Smoothies are a healthy and quick type of meal to include in your diet to keep you refreshed and full at the same time. They take only five minutes to make and come in all flavors and color; you can even serve them in a bowl with crunchy toppings for a healthy snack feel. Of course, including a smoothie on its own in your regular diet won’t be enough. You definitely need to include some changes like avoiding processed and fast foods, a healthy diet, as well as starting a regular exercise routine.
There are many recipes and suggestions when it comes to making a healthy smoothie for your weight loss regime. I tried a few, and the results are more than satisfying so here is my pick.
1. GREEN FAT BURNING SMOOTHIE:
This is an excellent recipe if you’re looking for something to boost your metabolism and help you burn those extra calories. This smoothie will be a great companion during exercise. For this one you’ll need:
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 chopped stalks of celery
- 1 cup brewed green tea
- 1 large peeled grapefruit
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 large avocado
2. TEA AND BANANA SMOOTHIE:
Green tea is the best enhancer, I can’t stress this enough. It is proven that people who drink green tea regularly have a less percentage of body fat than those who don’. Green tea has a unique ingredient in it, that can deactivate the genetic factors responsible for diabetes and obesity-related health issues.
To make this smoothie gather the following:
- 2 cups of brewed green tea
- 1 frozen banana
- 4 tbsp of lemon juice
- 2/3 avocado
- 2 scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder
- 3 to 6 tbsp water
3. DARK CHOCOLATE BANANA MIX:
Yes, it’s a healthy smoothie, not a guilty pleasure treats. Dark chocolate will provide that rich taste and beneficial antioxidants, the bananas will add density and sweetness to the mix, and walnuts are full of omega 3 which will keep your brain in full charge and your belly satisfied.
You’ll need these ingredients:
- ½ banana
- 1 tsp dark dairy-free chocolate morsels
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ⅛ cup chopped walnuts
- 6 ice cubes
- ⅓ cup chocolate plant-based protein powder
4. STRAWBERRY PISTACHIO SMOOTHIE:
These green and tasty nuts have important fat burning properties. Including unsalted pistachios in your diet will help you improve your blood sugar level and control your cholesterol. As for strawberries, they’re rich in vitamin C and help in regulating blood sugar and pressure.
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 1 peeled and chopped avocado
- 6 ice cubes
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
- 2 to 4 tbsp of water
Take your trusty blender and throw your ingredients little by little. After pureeing one half, add the second half, then blend again until it all comes together.
I’ll mention this one more time, you can’t expect results without a fully healthy and balanced diet, AND a regular exercise routine. These smoothie recipes will help a lot by being your companion when you want a delicious treat without the unnecessary calories, so enjoy your fresh treat and stay in shape.