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
-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
-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
*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)
-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
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
Hi do you by any chance know how much fat, carbs, and protein are in the 4essintal ingredient smoothie?
Thank you for the recipe, this is an awesome breakfast for me.
I put my own twist to this by adding some 0% fat milk and matcha powder instead of the spirulina, without the cucumber.
It is delicious, thank you for the inspiration.
A YT follower from Morocco!
Hi Liezl, can you tell me how often you drank this smoothie? Was it once a day? Did it replace your meals?
When I drink this smoothie, I’ll generally have it for breakfast. I still have a regular lunch and dinner. And sometimes a snack too – only if I need it! 🙂
I tried this smoothie today, without the cucumber because I had none, but it was still soooo good!! I had no appetite today because I am sick, so I wanted to have something easy to make. Thank you for the recipe??
You are such an inspiration!! I am trying to lose weight and I watch your videos over and over again, because I get so motivated!! Love you so much!!
Greetings from Seoul, South Korea!!
Hi Miya! Thank you so much for your message and for your kind words! 🙂 I’m glad that you found this recipe easy. Hope that you are feeling better now! Liezl xx