Food Tips

5 Clean Weight Loss Smoothies That Double As Dinner

smoothies for dinner

MARYGRACE TAYLOR

1. Having a big, late lunch and not being super hungry.
2. Eating like crap all day and feeling your body crying out for some actual nutrition.
3. Not feeling like cooking anything, period.

For nights when you hit one (or all) of those checkmarks, try one of these clean—and seriously satisfying—picks from some of our favorite food bloggers.

The Green Thing Smoothie

the green thing smoothie

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TREATS WITH A TWIST

Spinach? Check. Parsley? Check. Avocado, carrot, apple, and flaxseed? Check that times four. This is basically the most nutrient-dense smoothieyou can drink, which makes it perfect for those regrettable days when you had a doughnut for breakfast and pizza for lunch.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

carrot cake smoothie

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TASTY YUMMIES

Everyone knows that having dessert for dinner is a bad idea. But when you trade carrot cake for this creamy carrot cake smoothie, it’s totally OK. It’s got cashews and hemp seeds to keep you full all night, plenty of cinnamon and ginger for maximum flavor, and three servings of produce. Nice.

Coconut Almond Ginger Protein Shake

almond coconut ginger protein shake

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ALWAYS ORDER DESSERT

This thick, creamy shake is loaded with almonds, coconut, and vanilla—for nights when you really want to eat clean but don’t feel like drinking a salad for dinner.

Postworkout Green Smoothie

post workout green smoothie

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF FOR THE LOVE OF BASIL

Sure, it might be designed to replenish you after your sweat session. But with plenty of protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, and green vegetables,this drink’s got all the makings of a well-rounded meal.

Red Velvet Beet Smoothie

red velvet beet smoothie

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF COOKING ALA MEL

It might be named after a cake, but this smoothie definitely counts as dinner. You’ve got your veggies (beets), your fruit (strawberries), your carbs (banana), and your protein (Greek yogurt). And you don’t even need dessert afterwards.

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