Supercharge your metabolism with fat burning smoothies for weight loss. Plants are powerful ingredients to eat when trying to get healthier and leaner, naturally. You can easily blend these weight loss foods that are scientifically proven to decrease body fat.

Table of Contents
  1. Top 10 Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes
  2. Why Smoothies Help You Lose Weight
  3. Foods to Boost Metabolism
  4. Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss Recipe
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I passionately believe that what we put into our bodies matters greatly. The food we eat, the beverages we drink, the supplements, vitamins and medication we take and the things we inhale, too. It’s up to us to replace our bad habits with good habits, if we want to feel better and have a body that supports our passions. The healthiest habit to start is drinking a daily smoothie as a meal replacement.

To make good food choices easier for myself and my busy family, I drink daily smoothies. Fat-burning smoothies for weight loss are in my weekly rotation to make sure I get the nutrients my body needs to keep my metabolism in fighting shape. These 10 weight loss smoothies are delightfully tasty and healthy!

New to green smoothies? Try my FREE Smoothie Challenge to fall in love with weight loss smoothies. You’ll fuel your body and your passions with all kinds of flavors.

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Top 10 Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

Weight loss smoothies can be a bit hardcore, but I believe it will help you see results more quickly when combined with an awesome exercise goal. I hope you try these recipes and love the results when you are consistently drinking them:

Meal Replacement Smoothie– Smoothies are considered the healthiest fast food because you can make a quick, filling meal in five minutes! Put that theory to the test with this lovely berry smoothie.

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie– Chronic inflammation keeps our bodies from reaching their full potential. Fight that head-on with this soothing smoothie recipe.

Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie– This is THE best green smoothie! It’s been voted #1 by far and is both delicious and nutritious.

Apple Celery Smoothie– The green smoothie of all green smoothies, this one’s got a healthy boost and a unique (but yummy!) ingredient list.

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie– Fresh ginger has so many health benefits, and paired with pineapple is quite easy to digest.

MCT Oil Smoothie– Your metabolism needs fat to help digest food. MCT oil is an easy and efficient way to get healthy fat into your body.

Chocolate Weight loss Smoothie– Gain natural energy and burn fat with this yummy cacao-filled smoothie.

Smoothie for Brain Fog– Clear the cobwebs and benefit from better focus with this genius smoothie.

Raspberry Smoothie– Is it a dessert or a smoothie? This creamy, ruby smoothie is healthy and just plain pretty.

Fat Burning Smoothie (listed below)- The smoothie recipe below has some serious metabolism-boosting power with grapefruit, celery, and green tea.

These fat-burning smoothies are a great place to start if you want to maximize plants. Which one will you blend first?!

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I fell in love with smoothies and a plant-based diet when I lost weight and gained tons of energy without even trying. Drinking smoothies and eating meals that were rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds did the trick! I began seeing meat, eggs and dairy as more of a condiment to my meals piled high with plants.

To help with the results, I started focusing on blending ingredients that are scientifically proven to burn fat and boost metabolism, which leads to weight loss. Let’s dive into these fat-burning smoothies so you can see just how tasty and simple weight loss can be.

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Why Smoothies Help You Lose Weight

For most of us, there’s a balance between the good things and the not-so-good things. (I’m talking to you, French fries with my veggie burger.) My point is, it’s hard to always eat healthy. This is why I like to do the Seasonal Cleanse using green smoothies (like this fat-burning smoothie!) as my breakfast for 21 days. It gets me back on track and makes sure I drink the best smoothies for weight loss and my overall health.

There are special occasions when we want to indulge. And it’s hard to eat healthy all the time when traveling. You know the drill. We do our best. I don’t believe in punishing ourselves for enjoying a treat now and then.

Weight Loss Smoothies FAQs

Are smoothies a good way to lose weight?

They can be! Start with 100% real, whole-food ingredients. Don’t add any sugars or sweeteners (other than real, whole fruit!), and choose a liquid base that is unsweetened. Make sure your smoothie has healthy fat and protein so that it’s filling and won’t leave you hungry 90 minutes later.

Which smoothie is best for a flat tummy?

My fat-burning smoothie has specific ingredients that boost the metabolism. Healthy fat is necessary for your body to break down carbs and protein, so make sure NOT to cut the fat!

What can I put into a smoothie to lose weight?

A good smoothie with protein, healthy fat and whole-food carbs is a great combo for a healthy snack or meal that can promote weight loss. My fat-burning smoothie contains spinach, mint, celery, green tea, grapefruit, pineapple and avocado.

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How to Build Muscle to Burn Fat

I’m a big proponent of eating healthy as much as possible and participating in a regular exercise routine. That looks different for all of us with our varied interests, schedules, time constraints and lifestyles. There’s nothing that helps boost your metabolism more than exercising to build muscle.

More muscle means more fat-burning capabilities.

For me, that’s running 3-5 times a week and lifting weights three times a week. When it comes to boosting your metabolism, exercise goes hand-in-hand with healthy eating. Certain foods have fat-burning and metabolism-boosting abilities. Adding them into your diet can help magnify weight loss efforts. I’m a huge fan of smoothies, especially when I can use natural ingredients to transform them into a weight loss smoothie.

Give your body energy (i.e. high-quality calories) to power it through a workout. The workout helps build muscle, which burns more calories (i.e. fat) the rest of the time. See how nicely that works? It’s a beautiful thing!

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Foods to Boost Metabolism

Our bodies need proper fuel to keep up with the demands of daily activities. It’s important that the calories we consume, especially if we’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or just improve our performance, are quality calories.

A protein bar may be high in calories and full of nutrition, but it won’t fill you up in the same way a plate of salmon, brown rice and steamed veggies will. But a high-quality (preferably homemade) vegan protein bar can give you the energy you need to power through a workout or recover from one.

What does that mean? It means that recipes need to tick off several boxes: healthy fats, protein, complex carbs, vitamins and minerals and/or a combination of all of the above. The above fat-burning smoothies have all that and more!

Want to skip a step and add protein and healthy fats to your smoothie in one step?
Check out my Protein Smoothie Boost! Clean protein? Check. Healthy fat? Check. Helpful fiber? Check. No sweetness or artificial nonsense? Check! Protein Smoothie Boost is a great partner in your fight to burn fat with this smoothie!

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4.69 from 105 votes

Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss

Make fat cry by adding this fat burning smoothie to your day. The natural ingredients are paired together to help boost your metabolism and burn fat in one delicious weight loss smoothie.
Prep: 3 mins
Blending Time: 2 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1


  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • ½ cup brewed green tea cooled
  • ½ grapefruit peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple frozen
  • ¼ avocado
  • dash cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional


  • Place spinach, mint, celery and green tea into blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Blend again. Best when served chilled.



  • 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 peel before using.
  • Drink 1-2 smoothies a day as meal replacements to get the weight loss benefits you’re looking for.
  • Adding Protein Smoothie Boost is a great way to add high-quality protein that won’t affect the delicious taste of the smoothie


Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 35mg, Potassium: 831mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 4897IU, Vitamin C: 136mg, Calcium: 111mg, Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. Hello,

    Do these smoothies include a liquid like Almond milk or anything? It isn’t mentioned in the ingredients so I wasn’t sure. Thank you 🙂

    1. Hey Ashley – absolutely! Most of our smoothies use a liquid base. Our favs to use are almond milk, coconut milk, coconut water or regular water! There are a few that use cashew milk or don’t require any extra base, because there are super juicy fruits included that will create enough liquid during blending.
      You can feel free to swap our recommended liquid base for one that you’d more prefer. Just be aware that nutrition/calorie facts will be impacted. 🙂

  2. What can I swap in for celery? I’ve never been able to eat it or use it in juice as it makes me quite sick.

    1. Hi Colette, great question! My number 1 recommendation to swap for celery is fennel,but if you’re not into that, feel free to omit the celery. 🙂
      For any other questions you may have for great swaps, check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide

  3. 3 stars
    Recently been watching some doctors on video and they state that smoothies may not be as healthy as we wish them to be.
    Apparently blending destroys most of the binding fibre and therefore the liver is swamped with huge amounts of fructose, too much, can’t cope and turns to fat.
    What do you think?

    1. I think you may mean juicing… Yes that is very true. You’re just getting sugar juice. Smoothies do maintain the fiber that’s in the fruit and veg.

  4. what if you are allergic to Avocado, any replacement?
    would love to try this smoothie.
    thank you.

    1. One swap I love to make Nicole is add in banana instead of avocado. Another option is to add in some nuts like cashews or almonds.

  5. Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss Smoothie Looks Amazing! I will definitely try it out!

    Since Having Covid I’ve found it very hard losing weight! For love of god my weight kept going up! Has anyone else felt the same?

    However, I’ve started using the Smoothie Diet that has great recipes and tips and I’ve found that it kept my weight stable.

    Thank you for your Article!

    1. Hey there! Funny you should mention weight gain after Covid. I have PCOS and experienced a major flare up of inflammatory PCOS after getting sick and have been looking for ways to combat the symptoms (including weight gain despite exercise and decent eating habits). I’m hoping the great anti-inflammatory and antioxidants in recipes like this also help get my metabolism and pcos under control.

    2. Hey Kat! I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been dealing with all this. 🙁 I hope the symptoms and discomfort subside quickly. We also have a great smoothie specifically for those dealing with PCOS that I’d love for you to check out! PCOS Smoothie

  6. 4 stars
    Got a kick to it from the grapefruit but I like it! I will update on weight loss in a week or two. Thank you for the recipe!

  7. Wao! What great content, thanks so much.
    I also find these easy and fun weight-loss
    smoothie in my research, so much suit for Busy people

    1. 5 stars
      Just made this smoothie 5 minutes ago it is delicious left some of the pith and peel out not bitter just delicious you need to give this shake a try you will be surprised thank you!!!

  8. 5 stars
    I was surprised how much I like this smoothie. It has become part of my morning routine. It’s a good, refreshing smoothie.

    1. 5 stars
      What can I substitute the grapefruit with? I can’t use because of blood pressure meds.

    2. Hey Melanie – great question! Since we’re talking about interactions with medications, I can’t recommend replacing with another citrus fruit, but you can def omit the grapefruit altogether. There may be a different smoothie that’s great for weight loss that you could try. How do you feel about chocolate? Chocolate Weight Loss Smoothie

    3. 5 stars
      Just tried this smoothie. It was wonderful! Definitely gave me a boost to start my day.