There’s never a bad time for a smoothie. But not all smoothies are created equal, which is why we’ve created this list of delicious, low-calorie smoothies made with only real ingredients and no added sugar.
All of these smoothies are under 400 calories, and many are even under 300 calories.
Whether as an on-the-go breakfast as you run to work in the morning, an energizing afternoon pick-me-up, or a refreshing beverage to cool down from a hot summer day, all are great reasons to whip up one of these low-calorie smoothies!
Smoothies are naturally packed with many nutrients and it makes being able to consume multiple fruits and vegetables in one sitting a lot easier than if you have to chew each one. They are also a great source of fiber since you’re including whole fruits and/or vegetables.
Be sure to check out our low-calorie meal options as well!
Table of contents
Low-Cal Fruit-Forward Smoothies
Purple Rain Smoothie
This delicious smoothie is filled with blueberries and cranberries, which are low-glycemic fruits and packed with nourishing antioxidants. We added Chia seeds for Omega 3’s, cinnamon for anti-inflammatory, and almond butter for magnesium, protein, and a yummy texture.
Apple Peach Crisp Smoothie
This apple peach crisp smoothie has the flavor of your favorite crisp dessert minus all the fat, added sugars and calories. Sweet with a little spiced cookie flavor. You will feel like you are drinking a dessert while your fueling your body of nutrients and wholesome ingredients!
Groovy Grape Smoothie
Get groovy with this Grape Smoothie! Frozen grapes in a smoothie are the most delicious start to a morning. Adding crisp, frozen green or red grapes to a smoothie instead of ice cubes makes for an incredibly smooth texture for a smoothie rich with nutrients.
Pitaya Chia Smoothie
Get ELECTRIC with this hot pink antioxidant smoothie made with Pitaya fruit (A.K.A. dragon fruit). This smoothie is super simple to make, tastes refreshing, and is perfect for a post-workout meal or energizing snack!
Berry Light Breakfast Smoothie
This berry light smoothie is thick and creamy and tastes like you’re having delicious berry ice cream for breakfast without all the fat and calories. The berries give this smoothie lots of antioxidants, fiber, and fabulous color. This smoothie is a great way to start a berry nice day!
Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie
A classic fruit smoothie packed with antioxidants, protein and energizing nutrients! This red, white and blueberry smoothie is bright, colorful, and bursting with fresh fruit flavor. Try this easy smoothie recipe during your next summer barbecue for a fun, easy drink!
Pomegranate and Ginger Smoothie
I love the pairing of pomegranate and ginger in this smoothie! Ah-mazing! Plus, fruit is a yummy way to add essential fiber to your diet. Fiber keeps our digestive systems healthy and keeps cholesterol low!
Low-Cal Protein-Packed Smoothies
Peanut Butter and Acai Smoothie
Like a grown-up version of peanut butter and jelly, this smoothie is a real treat! It’s rich and creamy, plus it makes a great recovery drink after a workout. Plus, I love adding Acai berries to anything and everything because they have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants!
Everyone loves a PB&J! A classic flavor combination from your childhood in a healthy smoothie. The entire family will love this smoothie; it tastes like a healthy PB&J milkshake and is only made with a few all-natural ingredients. A great afternoon or post-workout snack packed with protein that you can make in 3 minutes!
Green Protein Smoothie
This green protein smoothie recipe combines nutrient-packed kale, frozen mango, and almond milk. Filled with protein and vitamins, this green smoothie will give your body an energy kickstart. This green protein smoothy recipe combines nutrient-packed kale, frozen mango, and almond milk is energizing and delicious. Filled with protein and vitamins!
Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie
This peanut butter cup post-workout muscle-building smoothie seriously tastes like a peanut butter cup shake!
Green Monkey Smoothie
Green smoothies are my favorite, as they are packed with nutrients and delicious ingredients! I swear adding avocado to this smoothie makes it taste like ice cream without the added sugar! Plus, this smoothie is full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, so you are guaranteed a wholesome meal that will leave you satisfied!
Low-Cal Creamy Indulgent Favorites
Creamy Cashew Banana Smoothie
This Creamy Cashew Banana Smoothie recipe is just plain yummy for breakfast. Plus it’s super quick and easy! With the addition of cinnamon and coconut, I love to use my favorite cashew or almond milk for a super decadent chia-like flavor.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
You know I LOVE pumpkin AND smoothies so this is one of our faves! It’s creamy and smooth, like a whipped-up pumpkin pie milkshake, making it the perfect healthy dessert drink. High in protein this smoothie will help your muscles recover and leave you feeling satisfied.
Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
This delicious dessert smoothie is thick, creamy, and the closest thing you can get to a milkshake in under 150 calories! Plus this frozen dessert drink is made with real fruit so the fiber will fill you right up! If your tastebuds are urging for a sweet treat, this healthy milkshake recipe is for you!
Healthy Espresso Smoothie
This smoothie is sweet, flavorful, and caffeinated. What’s not to love? It’s naturally sweetened by the banana and is extra smooth because of the cashews and collagen, both of which provide an added boost of healthy protein.
Fittcube on November 7, 2022 at 5:50 AM
Great and informative article. Need more articles like this
Chris Freytag, CPT on November 10, 2022 at 2:16 PM
So happy you found this recipe useful! Hope you enjoy making them!
Em on January 23, 2017 at 2:14 AM
Its great that these are all low calorie but what's the total carb count? It would be nice to include that for those of us that are diabetic so that we can elect to leave out or replace certain ingredients. (and please don't mention the BS term of Net Carbs, there is no such thing)
Chris Freytag on January 25, 2017 at 2:31 PM
Hi Em - you'll have to check the individual recipes for carb counts. Click on the green circle on the recipe pages and you'll be able to see full recipe information there. Thanks!