Weight loss and overall healthy habits can be a struggle for many, especially when it comes to which foods are truly beneficial to your goals. Smoothies have always been a go-to for many health and fitness gurus, and in turn, they have perfected their own, personalized recipe. We have compiled 6 great smoothie recipes, right from the hands of fitness and health connoisseurs, who claim these smoothies have helped them lose weight and will, in turn, help you too!
1. Kayla Chandler’s Fat Burning Detox Smoothie
Kayla Chandler is a fitness and health Vlogger with great, healthy recipes worth checking out. One of these amazing recipes is her Fat Burning Detox Smoothie. Chandler claims that if you drink this smoothie for as a meal for 30 days straight, you will lose weight and kick-start your metabolism. This smoothie consists of frozen bananas, kale, cucumber, avocado, ground Chia seeds, lemon juice and almond milk. Lemon juice kickstarts your metabolism while chia seeds are great antioxidants to clear out any unwanted waste in your body, aided by the cucumber which is great for added hydration.
2. Artemis’ Potassium Filled Watermelon Smoothie
Artemis is a fitness, health and lifestyle Vlogger who blessed us with this delicious and nutrient filled smoothie recipe. This high-potassium smoothie is great for weight-loss as “potassium aids muscle growth, prevents muscle soreness, curbs sugar cravings and defeats bloating” says Artemis. This recipe contains banana, orange, apple, beetroot, beet greens, strawberries, turmeric and watermelon. The real star of this recipe is the beetroot and greens which is where the majority of the potassium is sourced. What makes this smoothie even better is how sweet and earthy it tastes, not to mention how hydrated you will feel after drinking all that watermelon.
3.Liezl Jane’s Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
Liezl Jane Strydom is a fitness Vlogger who claims to have lost 40 pounds with the help of her amazing smoothie recipes. Our favourite is Liezl’s Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie, which is filled with antioxidants, healthy fats and protein. This recipe contains banana, avocado, almond butter and, of course, blueberries. Avocadoes are full of healthy fats that help you stay full longer and keep your metabolism in check. Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants which will help your body alkaline and detox naturally, all which will help you lose weight.
4. Dr. Mona Vand’s Weightloss Breakfast Smoothie
Dr. Mona Vand is a certified pharmacist with a love for all things health. Vand’s claims she understands wellness on a chemical level (pun intended) and her Youtube channel is full of great tips and health hacks. One of these is her Weightloss Breakfast Smoothie. This smoothie consists of spinach, kale, coconut water, banana, apple, celery and turmeric.
This combination of fruit is great for the morning, as your body has just finished self-detoxing while you sleep and these fruits are full of nutrients, incredibly beneficial to your body as these fruits will be the first thing is absorbed in the morning, says Vand.
5. Drea Beauty’s Green Breakfast Smoothie
Drea Beauty is a beauty Vlogger who dabbles in health and fitness tips as well. She shares her personal Green Breakfast Smoothie recipe that she claims she has spent years perfecting and shows. This smoothie is everything you want in a yummy breakfast. This smoothie consists of spinach, banana, almond milk, organic peanut butter powder, ground cinnamon and plant-based protein powder. Drea shares great tips (who knew peanut butter powder had 90% less fat than the real thing, and jsut as delicious!) and her favourite plant-based protein powder, which is super beneficial to those who hit the gym just before breakfast.
6. Ayesha Curry’s Breakfast Smoothie
Ayesha Curry, the wife of an NBA star and mother of three kids, has many great tips for keeping healthy and fit, even when life gets busy. Ayesha starred on a Youtube channel called Thrive and showed us her go-to green Breakfast smoothie, essential for weight loss and great for when you’re in a rush. This smoothie consists of banana, coconut water, apple, pineapple, spinach and chia seeds, all great for weight loss and holding protein, specifically if you are looking to lose weight through strength training.