Smoothies are the perfect choice if you are looking for both a refreshing and nourishing addition to your diet. They have fast become a staple for people looking to lose weight healthily. There are plenty of smoothie recipes for weight loss and here are just a few of them.
With every one of these recipes, you will need to blend all of the ingredients together until you get the consistency you desire.
Avocado and Spinach Smoothie
This smoothie is perfect if you are looking for a healthy replacement to your regular meals. Avocados are well known for being very filling and adding just half to a single serving should be enough to see you satisfied for a few hours. You will need:
1 avocado, 1 cup of spinach (fresh), 1 banana, 1 cup of milk and some ice cubes.
Banana Cream Smoothie
This particular smoothie is likely to be very sweet but make no mistake; it is very healthy, too. Despite its name suggesting that it is packed with sugar, the banana cream smoothie actually gets its thickness and creamy texture from raw Greek yogurt:
1 banana, 1 cup Greek yogurt, 2 tbsps. honey, a drop of milk and ice cubes.
Chia, Chocolate and Cherry Smoothie
This smoothie is very rich in antioxidants, thanks to cherries and dark chocolate. Chia seeds make it extra filling, making it perfect for drinking as a meal for breakfast:
2 tbsp. chia seeds, 1 cup milk, 1 tbsps. cocoa powder, 2 cups cherries, ice cubes.
Mixed Berry Smoothies
Berries are rich in fat-burning antioxidants and provide added benefits when mixed with healthy coconut milk. You will need:
Half a cup of milk (coconut, almond or hemp), 2 ½ cups of berries. You can add dates to sweeten if you wish, but add no more than three.
Scientists have suggested that mixing about 2 tbsps. of coconut oil into this smoothie will help to boost your metabolism and speed up your body’s fat burning properties. You can add:
1 cup of milk (hemp seed or almond), 1 cup peaches, pineapple juice, bananas, 2 tbsps. coconut oil.
Coconut and Banana Smoothie
Bananas provide potassium to aid in the healthy digestion of food while other additions such as cocoa powder provide magnesium that helps in the production of necessary energy in the body. For this recipe, you will need:
Banana, avocado, 1 cup coconut water, a handful of berries, 1 tbsp. cocoa powder. Other options include cucumber, wheatgrass powder, and hemp seeds. You can choose to use frozen bananas or fresh bananas and add Greek yogurt for extra smoothness.
The recipes above are just a few of the many weight loss smoothie recipes you can choose from. The beautiful thing about smoothies is that they are versatile and offer a platform for you to play with ingredients and also spice things up, for variety. Take care not to add sugar or processed foods as they will only devalue the nutritional content of your smoothie thereby making it unhealthy.