Healthy Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Benefits of a Healthy Low Calorie Smoothie

Healthy low calorie smoothie recipes will make you one of the most nutritious — and delicious — meals you can imagine. Healthy low calorie  smoothies are loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that come in a whole-food form.

In addition, when fruits and vegetables are blended, the plant fibers are broken down just like when you chew them; the blender literally does most of the “chewing” for you. And chewing food more thoroughly means that you'll absorb more of the nutrients.

Healthy low calorie smoothies retain the fiber from the fruits and the vegetables you use. The fiber works to improve digestion and helps your body naturally rid itself of toxins. Fiber also helps you feel more satisfied, and maintains that feeling longer.

The table to the right lists the calorie, carb and fiber content of the most common ingredients used for making smoothies. Use it as a guide when creating your own low calorie smoothie recipes.

Best Ingredients to Use for
Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Most smoothie recipes use ingredients from 3 primary categories: a liquid base, fruits and vegetables.

Water can be used as a starter for your low fat smoothie; it has the lowest amount of calories — zero. Then there's low-fat milk, yogurt or some type of dairy-free milk substitute such as almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and others. These typically have between 70 and 150 calories per 8oz. serving; check the nutritional label on the package. To discover the pros and cons of each one, see my page on how to make a smoothie the healthy way.

Stevia: A Healthy
No-Calorie Sweetener

If you want to sweeten up your low calorie smoothies, the best sweetener to use is stevia.

Stevia is an herbal extract that's way sweeter than sugar, so you use much less. It comes in powder, liquid or tablet form and has no calories. Stevia also does not raise blood sugar levels and is safe for diabetics. It's probably the healthiest sweetener you can get.

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Making Your Low Calorie Smoothie
Recipes into Complete Meals

Many smoothie recipes are relatively low in protein, so they're not complete meals by themselves. The easy solution is to add a protein source to any healthy smoothie recipe.

The simplest way to do this is by adding a couple of raw organic eggs to your basic recipe. Raw eggs won't change the taste of your smoothie at all, and the argument that they're bad for you because of the cholesterol content is just not true. Eggs are one of the most beneficial foods you can eat, especially when consumed raw.

You can also increase the protein content of your healthy smoothie recipes by adding a protein powder.  Be sure to use a high quality product; most cheap protein powders are excessively heat-processed and aren't really good for you.

There are many other ways to transform your ordinary smoothie recipe into one with enhanced nutritional value. You can add superfood powders, healthy fats, herbs, spices and extra fiber. My complete guide to making healthy smoothies has lots of tips and tricks to make your smoothie better.

Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie
Everything you need to know!

Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes

You can use any of the recipes listed on this website to create your own low calorie smoothie recipe. Most of them are already low in calories, since fruits and vegetables are the primary ingredients; use the chart above to select your ingredients and just use a liquid starter that's low in calories, too.

Click on the link for the specific type of smoothie you're interested in.

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Healthy Low Carb Smoothie Recipes
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Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Mango Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes

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Healthy Peach Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie Recipes
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More Information on Healthy Smoothies

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Basic steps to make a healthy smoothie

Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Smoothie
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The Best Blenders for Smoothies
For great smoothies, make sure you have a quality blender.

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