Broccoli is a vegetable associated with weight loss, which is why today I have a broccoli weight-loss smoothie recipe for you!

Just because this smoothie contains broccoli, doesn’t mean it isn’t tasty. Don’t believe me? Try this recipe!

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Weight Loss Broccoli Smoothie

Weight Loss Broccoli Smoothie

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Kickstart your weight loss with a Broccoli Smoothie, a nutrient-packed green powerhouse designed to boost metabolism and aid in shedding pounds healthily.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup steamed broccoli
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. If you haven’t cooked the broccoli, cut off the florets and either boil them until soft or steam them. Cool them completely.
  2. To a blender, add the broccoli first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 248
  • Sugar: 17.6g
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.1g
  • Fiber: 12.5g
  • Protein: 7.6g

Why You Will Love This Broccoli Smoothie For Weight Loss

Weight Loss Broccoli Smoothie

This broccoli smoothie is filling and sweet. It curbs cravings and hunger, making it ideal for weight loss.

On top of that, this smoothie is a fantastic way to sneak in more veggies in your diet.

Other reasons why you will love this smoothie include: 

  1. Nutrient-Dense: Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this smoothie delivers a powerful nutritional punch, supporting overall health and wellness with every sip.
  2. Low in Calories, High in Fiber: With a moderate calorie count and high fiber content, it promotes satiety, helping to curb appetite and prevent overeating, a key aspect of weight loss.
  3. Unique Flavor Profile: The combination of sweet banana with the earthy tones of broccoli and spinach, balanced by the tanginess of lime, offers a unique and refreshing taste that stands out from typical fruit smoothies.
  4. Supports Digestive Health: The fiber from the fruits, vegetables, and chia seeds aids in maintaining a healthy digestive system, crucial for effective weight loss and detoxification.
  5. Versatile and Customizable: Easy to adapt based on personal preferences or dietary needs, you can tweak the recipe by adding protein powder, substituting different leafy greens, or adjusting the sweetness level.
  6. Easy to Prepare: This smoothie requires minimal preparation, making it an ideal choice for a quick breakfast, post-workout refreshment, or a nutritious snack any time of the day.
  7. Promotes Skin Health: The vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin C from lime and broccoli, and Vitamin A from spinach, contribute to healthy, glowing skin.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I suggest that you also try my green high iron smoothie and my weight loss spinach smoothie recipe.

Weight Loss Broccoli Smoothie

Smoothie Customizations & Recipe Notes

This smoothie can be customized easily.

Below are some suggestions that I have personally tried and loved in this recipe:

  1. No Banana: Using mango or pineapple is a great substitute for banana. I also loved the tropical taste that these fruits offered to the smoothie.
  2. The Greens: Swap the spinach for kale, watercress, or Swiss chard. 
  3. Protein Boost: If you are using this smoothie as a meal replacement, I suggest that you add 1/2 cup of yogurt or a scoop of protein powder.
  4. Caffeine: Literally last week I made this smoothie again, and added a teaspoon of matcha powder. It worked wonderfully for breakfast.
  5. The Chia Seeds: If you don’t have chia seeds, use nut butter instead or oats. 

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.

If you are using raw broccoli instead of cooked, the BlendJet 4000mAh didn’t do a particularly good job, which is why I suggest you avoid it.

Dietary:

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

Smoothie FAQs:

How often Should I Drink This Smoothie For Effective Weight Loss?

While it can be a healthy addition to your daily diet, balance and variety are key. Incorporating it as a meal replacement or snack alongside a balanced diet is best. I personally drank this smoothie once every other day for a week.

Can I Use Raw Broccoli Instead Of Steamed?

Yes, you can use raw broccoli, though steaming might enhance its digestibility and blend smoothly into the smoothie without a strong taste.

How Does This Smoothie Aid In Weight Loss?

The high fiber content helps promote satiety, reducing the likelihood of snacking, while the low-calorie count supports a calorie deficit.

Does The Smoothie Taste Strongly of Broccoli?

The broccoli taste is subtle, especially balanced by the sweetness of the banana and lime. Steaming the broccoli can also help mellow its flavor.

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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