Check our smoothie ideas for weight loss. Green apples are naturally low in calories which make it ideal for your weight loss efforts. To make, blend the following: 2 scoops of your fave veggie-based protein powder (we like the Vega-Plant based variety in vanilla) 1 cup of almond milk; 1 cup of spinach ; one whole pear (skin on) 1/2 tsp. Let the spinach cool down completely. Why smoothies help you lose weight. by Emma Green!