15 Green Smoothies For Weight Loss: Tasty, Fast & Healthy

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15 Green Smoothies For Weight Loss: Tasty, Fast & Healthy

I’ve chosen my very best green smoothies for weight loss recipes that are also super fast, incredibly healthy AND so tasty you’ll not even notice you are drinking something so green and healthy.

If you’ve not jumped on the green smoothie bandwagon yet, you’re seriously missing out.

Thankfully I started a daily green smoothie habit over 10 years ago and it’s been one of the best things to ever happen to me.

Not only have I been able to drop 5 dress sizes and reach my ideal weight, but I’ve been able to maintain that weight for the most part, apart from during both of my pregnancies where I just couldn’t stomach green smoothies, and I piled the weight back on.

But as soon as the babies were born, I got right back into my green smoothie sipping habit and all the excess weight fell off in just a few months.

I really can’t go long without my green smoothies.  Whenever I go without them for even a day, I notice my energy decreasing along with my cravings and hunger.  And I just can’t wait to get my green smoothie fix in again.

Two Types Of Green Smoothies

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As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of green smoothie, a green smoothie snack and a complete meal.  

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What’s the difference between the two?

Green Smoothies As Snacks

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Most green smoothies fall into this category.  If you see a recipe that is just fruit and leafy greens blended up into a green smoothie, you can assume it is just a snack.

This is because fruit and leafy greens are so low in calories and so high in volume that you can make a large glass of blended fruit and greens and the calories can still be very low.

The other thing to note here is that as healthy as fruit and leafy greens are, you still need other types of ingredients in your diet to make your meals nutritionally complete.

So if you start replacing all your meals with just fruit and leafy greens, you’ll soon find yourself lacking in essential nutrients.

Another thing to mention is that traditional green smoothies won’t fill you up for long.  So if you drink a green smoothie for breakfast, more often than not you’ll find yourself hungry within one hour.  

That’s because you probably only consuming about 200 calories – not enough to sustain anyone, even if you are trying to lose weight.

So my recommendation is that you drink traditional green smoothies as snacks – not as meal replacements.

You can eat your healthy meals as normal, and if you get a bit peckish in between meals, whip up a quick green smoothie and it’s guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and keep you going until your next meal.

Now let’s turn our attention to green smoothies as meal replacements

Green Smoothies As Meal Replacements

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To be able to replace your entire meal with a green smoothie, it’s got to contain more ingredients than just fruit and leafy greens.  You’ll be needing some natural protein, healthy essential fats and enough calories to sustain you from one meal to another.

I have developed my own concept of green meal replacements.

My concoction contains 6 types of ingredients which are liquid, fruit, leafy greens, healthy protein source, something naturally sweet to keep the sweet cravings away and ingredients that are a bit more calorific to provide extra nourishment and satiety.  

I call my concoction, the Green Thickie because it is thick and green.

Almost my entire blog is dedicated to sharing Green Thickies recipes and information, but I do have quite a lot of traditional green smoothie articles just like this one.

So as this post is focusing on green smoothies as snacks, you might be interested in learning more about Green Thickies.  If you’d like to learn more, you can click the link below:

28 Reasons Why I Choose A Green Thickie Over A Green Smoothie Every Morning

Why I Don’t Do Much Snacking

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So now you know that most of the time I drink Green Thickies and not green smoothies as snacks.

The main reason is because I’m just too busy.  I’d rather have a meal that fills me up from one meal to another.  I simply don’t need to snack, so I don’t.

But I know that most people enjoy their snacks, and for that reason, I am sharing my favorite green smoothies as snacks recipes with you today.

15 Green Smoothies For Weight Loss: Tasty, Fast & Healthy

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Anytime you feel the need to snack in between meals, blend up one of these green beauties and you’ll be sorted.

This will help you lose weight because you’ll be cutting out all the junk snacks you normally much on in between meals.

Simply cutting out junk food from your diet will allow you to drop a good amount of weight without making any other change.

But if you want to be more intentional about your weight loss, or if you only have a couple of stubborn pounds to lose, you’ll need to either calculate your calories for weight loss using a calculator like this or you can let someone else do the calorie counting for you and follow a meal plan.

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Now that I’ve explained how everything works, here are your 15 green smoothie recipes for weight loss, that just so happen to be absolutely delicious.

15 Green Smoothies For Weight Loss: Tasty, Fast & Healthy

Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie

I’ve only recently discovered this healthy key lime pie smoothie and I've already lost track of the number of times I've made it. An all time favourite.

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Secret Slimming Mango And Coconut Green Thickie Recipe

This is my staple. I lived on this smoothie for most breakfasts for about 6 months after my baby was born. Variety is very important but I was just too engrossed in all things baby to think of many other concoctions. Plus my husband loved it and I knew it was a winning formula. It has a lovely sweet taste with no surprises so this is an all round winner. If you want to convert anyone to Green Thickies, this smoothie will do it every time.

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Lean Green Smoothie Recipe

At last! An delicious and filling weight-loss smoothie that actually works!!!

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Creamy Citrus Fat Burner Smoothie

This Creamy Citrus Fat Burner Smoothie will rev up your metabolism and melt away pounds. This weight loss smoothie is not only healthy but tastes amazing!

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Banana Peanut Butter Green Thickie Recipe

Once you taste this Green Thickie recipe, you’ll never want another breakfast again. I get told time and time again that when people make this recipe, they stop trying out new recipes. This is the ONE! I have already published this recipe previously, but I have now created the video to go with this recipe so you can see just how quic

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Fresh Fig Smoothie with Ginger

This fresh fig smoothie isn’t overly sweet but it depends on how ripe your figs are. The added ginger gives it a lovely edge.

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Zucchini Bread Smoothie

Zucchini is low in fat and great for people trying to lose weight. Despite it's low calories this zucchini bread smoothie is creamy and filling.

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Basic Green Thickie Recipe: How To Make A Green Thickie

Use this basic Green Thickie Recipe as your starting point to create your own fabulous smoothies. These are the green smoothies you can make a meal of!

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Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie

We all love our desserts but we don’t love what they do to our waistlines and health. Unless you make a healthy thick dessert smoothie – A Thickie!

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Natural Protein Shake without Protein Powder

Finally - a natural protein shake that is high in protein and HAS NO PROTEIN POWDER! This vegan smoothie gets the protein from one ingredient which is...

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Prize Pineapple and Parsley Smoothie

Parsley works surprisingly well in this Pineapple and Parsley Smoothie. And find out how to save money on groceries (cut your bill in half).

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Creamy Low Carb Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie

You won't believe this Creamy Low Carb Chocolate and Peanut Butter smoothie doesn't have any fruit and contains no sugar as it's so sweet! Yum!

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Cucumber Lassi Complete Meal Green Thickie

I might actually make this Cucumber Lassi Green Thickie a regular thing as part of my standard diet as it’s so tasty! I get SO many requests for a no fruit, veggie based, complete meal Green Thickie. So here it is!

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Peppermint Chocolate Green Thickie

This Peppermint Chocolate Green Thickie (Low Carb Keto Low Sugar Complete Meal Smoothie) is not very sweet, but it sure is tasty, energising, healing and a fat burning machine. Watch my video and get my recipe here.

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Climate Cooler Coconut & Pineapple Green Thickie

My Climate Cooler Coconut and Pineapple recipe is a little less ‘thick’ and more on the ‘thin’ side today. It’s still very tasty and very filling. It also has very low sugar so it’s good for you if you are trying to eat less sugar, follow a low carb or a keto diet or generally want to be healthier. It is still sweet and ultra tasty. I hope you like it as much as I do!

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I hope you enjoyed these recipes.  If you’d like to take your journey with green smoothies even further, why not sign up for my FREE 12 day green smoothie ecourse by clicking here.

Need more information first?

Head on over to my complete guide to green smoothies to get all of my tutorials, tips and even more green smoothie recipes.

The Complete Guide To Green Smoothies

Whole Foods Or Green Smoothies?

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The Complete Guide To Green Smoothies

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23 BEST Green Smoothie Recipes For Detox & Beauty

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The Ultimate Green Smoothie Guide Part 1

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How I Lost 56 Pounds With The Green Smoothie Diet

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