give it a good stir or shake before drinking, as separation may occur.

What's The Best Time to Drink This Spinach Smoothie For Weight Loss?

The ideal time is as a morning breakfast to jumpstart your metabolism or as a pre/post-workout drink to support energy and recovery. It's also great as a mid-day snack to curb cravings.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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