9 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Fighters Cutting Weight

9 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Fighters Cutting Weight

Cutting weight sucks. It sucks worse if you have a full training schedule where you are putting your body through the wringer. In such instances, what you put into your body is just as important as how many calories you put in your body.

Smoothies can be an excellent addition to your diet regimen and is a popular option for the weeks leading up to a fight. In general, they are packed full of fruits, berries, vegetables, and other healthy ingredients. Of course, not all smoothies are equal. And some healthy smoothies can be high in calories. Smoothies ideal for weight cuts avoid full-fat versions of yogurt and milk. Fruit such as avocado and banana are reasonably high in calories but are also filling, so you can still use them. 

Smoothies are great for weight-cutting for a host of reasons:

Smoothies make you feel full - smoothies, unlike juices, are a meal in a glass. Because they use whole fruits and vegetables they are packed with fiber. They make a filling breakfast that will hold you until lunchtime. You can also have a smoothie for lunch or as a snack. 

Smoothies are full of vitamins - When you eat less food you run the risk of not getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. 

Smoothies are full of water, so they are great for preventing dehydration when you are working out. 

Many smoothies will allow you to hit your recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables in only one glass. But don’t stop there! Make sure the rest of your weight loss is also packed with healthy fresh vegetables in salads, soups, and as side orders. 

Smoothies make a convenient meal replacement or also make a great pre or post-workout snack. Our top 9 healthy and delicious smoothies are all less than 300 calories.

Note: You can add protein powder to any of the smoothie recipes to meet your daily protein requirements.

Green Veggie Smoothie

 This bright green smoothie is perfect for dieters. The cucumber contains a high level of water and fiber that will keep you hydrated and feel full. A half cucumber contains just 20 calories and is loaded with nutrients, including around 60% of your RDA amount of vitamin K. Pears are also packed with water, fiber, antioxidants, and have a high level of vitamin A and C.And they could help you lose belly fat. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 small pear, cored and seeded  
  • ¼ Florida avocado  
  • ½ seeded cucumber, peeled 
  • 1 handful watercress 
  • 1 handful romaine lettuce   
  • ½ cup spring water
  • Erythritol, to taste 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 206, Total Fat 7g, Total Carbs 35g Protein 3g, Fiber 12g

Banana & Oat Smoothie

You can still have a creamy, filling smoothie on a weight loss plan. This delicious smoothie will provide you with one-quarter of your RDA of fiber. Oats contain soluble fiber that can lower cholesterol and is a great choice for diabetics and prevents blood sugar spikes. 

Ingredients

  • 1 banana 
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp liquid sweetener

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 211, Total Fat 4g, Total Carbs 36g, Protein 11g, Fiber 6g

Blueberry, Banana, & Chia Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with super foods including blueberries and chia seeds. Blueberries are thought to regulate fat burning and improve blood sugar levels. Chia seeds contain insoluble fiber that expands in the stomach making you feel full. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup frozen banana 
  • 1 scoop/½ cup vanilla bean low cal ice cream such as Halo Top or Arctic Zero 
  • ½ cup low-fat milk 
  • ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 
  • 2 tsp rice protein powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds 
  • 6 ice cubes

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 272, Total Fat 10 g, Total Carbs 50 g, Protein 6 g, Fiber 5 g

Berries & Cream Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with sweet and delicious strawberries and blueberries. Strawberries are low in calories and packed with fiber. And blueberries can help reduce cholesterol and belly fat. This smoothie also contains a full scoop of ice cream per serve. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen), chopped 
  • ½ cup low-fat milk   
  • ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 
  • 1 scoop/½ cup vanilla bean low cal ice cream such as Halo Top or Arctic Zero 
  • 1 tsp chia seeds 
  • 6 ice cubes

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 198 Total Fat 10 g, Total Carbs 42 g, Protein 5 g, Fiber 4 g

Healthy Chocolate & Avocado Smoothie

Often referred to as slimcados, Florida avocados are larger but lower in fat than the Californian Haas variety. There are heaps of reasons to include avocados in weight loss smoothies. They can help you reduce belly fat and can reduce your appetite. They also help you absorb nutrients. 

Ingredients

  • ½ ripe Florida avocado
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 12 drops liquid Stevia
  • 1 cup water

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 159, Total Fat 14g, Carbs 16g, Protein 4g, Fiber 2g

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

This matcha green tea smoothie is excellent for weight loss as it acts as a fat blocker and can help improve your exercise performance. This smoothie is also loaded with mango and banana that will help you feel full. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large mango (fresh or frozen) 
  • 2 frozen bananas 
  • 2 large handfuls spinach 
  • 2 tsp matcha green tea powder 
  • 1 cup light coconut milk .

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 285, Total Fat: 9g, Carbs: 51g, Protein: 4g, Fiber 14g

Pumpkin & Fig Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with fiber and protein to help you to feel full. Pumpkins, figs, and bananas are packed with fiber and vitamins. Milk and almond butter adds protein and makes this smoothie deliciously creamy.                                                   

Ingredients:

  • ½ large frozen banana 
  • 3 fresh figs 
  • ⅓ cup canned pumpkin 
  • 1 tbsp.cinnamon almond butter 
  • 1 cup low fat milk 
  • 2–3 ice cubes 
  • Extra cinnamon to garnish

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 240, Total Fat: 5g, Carbs: 42g, Protein: 19g, Fiber 9g

Creamy Pineapple Smoothie with Kale

This smoothie is packed with the goodness of sweet pineapple, creamy banana, and kale. It’s packed with fiber and protein from the yogurt and peanut butter.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups lightly packed chopped kale leaves
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen medium banana 
  • ¼ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple pieces 
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter 
  • Sweetener if desired

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 240, Total Fat: 5g, Carbs: 42g, Protein: 19g, Fiber 9g

Tropical Carrot Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie is great as a hydrating pre or post-workout drink. Carrot juice helps to produce bile secretion and helps to burn fat and boost weight loss. It’s a great way to boost your fruit and vegetable intake and is packed full of vitamin A and antioxidants. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cup carrot juice
  • 1 ½ cup frozen pineapple 
  • 1 ½ cup frozen mango 
  • 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced 

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 150, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 35g, Protein: 1g, Fiber 3g

(Last Updated On: March 30, 2020)