Calorie Counter

You are currently viewing the message boards in:

Smoothies for weight loss with no almond milk!

lpomeroylawlpomeroylaw Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
in Recipes
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!

Replies

  • 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: 5,834Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,834Member, 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: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member 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: 7,027Member Member Posts: 7,027Member Member
    Soy milk? Hemp milk? Oat milk? Rice milk? Water and protein powder?
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,438Member Member Posts: 1,438Member 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: 57Member Member Posts: 57Member 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: 172Member Member Posts: 172Member 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.
  • purplefizzypurplefizzy Posts: 439Member Member Posts: 439Member Member
    I like to chew my food as I find liquids less satiating.
    Delicious, but I need the experience of chewing to get my brain and stomach to chat, & properly register that I’ve eaten and send appropriate ‘full’ vibes.
    Just me.
    But for me, smoothies suck for ‘weight loss’ purposes, when I’m looking to maximize good stuff: kCals ratio & to get my brain to stop telling me I ‘need more food.’
    Liquefying stuff is a great way to make it super easy to power down.
    That’s not what I need when I’m cutting.
    But... just me.
  • dcowart4dcowart4 Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    I like to chew my food as I find liquids less satiating.
    Delicious, but I need the experience of chewing to get my brain and stomach to chat, & properly register that I’ve eaten and send appropriate ‘full’ vibes.
    Just me.
    But for me, smoothies suck for ‘weight loss’ purposes, when I’m looking to maximize good stuff: kCals ratio & to get my brain to stop telling me I ‘need more food.’
    Liquefying stuff is a great way to make it super easy to power down.
    That’s not what I need when I’m cutting.
    But... just me.

    I'm totally with you! Liquids do not satiate me, I'm starving within an hour. A smoothie/shake works only as a snack or a desert. [And I don't use dairy or banana's —the original question— but I do use chocolate flavored whey protein, I put in a vitamix 2 cups of frozen berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries), 1 scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder, 0.5 oz roasted almonds, 1.25 cups of chilled water and blend: it makes 2 big shakes together about 275 calories. Even though it's a fair amount of bulk, you are hungry in no time.]
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,050Member Member Posts: 7,050Member Member
    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!

    Why do feel the need to drink your food?
  • DanyellMcGinnisDanyellMcGinnis Posts: 276Member Member Posts: 276Member Member
    dcowart4 wrote: »
    I like to chew my food as I find liquids less satiating.
    Delicious, but I need the experience of chewing to get my brain and stomach to chat, & properly register that I’ve eaten and send appropriate ‘full’ vibes.
    Just me.
    But for me, smoothies suck for ‘weight loss’ purposes, when I’m looking to maximize good stuff: kCals ratio & to get my brain to stop telling me I ‘need more food.’
    Liquefying stuff is a great way to make it super easy to power down.
    That’s not what I need when I’m cutting.
    But... just me.

    I'm totally with you! Liquids do not satiate me, I'm starving within an hour. A smoothie/shake works only as a snack or a desert. [And I don't use dairy or banana's —the original question— but I do use chocolate flavored whey protein, I put in a vitamix 2 cups of frozen berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries), 1 scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder, 0.5 oz roasted almonds, 1.25 cups of chilled water and blend: it makes 2 big shakes together about 275 calories. Even though it's a fair amount of bulk, you are hungry in no time.]

    Whey protein is dairy.
  • StatChicBayesStatChicBayes Posts: 220Member, Premium Member Posts: 220Member, Premium Member
    I find I am too hungry after a smoothie for it to be an effective meal replacement on a routine basis and find I feel fuller if I were just eat the ingredients on their own (slower digestion time) so have them when I am pinched for time.

    I use: ice; frozen or fresh fruit: (strawberries and maybe some blueberries, or mango, peach); raw whole egg or egg white depending on macros for the day; kale (stems removed) or spinach, collagen or protein powder (usually unflavored or vanilla), pysillum (for fiber); sweetener depending on fruit (usually use splenda as have a huge box of it from costco); water or sometimes water/juice mix depending on calories/fruit to fill container. Can add flax seed or nuts as well. (I usually weigh ingredients and adjust quantities based on needs for the day)

    I try not to blend it (this is with a vitamin) so that it is completely smooth so that there is still some fiber benefit. Higher fat content helps with feeling fuller longer too (at least for me)
  • jillianclaybornjillianclayborn Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    I just started the 10 day smoothie/detox challenge!
Sign In or Register to comment.