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The 19 Best Almond Milk Smoothies For Weight Loss

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By KAREN REED and edited by Sam Abuya

If you are trying to embark on your weight loss journey but find yourself craving sugary treats why not try incorporating some of these almond milk smoothie recipes into your diet plan?

Each smoothie contains, at least, one portion of your five a day and is so delicious that it is guaranteed to keep you from falling off the wagon.

Made from nuts, almond milk is a creamy dairy-free alternative to regular cow’s milk.

It contains a multitude of vitamins and antioxidants, not to mention the incredibly high protein and fiber content that can help contribute towards a healthy body.

It is extremely low in calories with virtually no fat, making it the perfect ingredient in smoothies for those individuals watching their waistlines.

Try a smoothie with almond milk for a delicious treat perfect at any time of the day.

Whether you need breakfast on the go, an afternoon pick me up or a satisfying dessert; we have a smoothie recipe with almond milk for every occasion.

If you’re one of those people that always finds themselves on-the-go and has no time to prepare these recipes, These pre-packaged almond milk smoothies are a great alternative.

  1. Simple Smoothie

If you are relatively new to drinking smoothies with almond milk, then this simple smoothie bursting with antioxidants is a good place to start. It is deliciously creamy and will leave you feeling satisfied despite being low in calories. It is one of those smoothies recommended for those embarking on their weight loss track.

Ingredients

  • 100g fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 50g blueberries
  • 50g strawberries

Simply place all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. Try swapping the yogurt for a banana to create a dairy free and vegan alternative.

  1. Berry Blast

The ingredients in this almond milk smoothie are low in calories but high in antioxidants, meaning that they can help to prevent damage to the cells in your body while, at the same time, helping you in your weight loss journey.

Beetroot is naturally sweet and contains a multitude of vitamins making it the perfect addition to this low-calorie smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 40g strawberries
  • 40g blueberries
  • 40g beetroot
  • 40g raspberries
  • 200ml almond milk

Just combine all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.Ensure the beetroot has been peeled, boiled and left to cool before use.

  1. Wake Up Call

This smoothie provides the perfect energy boost making it an ideal breakfast on those busy days.

The zesty flavours of the ginger and lime combined with the fruit’s sweetness result in a delicious low-calorie smoothie that will leave you feeling ready for the day ahead.

Ingredients

  • 50g mango
  • 50g strawberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • 200ml almond milk
  • Handful ice cubes

Simply place the fruit into a blender and add the almond milk and ice. Add the ginger and a squeeze of fresh lime and blitz for a few minutes.

  1. Wheatgrass Wonder

Hailed as a superfood, wheatgrass is high in vitamins and antioxidants and provides the perfect energy boost and essential as far as weight loss is concerned.

Reap the benefits of wheatgrass with this low-calorie almond milk smoothie that is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

Ingredients

  • 10g wheatgrass powder
  • Handful spinach leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 50g blueberries
  • 200ml almond milk

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

Although its name suggests otherwise, wheatgrass is gluten free meaning that this delicious smoothie is suitable for coeliacs.

  1. Cacao Loco

This smoothie is perfect for those chocoholics trying to lose weight but struggling with their chocolate cravings.

Cacao is higher in minerals and fiber than cocoa powder making this

smoothie a healthy alternative for those craving a sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 2 scoops cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey

Remove the stones from the dates before placing in a blender with the banana and cacao powder.

Blend into a paste before adding the almond milk and honey and blitzing until smooth.

  1. Let’s Avo Smoothie

This smoothie is bursting with good fats which can help your body to absorb vitamins effectively.

Despite containing four of your five a day, this smoothie is so creamy and delicious that you won’t even notice the vegetables! It is highly recommended for weight loss.

Ingredients

  • Handful kale (chopped with stems removed)
  • Handful Spinach
  • ½ medium avocado (peeled with stone removed)
  • 50g blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 200ml almond milk

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. Ensure you remove the kale stalks during preparation.

  1. Think Pink Smoothie

Hailed as a superfood, goji berries boost the immune system and evidence suggest they can even help to protect from heart disease.

This recipe combines them with antioxidant rich berries and beetroot to create a delicious low-calorie super smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 20g goji berries
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • 30g beetroot
  • 40g strawberries
  • 30g raspberries
  • 200ml almond milk

Simply remove the stones from the dates before placing them in a blender along with the rest of the ingredients.

Blend until smooth.

  1. Mango Mint Madness

This delicious smoothie is the perfect healthy alternative to sugary shop bought juices that are detrimental to your diet.

The sweet mango combined with fresh mint creates a refreshing smoothie that provides an energy boost.

Ingredients

  • 60g fresh mango
  • 200ml almond milk
  • Handful ice cubes
  • Sprig of mint (chopped with stalk removed)

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and combine. Ensure all mint stalks are removed during preparation.

  1. Superfood Smoothie

Just one of these smoothies a day is enough to reap the multitude of health benefits associated with wheatgrass and spirulina.

The combination of these superfoods along with kale and blueberries result in a smoothie packed with antioxidants that are low in calories yet delicious and recommended for weight loss.

Ingredients

  • 10g wheatgrass
  • 10g spirulina
  • Handful spinach leaves
  • Handful kale (chopped with stems removed)
  • 50g blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 200ml almond milk

Simply add all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. Ensure all kale stalks are removed during preparation.

  1. Classic Chia Smoothie

This delicious smoothie puts a twist on an old classic.

Chia seeds are considered to be a superfood due to their high vitamin and mineral content, try adding them to your almond milk smoothie to boost antioxidants, fiber and energy levels.

Ingredients

  • 50g strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.

  1. Banana Nut Dessert Smoothie

This seemingly indulgent smoothie is the perfect healthy alternative to high-calorie milkshakes. The nut butter provides a source of good fats and omega 3 which enable your body to absorb minerals effectively, a factor that is absolutely good for weight loss.

Sit back and enjoy this delicious treat without sabotaging your weight loss.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons 100% natural nut butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 50g fat-freeGreek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey

To make this smoothie, you will need to peel and freeze one banana in advance. Place the banana, nut butter, (peanut or almond work best for this recipe), and remaining ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.

For a dairy free or vegan alternative simply leave out the yogurt and substitute the honey for raw maple syrup or agave.

  1. Oat Breakfast Smoothie

This filling smoothie is perfect for those busy individuals who struggle to find the time for breakfast.

The delicious combination of fruit and oats is ideal for drinking on the go and is bursting with the vitamins required to get your day off to a healthy and happy start and keep your weight loss on track.

Ingredients

  • 50g strawberries
  • 50g blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • Handful spinach
  • 40g rolled oats
  • 200ml almond milk

Place the fruit, spinach and almond milk into a blender and blitz.

Once creamy, serve and top with the oats.

  1. Raspberry Ripple

This antioxidant rich smoothie is a healthy take on the classic ice cream flavour. It is low in calories but bursting with enough flavour to ensure you are left feeling satisfied.

Ingredients

  • 50g raspberries
  • 20g goji berries
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 50g fat-freeGreek yogurt
  • 200ml almond milk

Place the fruit in the blender and blitz until it forms a paste-like consistency before adding the remaining ingredients.

For a delicious dairy free and vegan alternative simply leave out the yogurt and substitute the honey for raw maple syrup or agave.

  1. Beet The Blues

This smoothie is low in calories but packed with flavour and antioxidants. In addition to containing an array of vitamins, beetroot has been known to combat depression making this smoothie the ideal way to lift your mood and increase your energy levels while at the same time keeping your weight loss program on track.

Ingredients

  • 40g beetroot
  • 50g blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 200ml almond milk

Simply combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Ensure the beetroot has been peeled, boiled and left to cool before use.

  1. Protein Punch

This high protein smoothie is the perfect on the go breakfast for anyone seeking to build or maintain muscle mass while training their eyes on weight loss.

Ingredients

  • Handful spinach leaves
  • Handful kale (chopped with stems removed)
  • 50g fat-freeGreek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 40g strawberries
  • 40g blueberries
  • 250ml almond milk

Ensure all kale stems are removed during preparation and combine in a blender with the rest of the ingredients.

If you wish to make this smoothie without the protein powder, simply reduce the amount of almond milk by 50ml.

  1. Fruit Fanatic

This deliciously creamy smoothie is satisfyingly sweet and will help keep sugar cravings at bay despite being so low in calories, something which makes it perfecr for weight loss

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Ingredients

  • 50g mango
  • 50g strawberries
  • 50g raspberries
  • 100g fat-freeGreek yogurt
  • 200ml almond milk

Simply add all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.

Try a dairy free and vegan alternative to replacing the yogurt with a banana.

  1. Green Monster

This zesty smoothie is the perfect energy source for those about to tackle a busy day and have a keen eye on weight loss as well. It is incredibly low in calories yet packed with nutrients and antioxidants due to the spirulina and wheatgrass that it contains.

Ingredients

  • Handful spinach
  • Handful kale (chopped with stems removed)
  • 1 green apple (peeled and chopped with core removed)
  • 10g spirulina powder
  • 10g wheatgrass powder
  • ¼ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 250ml almond milk

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth. Ensure all kale stems are removed during preparation and remember to remove the skin and core from the apple before slicing into small chunks.

Replace the honey with raw maple syrup or agave to make this smoothie suitable for vegans.

  1. Immune Booster

This smoothie is perfect for days you are feeling run down and need a pick me up.

The sweet flavours will keep sugar cravings at bay as the soothing combination of honey and ginger give your energy levels and immune system a boost.

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Ingredients

  • 50g mango
  • 50g pineapple
  • ¼ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Handful ice
  • 250ml almond milk

Simply place all of the ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth.

  1. Chocolate Chia Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is perfect for chocoholics who fancy a sweet treat but do not want to sabotage their weight loss.

The chia seeds provide a multitude of vitamins and minerals and, combined with the rest of the ingredients, create a low calorie and delicious smoothie that is packed full of fiber. It is amazing as far as weight loss goes.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 50g raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 4Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 250ml almond milk

Remove the stones from the dates and blend with the fruit to a paste-like consistency is formed.

Add the rest of the ingredients and blitz well until smooth. Substitute the honey for raw maple syrup or agave to make this suitable for vegans.

Along with weight loss, almond smoothies also have other wonderful benefits to your body. These keep your heart healthy and your skin glowing keeps your bones strong and contributes to muscle strength. It also improves digestion.

 

Credit: Positive Health Wellness

 

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