Low Calorie Smoothies

5 from 134 votes

These low calorie smoothie recipes all have around 100 calories each, but taste SO delicious! Simple ingredients and six flavor options included, there is no dairy or refined sugar needed! 

low calorie smoothies

Whenever I’m prepping for a fitness contest, I have to be wary of my daily calorie intake. Some of my go-to recipes during this time include cereal, candy, and low calorie smoothies. 

For three months of the year, I follow a strict, calorie-controlled diet. This ensures I’m in the best physical shape before I compete, and that my body composition is in its finest form.

While my food options are quite limited, there is always room to keep things interesting while keeping the calories low. One of my go-to breakfast or snacks is often a smoothie!

Smoothies have to be one of the most calorie friendly foods out there. They are filling, satisfying, are use very few ingredients. While some smoothies can contain as many calories as an entire pizza (Smoothie King’s ‘Hulk’ smoothie has close to 1000 calories!), many can contain much, much less than that!

While I do enjoy smoothies on a year-round basis (my favorites include ones made with almond milk, oat milk, and an almond butter), during prep time, I have a special collection of six recipes that I make on rotation.

Low calorie smoothie recipes- 6 Flavors!

These low calorie smoothie recipes prove just that. They all use less than 4 ingredients and most contain fewer than 100 calories per smoothie. These smoothies are thick, creamy, and deceptively filling, and taste so delicious.

Here are the flavor options-

  • Strawberry smoothie
  • Blueberry smoothie
  • Banana smoothie
  • Green smoothie
  • Chocolate smoothie
  • Coffee smoothie

What I love about these smoothies is that you can easily customize them while keeping the calories super low! Combine them with other low calorie fruits (like berries!), low calorie ice cream, or even some low calorie peanut butter!

How to make a low calorie smoothie?

The Ingredients.

  • Frozen fruit– Frozen fruit thickens the smoothie and adds natural sweetness. 
  • Milk of choice– The lowest calorie milks include unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened coconut milk. Other milk options will add extra calories. 
  • Optional extras– Sweeteners, ice, spices, etc. 

The Instructions. 

In a high speed blender or food processor, add the frozen fruit and milk of choice and blend until a thick and creamy smoothie remains. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately. 

Low calorie smoothie flavors

Here are six flavor ideas that are all between 80-125 calories per smoothie! 

Strawberry smoothie

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional add-ins– cinnamon, non-fat yogurt.
low calorie strawberry smoothie

Blueberry smoothie

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional add-ins– banana, raspberries, non-fat yogurt. 
low calorie blueberry smoothie

Banana smoothie

  • Frozen bananas
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional add-ins– cinnamon, sugar free honey, non-fat yogurt. 
low calorie banana smoothie

Green smoothie

  • Frozen bananas
  • Baby spinach
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional add-ins– sugar free maple syrup, cocoa powder, non-fat yogurt. 
low calorie green smoothie

Chocolate smoothie

low calorie chocolate smoothie

Coffee smoothie

  • Frozen bananas
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Brewed coffee or espresso
  • Ice
low calorie coffee smoothie

Dietary and Flavor Variations

  • Add protein! Make it a low calorie protein smoothie by adding 1/4 cup of your favorite protein powder and/or half a cup of non-fat Greek yogurt. 
  • Make it a smoothie bowl. For a low calorie smoothie bowl, add 1 cup of ice to any of the smoothies. You will need to add a sweetener to them to compensate. 
  • Add sweeteners. For sweeter smoothies without adding calories, you can add some sugar free maple syrup, sugar free honey, sugar free simple syrup or even a brown sugar substitute
  • Add some healthy fats. This gives the smoothies more satiety, protein and fiber. For an extra 100 calories, add a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond butter, or a nut free alternative. 

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Your smoothie can be as thick or as thin as you like. Simply blend the mixture until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • For an extra thick and creamy smoothie, freeze half or all of your almond milk into an ice cube tray before making it. Add it to the smoothie instead of standard milk and it will taste like a frosty or soft serve ice cream. 
  • Do not freeze the smoothies or store them to enjoy later. They are best to be enjoyed fresh.

More low calorie recipes to try

low calorie fruit smoothies

Frequently Asked Questions

Are smoothies good for weight loss?

Smoothies are a fantastic addition to any weight loss diet. They are easy to make, and can keep you satisfied and full on very few calories. They provide extra

What do you put in a smoothie to lose weight?

Using fresh ingredients is best to add to smoothies to keep the calories low but flavor high. Frozen or fresh fruit and low calorie milk (like almond milk) are the foundations to any good smoothie for weight loss.

Is it okay to have 2 smoothies a day?

Having two or more smoothies a day is perfectly acceptable, provided you are meeting all your daily nutritional needs.

low calorie smoothie recipes

Low Calorie Smoothies (Under 100 calories!)

These low calorie smoothie recipes all have around 100 calories each, but taste SO delicious! Simple ingredients and six flavor options included, there is no dairy or refined sugar needed! 
5 from 134 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Strawberry smoothie

Blueberry smoothie

Banana smoothie

Chocolate smoothie

Coffee smoothie

Green smoothie

Instructions

  • In a high speed blender, add your frozen fruit, milk, and optional ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy immediately.

Notes

I used unsweetened almond milk as it is the lowest in calories of all the milk options out there. Any milk can be used.
For a thicker smoother, add some ice. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg | NET CARBS: 5g
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One thought on “Low Calorie Smoothies

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Armin, not a big deal, but I think the chocolate smoothie section of the recipe is missing the frozen banana line? Either that or the section higher up describing the smoothies shouldn’t have banana in the Chocolate smoothie? Thanks for the tip about freezing some of the almond milk – great idea!

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