Thursday, March 07, 2019

5 Happy Healthy Smoothies for Breakfast
Mornings are hard. Add declining temperatures and busier lifestyles into the equation and we barely have the energy to brush our hair, let alone think about preparing a healthy breakfast. When you have little time, energy and motivation, preparing a smoothie is a great way to save precious time amid the morning chaos.

Happy Healthy Smoothies for Breakfast


Read on to see 5 of our favorite healthy smoothies recipes to see which one is right for you:

1. You need to eat more vegetables


Add kale, spinach, chard, cabbage, cucumber, or a teaspoon of greens powder to your smoothie to increase your vegetable count for the day (and before 9 a.m., at a minimum). This green pear smoothie has a handful of spinach that is not only good for the digestive tract, but spinach has also been shown to help relaxation. Buy it in bulk and store it in the freezer for a cost effective addition to any recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves
  • 1 cup packed kale leaves
  • 1 green apple, cored and diced
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup water

2. You're starving an hour after starting work.


We are great advocates of eating fruits and vegetables, but without protein your hunger will only be satisfied for so long. Whey protein has been shown to keep insulin levels under control and whether you opt for a vegan version, or a dairy-free version, there are a number of powders on the market that contain a big hit of protein without the unwanted calories. Find out how to make your perfect protein-rich smoothie here.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 of a cup of strawberries
  • 1/3 of a cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 a cup of kale leaves (remove the hard parts of the stalks)
  • 1/4 of a cup of almond milk or water
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of whey protein (or your favorite protein powder)
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of acai

3. Need a Brain Stimulus


Whether you're dazed in the morning or need to turn on for an early morning meeting, blueberries have been shown to improve cognitive function. Rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals, smoothies made with berries (raspberries and strawberries also apply here!) Can make you look and feel younger too! This cranberry smoothie is combined with nuts that contain essential fatty acids to help you forget less and stay alert all day long.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup raw old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 4 ice cubes

4. You're on a low-calorie diet


With less than 150 calories per serving, our test kitchen is perfect if you're trying to lose weight. Rich in calcium and protein (thanks to yogurt) this smoothie also works to aid digestion thanks to the known digestive enzymes of papaya. Avoid store-bought versions of this smoothie that can have more than 500 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Coconut Water
  • 1 cup papaya fresh
  • 1/2 cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 banana frozen
  • 1/2 cup ice

5. Want to be more alkaline


If you are lethargic, in a bad mood, in poor health, or with a sense of toxicity, your body may be in an acid state. Our body's healthy pH (hydrogen potential) level is seven, so any higher or lower level will have important effects on the body and health. Eating breakfast every day is one of the main recommendations when it comes to rebalancing your body's pH, and this alkalinizing smoothie is the perfect combination. Filled with fruits and vegetables, this recipe will help counteract the effects of stress, alcohol consumption and bad sleep habits that often lead to high acid levels.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup raw almond milk
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A few leaves of kale
  • A few mint leaves
  • A few cucumber slices
  • Pinch of cinnamon
Happy Healthy Smoothies for Breakfast



What's your favorite smoothie recipe? Share it with us below.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Super Smoothies For The Immune System
The flu is spreading throughout Europe and we all hope to be spared. For all those who have already done it or want to prevent it, here are a few smoothie recipes with a bunch of good, strengthening ingredients. Cheers!

Super Smoothies For The Immune System


Smoothies are not only healthy, they are also super tasty, quite easy to mix yourself and on top of that they are visually quite something. Here are our 3 favorite recipes and a few tips on how to jump on this healthy super trend.


Green Smoothie


Green Power

2x handful of fresh spinach
1x approx. 10cm of fresh cucumber in small cubes
1x fresh green, juicy apple in narrow slices
1x small mint branch
(optional) 4x ice cubes, if your machine can mix them



Strengthening Detox-Smoothie


Strengthening Detox-Smoothie

1x peel juicy orange and use it completely (do not squeeze)
½ Juice lemon
½ Banana
1x cup of light green tea (should not have pulled longer than 3 minutes)
100ml almond milk



Summery Stimulant Smoothie


Summery Stimulant Smoothie

1x handful of blueberries
4x medium strawberries
2x handful of watermelon cubes
½ Mango


And here are a few quick tips:

A visit to the weekly market just before the stands are dismantled can not only be spontaneous inspiration for the next smoothie, but also saves your wallet.

If you suddenly land at home with 4 bunches of bananas, 5 avocado and 3 boxes of blueberries (from experience: Yes, it happens), then now comes the super trick: wash fruit, if necessary dice it and divide it into glass-compatible, tasty combined portions. These portions can then be individually frozen and defrosted if necessary. For example, you can save time in the morning, ensure a healthy, tasty breakfast, while the freezing condition makes the smoothie even creamier.

RELATED: Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss


So and now: off to the market and then merry pureeing. Have fun!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

4 Recipes For a Refreshing Twist on Your Protein Shakes
Try these four recipes for a refreshing twist on your protein shakes.

4 Recipes For a Refreshing Twist on Your Protein Shakes


BERRY ALERT

 

Berry Alert Protein Shake Recipe

 

WHEN: Morning
NUTRITION FACTS: 318 calories, 40 g protein, 35 g carbs, 2 g fat

BLEND
½ cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
1 packet instant regular oatmeal
1 scoop strawberry whey protein isolate
½ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
½-1 cup water

TIP: For a change of pace, swap the oatmeal for shredded wheat bran. It’s an excellent source of
whole grain and fiber, and a great slow-burning carb.


Fat-Free Yogurt
Besides the obvious health-boosting benefits of protein and calcium, this dairy food does your body good in
other ways. It contains more calcium than milk, and has been found to help maximize fat loss — especially
around the waistline — and minimize muscle loss. Yogurt is also a good source of glutamine, an important
amino acid that helps you lose fat.


Oatmeal
The carbs in oatmeal are slow-digesting and won’t boost insulin levels, which means you’ll stay energized
lo
nger without interfering with fat-burning.


Whey Isolate
Whey protein isolate contains more protein, and less fat and lactose per serving than regular whey. It
breaks down fast and releases amino acids into the bloodstream. That’s why we always recommend it
when your muscles are most desperate for protein, like first thing in the morning. Plus, research shows
that whey reduces hunger so you eat less throughout the day, making fat loss easier.


Mixed BerriesRed berries like raspberries are extremely fibrous, low in calories and chock-full of bone-building vitamin
K. The pectin found in blackberries helps keep blood-sugar levels on an even keel. Blueberries are great
for shedding fat because they contain pterostilbene, a compound that helps the body break down fat and
cholesterol.



PIÑA COLADA PUNCH


Pina Colada Punch Protein Shake


WHEN: Preworkout
NUTRITION FACTS: 260 calories, 28 g protein, 32 g carbs, 4 g fat

BLEND
1 small banana
¼ cup chopped pineapple
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ scoop vanilla whey protein isolate
½ scoop vanilla soy protein isolate Ice
¼ cup chopped pineapple
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ scoop vanilla whey protein isolate
½ scoop vanilla soy protein isolate Ice


Pineapple
Pineapple contains bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme that helps your body digest protein. This is important
because it can prevent bloating and indigestion before and during your workout, and assists in protein
utilization. Meanwhile, the potassium will help stave off muscle cramps.


Banana
Bananas are an ideal preworkout fruit because they contain fructose and glucose to give both an instant
and sustained energy boost. (Fructose is low-glycemic, which the body consumes slowly.) They’re also
easy to digest, and full of potassium and vitamin C, which are vital for proper muscle function. Plus,
potassium can boost your metabolism.


Soy Isolate
Like whey, soy is a fast-digesting protein that’s ideal around workouts because it gives you more energy to
train and enhances recovery afterward. Studies also show that soy amplifies nitric-oxide (NO) levels. NO
widens blood vessels, allowing more blood and the nutrients it carries to reach your muscles. Research
even shows that soy boosts growth-hormone levels. This anabolic hormone is critical for women around
workouts to boost size and strength gains since testosterone isn’t in abundant supply.


Whey Isolate
Intense workouts wreak havoc on your muscles, and they need protein to heal and grow. Whey isolate is
the fastest way to get a heap of protein to your muscle fibers, and drinking it preworkout ensures it’s there
when your muscles need it for energy and to prevent breakdown.


Almond Milk
Almonds usually make the list of nature’s healthiest foods, and for good reason: They’re rich in
magnesium, manganese, selenium, and vitamins D and E. Almond milk is also low in fat and lactose-free,
making it a great alternative to cow’s milk.



CHOCOLATE-APPLE CRUNCH


Chocolate Apple Crunch Protein Shake Recipe


WHEN: Morning or Preworkout
NUTRITION FACTS: 380 calories, 35 g protein, 55 g carbs, 3 g fat


BLEND
½ cup chopped frozen apple
½ cup low-fat granola
1 scoop chocolate whey protein isolate
1 cup water Ice

TIP: Preworkout, consider replacing half the whey with soy protein isolate.


Whey Isolate
Topping off your morning shake with I whey protein isolate is the quickest way I to replenish muscle
protein and fend off catabolism. Used preworkout, it provides amino acids to build muscle.


Apple
Aside from being a good slow-digesting carb, apples are full of antioxidants. They also contain
polyphenols, which have been found to increase endurance and strength and even promote fat loss,
especially around the midsection.


Granola
For all its popularity, granola may be one of the most controversial breakfast foods. The cereal is made
from rolled oats and nuts, and is coated with honey. Rolled oats provide fiber, which enhances digestion,
and honey provides carbs to restock glycogen levels. So the sugar gives you an instant lift and the complex
carbs provide sustained energy.


AVOCADO AVALANCHE


Avocado Avalanche Smoothie Recipe


WHEN: Bedtime
NUTRITION FACTS: 273 calories, 26 g protein, 9 g carbs, 16 g fat

BLEND
I½ ripe avocados
1 scoop vanilla casein protein powder
1 packet Splenda (optional) Ice


Casein Protein
Casein is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Because it digests slower than whey, studies show it
minimizes the body’s tendency to ravage your muscles for fuel while you sleep.


Avocado
The fat in avocados is primarily the healthy monounsaturated variety, which is less likely to be stored as
bodyfat. Avocados also contain mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release (to keep fat
storage at bay and fat-burning turned up) and enhances calcium absorption.


RELATED: Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss
There are hundreds if not millions of people around the globe dealing with excessive body weight, and many them are trying out various means and solutions to get rid of the excess weight. Many ways have been devised, and some suggested all in a bid to help in losing excess body weight. Some of the suggested means are not so healthy or efficient and may end up causing more harm to an individual health or body.

Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss


A good diet and some exercise may only go so far in dealing with weight loss, but a few more food supplements help. One such example is what is known as weight loss smoothies. These are nothing new when it comes to losing weight as they have been around for some time. The best thing about the smoothies is that they are rich in nutrients, low in fat, and they have high fibre content.

However, there is a certain way to come up with the perfect weight loss smoothie that will go a long way to help you get rid of the excess body weight. Below are a few tips on how to come up with the best smoothie to lose weight.

• Use plant milk or water

The main reason for using plant milk or water is because they contain very low calories and fats making them perfect for healthy weight loss smoothies.

• Sweeten healthy smoothie for losing weight with fruit

Most green smoothies tend to have a bitter taste and may not have a good taste to it. Hence, it is advisable to sweeten it with fruits as opposed to processed sugars.

• Make use of high-quality plant-based protein powders

The protein powders will boost the protein content of the smoothie it will also make you satisfied and full once you have taken the smoothie.

• Make the healthy smoothie a meal to lose weight

Everyday meals we consume are rich in calories and heavily contribute towards weight gain. The more meals you take per day increases your weight gain percentage hence it is a good idea to supplement a meal or two with a weight loss smoothie. The smoothie contains very low calories and works towards weight loss and fat burning.

The above are just some tips regarding smoothie recipe to lose weight and helping you achieve your weight loss goals without stressing or causing further harm to your body or health.

Apart from those smoothies mentioned above I also love peanut butter and jelly protein smoothies.

RELATED: Top 5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss



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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Why Smoothies Are Better Than Juicing
Studies done at Harvard University have shown that consuming whole fruits can help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes significantly. The same study proved that a high consumption of fruit juice can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. With such a dramatic difference highlighted between the consumption of whole fruit and fruit juice it should leave you wondering. Studies have shown similar results when it comes to cholesterol levels as well. If you eat a whole apple you will see a drop in your cholesterol, whereas if you were to have some apple juice you may see an increase. What makes the difference? It is the fiber content that makes the difference.

Why Smoothies Are Better Than Juicing


So you may ask why don't juice companies just add some fiber to their juices... When fruits and vegetables are juiced a large amount of fiber is removed. In the process, all the nutrients that are bound in the fiber are lost as well.

Fiber and Short Chain Fatty Acids

If you are still thinking of fiber as just a bulking agent to help you obtain regularity in your bowel movements, you will be happy to know that this is not the only purpose of fiber. Our gut bacteria can actually digest fiber and makes short chain fatty acids out of it. Short Chain Fatty acids have a number of benefits towards your health including;

• Preventing the development of bad bacteria

• Increasing mineral absorption

• Stimulating the absorption of calcium which can lead to improvement in bone density

Fiber and Our Good Bacteria

Fiber is also used by our good bacteria for the maintenance of bowel function and structure. It helps to prevent or alleviate diarrhea and to helps to stimulate blood flow to the colon while increasing the electrolyte and fluid uptake in the colon up to five times. Our good bacteria also use fiber to make butyrate which is the major fuel for the cells that line the colon.

Why Smoothies Are Better Than Juicing


So Why Choose Smoothies Over Juicing?

These findings support the theory that smoothies are better juicing as smoothies incorporate the whole fruit or vegetable into the beverage whereas a juicer only extracts the liquid portion leaving all the fiber and its nutrients that are linked to it behind. If you love juicing and does it regularly but also maintain a healthy diet including a lot of whole fruits and vegetables then you may not have to change your juicing ways. However if you are solely juicing and not consuming a balanced diet you may want to consider changing to more smoothies than juices in light of the information presented above. 



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Top 5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss
A smoothie is a blended sweetened drink made mostly from fresh fruits.

Others are made from vegetables too. In some cases, a smoothie can have cookies, raisins, peanut butter or chocolate. Yes, they're sweet and cold and fruity and delicious, but the best thing about smoothies is that if you have a blender and two minutes to spare, you can make one in a jiffy. Once you do, you've got just -about a perfect snack.

Top 5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss


Most smoothies are fruit based, which automatically makes them an excellent source of the disease-fighting nutrient. Many of these fruits, especially the tart ones like citrus, kiwi and strawberries are packed with tons of vitamin C, and others like the brownish-yellow -colored apricots, cantaloupe and mangoes are a powerhouse of beta-carotene, another strong antioxidant. Still other compounds like the quercetin, a flavonoid or a phytochemical that is found in grape skins, are powerful protectors in their right, helping to fight heart disease. The veggies most often used in smoothies, like carrots and tomatoes, are well-known for their nutritional punch. For the weight watchers and conscious diet aficionados, smoothies are a great meal substitute. Provided that there are no contraindications to having this as a food substitute, a dieter can surely incorporate smoothies into his or her meal plan.

Weight loss cocktail smoothies became very popular in the 1990's and 2000's. They have been widely available in almost all cafes and coffee shops for some time now and are even accessible in grocery stores which come in pre-bottled versions. What makes them so delectable, aside from the nutritional content, is the way these are prepared. All sorts of fixings can be placed on top of the smoothie such as peanuts, chocolates, cereals, marshmallows, chocolate cream, and lots of other mouth-watering decadences. For dieters, though, these delicious toppings are substituted by organic and dried fruits such as raisins, plums, walnuts, and herbs which are used on top of the smoothie as a garnish.

Originally, the smoothie began its popularity in the 1970's.

It was coined by the hippies in the late 60's, but it surged commercially during the 80's as a sports and fitness supplement-fortified health food. Because consumers at that time wanted to have the same drink as most athletes were drinking at that time, it then became so popular in supermarkets and grocery stores that it eventually became a multi-billion dollar industry.

To date, there are thousands of smoothie companies around the world. Some of the most popular businesses in the United Stated nowadays are Jamba Juice, Smoothie King, and Orange Julius to name but a few.

Making a smoothie part of the marketing strategy of most smoothie companies today is their use of frozen yogurt, which is available in various types and flavors so that those who are watching their weight can opt for the non-fat or low-fat version. Indeed, the smoothie has come a long way regarding how it is prepared and presented. In Asia, smoothies are commonly mixed with tropical fruits like coconut, pineapples, rambutans, and avocados. They have some authentic local vegetables incorporated to the typical mango or banana smoothie, a unique mouth-watering treat that will surely wake up the foreign palate.

If you are looking for a nutritious energy booster drink that is low in fat and is suitable for weight reduction, here are some of the top five super smoothies for weight loss. These will not only fill up your stomach and sweet cravings, but it will also give you all the vitamins and nutrients that you need for energy and muscle build-up. These easy recipes are all-custom-blended to fit your life, whether you want a kick-start workout energizer, a post-workout refueling stop or even a cure for those PMS cravings. They are certainly guaranteed to taste great so dig out that blender and start sipping!

Beta boost drink, our first recipe, is made up mainly of carrots to boost up your beta-carotene levels and a powerful antioxidant that helps you fight off ill-health, ranging from memory loss to cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is good for weight loss because it only has 132 calories per serving (1 medium tall glass), 32 grams of carbohydrate, 1 gram fat, 2 gram protein and 5 grams of fiber. It is consists of the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1 cup chilled carrot juice or freshly blended carrot juice already prepared
  • 1 cup frozen, unsweetened strawberries and,
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper.

Don't be afraid of the bell pepper because of its natural sweetness gives this smoothie a wonderful unique flavor. Combine the mango and carrot juice in a blender and add the strawberries and red bell pepper. Blend until smooth. Top with a swirl of carrot ribbon/strips, if desired and serve immediately.

The second weight loss drink is a hydro-tonic drink. The energy boosting sugar and carbohydrates in this refreshing honeydew and lime concentration make it a mean, green, pre-workout machine. It's actually a sports drink. It adds a dose of essential electrolytes to help the muscles last just as long as your exercise does. Best of all, it fights fat because of the reducing actions of the honeydew melon. Each serving contains 112 calories, 29 grams f carbohydrates, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein and 1 gram fiber. All you need are these food products:

Pre-Workout Drink

  • 1 ½ cups dices honeydew melon
  • 1 cup of lemon-lime Gatorade sports drinks (or any brand as desired)
  • ¾ cup frozen green grapes
  • Pinch of salt.

Combine the honeydew melon and sports drink in a blender. Add the frozen grapes and salt. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Very berry smoothie - If you are looking for an antioxidant smoothie and a drink that is also useful for weight control, here's a refreshing drink for you. This yummy blend of berries and cherries is packed with Vitamin C and anthocyanins, which help protect against some kinds of cancer. All you need are:

  • 1 cup low-fat cherry yogurt
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • ¾ cup frozen unsweetened blueberries

Just combine the yogurt and cranberry juice in a blender. Add the cherries and berries and blend until smooth. This makes two servings. A serving has 230 calories, 49 grams of Carbohydrates, 2 grams fat, 5 grams protein annd 3 grams fiber.

Our next top candidate is a power punch. The fruits used in this recipe, which is pineapple and creamy soy protein make a healthy post-workout Pina Colada. It is a healthy creamy dose of muscle-building soy protein, pineapple and sweet pear that makes it rich-tasting, satisfying and a perfect for post-workout replenisher. It has food reducing actions too and low-in-fat, which makes it an ideal drink for weight loss. The ingredients are:

  • ½ cup soft silken tofu
  • One ¼ cups pear nectar
  • ½ cup frozen diced pineapple
  • ½ frozen banana, sliced, and
  • One teaspoon lime juice

Combine the tofu and pear nectar in a blender. Add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. This makes two servings and is packed with 170 calories, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of protein and 3 grams fiber.

Combo smoothie, our last smoothie, is a great fitness combo health drink. It can either be replaced as a meal, used to energize your workout or simply quench your thirst; this super healthy treat can easily become part of your daily routine. It is called the FITNESS Peach Blitz. To prepare this drink, all you need are the following items:

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped peaches
  • ½ cup strongly brewed almond spice tea
  • ¼ cup apricot nectar
  • ¼ cup nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ to ½ cup crushed ice

Put all the ingredients in a mixer and puree until smooth. Serve immediately. This makes one serving of 16 ounces. Each serving contains 154 calories, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams fat, 3 grams protein and 36 mg of sodium.




Top 5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss


Women drinking - If you're not already hooked on smoothies, here is your chance to try the best, delicious and irresistible creations made from fresh and healthy mixers. These are all guaranteed to provide you with good the nutritional needs your body should have and at the same time, helps you fight those excess pounds. There are low-fat and fat-free versions. Most of all, these recipes are so easy to prepare. They just need a minute to whip up - all you need is a blender. More Red Smoothie Detox recipes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy0t55ilYkI
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Drink Your Way To A Slimmer Waistline With Healthy Smoothies
After any festive season, we are high on the guilt trip. Seeing the number of pounds you've added, you vow to strictly abstain from the high-fat, high-sugar and high-sodium foods you gorged on.

Healthy Smoothies - Fruit Smoothie


Cutting back on calories is the only way you can probably shed some of the fat. But then, dieting is not everyone's cup of tea. The hunger pangs tempt you back to the plate. Smoothies are the answer to keep your tummy full, at the same time keep your weight in check.

Did we see you wrinkle your nose?

Smoothies for weight loss need not be bland and boring. Prepared well, with the right mix of ingredients, you can churn out some of the most delicious and healthy smoothies.

Best Smoothie Ingredients

1. Leafy greens - Spinach, lettuce, kale, green endive 


Leafy greens smoothie for weight loss


Adding leafy greens makes your drink a real nutritional powerhouse. They provide the body weight amino acids, needed to synthesize proteins. They also supply Vitamins (A & C) and minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium that regulate metabolism. You also get the benefit of Omega 3 fatty acids.

2. Fruits

Fruits bring flavor to your weight loss smoothies. Fruits also have tons of fiber; just the ingredient you need if you are serious about losing weight. Load your glass with blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, bananas, mangoes, pineapples and peaches. The high fiber content of fruits prevents mindless snacking.

Avocado is another ingredient to drop in. They supply ample monounsaturated fats (healthy fats) necessary to keep your metabolism chugging. They also make for a creamy smoothie.

3. Honey

Honey is good substitute for sugar. It is sweeter than sugar, but lower in calories. The antioxidants it contains also make it beneficial for general health.

4. Protein
If you are talking weight loss smoothies, you cannot miss out protein. It keeps weight gain in check by slowing down digestion. You can get your daily intake of protein by adding low-fat milk or Greek yoghurt. For Greek yoghurt, settle for the plain variety rather than favored as the latter contains artificial sweeteners. Soy products and nuts also add protein to your smoothie glass.

5. Flaxmeal and chia seeds


They are an abundant source of fiber and protein. Added to your smoothie, they keep you satiated for longer. They are as good as tasteless, and therefore, don't really affect the taste of your smoothie.

How to have your weight loss smoothie?

· Commercially available smoothies are a real time saver. But they might not be as effective for weight loss because of the ingredients such as high fat milk and sugars. Homemade smoothies are your best bet. However, if you must get them from out, do inquire about the ingredients.

· You cannot expect to lose weight by drinking smoothies alone. It must be coupled with healthy lifestyle habits and regular exercise for the best results.

· Morning is the ideal time to have a smoothie for weight loss. It fires up your metabolism. The high fiber and protein content also tricks your brain into believing you are full, reducing hunger cravings throughout the day.

· Any kind of smoothie tastes good immediately after blending. Allowing it to stand for long causes it to lose its flavor.

Smoothies are easily portable. That's an advantage of including them in your weight loss diet plan. They are also easy on the stomach. They are not a quick-fix or weight loss, but definitely make a healthy step towards sustained weight loss.




If you are thinking of incorporating smoothies in your weight loss program, you can consider the Red Detox Diet Program. The smoothie diet plan advocates the use of red smoothies to shed the pounds instead of the traditional green smoothies.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Fat-Burning Smoothies: How Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies Can Help You Lose Weight
Blending fresh fruits and vegetables and drinking a glass of green smoothie a day is the easiest and healthiest way to slim down. Unlike other weight loss methods, drinking fat burning smoothies does not involve the use of harmful chemicals that may do the body harm - these nutritious drinks help you lose weight while nourishing you.

Fat-Burning Smoothies: How Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies Can Help You Lose Weight


If you're wondering how exactly fat burning smoothies help you reduce your waistline, here's how:

Green smoothies help you consume more fruits and vegetables

Any dieter should learn the fact that healthy eating paired with exercise is the most effective way to slim down. If you are fond of eating processed foods and you don't have a regular exercise routine, you shouldn't be surprised if you're not at your ideal weight. For effective weight loss and maintenance, fresh fruits and vegetables should be a staple in your diet. However, not everyone is fond of vegetables. This is where fat burning smoothies come in - they help you consume fresh produce that you won't normally eat. The taste of vegetables can be easily masked by a fruit or any all-natural sweetener that's why all weight watchers smoothies are delicious.


Green smoothies are excellent sources of fiber

Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories but are rich in fiber, that's why they are excellent weight loss aids. The fiber they contain makes you feel full longer when you eat them or when you consume a glass of green smoothie. As a result, your cravings for food will lessen and your appetite is suppressed. Also, when you start increasing the amount of healthy foods in your diet and at lessening your consumption of unhealthy foods, you will naturally stop craving for processed foods, fast foods as well as fatty and oily foods which all contribute to weight gain and health problems.

Green smoothies help improve digestion and metabolism

Eating a lot of processed foods causes digestive problems and slows down your metabolism - two of the biggest factors that contribute to weight gain. On the other hand, fruit and vegetable smoothies are chock full of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other important nutrients that helps keeps the body's functions in check, including digestion and metabolism. When the body is properly nourished, it will be able to work efficiently and speed up certain processes in the body, including fat burning.

Remember, losing weight is not the difficult part, maintaining a healthy weight is, that's why experts advice drinking healthy fat burning smoothies. Regularly drinking green smoothies will help you lose and maintain weight in no time.

Healthy dieting and eating is Donna H.'s passion and it has changed her life. With over a decade of experience and advice from nutritional experts, Donna spends her time writing about what she loves most - nutrition.



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