2 Delicious Smoothie Recipes That Will Help You Lose Weight

Harley Pasternak’s Sweet Spinach Smoothie

Sweet Spinach Smoothie

Trainer Harley Pasternak’s spinach smoothie is a favorite of his celebrity clients (Julianne Hough is a fan!) to help them stay on the right track, especially after a period of indulgence.

Spinach is the star of this creamy smoothie, and for good reason — with only one 16-ounce serving, you’ll get your entire daily dietary allowance of vitamin A (great for healthy skin, hair, and eyes) and bone-building vitamin K, as well as an incredible amount of vital nutrients such as manganese, potassium, and vitamin C. This 300-calorie smoothie is a good protein source, making this veggie-packed smoothie a great option for breakfast, particularly if you’re trying to lose weight.


  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 15 green or red grapes
  • 6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until mixed to the desired consistency.


Calories per serving 296

The Berry Breakfast Smoothie

banana and strawberry Smoothie

Take advantage of the crazy-cheap strawberries and blueberries from Summer, and stock up to make this deliciously smooth yogurt smoothie. The fruit adds natural sweetness, and it is rich and creamy with yogurt. The almonds add healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein to keep you full and you won’t even know that they’re there with a good blender.
This makes a delicious and filling breakfast smoothie for just over 350 calories, 9.2 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein to enjoy if you’re trying to lose weight.


You can miss the ice cubes if you use frozen fruit. This meal is also vegan, but please feel free to add normal yogurt.


  • 4 large Strawberries 
  • Bananas 1/2 
  • A half-cup of blueberries 
  • Soy yogurt 3 ounces 
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk 
  • 12 raw almonds 
  • 3 ice cubes


Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until creamy and smooth. Enjoy it right away.


Calories per serving 339