Best Weight Loss Smoothies And Why They Work

Best Weight Loss Smoothies And Why They Work

Smoothies are ideal if you're starting out on a weight loss journey because they're a low calorie, high fibre and nutrient-rich breakfast option that can help curb cravings, support digestive health and keep you fuller for longer. Making a diet or lifestyle change to support weight loss can be challenging, but introducing a smoothie-making ritual into your morning routine is an easy way to embrace a healthy habit without sacrificing on the flavour of your food.

If you don't want to shop around for ingredients, Craft Smoothie delivers smoothie boxes with everything you need to make weight loss smoothie recipes at home using fresh seasonal produce and organic superfood blends. If you're following a Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, we also have a Keto Smoothie Box option available.


Keep reading to learn why smoothies are good for weight loss and check out our best smoothie recipes for weight loss below.

Best Weight Loss Smoothies And Why They Work - Craft Smoothie

Why Smoothies Are Good For Weight Loss

1. Smoothies are an easy way to ease into a healthy eating routine

The key to a successful weight loss journey is starting small - making small sustainable changes to your diet or lifestyle until those changes become habits. Rather than attempting to introduce a hundred and one changes at once, get comfortable with one or two new routines before taking on another. Introducing a well-balanced breakfast smoothie into your day can be an effective way to establish a healthy morning habit, which will in turn have a positive flow-on effects for the rest of your day. We make that transition easy, delivering all the ingredients you need to make healthy smoothies for weight loss at home. Once you’ve settled into your healthy breakfast routine, try introducing some regular exercise, like 25 minutes of walking each day, so you can easily achieve the 150 minutes of recommended exercise per week. Check out these free and easy changes you can make to live a healthier lifestyle.

2. Smoothies enable you to enjoy the journey so you can sustain the weight loss

Embracing your weight loss journey with a positive mindset and enjoying the experience that comes with trying new combinations of seasonal smoothie ingredients will ultimately support you in sustaining the weight loss. Establishing positive associations with the positive changes you are making in your life will make these changes easier to sustain after you reach your ideal weight. See how Craft Smoothie makes healthy eating fun and easy, while helping you understand the unique health benefits of the ingredients you’re adding to your smoothies.


3. Smoothies are ideal for enhancing your daily nutrient intake to support weight loss

Making smoothies at home is arguably the easiest way to increase the nutrient density of your meals. Opting for less processed foods and eliminating refined sugars and trans fats is a good rule to play by in making good food choices too. Some of my favourite nutrient-dense ingredients to add to smoothies for weight loss include avocados, leafy greens, bananas, berries, nuts, seeds and superfood powders like cacao and acai - see some of Craft Smoothie's healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies for weight loss below.


4. Making smoothies at home allows you to control the calories

When it comes to weight loss, burning more calories than you consume is the winning formula. Making smoothies at home gives you the flexibility to alter the calorie count of your smoothies and experiment with different ingredients to understand what your body responds best to. If you're following a calorie-controlled diet, smoothies are often recommended for breakfast as they serve as a low calorie meal option that can be tailored to your unique requirements. For example, to reduce the calories of your smoothie, you can use almond milk, coconut water or even water instead of dairy milk. Or if you would like to increase the protein content of your breakfast, you can add a protein powder to your morning smoothies.

Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss - Craft Smoothie

Top Tips For Using Smoothies For Weight loss

  • If you want to follow a sustainable smoothie diet plan, start your day with a smoothie for breakfast and have a regular meal for lunch and dinner with plenty of greens and protein to keep your hunger levels in check
  • Change up your smoothie ingredients so you get a varied source of nutrients
  • Try using new combinations of superfoods for smoothies to create well balanced breakfast smoothies and ensure you never get sick of the same old smoothie recipe
  • Use fresh, seasonal ingredients wherever possible - avoid canned fruit as this is often preserved in fruit juice
  • Avoid sweetened yoghurts and milks with artificial colours, flavours or other additives - natural smoothies for weight loss are the way to go
  • Want to make vegan smoothies for weight loss? Use water, coconut water or nut milk instead of dairy milk
  • Share your favourite smoothie recipes and progress with friends and family to keep you motivated and on track

How To Make Weight Loss Smoothies

Use this method to make the following healthy smoothies recipes for weight loss:

  1. Add ice and/or frozen ingredients
  2. Add fresh fruit and/or vegetables and/or leafy greens
  3. Add any optional extras - this can be nuts, seeds, superfood powders, dried fruit, protein powders or sweeteners
  4. Add your favourite liquid of choice (water, coconut water or your favourite milk)
  5. Blend until smooth

Each recipe makes two large smoothies. You can make these weight loss smoothies for NutriBullet or conventional-style blenders.

Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

Green Smoothie Recipe - Chias To Good Health!

Here's an easy green weight loss smoothie that's perfect if you're just starting out, or trying a green smoothie for the first time. Low in calories and loaded with nutrients, leafy greens like kale or spinach are powerful ingredients in smoothies for weight loss because they're also high in dietary fibre which helps increase satiety (feeling full or satisfied). Apple, chia seeds and cinnamon complement the leafy greens as additional sources of antioxidants and fibre to support your digestive health. 

Green Weight Loss Smoothie - Craft Smoothie


1 banana

1 apple

1 handful of kale or spinach

1 Tbsp of chia seeds

1 Tbsp of almonds

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1 cup of liquid (either water, your favourite milk, or coconut water)

1 cup of ice 

Cacao, Banana and Avocado Smoothie Recipe - Chocolate Avocardio

If you're worried about starting a weight loss plan and having to cut out chocolate, this smoothie has your back! Cacao is an ideal superfood for weight loss smoothies because its chocolate in its purest state - so it's refined sugar free and packed with antioxidants which are lost in the processing of chocolate. The heart-healthy monosaturated fats in the avocado make it a winning ingredient for weight loss because it increases satiety and helps your body absorb nutrients in another foods. Then the almonds add a nourishing source of plant-based protein to help balance your smoothie and keep your hunger levels under control.

Avocado Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss - Craft Smoothie


1 banana

1/2 an avocado

2 Tbsp of cacao

1 Tbsp of cashews

1 Tbsp of hemp seeds

1 date

1 cup of liquid (either water, your favourite milk, or coconut water)

1 cup of ice 

Acai and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe - The Berry Necessities

Berries are brilliant in smoothies for weight loss and for supporting your overall health because they're rich in antioxidants, high in fibre and can support blood sugar regulation. Packed with powerful antioxidants, protein and essential fatty acids, acai powder is key for crafting energising breakfast smoothies for weight loss. And the combo of sunflower and linseed takes this healthy smoothie recipe to the next level - rich in protein and other essential nutrients, like copper, vitamin B1, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium, these super seeds come together to support a healthy heart and immune system.

Healthy Berry Smoothie For Weight Loss - Craft Smoothie


1 banana

1 handful of blueberries

1 apple (optional)

1 Tbsp acai powder

1 Tbsp sunflower seeds

1 Tbsp linseed


Want to make healthy smoothie recipes at home without the hassle of sourcing your own ingredients and superfoods? Give a Craft Smoothie box a try and we'll send you everything you need to make quick and easy homemade smoothies to support your overall health and wellbeing.


Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.