5 of the Healthiest Smoothies for Weight Loss

by | Aug 8, 2019 | Last updated Sep 13, 2022

Bulking up on fruits and vegetables can be a healthy way to get more nutrients, reduce calorie intake, and lose weight. So what’s the problem? Just carry around a head of broccoli, some raw beets, and a cabbage or two, and you’re ready to snack anytime.

Just kidding. We know getting the nutritious plant foods you need is tricky, so we’ve put together five awesome tasting healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss that pack tons of nutrients into a single glass. A filling smoothie is perfect for replacing high-calorie, high-sugar snacks (e.g. french fries, breakfast cereal, sweetened energy bars) that can cause weight gain, bloat, and lethargy.

So start incorporating these weight loss smoothie recipes for weight loss as part of your Noom plan and you’ll be surprised at how quickly they make a difference:

The best healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss

1. Coffee and Protein Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

Instead of having your morning cup of joe with cream and sugar, why not try this filling protein shake with all the same creamy goodness? It’s a healthy breakfast smoothie that practically tastes like a dessert! 

  1. 2 cups ice
  2. 3/4 cup almond milk
  3. 3 strawberries
  4. 1 cup cold decaf or regular coffee
  5. 2 tablespoon peanut butter powder
  6. 1 scoop chocolate/cacao high protein powder


Blend all ingredients except protein powder until smooth. Add in protein powder and blend again briefly. Pour into a tall glass, garnish with cacao nibs, and serve.  

2. Triple Pomegranate Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe 

This healthy pomegranate weight loss smoothie recipe is packed with vitamin C and calcium, makes for a beautiful presentation, and tastes nothing short of amazing when served. All of the hearty produce will leave you feeling full and may even work as a meal replacement, depending on your energy needs at any particular mealtime.


  1. 1 cup frozen blueberries
  2. 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  3. 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  4. 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  5. 4 large mint leaves, plus more to garnish
  6. 1 tablespoon pomegranate arils, for garnish


Blend the blueberries, yogurt, pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses, and mint together using a blender. Add more juice as needed for the desired consistency. Garnish with mint leaves and arils, pour, and serve. 

3. Pumpkin and Fig Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

Though perfect flavors for fall, this rich and tasty pumpkin and fig smoothie is good any time of year as a filling meal replacement shake or as a complement to a light meal. It uses dairy, oat, soy, or almond milk along with hemp hearts to create the perfect malt shake experience.  It feels like a “cheat” food, but it’s completely healthy. 

  1. 1/2 large frozen banana
  2. 1 cup dairy or dairy free Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  3. 3 fresh figs
  4. 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  5. 2 tablespoon peanut butter powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 2 tablespoon hemp hearts, plus more for topping
  8. 2 pinches extra cinnamon for topping


Add all of the ingredients except 1 teaspoon of the hemp hearts and the cinnamon to a blender. Blend all ingredients on high until it gets smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and top with the remaining hemp hearts and cinnamon. Serve immediately.

4. Classic Kale Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

If you don’t enjoy eating kale, this is a great way to get all the benefits of a nutrient-packed green without cooking it to death and compromising its nutritional value. The ingredients in detox smoothie recipes for weight loss like this one deliver vitamins and minerals with plenty of fiber and protein for fullness, without overdoing it on fruit or calories. Feel free to add in other fruits of your choice to change things up as desired. 


  1. 1 cup kale (or other greens like spinach)
  2. 1 large, frozen banana
  3. ½ cup unsweetened dairy or nondairy milk of your choice
  4. ½ cup dairy or dairy free Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  5. 1 cup coconut water
  6. 1 Tbsp chia seeds


Combine all ingredients in a blender, making sure the bulk of them are covered by liquid. Blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary to smooth it out further. You can also experiment with tossing in a few strawberries or other seedy berry to add more dimension. Pour and serve immediately. 

5. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

This fiber-packed and protein-rich shake will fill you up and add a new dimension of flavor and fun to your mealtimes. And don’t let the oats fool you – this shake is good any time of the day. It also provides an option for increasing the plant-based protein and doubles as a dessert for when you’re craving ice cream or frozen sweets. 


  1. 1 cup frozen peach slices
  2. 1 cup dairy or dairy free Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  3. ¼ cup oatmeal
  4. ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (contains less calories than sweetened versions)
  6. ¼ cup blueberries
  7. 1 tsp honey or agave nectar


Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender except for the blueberries and honey. Pour into a glass and garnish with a drizzle of honey or agave nectar. Add a few fresh blueberries and serve. This is a great one for modifying into a green smoothie by adding in spinach or other leafy greens with a bit of extra water. Enjoy! 

Why healthy smoothies alone won’t deliver sustainable weight loss

Weight loss smoothie recipes are a great way to introduce missing nutrients and vegetables like spinach or kale into your diet while staying hydrated. Because smoothies are filling and can often stand in for a meal here and there, you can reduce calories effectively without feeling deprived. But calorie reduction alone just isn’t a sustainable approach to weight loss. Eventually, you’ll stop depriving yourself and revert to your normal eating habits. At that point, you’ll most likely gain back all the weight you lost.

Noom is different. We use science-driven psychological and nutritional approaches to help you change your whole relationship with food. Our expert staff is here to coach you, and our dedicated community of Noomers will support you every step of the way. If you want to lose weight with the weight loss smoothie recipe approach, we can help make it fun, effective, and (most importantly) sustainable.