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21 Cheap Smoothies for Weight Loss to Slim Down for Summer

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Trying to lose some weight or get in shape? This list of 20+ cheap smoothies for weight loss are the answer. Every single one of these smoothie ideas are healthy, easy to make, and affordable.

The key to making cheap smoothies is to buy fruit in season, buy frozen, and use more affordable fruit choices like bananas and strawberries paired with lots of veggies like spinach.

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21 Cheap Smoothies for Weight Loss

If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to make smoothies every day you can prep a big batch! Based on our research and testing, smoothies last 2-3 days in the fridge.

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1. Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

This is one of our favorite cheap smoothies! The pairing of blueberries + spinach make this affordable smoothie incredibly healthy! The greek yogurt, chia seeds, and avocado give this recipe healthy fats, high in protein, and high in fiber. The almond milk is our favorite milk for smoothies and is really popular in our list of paleo smoothie recipes as well!

2. Detox Green Smoothie Recipe

Our green detox smoothie recipe is one of our favorites! The combination of spinach, celery, cucumber, and pineapple make this recipe packed with nutrition. This smoothie also has an impressive 15g of fiber with just 330 calories.

This is one of our favorite meal replacement smoothies for weight loss because of the chia and hemp seeds. It’s also one of the best colon cleansing smoothies!

3. High Protein Green Smoothie

If you’re looking for high protein smoothies, give this one a try. It’s packed with spinach, blueberries, banana, nut butter, almond milk, chia and hemp seeds. It’s one of our favorite cheap smoothies because it has 35g of protein and 12g of fiber! The almond milk is our favorite liquid base for smoothies!

4. Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Our chocolate peanut butter smoothie is an all-time favorite. We tried a bunch of different variations before finalizing this recipe. This is one of the best cheap smoothie recipes because it has 30g of protein, 10g of fiber, and less than 20g of sugar. It’s also less than 350 calories.

5. Healthy Green Goddess Smoothie

If you really want to get some greens, try our green goddess smoothie! It has kale and spinach and it’s balanced out by the pineapple and banana. It’s the perfect blend of flavor, consistency, and nutrients. We use almond milk to get a creamier texture and the Greek yogurt gives it a protein boost. The best part is this smoothie is less than 300 calories!

6. Banana Apple Smoothie

If you have apples and bananas to eat, then this smoothie is perfect for you! It has 10g of fiber with only 250 calories. The mango is one of our favorite ways to sweeten a smoothie. Apples and bananas are two of the most affordable fruits so this is a super cheap smoothie recipe.

This is a smoothie made with water instead of milk which also helps lower the calorie content!

7. Beet Detox Smoothie Delight

Have you tried beets in a while? Why not try beets in a smoothie mixed with fruit.

Beets are high in folate, potassium, and fiber, to name a few, making them excellent for your health (and making this a great option if you’re looking for a weight loss smoothie for breastfeeding)!

They’re also high in vitamin C, which is good to keep you healthy and help fight off sickness – that’s why they’re one of the best veggies for smoothies!

8. Orange Smoothies with Banana and Yogurt

These orange smoothies are a great immune-boosting option! The orange and banana makes for a great flavor combo and the greek yogurt gives it a higher protein content than most smoothies.

If you don’t have any yogurt, try using one of our yogurt substitutes for smoothies.

Oranges and bananas are some of the cheapest fruits you can get so this is definitely a budget friendly smoothie option! Bananas are also a must-use ingredient if you want to make a smoothie creamier!

9. Anti-Inflammatory Red Smoothie

A lot of people don’t realize how much inflammation in different parts of your body can affect your weight loss efforts. Mixing a smoothie like this in once in a while is a great way to make sure that the inside of your body is getting the attention it needs to keep working in tip-top shape, too!

This one is also on our list of NutriBullet weight loss smoothies!

10. Skinny Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

I feel like this is the PERFECT smoothie recipe for fall — I’ll be craving my favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte but it’s SO full of sugary calories! This recipe would be ideal for getting my pumpkin fix on, but still putting weight loss and health first!

banana smoothie

11. Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie

People go crazy for a good detox program, and with good reason — it works! The only problem with most of the detox programs is that they focus more on results than on the actual health value of what you’re putting into (or rather, not putting into) your body.

This is one of our favorite cheap smoothies for weight loss!

12. Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie

I think by now we all know that green smoothie recipes for weight loss and detox DO work. The only hard part to swallow is the thought of putting spinach in your smoothie.

I have to be honest with you. A while back I tried spinach in my smoothie. I thought it was all I was going to taste. The opposite actually happened — it was so flavorful and the spinach mixed in so smoothly!

Spinach smoothies are absolutely packed with great nutrients, making this superfood smoothie one your body will thank you for!

13. Green Detox Smoothie Recipe

Ah, the dreaded “green smoothie.” Something about smoothies in this color seems to make people run the other way, but as I said before, it really is DELICIOUS! I don’t understand why the green color makes us all hesitant to try it, but I promise you, again, that you’ll honestly be hooked after just one taste!

The higher fiber in the smoothie can occasionally cause a smoothie to be foamy so watch out for that!

14. Layered Mixed-Berry Green Power Smoothie

How cool is this double-decker drink? The first layer is blueberries and raspberries, and the second layer is kiwi and mango. This recipe also calls for vanilla protein powder. Frozen mango is also one of our favorite substitutes for banana in smoothies!

If you’re wondering how to make smoothies with frozen fruit, this is definitely the first one I’d recommend you try. This is one of our favorite yogurt free smoothies!

15. Blueberry Protein Weight Loss Smoothie

It’s a fact that the thicker your smoothie is, the more satiated (less hungry) you’ll feel when you’re done eating it!

There’s just something in our brains that makes us put together that food is thick (and maybe even needs chewing), so if you can have a nice rich smoothie like this but still maintain the weight loss benefits from it, it’s a big win!

16. Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

If you’re looking for another weight loss smoothie with simple ingredients, then look no further!

This is also another superfood smoothie! Blueberries have great antioxidants in them that you won’t get with other foods.

Oh yeah, are you wondering if any of these recipes will tell you how to make a smoothie with yogurt? Although you could probably use any kind, this recipe, in particular, uses Greek yogurt – as if it didn’t have enough amazing healthy ingredients, to begin with! This is one of our favorite high protein smoothies without protein powder!

blueberry banana smoothie

17. French Toast Breakfast Protein Shake

Wait… I thought this list was for weight loss? It is! How delicious does this french toast smoothie sound and look? With a flavor like this, this has to be THE weight loss smoothie for picky eaters!

Not to mention that at only 180 calories, this smoothie is a great meal replacement to help save your calories for later.

On second thought, I might save this delicious recipe to be dessert and sneak this weight loss smoothie before bed!

18. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

All of my three favorite flavors mixed together into a delicious smoothie. Is there a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter?  When a banana is added to the mix it puts the flavors into a super blast.

Peanut butter is one of our favorite ways to make a smoother consistency in smoothies!

With a rich flavor and thick texture, you might forget that you’re not drinking a milkshake! This delicious weight loss smoothie with almond milk gets taken up a notch if you substitute with vanilla almond milk!

This is one of the best protein shake recipes that we’ve tested!

19. Classic Vanilla Weight Loss Smoothie

On the rare chance that you don’t much care for chocolate but you’re still looking for a more milkshake-like weight loss smoothie, then this is truly the perfect recipe for you!

You could easily toss in a few berries to tweak the flavor to become something a little more “colorful,” so this is a great recipe to keep handy as a good “base” recipe!

20. Nut Lovers Cashew Date Smoothie

The look of this cashew date smoothie makes me think of a drink from Starbucks. However, in this weight loss smoothie, it contains dates.

Dates are great for weight loss because the high fiber helps keep you regulated.

But wait, because this recipe gets even better. Whether due to necessity or to choice, if you’re looking for dairy free smoothies, this is the one for you! Try it out this weekend!

21. Cake Batter Smoothie

Yes, you read that right. Yes, it’s actually a healthy smoothie because it’s sugar-free and only takes 5-ingredients.

Yes, I’ll wait while you read it again a few times, drool, clean that up, and come back.

The secret ingredient here? Cake Batter flavored protein powder. Why did I not know that this existed before now?!

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Richmond Howard

Richmond Howard started World of Blenders in 2022 to help people solve all their blender issues and buy the best blender for their kitchen! He's tested dozens of blenders and on his other site, Meal Prepify, he's helped over 3 million people learn how to meal prep.

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