Here Are Some Delicious, Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss
Thought losing weight had to be boring? Not if you try these delicious and healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss.
Let’s get one thing straight: Weight loss used to be boring. A few years back, let’s imagine that our mom’s were all trying to lose weight. They’d put themselves on a low-carb, low-protein diet (either the Atkins diet or a variation of it), and basically eat the most boring food on the planet.
For the first few weeks, the diet looked like it was actually working. People were losing weight and getting trimmer. But then they started to put it back on again. What was happening?
One of the problems was that the diet was just so boring! Few people could live with it!
Fast-forward to 2017, and losing weight has never been so fun, so creative and so gosh darn tasty.
Colourful smoothies rich in nutrients and all-round good stuff are now the order of the day. Stuffed with fruit, vegetables, protein, milk, yogurt and other tastebud-busting ingredients, they are easy to make, and a fantastic way to kickstart your day the healthy way.
If you’re fresh out of ideas regarding where to start with a smoothie, we’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look at some amazingly delicious and healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss that are like manna from heaven.
Banana Ginger Smoothie
Ginger remedies all kinds of digestive issues, calming your stomach down and relieving the likes of nausea and digestion. It can also treat heartburn and soothe bloating.
Banana, meanwhile, is a great source of potassium, a mineral which protects your heart and boosts your metabolism.
For this recipe, you need to take a banana and then slice it. Then add it to your blender along with 6 ounces of yogurt, a single tablespoon of honey and half a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger.
Then, blend and serve!
Spinach should be a key part of any healthy persons diet. It’s a fab source of iron, and can be used creatively in so many dishes.
It’s also the star ingredient in this weight-busting creamy green smoothie, which is also rich in vitamin K and potassium.
To make it, grab yourself 60 g or spinach leaves, a ripe pear (make sure you peel it), fifteen grapes (any colour), 150 g of fat-free yogurt, two tablespoons of avocado (chopped), and a single tablespoon of lime juice.
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until you’ve got the consistency you want.
Orange Cream Dream
This citrus-inspired smoothie is full of sunshine, and is an ideal part of your post-workout meal.
Alternatively, you could picture yourself sipping it on the beach without a care in the world.
All you need to do is take one orange, and then peel it. Then, combine it with three ounces of fat-free yogurt, two tablespoons of orange juice (frozen orange juice for best results), a quarter tablespoon of vanilla extract, and four ice cubes.
Then, blend and enjoy. Umbrella is optional.
Now, where’s the beach …
Apple, Flaxseed and Cinnamon Smoothie
Want to feel so full in the morning so that you don’t snack on sugary stuff to keep you going until lunch? Try this fibre-rich smoothie that’s easy to make and oh so healthy.
All you need to do is take 220ml of coconut water, five almonds, a teaspoon of vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free but it doesn’t really matter), a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, an apple, two scoop of protein powder, and a single tablespoon of flaxseed.
Pour all the ingredients into a blender before pulsing.
We recommend that you add a few ice cubes to your glass before drinking.
Blueberry, Banana and Green Tea
Can blueberries and bananas really go with green tea? Really and truly? You bet they can!
This smoothie is an antioxidant powerhouse, thanks to that special ingredient – green tea.
It’s also a great way of making green tea taste better for anyone who finds it a little bit bland, but who wishes they could drink more of it thanks to its awesome health benefits.
To make this smoothie, heat three tablespoons of water in the microwave in a small bowl. Heat until it’s really hot. Then, add your green tea bag before allowing to brew for 3-5 minutes. Stir in some honey (optional) and set aside.
Next, take your banana and a handful of blueberries and combine in blender with vanilla soy milk. Add your green tea to the blender and set to ice crush.
Pour and drink.
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
Have two things ever gone together better than peaches and cream? Well, they say that three is a crowd, but when you add oatmeal, the combination is an absolute winner.
Once you’ve tried this deliciously creamy smoothie, you probably won’t want to have anything else for breakfast ever again.
To make it, grab yourself a cup of frozen peach slices, a cup of fat-free yogurt, a quarter cup of oatmeal, a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a cup of almond milk.
Blend until smooth and et voila.
Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie
This is an indulgent smoothie if ever we’ve seen one, but it’s great for weight loss. It’s stuffed with protein, and will fuel you up for the whole morning. It’s also rich in fibre and tastes divine.
Simply take a cup of unsweetened almond milk, and combine in a blender with a frozen banana, a tbsp of fat-free chocolate syrup, a tbsp of almond butter, and some ice cubes.
Strawberries and Bananas Breakfast Smoothie
Strawberries should be a staple of your diet as you try to lose weight. They taste like a kiss, and go well with bananas in this creamy, satisfying smoothie. It’s low in calories, but can juice you up so that you’ve got enough energy to keep going until it’s time for lunch.
To make this nutritional smoothie, take a half cup of strawberries, a single banana, a cup of spinach leaves, half a cup of almond milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Then, blend and drink.
What are your favorite healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss?
Stay happy and healthy!