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10 Low-Calorie Smoothies Under 250 Calories

 If you’re counting your calories and love your smoothies? These low-calorie smoothies are super light yet filling enough for breakfast, as a snack, or even a quick small lunch. The smoothies vary anywhere from 107 calories to 278.

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Smoothie recipes are pretty popular right now. And for a good reason – smoothies are a great way to get your fruits and veggies in.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

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Yet, only about one in ten of us are getting enough of them.

Smoothies provide a tasty and convenient way to eat those fruits and veggies. They’re the easy recipes you didn’t know you needed.

But if you’re not careful, even the healthy smoothies can make you pack on the pounds.

For instance, a small Baskin Robbins Fruit Cream Strawberry Smoothie contains 530 calories. That’s as many calories as 3 servings of beef tenderloin.  Yikes!

That’s why I’m sharing 10 low-calorie smoothies. Not only are they tasty, but they’ll keep you in your favorite skinny jeans and will do for great low calorie snacks.

So, you can feel good using it.

1. Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie

When you roll out of bed in the morning, you can feel quite groggy. This green smoothie provides a nice wake-me-up.

It’s s creamy smoothie. Also, refreshing, fruity, and not too sweet. It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

This is toned down by spinach, which gives the smoothies a vibrant green color. The frozen strawberries provide acidity.

And the unsweetened almond milk and Greek yogurt make this smoothie absolutely filling. In fact, one serving contains 7.6 grams of protein.

That’s more protein than one large egg. Yet this smoothie contains only 118 calories.

Not bad, right?

Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

1 cup spinach

½ cup frozen strawberries

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tsp maple syrup

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 118
  • Fats: 1.7g
  • Protein: 7.6g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 14g

2. Orange Smoothie

The winter months are long and dreary. And all too often, we come down with a cold.

And that’s no fun at all. Achoo!

So, we drink lots of fluids and hope for the best. This orange smoothie is for times like that, especially as a replacement of your regular orange juice.

It’s creamy, chunky, and sweet. And it’s packed with Vitamin C – perfect for fighting your cold.

It also contains some Vitamin A, another immune booster. But that’s not all.

You’re sweetening this smoothie with honey. Honey improves cough frequency and severity.

All this goodness comes in at just 107 calories. So, drink up those fruit smoothies like this!

Orange Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

1 fresh orange

¼ cup almond milk

1 tsp honey

¼ tsp vanilla extract

½ cup ice

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 107
  • Fats: 0.8g
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 20g

3. Apple Kiwi Smoothie

Does winter make you want to vacation on an Island? This apple kiwi smoothie is for you.

The bananas and kiwis give this smoothie lots of tropical flavors. And the spinach and apples provide additional nutrition – your dietitian will be so proud of you.

The Greek yogurt makes this smoothie nice and creamy. It also provides tons of protein.

In fact, one serving of this smoothie contains a whopping 12 grams of protein. That’s about ¼ of your daily protein needs.

Yet this smoothie contains just 241 calories. Love that? You might want to check these 200 calorie recipes.

Want to make this smoothie vegan? Use coconut yogurt instead.

Apple Kiwi Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

½ banana

½ apple (peeled and chopped)

2 kiwis (peeled and sliced)

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

½ cup water

1 cup spinach

A few cubes of ice

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 241
  • Fats: 1.5g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 50g
  • Fiber: 8.5g
  • Sugar: 32g

4. Raspberry Smoothie

Do you love berries? You’re in for a treat with this raspberry smoothie.

The raspberries add natural tartness. This is counteracted by the sweetness of apple juice and honey.

The bananas and Greek yogurt add some bulk.

Besides being tasty, this smoothie is quite nutritious. One serving contains 14 grams of protein.

And it contains 8.1 grams of fiber. That’s about 1/3 of your daily fiber needs.

Yet this smoothie contains just 248 calories.

Like some heat? Feel free to add some grated ginger.

Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

½ cup apple juice

½ banana

½ cup raspberries

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp honey

¼ cup ice cubes

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 248
  • Fats: 1.4g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 8.1g
  • Sugar: 33g

5. Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Looking for some island flavors? This smoothie has your name written all over it.

The coconut water and coconut yogurt will have you dancing – to the beat of the drums. The blueberries and honey add lots of natural sweetness.

And the vanilla extract takes this smoothie over the top. This smoothie is simply addictive.

Good thing it contains just 186 calories.

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

½ cup blueberries

½ cup plain coconut yogurt

¼ cup coconut water

1 tsp honey

¼ tsp vanilla extract

A few cubes of ice

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 186
  • Fats: 0.6g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 36g

6. Pear and Avocado Smoothie

Are you a big fan of green smoothies? This delicious smoothie screams green.

You’re getting the green from the pear, mint, spinach, and avocado. Now, that’s a ton of green.

Not only is this smoothie refreshing and tasty, but it’s also great for you too.

Pears are packed with Vitamin C and potassium. And they may even help you lose weight.

Meanwhile, avocados are full of fiber and heart-healthy fats. And they contain even more potassium than bananas.

Spinach is a heavy hitter too. It provides Vitamin K, calcium, and iron.

And you’re getting all this nutrition for just 172 calories and just 14 grams of sugar. Nice!

Pear and Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

½ pear (peeled and chopped)

¼ avocado (peeled and pitted)

¾ cup coconut water

¼ cup spinach

A few fresh mint leaves

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 172
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 14g

7. Pineapple Smoothie

Need a vegan-friendly smoothie? This pineapple smoothie is a great option for a sweet tooth.

It’s rich, creamy, and full of sweet fruity pineapple flavor. That’s because you’re adding not just fresh pineapple but pineapple juice too.

The bananas add extra sweetness and add creaminess. The almond milk adds even more creaminess, as well as plant-based protein.

Best of all, this smoothie contains only 278 calories.

Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

¾ cup pineapple juice

½ banana

¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks

¼ cup almond milk

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 278
  • Fats: 1.2g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Carbs: 69g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Sugar: 55g

8. Apple Pie Smoothie

Are you a fan of apple pie? Then you’ll love everything about this apple pie smoothie with no added sugar.

You’re getting all the indulgence of apple pie – without all the calories. In fact, one serving contains just 213 calories.

The apples and apple pie spice provide the apple pie taste. And the maple syrup and vanilla extract provide additional sweetness.

The chia seeds add a nice boost of fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

Who knew an apple pie, ahem, smoothie, could be so healthy?

Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

3/4 apple (peeled and chopped)

1/2 cup almond milk

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp chia seeds

¼ tsp apple pie spice

1 tsp maple syrup

1/4 cup of ice cubes

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 213
  • Fats: 6.2g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Sugar: 27g

9. Green Smoothie

Not a big fan of green smoothies? You will be after this.

This green smoothie recipe is refreshing and delicious. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.

And you don’t even taste the spinach.

Besides being tasty, this simple smoothie is good for you too. It’s full of fiber.

In fact, one serving provides ¼ of your daily fiber needs. Yet, it contains just 189 calories.

Green Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

3/4 cup unsweetened oat milk

1 cup spinach

½ banana

½ cup raspberries

¼ cup ice cubes

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 189
  • Fats: 1.4g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Carbs: 44g
  • Fiber: 7.3g
  • Sugar: 24g

10. Carrot and Orange Smoothie

Never had a Carrot and orange smoothie? Well, you’ve got to try this!

It sounds kind of weird – but it’s actually quite delicious and refreshing. The oranges and carrots make this smoothie – you guessed it – orange.

They also add lots of sweetness and bulk. In fact, you’re getting almost 6 grams of fiber.

So, it’s good for your gut. The ginger adds a pleasant spiciness to wake you up in the morning.

And the oats make this smoothie nice and thick.

And you’re getting all this yummy goodness for just 150 calories.

Carrot and Orange Smoothie

Ingredients for a glass of smoothie

1 medium carrot (peeled and chopped)

1 orange

1/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)

1 tbsp oats

1 tsp honey

1/4 cup ice

Nutritional value

  • Calories: 150
  • Fats: 1.3g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Carbs: 35g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Sugar: 22g

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What Do You Put in a Smoothie to Lose Weight?

To help you lose weight, your smoothies must have a good balance of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

That’s because protein, fiber, and healthy fats help you feel full longer. So, you end up eating less and losing weight.

You don’t want your smoothies to contain just fruit. That’s because fruit contains simple sugars which aren’t filling.

A good rule of thumb is to add one cup of fruit.

Berries are a great choice because they contain a ton of fiber. And they’re packed with antioxidants.

For the liquid, you want to use one cup of milk. If you’re using plant-based milk, it’s best to choose one with higher protein content, such as soy milk.

You also want some fat for creaminess. But don’t overdo it either.

A good serving of fat would be ¼ avocado, 2 tablespoons of seeds such as chia seeds, or 1 tablespoon of nut butter.

If you like, you can also add a scoop of protein powder to your smoothie. I recommend a plant-based powder like this one here because it has added fibre.

It also had probiotics and enzymes.

You can also add silken tofu to increase the protein content. And no – tofu won’t make your Smoothie taste nasty.

You can even add beans like navy beans to your smoothie for extra protein. They are a great source of protein, add creaminess, and don’t change your smoothie’s flavor.

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Tips to Make the Best Low-Calorie Smoothies

To make the best low-calorie smoothies, there are a few things you should do.

First, if you can, use frozen fruit. That’s because frozen fruit makes your smoothies nice and thick – instead of watery like juice.

If you only have fresh fruit, you can use that. But you will need to add some ice to get the right texture.

Also, make sure you place your ingredients in the correct order. Start with liquids first, followed by fruits/veggies, green, and lastly, ice.

That way, when you blend your smoothie, you get the right consistency.

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Great Blenders to Use to Make Smoothies

When making smoothies, you want your smoothie to be smooth and silky. You don’t want bits of spinach or kale floating around in your smoothies.

So, a good blender is vital for making smoothies. Here are 5 high-quality blenders that will make smoothie-making easier:

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10 Low-Calorie Smoothies Under 250 Calories

Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Counting your calories and need a low-calorie smoothie to aid weight loss and a healthy diet. These nutritious smoothies are refreshing and super easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Multiple Vegetables/Fruit/Berries
  • Greens
  • Plant-based milk
  • Maple syrup/Honey
  • Spices
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add in all the ingredients into the blender.
  2. If none of the ingredients is frozen, finish up with ice cubes.
  3. Pulse to make the smoothie.

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Amy

Saturday 18th of June 2022

What measures are the glasses though? Small, medium or large? Do you have a rough ml for them? :)

Karo @ AllNutritious

Saturday 18th of June 2022

These are around 300ml each per glass. If you want a little more of smoothie without the extra calories, I recommend adding some water, ice cubes, or even some the plant-based milk. Almond milk, for example, only has 40 calories per cup, which is very low and super nutritious! :)

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