I would not be a nutritionist if I did not offer up a smoothie blog now and then!  There are endless ways to mix a smoothie, the challenge is finding the right mix that will support your weight loss goals.  Be very cautious…smoothies can tally up on calories (especially carbohydrates) very quickly.  Most people go about making a smoothie thinking that it is a healthy alternative not knowing that they are blending more than 800 calories for one glass.  Before throwing fruits and vegetables in the blender, pick the one smoothie desire that suits you best below…

  1. Do you want it to be a health mecca of super foods and powerful nutrients that are going to create glowing skin, radiant hair and super energy?
  2. Are you looking to kill the carbohydrate, chocolate and sugar craving?  Looking for satisfaction on a diet program?
  3. You want a way to start your day, it’s gotta be fast, balanced and that tastes good with little to no fuss?


Keep in mind that all the smoothie options below are a perfect 300 calorie smoothie: 30 grams of Carbohydrates + 20 grams of Protein + 10 grams of Fat

If you picked #1 – try the GREEN IT UP SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is filled with greens, oils and superfoods.  Your body will be thanking you for this nutrient injection!

Here is what you need to throw in the blender (Makes 1)

1 cup kale + 1 cup spinach + 1/2 cup pineapple + 1 scoop collagen protein powder + 1 tsp flax seed oil + 1 tsp almond butter + 1 juice of lemon (water and ice to match your consistency preference!)

If you picked #2 – try the CHOCOLATE LOVERS SMOOTHIE

This smoothie still holds some nutrition – dark chocolate is healthy!  It will curb your sugar and chocolate craving because of it’s sweet taste and fibre.

Here is what you need to throw in the blender (Makes 1)

1/2 frozen banana + 1 cup spinach + 2 tbsp chia seeds + 2 tbsp pure cocoa powder + 1 cup skim milk + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

If you picked #3 – try 1-2-3 GO SMOOTHIE

Simple and does the trick, provides a modest blend of staple foods and tastes great.  For added texture you can add ice.

Here is what you need to throw in the blender (Makes 1)

1 frozen banana + 1 tbsp peanut butter + 1 cup skim milk + 1 scoop whey protein powder