15+ Delicious Drinks & Smoothies to Lose Weight Effectively

Looking for juices that delight as much as they promote health? Well then, your quest ends here. Now you can drink away that extra fat and maintain that shape while keeping your taste buds happy.

How? We have come up with the choicest smoothie recipes that not only taste heavenly but work wonders on your body. The best part, these healthy and tasty smoothies are good for everyone and you can have them at any point of the day. Read on to know more.

Smoothies to Lose Weight

  • Carrot and Grapefruit Smoothie

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When it comes to weight loss, carrot juice may not be as popular as coffee or green tea, yet, its benefits and potential can never be undermined. Low in calorie and high in fibre, carrot juice is a perfect “vegetable juice” for weight loss.

Being rich in fibres, it keeps our stomach satiated for a long time and hence, prevents mindless cravings, helping significantly in maintaining a low-calorie diet.

Carrot juice apart, grapefruit enhances the fat burning metabolisms in our body. Studies have shown that merely by eating grapefruit after a meal high in fat, we can burn up to 20 percent of the calories consumed.

Therefore, a combination of these two superfoods, carrot juice and grapefruit, constitutes the ideal smoothie for burning calories.

What do you need?

  1. Pink Grapefruit – 1
  2. Carrots – 4
  3. Lemon Juice – 2 Tablespoon
  4. Ginger – 1 Inch

How do you make it?

  1. Peel the grapefruit and the carrot. Cut the grapefruit into rough cubes and the carrots into small cubes.
  2. Add all the ingredients in a food processor, in addition to lemon juice and peeled ginger.
  3. Mix it for 3 to 4 minutes to complete the recipe.

Pour the orange-reddish juice in a tall smoothie glass and enjoy. This can be an answer to all your curiosities regarding a low-calorie meal, without having to compromise on taste, time, money and labour.

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  • Beetroot, Carrot and Strawberry Smoothie

Apple Carrot and Beetroot juice

If you are looking for a balanced diet in order to lose the unwanted fat, beetroot is what you can’t afford to miss.

Beetroot enhances endurance and stamina, reinforcing your abilities to sweat out longer in the gym without feeling drained. It contains a high level of both soluble and insoluble fibres which help in weight loss.

Strawberry is yet another superfood that improves your performance during the workout in addition to driving important metabolisms for weight loss.

Ellagic Acid and Anthocyanins present in strawberries trigger weight loss, by reducing the inflammation and restoring the functions of weight-reducing hormones.

Anthocyanins stimulate the production of hormone adiponectin that boosts metabolism and suppresses hunger by slowing down the speed of digestion of starchy foods.

What do you need?

  1. Beetroots – 2
  2. Strawberries – 1 Cup
  3. Carrots – 1

How do you make it?

  1. Peel the beetroots and carrot and chop into small cubes
  2. Add all the vegetables and strawberries in a food processor
  3. Add 1/4th cup of water and blend it well to form a smooth paste.

Pour into a tall serving glass and enjoy this delectable, easy and simple recipe to stay healthy, young and happy.

  • Cucumber and Kiwi Smoothie

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Cucumbers, one of the healthiest foods we can think of in order to maintain a low-calorie diet. Rich in water and low in sodium, it helps in reducing bloating and water retention.

Comprising of merely 45 calories, it makes a surprisingly low-calorie snack that you can munch any time. It also works in bulking up your salads without having to increase the calorie intake in proportion.

Kiwi fruits are loaded with energy, nutrients, and vitamins in addition to being low in calories, which make it an extremely delicious and complete tart snack for those trying to lose weight.

Kiwi is also rich in dietary fibres that help in keeping you satiated for longer, thereby preventing mindless munching.

What do you need?

  1. Kiwi – 2
  2. Cucumber – 1
  3. Lime – 1/2
  4. Mint Leaves – A few leaves

How do you make it?

  1. Peel and chop the kiwi and cucumber.
  2. Add it to the blender in addition to a dash of lime and the mint leaves.
  3. Blend well and experience the fat fighting power of this mean green smoothie.
  • Bell pepper and Apple Smoothie

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Natural weight loss remedies must include bell peppers. The brightly coloured peppers, especially the red ones are rich in capsaicin, which makes it spicy and burning.

Capsaicin increases body temperature and speeds up metabolism through thermogenesis that helps the body in burning calories and improving fat oxidation.

Eating at least 6 mg of capsaicin on a daily basis increases the burning of abdominal fat in both men and women.

Apples are low in fat, calories and sodium and high in fibres and vitamins that make it the perfect natural weight loss food.

In addition, apples are high in complex carbohydrate which, combines with fibres that help keep the blood sugar in check.

The water soluble fibres in apples also help in extracting cholesterol from the blood stream and keep the heart healthy.

What do you need?

  1. Red Bell Pepper – 1
  2. Red Apple – 1
  3. Lemon Juice – 1 Tablespoon

How do you make it?

  1. Chop the bell pepper and the apple
  2. Add it in a blender with some lemon juice.
  3. Blend all the ingredients with 1/2 cup water for a few minutes.
  • Celery, Cucumber and Apple Smoothie

celery cucumber apple smoothie

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Add raw celery to your diet to make it more balanced in order to enhance weight loss. This crunchy and satiating snack doesn’t add excess calories to the body.

Being high in vitamins C, K, folate, potassium and dietary fibres, it becomes a vital and important ingredient for juice, particularly for weight loss.

A combination of celery with juicy cucumber and delicious apples helps in enhancing its effectiveness for reducing weight even further, without the slightest need to mention how delicious, refreshing and delectable it is.

What do you need?

  1. Celery Stalks – 3
  2. Cucumber – 1
  3. Red Apple – 1

How do you make it?

  1. Chop the celery stalks into medium sized pieces.
  2. Chop the cucumber and apple and add all the ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Add ½ cup of water to it and blend well to form a smooth paste.

Pour into a drinking mug and enjoy with a dash of lemon.

  • Mint, Watermelon and Kale Smoothie

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Mint! One may like it or hate it, but certainly can’t ignore it, especially while in search of healthy, simple and natural food to drive weight loss. Being a natural appetite suppressant, chewing a few mint leaves between meals helps in checking the craving for unhealthy snacks.

Watermelon is the most widely used post workout fruit taken across the world since the early seventies. It comprises mainly of water and being hydrating, filling and low in calories, it makes a perfect fruit for weight loss.

It is also the best fruit for cleansing and detoxing the body. It is also high in zinc, which enhances testosterone in male, thereby helping in better muscle recovery in addition to driving fat burning metabolisms.

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Kale, often called the king of vegetables, is high in fibre, antioxidants and beta-carotene that not only aid in weight loss but also improves cardiovascular health and prevents cancer.

What do you need?

  1. Mint Leaves – A Handful
  2. Kale Leaves – 6
  3. Watermelon – 2 Cups (Seeded and chopped)

How do you make it?

  1. Wash and chop the mint and kale leaves and pour all the ingredients in the food processor along with 1/2 cup of water.
  2. Blend well to form a paste of smooth consistency, pour in a large serving mug and enjoy with a sprinkle of chia seeds powder on top.
  • Cucumber and Pineapple Smoothie

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Pineapple, the delicious tropical fruit with refreshing flavour is useful for weight loss because of its high water and fibre content that aids in achieving the weight loss goals by keeping you satiated for long.

It also helps in suppressing appetite and reducing the craving for unhealthy snacks. It is a fantastic post-workout food to help the recovery of muscles better.

Spinach yet other leafy green vegetable helps in preventing food cravings and is an important part of low-calorie meals such as the GM Diet because you can eat a lot of it without thinking about piling up calories.

What do you need?

  1. Cucumber – 1
  2. Pineapple – 1 Cup (Chopped)
  3. Spinach – 1 Cup

How do you make it?

  1. Chop the cucumber and spinach roughly and add all the ingredients in a food processor
  2. Add ½ cup water to it.
  3. Blend well
  • Broccoli, Cucumber and Lettuce Smoothie

broccoli cucumber lettuce smoothie for weight loss

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Broccoli is perhaps a complete vegetable as far as health benefits are concerned. High in protein, vitamin and minerals, this low-calorie green vegetable is a must for the healthy diet.

A cup of broccoli contains only 40 calories and is a rich source of vitamins A, C, K along with dietary fibres and folate.

It is also an effective vegetarian source of omega 3 fatty acids that also aids weight loss. Like most green vegetables, it helps in keeping you full without adding empty calories.

Lettuce, especially romaine lettuce is extremely effective in burning abdominal fat and speeding up weight loss from the tummy.

It is not only loaded with beta-carotene, folate, vitamin C and dietary fibres but is also abundant in chromium that aids fat loss and retains muscle, promoting the formation of lean muscle mass when combined with routine exercise.

What do you need?

  1. Broccoli – 1 Large
  2. Cucumber – 1
  3. Romaine Lettuce – 1 Head
  4. Lemon Juice – 1 Tablespoon

How do you make it?

  1. Chop the broccoli, lettuce and cucumber roughly and add all the ingredients in the food processor
  2. Add ½ cup of water and blend thoroughly to make a smooth paste.
  3. Pour it into a tall glass and add the lemon juice to it.
  • Tomato, Carrots and Asparagus Smoothie

tomato carrot asparagus smoothie weight loss

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This delicious and juicy red fruit is rich in antioxidants that help in reducing the harmful effects of inflammation and fluid retention in the body.

It also helps in reversing leptin resistance in the body that helps regulate metabolism, appetite and the fat burning process of the body.

Ever tried asparagus while staying lean and clean? You should! There are various ways in which asparagus promotes health.

Being a great source of soluble fibres, it helps in keeping you full and clean. It helps in controlling blood sugar by enhancing sucrose metabolisms.

It is a natural diuretic that helps in flushing out excess fluid from the body and is a natural remedy for bloating.

What do you need?

  1. Tomatoes – 3 Medium Sized
  2. Asparagus – 6 Stalks
  3. Carrots – 3

How do you make it?

Wash and chop all the vegetables roughly and add it to the food processor, add 1/4th cup of water, blend well and pour into a serving glass. Enjoy with a pinch of lemon juice and mint.

  • Spicy Pear Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie

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Pears are high in carbohydrates but low in calories, that makes it the perfect pre and post workout food that improves lean muscle mass and reduces the craving for unhealthy foods by increasing satiety, making it a perfect ingredient for weight loss juices.

A medium-sized pear contains only 100 calories and has 6 grams of fibre that takes some time to break down in the stomach and keeps blood sugar under control by constantly releasing a controlled amount of glucose in the blood stream.

But you must be wondering, why it is called the Spicy Smoothie because none of these ingredients are spicy.

This is because we are going to add a dash of cayenne pepper on top of the smoothie to give it a spicy and hot twist that also promotes fat burning through thermogenesis.

What do you need?

  1. Pear – 1
  2. Spinach – 1 Handful
  3. Strawberries – 1 Cup
  4. Cayenne Pepper – A Pinch

How do you make it?

  1. Peel the skin and remove the seeds from the pear.
  2. Chop the spinach and strawberries and add all the ingredients in the food processor.
  3. Add 1/4th cup of water to it

Blend well, pour in a glass and enjoy in the evening.

The best way to maximise the effectiveness of these juices is to substitute them with other solid foods during breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner and have a healthy and active lifestyle to burn fat and have a fit body.

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  • Iced Lavender Green Tea

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Green tea is known to be rich in antioxidant and low in caffeine levels. It helps boost metabolism, aids weight loss, strengthens your immune system and gives you an overall feeling of wellness.

This low-calorie drink with the aroma of lavender blossoms makes this tea appetising. Lavender is known to be one of the best natural remedies for hair loss, hence, regular consumption of Lavender Green Tea can help prevent hair fall.

Lavender blossoms are available at all leading natural food stores and it is fairly simple to prepare.

What do you need?

  1. Dried Lavender Blossoms (Fresh) – 11/2 tsp
  2. Tea bags- 4
  3. Sprig Lavender (Optional)- 1

How do you make it?

  1. Heat ½ cup of water in a saucepan until it starts to boil.
  2. Turn off the heat and add tea and lavender to the water.
  3. Let the concoction sit for 5 minutes, strain it into a bowl and let it cool.
  4. Now, pour the prepared tea into ice-filled glasses and season it with some lavender sprigs.
  • Green Tea Kiwi and Mango Smoothie

kiwi mango smoothie weight loss

Kiwi is known for its various health benefits and mango, the king of fruits, apart from its other health benefits, is known to keep the liver healthy. This smoothie is refreshing and is loaded with the goodness of fruit.

What do you need?

  1. Diced Mango (frozen)- 2 ½ cups
  2. Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt- ¾ cup
  3. Honey- ¼ cup
  4. Lime Rind (grated)- ½ tsp
  5. Ripe Kiwifruit (peeled and quartered)- 3
  6. Baby Spinach (packed)- ½ cup
  7. Bottled Green Tea- 2 tbsp
  8. Water- 2 tbsp
  9. Ice Cubes- 2 cups

How do you make it?

  1. In a blender put diced mango, ½ cup yoghurt, water, lime rind, 2 tbsp of honey and blend it until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into four different glasses and stick it in the freezer.
  3. Take ¼ cup yoghurt, 2 tbsp honey, kiwifruit, baby spinach and the remaining ingredients in a blender, and repeat the above procedure.
  4. Now, place this green tea mixture on the top of the frozen mango smoothie and garnish the drink with kiwi slices.
  • Green Tea Cranberry Spritzer

green tea cranberry spritzer

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Till now, you must have enjoyed cranberry in mocktails. But the downside is that these drinks are loaded with calories. Hence, we have come up with this amazing Spitzer which not only tastes great but also keeps the calories at bay.

What do you need?

  1. Green Tea Bags- 4
  2. Cranberry juice- ½ cup
  3. Seltzer (Chilled)- 3 cups
  4. Sugar- 1/3 cup
  5. Water- 1/3 cup

How do you make it?

  1. Heat water in a saucepan and add sugar to it.
  2. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Put it aside and let it cool.
  3. In another pan, steep the tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove bags and let it cool.
  5. Add Cranberry juice and sugar solution to it and pour the mixture into ice-filled glasses.

Serve this summery drink with some cherries and mint.

  • Green Tea, Almond and Blue Berry Smoothie

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Looking for a metabolic booster drink which would aid your weight loss? Well then, this is the drink you’re looking for.

This smoothie has all the ingredients that boost up your metabolism and burn that belly fat. Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E and protein.

Blueberry helps in strengthening your immune system. Flax seeds are a rich source of fibre and help you feel fuller for longer.

What do you need?

  1. Green Tea Bags- 2
  2. Blueberries (fresh)- 2 cups
  3. Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt- 12 ozs
  4. Almonds (dry, roasted, unsalted) – 2 tbsp
  5. Flax seeds- 2 tbsp
  6. Water- ¾ cups
  7. Ice Cubes- 3

How do you make it?

  1. Bring water to boil, dip in the tea bags and steep for about 4 minutes.
  2. Stick this in the fridge and let it sit there until chilled.
  3. If you’re using fresh blueberries, freeze them beforehand.
  4. Put all the ingredients in a blender, process until smooth and divide the smoothie in ice-filled glasses.
  • Iced Green Tea

iced green tea weight loss smoothie

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This tea is so easy to make that you would want to make it every day. This low-calorie recipe also lowers the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

People who detest green tea but want to have it for its health benefits, watch out. This iced tea is power packed with antioxidants and is a treat to your palette.

What do you need?

  1. Green Tea Bags – 6 to 8
  2. Boiling water – 4 cups
  3. Cold water – 2 cups
  4. Artificial sweetener – ½ cup

How to make it?

  1. Pour boiling water into a saucepan over the tea bags and steep for about 5 minutes.
  2. Discard the tea bags.
  3. Add sweetener to cold water and stir until the sweetener dissolves.
  4. Add this to your steeped water. Let the tea come to room temperature and you can serve right away.
  • Lemon Grass and Ginger Iced Tea

ginger lemon grass smoothie to lose weight

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This tea goes easy on the palette with its subtle flavours and hence makes a perfect drink for every tea lover. With loads of antioxidants and low caffeine, this tea keeps you energised round the clock.

What do you need?

  1. Fresh Lemon Grass – 1 stalk
  2. Fresh Ginger – 7 slices
  3. Green Tea – 5 bags
  4. Sugar – ½ cup

How do you make it?

  1. Rinse the lemon grass thoroughly, cut into 2-inch lengths and crush it with a large knife.
  2. In a saucepan, add 2 cups of water, add ginger, lemongrass and sugar and let it come to a boil.
  3. Take off the pan from heat, add green tea bags and steep the tea for about 5 minutes. Remove them thereafter.
  4. Turn off the heat and let it sit there until it cools down to room temperature.
  5. Strain the mixture. Put it in the freezer. Serve chilled.

What’s your Choice?

Which of the above drinks and smoothies to lose weight did you like? Which one did you find the easiest and tastiest?

Try these amazing smoothies and lose all that pesky flab for good. Please do let us know how did you like these recipes.

Also, in case of any query, you can always write into us or leave a comment down here. We’d be more than glad to help. We’ll be back with another interesting article soon, but till then, take care of your health.

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