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10 Delicious Low Calorie Smoothie Ideas under 150 calories

Have the 3pm munchies kicked in yet?  Here are 10 Smoothie Ideas under 150 calories.  These delicious low calorie smoothies are full of fruit and will satisfy almost any craving!

10 Satisfying Smoothie Recipes and Ideas under 150 calories.

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10 Smoothie Ideas under 150 calories

It’s 3 pm… I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard all day and it’s time for a snack! 

Are you someone who:

  1. Reaches for that salty bag of chips?
  2. Starts searching all your hubby’s favorite hiding spots, trying to find the chocolate you asked him to hide- so you wouldn’t eat it?
  3. Someone who is able to able to dole themselves out just 15 almonds and not eat the rest of the bag?

(I’m usually number 2. Lucky for me though, my hubby is an excellent hider….)

I’m always trying to eat better/watch what I eat. ( And not always with success…)

By 3:00 pm, my willpower’s at its lowest point of the day and it’s so tough to resist those not so good for you snacks.

One of my favorite snacks to help keep me on track and resist temptation is a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are an excellent way to satisfy a sweet tooth without too many extra calories and they are so good for you too!

Low Calorie Smoothies:

Today, I have 10 delicious smoothie recipes/ideas to share. The best part is, the smoothies are all around 150 calories or less!

low calorie fruit smoothies

Are Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?

There are definite health benefits to smoothies.  Fiber, antioxidants, calcium, etc…  The list goes on. 

While drinking a healthy smoothie won’t induce weight loss in itself; replacing a sugary or processed snack with a low calorie smoothie will definitely fill you up, satisfy your sweet tooth and help keep you on the right track.

My Secret Low Calorie Smoothie Ingredient:

One of the ways I keep the calorie count down on my afternoon smoothie is by using Silk Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk. There is also an Almond Coconut Blend (yum) for 35 calories and an unsweetened Cashew milk version that is 25 calories. 

Depending on the flavor you choose and as long as you stick with the unsweetened, the calories range from 25 to 60 for a full cup!

Tips For Making the Best Low Calorie Smoothies:

  1. Use fresh or frozen fruit (or a combo of both) If you use fresh, you will need to add about 1/2 cup of ice.) Ripe bananas work best.
  2. Load smoothie ingredients into the container in the proper order—liquids first, then soft fruits or vegetables, greens, and ice on top.
  3. Depending on the sweetness of the fruit, you might need a bit of sweetener, use honey, agave, maple syrup, Stevia, sugar substitute, apple juice, or a little sugar a tiny bit at a time.
  4. All blenders are different, and will process, the ingredient at a different rate so if your Smoothie is too thin: Add a bit more fruit/banana/ice. If it is too thick: add a bit more Silk Almond/Coconut Milk or low sugar juice.
  5. Optional add-ins to bump up the nutritional content: 1/2 avocado, (will add creaminess w/out changing the flavor) Handful of baby spinach, chia or flax seed, protein powder, nut butters, yogurt or even cooked oatmeal.  (keep in mind theas also bump the calorie count!

Blender Recommendations for the Best Smoothies:

  1. My Blender: Vitamix 5200 2 HP motor (That is the Amazon link, though I bought mine when it was the QVC deal of the day on 6 easy pays.)
  2. Ninja  1100 watts- have not tried this blender, but that’s a lot of watts for the $$)
  3. Nutri Ninja (1000 watts)
  4. Hamilton Beach  (700 watts)
  5. Plus don’t forget the Cute Straws!

10 Smoothie Ideas Under 150 Calories

The next time you’re tempted to grab an unhealthy snack, try one of these smoothies instead.  (All but the Coconut Java Serves 1.)

low calorie smoothies

 

1. Cherrylicious Smoothie (138 calories)

1 cup frozen cherries + 1/4 cup chopped pineapple + 1/2 cup low sugar orange juice or apple juice + 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend + 1/4 cup ice if needed (unless I am using all frozen fruit- I usually add a handful of ice to my smoothies)

 

2. Strawberry Banana Smoothie (119 calories)

3/4 cup strawberries + 1/2 banana + 3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend

 

3. Peaches and Cream Smoothie (84 calories)

1 cup sliced peaches + 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend

Healthy Smoothie Recipes- peach smoothie

 

4. Tropical Green Smoothie (144 calories)

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk + 3/4 cup pineapple (cubed) + 1/2 banana + 1/2 cup spinach + 1/2 cups ice

 

5. Pineapple Coconut Smoothie (116 calories)

1 cup frozen pineapple + 3/4 cup Unsweetened Silk Coconut Milk

smoothie recipes

 

6. Creamsicle Smoothie (133 calories)

1/2 cup reduced-sugar orange juice + 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend + 1 cup Frozen Mango Chunks

7. Coconut Mocha Java Frappe 

(link to recipe)

(this one serves 2 and is under 100 calories if you use the sugar-free Hershey’s syrup)

how to make a mocha java chip frappuccino smoothie

 

8. Apple Pie Smoothie (122 calories w/ almond milk)

(link to recipe) 

9. Good Morning Smoothie (134 calories)

4 oz orange juice + 1/2 banana +1/2 cups frozen mixed berries + 4 oz Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend

 

10. Pomegranate Mixed Berry (143 calories)

.75 cup frozen mixed berries + 4 oz low sugar pomegranate juice + 1/2 medium banana + 4 oz Unsweetened Almond milk

smoothie ideas pomegranate smoothie

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Basic Low Calorie Fruit Smoothie Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: smoothies
  • Method: blender

Description

Use this base recipe to create any flavor low calorie fruit smoothie you’d like!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1.25 cups of fresh or frozen fruit (or any combo fresh vs frozen)
  • 1 cup liquid (any combo of milk/milk alternative or juice to make 1 cup)
  • Handful of ice if you used fresh fruit

Instructions

  1. Load your smoothie ingredients into the blender container in the proper order—liquids first, then soft fruits or vegetables, greens, and ice on top.
  2. Depending on sweetness of the fruit, you might need a bit of sweetener, use honey, agave, maple syrup, Stevia, sugar substitute, apple juice, or a little sugar a tiny bit at a time.
  3. Blend, blend, blend…

and enjoy!



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 recipe
  • Calories: 150

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11 Comments

  1. Having your hubby hide the chocolate so you don’t eat it. OH. MY. GAWD! I literally slapped a hand over my mouth when I read that. You mean, it’s not just me?? LMAO! My hubs is also a creative hider of the chocolates. I have to work him over pretty good for him to give up the location. LOL! Great recipes. I can’t wait to give them a try.

    1. Ha ha, thanks Pari. I am very grateful he has better self-control than I do. I mean, I want sweets in the house, I just don’t want to know where they are since I work from home!

  2. Great list, I have been using my own homemade cashew milk in smoothies. Probably more calories, but love all these ideas.

  3. I loved the cherrylicious smoothie! Thanks for the ideas.

  4. Elizabeth Henderson says:

    Are these all single serving sizes?

  5. As a sweetener, try Coconut Nectar (TJ’s) . The caloric intake is higher- but the flavor is awesome and, unlike agave, which is basically high fructose corn syrup.

  6. We have a Ninja and it is AWESOME! Ours came with a single serve cup also and that’s perfect for making one smoothie. Definitely worth the money.

  7. Italy Alfaro says:

    Do you know the calories in each smoothie ?

    1. I have updated the post to include more specific calorie counts.