Love this smoothie, i feel like Wonder-Woman after having this for breakfast! Was thinking I could make a batch at the weekend and freeze portions to have during the working week. You can totally freeze your smoothie, just make sure to put it back in the fridge in enough time for it to thaw out. Also our smoothies can stay in the fridge for up to two days.
Just add in some lemon juice to keep the color, give it a little shake and you are good to go! I have meds for high blood pressure and was told not to eat grapefruit until 2 hours had passed from taking my meds to eat grapefruit. Thanks for the recipe! It was delicious! Is there anything I could try in place of grapefruit though? Wonder if orange would work? So an orange would be great! I was wondering if the mint is more for flavor or could it be omitted without taking away any of the health benefits of the smoothie? I love the recipe but totally forgot mint at the store and was wondering if I should make an extra stop for it.
Thank you so much! Mint is actually a key ingredient in this recipe. It really helps with the detoxifying process. It grabs onto the heavy metals and draws out all those nasty toxins. So if you can add it I definitely would! Kids, adults, dogs, chickens, and grandparents have all taste tested it and agree: it's the best. Enjoy some sunshine in your inbox with our weekly love notes. Plus, I'll include my plant-powered natural remedy guide for you too! WANT more plant-based recipes? The Index. Rawk out here too Search for:. Now Trending. All of those things either help or hinder us.
Foods for Burning Fat and Boosting the Metabolism Our body needs proper fuel to keep up with the demands of daily activities. Description Make fat cry by adding this fat burning smoothie into your day. Instructions Place spinach, mint, celery, and green tea into blender. Puree until smooth. Add remaining ingredients.
Blend again. Notes The pith and peel of the grapefruit are extremely bitter, but are beneficial in small amounts. To lessen the bitterness of the grapefruit, remove the fruit from the inner membranes as well as peeling before using. Nutrition Serving Size: 2. Filed in:. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. MSbuttkicker March 14th, at am Pleasantly surprised.
We love that wonder woman feeling!! Betty April 2nd, at pm I have meds for high blood pressure and was told not to eat grapefruit until 2 hours had passed from taking my meds to eat grapefruit. Hailey April 7th, at pm Thanks for the recipe! Jacqueline June 8th, at pm I was wondering if the mint is more for flavor or could it be omitted without taking away any of the health benefits of the smoothie?
Quincy June 16th, at am Curious. Plant-Based Warrior Bars. Citrus Breeze Vegan Smoothie. Coconut Thai Soup. Lemon Fat Bomb Treats. The Simplest Strawberry Milkshake. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl. Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie. I have decided to undergo this weight loss journey. I would appreciate recommendations. Hi Ryan, You are a wonderful person for providing this information.
What about apple cider vinegar. What benfit if any is there to adding to a smoothie? I understand d there are great health benefits to using. Thanks, Lisa from Massachusetts. Hi Ryan, great combos in your recipes! Please let me know your thoughts on my typical smoothie to make it a whole meal…I try to add nuttiest boosts so I can mask them and still consume them. I am a vegetarian. I have a small glass for breakfast snd another smsll one for lunch. I have two regular meals after that.
Thank you very much!! On first glance your smoothie looks fantastic and quite healthy. Would you mind terribly providing the amounts for your ingredients? Thank you. However, it offers so many other health benefits that I encourage you to include it. Hi ryan Please confirm the following recipe is correct or should be avoided for weight loss smoothie. Please suggest will the above smoothie will be helpful to loose weight or it may gain weight.
Awaiting for your responce to he earliest. Did you read the article above? Please read the article and my article on healthy fats linked to above. And can i use the superfood recipes to or is it best too stick with the green ones? Natural protein sources Greek yogurt, gelatin, kefir, avocado, chia seeds, goji berries are preferred, but in a breakfast smoothie for someone who needs ample protein first thing in the morning supplementing with a protein powder is perfectly fine.
Actually, the protein I recommend, Sun Warrior, is more like a multivitamin with protein. Superfood smoothie recipes are all excellent for weight loss. Better yet, do green smoothies with superfoods! Is that too much Im confused with all the information. Please help, Annmarie. It is high in sugar with all the sweet fruit. Strawberries are good. Use only pineapple or mango. Please read this post and comments in its entirety.
I recommend a smoothie for breakfast and two regular meals. Your smoothie could use more fat avocado and coconut oil and less sugar. Try honey, maple syrup, or stevia as the sweetener. Ryan I tried it. Yesterday I got real weak so I will go back on it this weekend and get me some coconut oil and some stevie sweetner thanks. If you have a challenge with chewing food than perhaps an exception can be made to have 2 smoothies a day, Chido.
Long term, I would try to consume just 1 smoothie and 2 meals though. I have lost 10 lbs over the last eight weeks after increasing my water intake and starting on the green smoothies for either breakfast or lunch. I began working out this week and I purchased some Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder to have a protein shake after my workouts per the advise of a physical trainer that I follow..
Great to hear you started working out. I noticed that my smoothies after I make them are a very good color of blue or burgundy but after a night of being in the refrigerator 6 hrs. I do use spinach, flax seed grounded , and hemp protein. Hi Chris! I too have been trying to lose weight. Hi Erica, can I ask, do you also have normal breakfast and smoothie or does the smoothie replace the normal cereals, etc. Thanks, Camelia. I want to try smoothies for losing weight but have no idea how to go about it. The recipes are great but when should they be consumed? Is it replacing a meal or meals?
How many smoothies should one consume in a day? Most people, including myself, have a smoothie for breakfast, then two regular meals for lunch and dinner. You could also replace a second meal, usually lunch, with a smoothie. Pay attention to your body and how you feel if you try two smoothies a day. Hi Ryan, you advocate smoothie for either breakfast or lunch but I was wondering if it could work to have my smoothie for dinner instead.
Would appreciate your thoughts … I have so many things on after work over the course of a week that I thought I might like to smoothie it as a quick dinner which would stop any snacking to get through my studies etc. Great site, no messing about, no hidden agenda and buying, simple, straightforward and open; thank you. Will try the smoothies, shopping for ingredients tomorrow. Thanks so much. I love your site — thank you!!!! It has helped me so much in making smoothies.
When I look at my ingredients, the fruits are really adding a lot. I was using Fitness Pal to calculate what my tally was, and you can go down the list, with coconut milk, cacao, chia seeds, spinach, sun warrior, and then there is the banana, or other frozen fruit — it really pops all the numbers up. Since the sugars are coming from fruit and not junk, does it really matter? This is usually my noon meal. Oh, and I love your superfoods, but do you try to incorporate them all everyday, or is that overkill? Thanks Again Ryan! Great questions. However, too much sugar even from fruit can be detrimental to your health.
For some people a banana and frozen berries is too much sugar. The other ingredients in your smoothie also factor in. Fruit only smoothies can be sugar bombs and should only be consumed occasionally, say for dessert or a snack. For your everyday smoothies I would stick to mostly frozen berries and maybe a small banana. I prefer thickening my smoothies with avocado and chia seed gel instead of banana. When I first discovered the various superfoods I immediately ran out and bought them too : I have a few go to superfoods that I consume on a daily basis coconut oil, chia seed , others I consume fairly often maca, cacao, spirulina, goji berries , and the rest here and there.
How often and which superfoods I eat changes from year to year based on my nutritional needs and listening to my body. However, you can consume a host of them daily, it just gets kind of expensive. Hi Ryan, I bought a powerful blender today and I was browsing for smoothie recipes. I tumbled across yours site , I am happy that I did.
Wonderful recipes and I am planning to start right away. I have Hypothyroid and I read in an article that coconut oil helps in regulating it and in one of your comment you mentioned that Coconut oil is a super food like chia seeds. Thank you! I like the different recipes. I have my own that I created, but I love the Cayenne add to a smoothie.
In almost 8 weeks of adding this to my diet everyday plus completely changing what I eat and weekly exercise routine I have lost 35 lbs. I have been out of town for work for Months, since my transformation I have had 3 co-workers buy blenders for their Hotel room and started doing what I do. I also had the head of Housekeeping yesterday ask me for my recipe as her and some of the Hotel staff were wondering what I was doing.
I will check back often to get new ideas for my smoothie, but definitely adding the cayenne in. Congrats on losing 35lbs! Eating healthier, which usually includes smoothies, and exercising are two keys to shedding unwanted poundage. Love the ripple effect. Your smoothie recipe is right up my alley. Hi Eric.
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How many times a day did you drink the smoothie, to lose 35lbs in 8 weeks?. I am really wanting to find a good weight loss smoothie to try. Your smoothie sounds really good. Thank you, Lisa. I only drink one a day usually in the morning for breakfast. I also changed all my eating habits as well plus a weekly workout schedule. I hope you like it and it works out for you as did for me. Good luck! If you have any questions on what I did, please feel free to email me at ericmcarthur73 yahoo. Thanks for this inspirational smoothie post! Congratulations on your weight loss as well!
May I ask if your food changes included lower carb intake and eating clean opposed to processed food intake? I currently do zumba and kickboxing and have just started the healthy smoothie WOL 2x a day. Hi Ryan — I am new to this and need guidance. My intention is to do this as a replacement for breakfast for the next four weeks and on occasion dinner to take down some pounds.
Start with 1 teaspoon and work up to tablespoons. The coconut oil will keep you satiated, increase your energy, and help you shed pounds among other health benefits. See my article on coconuts and coconut oil for more info. You might also rotate avocado into your smoothies on occasion, maybe in place of banana. Cinnamon and a high quality salt such as Celtic sea salt are other good additions. Your game plan of a smoothie for breakfast and periodically in place of dinner is perfect. Let me know when the extra poundage is gone :. You are a life saver!
I have been wanting to make a good smoothie but I always felt like I was missing something! I am highly allergic to bananas and most smothies use them! I have been trying to figure out what to replace it with! I am going to buy avocado tomorrow!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! I Googled smoothie recipes and found yours! Gong to the store tomorrow when I wake up to buy the ingredients!! Thanks so much for posting this!!! I have been looking for a smoothie site and came across yours.
Thank God for that I love it cant wait to start. Hello I just bought me the health master elite blender and plan on starting a smoothie diet monday and im looking for any help possible, I am new to all the coconut oil, and flax seed, and protein powder so any suggestions to help me out? Great to hear you purchased a good blender and are ready to rock-n-roll with smoothies.
My advice is to start by having a smoothie for breakfast every day. I would find an edible coconut oil. Hi Ryan Just stumbled upon your site. I am in need of losing 25 pounds and want to lose it in a responsibly healthy manner. You have kept it simple and to the point. However, I am going to experiment with a make ahead version that I can keep in the fridge at work and give a shake when ready to consume.
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I think using greek yogurt and avocado will be key success factors in both keeping it thick and blended as well as support the weight loss. Bringing a smoothie to work for lunch is a great idea. Glass mason jar is ideal, but not always practical. Is it okay to make smoothie the night before? Hi ryan, i just recently had a baby and i need to lose weight and change my life. I have no idea about losing weight with smoothies. Can you give me some hints. I cant work out because i am a full time mom. I need healthy eating tips. Tired of being over weight. A desire to lose weight is where it all starts.
I would begin by consuming a smoothie for breakfast every day. My site is full of recipes to choose from. Stick to berries and banana if possible. Although the occasional walk is always good. If you email me and provide more info I can point you in the right direction. Please read my response to other comments and if you have specific questions drop me an email. I am new to the whole smoothie thing but I have started this week replacing breakfast with a smoothie. Eventually I want to replace 2 meals with a smoothie but I want to work my way up.
This is what I have been putting in my smoothie:. I want to know if what I am putting in my smoothie is ok or what changes can I make? Or do you have a special recepie for a smoothie for people with insulin resistance? Your recipe looks good. Healthy fats are really important.
Chia seeds are another ingredient I recommend, 1 tablespoon also. Additionally, you could add a dash of cinnamon and sea salt for added nutrition and taste. Substituting avocado for banana is something else to try. I was searching for smoothie recipes to aid in weight loss as well as healthy ingredients for immunity disorders to help curb my symptoms and decrease inflammation.
Also, this is my most recent smoothie creation, Can you offer any alternate ingredients that might have been a better choice? Please see my recent article on reducing inflammation with smoothies. Immune disorders or auto-immune diseases are tricky. Below is a link to my immune boosting smoothies post. I prefer tinctures, but powders can be added to smoothies. Your smoothie recipe looks mighty delicious and healthy. I would add coconut oil 1 tbsp for good healthy fat that also aids weight loss.
Chia seeds are another good ingredient to add. Just went out and got some coconut water to try as a substitute.
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Also, can you recommend any other types of powdered supplements helpful for auto-immune disorders that I might add to my smoothies? What are some ingredients that might work well to counter the bitterness? I would research that and try what you find. You can add pretty much anything into a smoothie.
Start with small amounts. I would like to start drinking smoothies to lose weight. I have gained weight since I have this problem. What smoothies should I drink to lose weight? I would address GURD first. These two articles will steer you in the right direction. I love your website! Thank you for all the great info. I noticed you havent talked much about wheat grass. I just bought the organic powder form and would like to incorporate that into my smoothies. How much would you recommend i put in and what are the benefits of adding it?
I also purchased spirulina. I am new to smoothie making and your website is like a smoothie class for me :- I have only made them a few times and here is what i made this morning:. I making it for myself and my boyfriend. After i read your website, i think i should omit the milk and use water instead. And it seems like coconut oil is a good thing to add too. I am also trying to lose weight so any help is appreciated.
Your assumption is right, omit the milk in favor of water unless you have access to raw milk, or use an organic almond or coconut milk. Coconut oil is precisely what I recommend you add to your smoothies. Wheatgrass is extremely nutrient dense and contains an array of vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. Thank you for your quick response and great ideas. Im on my way to the store now to get some coconut oil! Thank you again and have a great day Hi Ryan, these are my smoothie ingredients.
Carrot, apples, spinach, broccoli, pineapple and some berries — what do u think. My teacher tells me, used a certain amount of protein or about 29g 10g bringing a scoop of whey protein, to keep satisfied for a long time … And that mitigates a breakfast and a dinner. I would stick to the recommendations of your teacher. Although, I would be weary of a GNC protein. See my Resources page for the protein powders I recommend. Experiment and see how you feel. I needed your website! I needed all these comments and encouragements!
Today is my turning point to regaining my figure and fitting into the lovely garments I own. I think I have gathered so much information about juicing and smoothies and raw food eating that that I was flummoxed in a state of overwhelm. Sometimes I snack on some grapes or tangerines. As you can imagine, everyone around me is naturally stick thin and the metabolism of Chinese people makes me sigh, deep deep sighs on a regular basis.
We are thinking of having a baby in the next years and I want to welcome our little sweetheart into a healthy, strong and happy body. Will Glucosamine sulfate be detrimental to the weight loss process? Lastly, the worst part is the effect all of this has had on me emotionally. I am stressed beyond belief. You can imagine the stares and gasps I accumulate here on a daily basis. It is frustrating when I am actually trying very hard.
Yet, it is a daily torment. Is there anything I can add to the smoothies to help decrease stress as well? Any more information you can give on these super amazing coconut oil, flax seeds and whey would be super helpful. Boy, I hope I can find these things here! Unfortunately, your situation is all to common. It may at first, but almost always fails in the long run. Our bodies are extremely intelligent. What I recommend is starting your day with a nutrient and calorically dense smoothie that contains ample healthy fat. As an aside, healthy fats are also critical in the diet when conceiving to ensure proper brain development, among other things.
After having a smoothie for breakfast I recommend two regular meals. It sounds like you know how to eat healthy and avoid processed foods and sugary treats. Keep up the good work there. Here are the dietary guidelines I adhere to, which many people have had success with:. Also, getting adequate sleep and addressing stress through mediation or other stress reducing techniques are very helpful in your quest to lose weight.
Hi Ryan, I like your posts ans advice i just have a couple of questions for you. I do prefer berry smoothies but yet to make one. I having for breakfast and lunch can i put uncooked oats in there and if so how much. What would be the best berry smoothie for weightloss and can i have more than one a day.
I see a lot of good recipes out there for weight loss smoothies i dont know what to do. I need calcium to promote my bone growth and healing as well as vit D can you please help me. Thanks Pamela. Thank you for your time i know it is important and valuable. I personally would only consume oats after soaking. I advocate a smoothie for breakfast and two regular meals. For calcium, vitamin D, and healthy bones I recommend raw milk and fermented cod liver oil. Check out the Weston A. Price foundation for more info. Ryan, What am I looking for when you say 1 tablespoon of gelatin?
Where do I buy it, what form is it? And if I added all the additional ingredients on your breakfast smoothie, is it better for you or does it just add a little more calories with the same value almost? You can purchase from Amazon. It will also increase the calories. I would strategically include add-ons based on your preferences and desired serving size. If you use all the add-ons you may want to decrease the amount of other ingredients.
How many weeks or days it will take before I lose weight? How much can I lose on smoothies? The answer to your questions depends on a number of factors overall diet, activity, age, etc , Sharon. I recommend a smoothie for breakfast and two regular meals a day. Scroll up and see the recipes in previous comments. Those are perfect for breakfast. Coconut oil has actually been show to improve cholesterol levels. From my article on the health benefits of coconut oil:. Cholesterol: The women in the weight loss study who consumed coconut oil every day also saw an improvement in their cholesterol levels.
The level of HDL, or good cholesterol, increased, while the level of LDS, or bad cholesterol, decreased for these women. Those who consumed soybean oil experienced the opposite result. My site, this post and comments are chalk full of good weight loss smoothie ideas. As for what to potentially cut out of your diet, I can only offer what I recommend you DO eat. Here are the dietary guidelines myself and many others follow with great success. Ryan, what a great website.
I was wondering the amt of smoothie to consume for breakfast. The recipes you give out do they fill a blendtex container? That would be a breakfast smoothie? Most smoothie recipes on my site are one large serving, which is what I consume daily. Everyone is different, play with the ingredient amounts to determine how much your body needs. The standard Blendtec container is over 6 cups. For osteoarthritis I would try incorporating anti-inflammatory ingredients into your smoothies and diet.
See my post on reducing inflammation with smoothies:. If not, could you please help me with few smoothies that might help me knock off another lbs in 2 months or so. Please see the smoothie recommendations for this post as well as in previous comments.
Hi Ryan…can I eat fiber one cereal for breakfast and two smoothies for lunch and dinner and drink green tea b4 bedtime, plus intensive 2hrs workout and green fat burner pill for two weeks and lose 10 pounds? The smoothie is a combination of water, apple, blueberry, strawberry, almonds, grapes, pineapple, orange, banana, carrot and broccoli. The principles in this post, and the comments, will certainly help your daughter lose weight. A good weight loss smoothie for breakfast, two healthy meals, and some exercise and adequate rest should do the trick. Hi Ryan, I have lost a lot of weight Since July.
High intensity, short duration workouts have been proven to be the most effective form of exercise, and ideal for losing weight. Also, I just read that 5 minutes of kettlebell swings 3 times a week is very effective for women who hit a weight lose plateau.
I tried to purchase the correct items to make your Blueberry-Greek Yogurt recipe. I had bought nonfat, plain Greek. Does it matter much? Thanks for your help!! Hello Ryan! I love this smoothie plan, i have been overweight all my life and i wanted this year to be the final year. My biggest problem is that i work at night i sleep during the day. My body is always so stiff and my knee hurts badly. This is the year, you can do it! Exercising when you can is great too. As far as energy goes, eating healthy, getting adequate sleep, exercise, and reducing stress will help.
You may want to try maca too. Blackberries-approx half cup raspberries — approx half cup Blueberries — approx half cup avocado — half of a whole one water — 1 cup mix superfood seeds — 1 spoon spinach- 1 cup kale — 1 cup dash of cayenne pepper 2 spoons of greek yoghurt tiny squeeze of honey.
Have i used too many things? Should i cut anything out? Will this aid weight loss if i have it every morning? Im going to have it tomorrow before work and hope it keeps me sustained until lunch. Thanks for your help. My only suggestion is to include 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, which aids weight loss and will help keep you satiated until lunch. Yes, you can freeze excess fruit and veggies to extend shelf life.
Thanks so much, Ryan. Is flax seed just as good as chia seed or do you recommend chia seed?
No problem, Samantha. I recommend chia because flax is slightly estrogenic. You could rotate them, 1 week flax, weeks chia or something like that. Was looking for smoothie recipes to aid with weight loss and thank God I came across your website. Your advice and recipes are amazing and I will be starting today.
Thank you so much Ryan. Going to get the ingredients now!!! Bananas are ok in small amounts or moderation for weight loss. Greek yogurt his preferable. Normal yogurt is fine though. Hi Ryan, First off I would like to say thank you for taking your time and giving your knowledge to help myself and others in our journey to become healthier. I have seen so many wonderful smoothie recipes you your site and others. Should these different types of smoothies be rotated on a daily or weekly regimen? Would you by chance have an ultimate smoothie recipe or 2 that encompasses all four of these health benefits that could be consumed on a daily basis?
Sharing this information is an absolute please. I like to think of it as making deposits into my karmic bank account :. Very astute observation and question. The detox smoothies are only meant for a week straight, or less, at a time. Typically, you want to detox a couple times a year, spring and summer being ideal. I like to spring clean my home and body at the same time.
That said, many of the detox ingredients can be incorporated into your everyday smoothies and food.
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The other 3 types of smoothies can be combined into one. All healthy smoothies are good for your immune system, mind you. I have always heard to not eat late at night….. Is it bad to consume them as dinner and eat good meals for breakfast and dinner? Has anyone been successful in losing weight with having a shake at dinner instead of breakfast?? Thanks for your info :. I say give it a try and track the results. Thanx for all the info on smoothies. My weight was just getting out of hand but now i believe am going to shed it off with your help.
You are Godsend. Thanx and cheerz. Thanks for the kind words and best of luck losing weight. Best, Ryan. Absolutely, Tia : I recommend a smoothie and two regular meals a day. Whichever meal you have a smoothie is entirely up to you. Is this really safe and healthy for someone like me? Considering your condition I suggest you goes easy on the sweet fruit. I would stick to berries and avocado to prevent spiking your blood sugar.
To sweeten your smoothies, try stevia, which contains no carbohydrates and no calories and accordingly has a glycemic index of zero. I actually find it blends better when solid which seems counterintuitive. In liquid form it likes to clump to frozen fruit and ice so I recommend blending everything and then drizzling it on for one final blend. Hi Ive been doing the smoothie diet for three weeks now and love it! I wanted to know if these ingredients were healthy… 1 banana 1 cup blueberries 1 cup organic soy milk vanilla flavored 1 scoop of green protein powder containing vitamins and minerals ice cubes Its so delicious I look forward to drinking this on a daily basis.
Soy milk and other non-fermented soy products should be avoided. Soy is not the health food many have been lead to believe by million dollar advertising campaigns. Try almond, coconut, hemp, or raw milk. I would also add a tablespoon of coconut oil to round out your smoothie with some healthy fat. Hello, I am preparing to have my second child. I am doing my research now to lose weight, I did weight watchers before and was successful but I want to try something different. I did lose weight before doing protein shakes with fruit.
I am going to try smoothies, they are easy and I just wanted to know if I were to use your recipes and add stevia how much should I add? I also wanted to know if it were ok to use organic, half cup rolled oats in a smoothie with banana, cinnamon, teaspoon of coconut oil and chia seeds with one cup of almond milk for a breakfast smoothie?
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Stevia comes in a couple forms, liquid, powder, and dried herb. The liquid and powder are typically highly concentrated so only a little is needed. Start out with the recommended dose and adjust based on your preferences. That sounds like a fantastic breakfast smoothie. Just make sure to soak the rolled outs, which are known to help with weight loss.
A slimmer you is right around the corner :. Thanks and welcome to the wonderful world of healthy smoothies : Sure you can have a smoothie for breakfast and juice throughout the day. I would have a smoothie for breakfast, two regular meals, and juice in between meals. Name required. Email will not be published required.