Weight-loss Green Smoothie Recipe (sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free)

Weight-loss Green Smoothie Recipe (sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free)

Green Detox Smoothie for Weight-loss

My favorite green smoothie recipe for losing weight

This is my go-to green smoothie recipe that I make when I feel like my body needs a little detoxing! This smoothie was also (and still is) one of my favorite recipes to make when I was trying to lose weight – it helped me to lose 40 Lbs!

This recipe is well balanced with whole carbs, good protein and healthy fats – so it’s a nice balanced breakfast. This recipe is also 100% sugar, dairy and gluten-free.

You can make this smoothie with me in the video below, so make sure you check it out.

I hope that you love it as much as I do!

Liezl Jayne XO

The Recipe

Essential Ingredients:

-1 medium *banana (fresh or frozen)
-1/3 medium *avocado
-1 handful fresh baby spinach
-1/2 to 1 cup chopped cucumber (peeled)
-1/2 to 1 cup water (or pure coconut water)
-ice to taste

Optional Ingredients:

-1 flat teaspoon cold-pressed coconut oil
-2 teaspoons chia seeds (soaked with 6 teaspoons water for a few mins)
-1 Tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
-2 Tablespoons dry rolled oats
-1 teaspoon spirulina or chlorella powder

(serves one)

*You can also use 1 cup chopped mango instead of 1 medium banana

*You can also use 2/3 cup plain full-cream yogurt instead of 1/3 medium avocado (coconut yogurt, dairy yogurt or another yogurt substitute)


The Method


-soak 2 teaspoons chia seeds in 6 teaspoons water for a few minutes
-wash the baby spinach and peel the cucumber
-add the banana, avocado, peeled cucumber and baby spinach to a blender
-optionally add coconut oil, soaked chia seeds, unsweetened almond butter, dry rolled oats and spirulina (or chlorella) to your smoothie mix
-add water or coconut water
-blend the ingredients until smooth
-add ice to taste and blend again
-serve chilled & enjoy!

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo


Cal Breakdown

Calories per ingredient:

1 medium banana = 100 cal
1/3 avocado = 100 cal
1/2 to 1 cup chopped cucumber = 8 to 16 cal
handful baby spinach = almost nothing
1/2 to 1 cup coconut water = 23 to 46 cal
1 teaspoon coconut oil = 40 cal
2 teaspoons chia seeds = 46 cal
1 Tablespoon almond butter = 100 cal
2 Tablespoons dry rolled oats = 38 cal
1 teaspoon spirulina or chlorella powder = almost nothing

Cal total per serve

Smoothie with only 4 essential ingredients = 220 calories per serving

Smoothie with all ingredients = 460 calories per serving


Photos and video by Liezl Jayne Strydom – for liezljayne.com