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Smoothies for weight loss with no almond milk!

lpomeroylawlpomeroylaw Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
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Hi all, would appreciate your recipes for smoothies (I’m trying to lose weight), but here’s the kicker: I need to avoid unsweetened almond milk and dairy also. In addition no bananas or pineapple. This seems to be a challenge for me as everything I’ve found to date is either almond milk cow milk or coconut milk, none of which work for me. Help! Thanks in advance!


  • TeaBeaTeaBea Posts: 13,999Member Member Posts: 13,999Member Member
    Smoothies aren't for weight loss, but they may help you keep a consistent calorie deficit.

    Here's a website with calorie controlled recipes:

    Sub in soy milk or cashew milk for almond, cow, or coconut milk. Or use water.

    Bananas are a sweetener and help give the smoothie a nice texture (that's why they are a common ingredient). Sub in other fruit of choice. Frozen fruit chunks may help with texture.

    Pineapple is a sweetener also - sub in other fruit of choice.

  • lpomeroylawlpomeroylaw Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Thank you! Curious about your reply: why can’t smoothies be used for weight loss? Or why are smoothies not for weight loss?
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 4,966Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,966Member, Premium Member
    They can be used if you log all ingredients correctly and they help keep you in a calorie deficit.

    Try water instead of milk.
  • dulcejimenez144dulcejimenez144 Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    Thank you! Curious about your reply: why can’t smoothies be used for weight loss? Or why are smoothies not for weight loss?

    Anything can be used for weight loss, as long as you are staying at a calorie deficit by the end of the day. Just drinking a smoothie a day does not guarantee weight loss, unless you stay at a calorie deficit. Only a calorie deficit guarantees weight loss.

    That being said, you should come up with an idea of how many calories you want to spend on a smoothie. I'd love to help you come up with some ideas after you come up with a number.
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 6,874Member Member Posts: 6,874Member Member
    Soy milk? Hemp milk? Oat milk? Rice milk? Water and protein powder?
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,329Member Member Posts: 1,329Member Member
    Water is a good choice. Juice?
    Smoothies can be high calorie.
    As others stated, a calorie deficit is the only criteria for weight loss.
  • wendyheath32wendyheath32 Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    I tend to use fresh juice for smoothies as not a fan of the creaminess of plant milk in them. Also frozen fruit is great for texture. Also add on spinach or if your feeling brave kale and I use unflavoured pea protein powder too. Add some flax or chia and of you want to bulk it out add oats
  • AnabirgiteAnabirgite Posts: 148Member Member Posts: 148Member Member
    I am allergic to tree nuts and sensitive to dairy...I made my smoothie today with, water, egg whites, 48 grams cooked oatmeal mix, spinach, beets, apple, blueberry, mango and protein powder. My Oatmeal mix, I make once a week, 2 cups water, 85 grams oats, 15 g chia seeds, 15 g flaxseeds, then I save in tupperware and measure 48 grams. I vary each color, try for two veggies. A little over 400 calories.
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