This Weight Loss Green Smoothie is a yummy drink filled with ingredients like spinach, banana, avocado, mango, and chia seeds. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also perfect if you’re looking to lose weight. This smoothie is creamy, sweet, and the perfect choice for a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack.

two weight loss green smoothies next to bananas, mango and spinach.

This creamy green smoothie is packed with nutrients and fiber, making it a great choice for weight loss and reducing chronic inflammation.

The spinach is low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals, while the banana adds natural sweetness and potassium. Chia seeds provide a boost of protein and healthy fats, and almond milk is a great dairy-free alternative to regular milk

Enjoy this green smoothie as a healthy snack or meal replacement, and feel free to customize it by adding other ingredients like berries, Greek yogurt, or nut butter. Or, see my full list of flat tummy smoothies.

Weight Loss Smoothie Benefits

  • This healthy green smoothie recipe includes simple, clean ingredients that come together to make a tasty breakfast or snack.
  • Ready in less than 10 minutes, this satisfying smoothie can be blended up in your rush out the door.
  • Using almond milk or your choice of nut or seed milk, this recipe is dairy-free, making it perfect for anyone that has a dairy allergy or intolerance.

Key Ingredients

a jar of chia seeds next to a small scoop.
Chia seeds.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Add all of the ingredients to a blender. I like to use a high-speed blender like a Vitamix.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Blend on high until smooth.

A high speed blender will ensure that the ingredients get super blended and creamy.

See my related article on the benefits of a green smoothie diet.

Step Three

Serve immediately.

I hope you agree that this is one of your new favorite green smoothie recipes!

Feel free to adapt it to your needs including adding healthy ingredients like an unsweetened clean protein powder, coconut milk, peanut butter, coconut water, almond butter, or other fresh fruits.

I would try to avoid using fruit juices as they tend to increase the natural sugar content of fruit smoothies. If you need to sweeten the smoothie, try to use a natural sweetener like a pitted date or whole fruits like extra banana.

healthy green smoothie with spinach, mango, and banana in a glass jar.

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe can easily be doubled. Doubling the recipe is a great way to meal prep for a few days.
  • You can use an un-frozen banana if you wish, but you may want to add a few ice cubes to help thicken the smoothie.
  • For a smoothie with fewer calories, you can reduce the amount of avocado or leave out the chia seeds. But, it’s always a good idea to leave some ingredients with fat because healthy fats help your body to absorb nutrients.

Recipe FAQs

Do green smoothies actually help with weight loss?

Yes, green smoothies can aid weight loss as they are typically high in fiber and low in calories, which can help keep you feeling full and reduce overall calorie intake.

However, they should be part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Weight loss smoothies in particular are designed to have a balance of macronutrients with no added sugar.

Can I replace a meal with a green smoothie?

Yes, green smoothies can be used as a meal replacement, but they should be nutritionally balanced.

That means they should contain a good balance of macronutrients: carbs, protein, and healthy fats.

Only using fruits and vegetables might not provide enough protein or fat, which are both necessary for satiety and overall health. Try adding a source of protein and fat to your weight loss smoothies.

What is the best time to drink green smoothies for weight loss?

While there’s no “best time” that applies to everyone, many people find that drinking a green smoothie for breakfast helps keep them satiated throughout the morning.

Others may use them as a healthy afternoon snack to avoid reaching for unhealthy options. It depends on your individual routine and lifestyle, plus your weight-loss goals.

Can green smoothies make you gain weight?

Yes, if not balanced correctly, green smoothies can lead to weight gain. They can also be used specifically to gain weight (see my Weight Gain Smoothie). This can occur if your smoothies are high in calories, particularly from added sugars or excessive amounts of high-calorie foods like avocados or coconut oil.

If you’re using a green smoothie in addition to your usual meals, rather than as a replacement, you may be adding extra calories to your daily intake.

Are green smoothies good for overall health, not just weight loss?

Yes, green smoothies are typically packed with fruits and vegetables, which are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, all of which contribute to overall health, including heart health, digestive health, and more.

However, balance is still crucial, and it’s important to consume a variety of foods for overall health and healthy eating.

an overhead view of a green smoothie.

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two weight loss green smoothies next to bananas and mango.

Weight Loss Green Smoothie

This Weight Loss Green Smoothie is a yummy drink filled with ingredients like spinach, banana, avocado, mango, and chia seeds. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also perfect if you’re looking to lose weight. This smoothie is creamy, sweet, and the perfect choice for a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 a lemon or lime, juiced
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup cubed ripe mango (you can also use frozen)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup baby spinach (about 2 handfuls)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the almond milk, lemon or lime juice, banana, avocado, mango, cucumber, chia seeds, and spinach.
  2. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. This recipe can easily be doubled.
  2. You can use an un-frozen banana if you wish, but you may want to add a few ice cubes to help thicken the smoothie.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving of recipe
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 21.8 g
  • Sodium: 219.2 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Fiber: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: smoothie, healthy, weight loss, dairy-free, spinach, banana, avocado, mango, cucumber, drink

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