Weight Loss Smoothies can be a fun, simple and effective way to lose weight, stay healthy and enjoy a delicious treat!
Those of us who battle with our weight are always looking for ways to keep off extra pounds, yet still get the proper levels of nutrition.
Special smoothies designed to aid weight loss can help you lose those extra pounds while providing all the vitamins, minerals, fiber and other important health benefits of fresh fruits, vegetables and other wholesome ingredients.
Make your own Weight Loss Smoothies
Processed, store-bought foods tend to contain unhealthy ingredients like preservatives and other additives like extra fat, sugar and salt, which contribute to weight gain and diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Making your own nutritious fresh smoothies at home allows you to control exactly what goes into your body and customize your smoothies according to your own tastes and dietary needs.
Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast smoothie
We’ve all heard it since we were kids: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast should provide us with the nutrients we need to power us through to our next meal and beyond.
Rather than getting bogged down with a heavy breakfast loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates and fat, start your day with a tasty, vitamin-packed smoothie. A smoothie for breakfast also helps maintain good blood sugar levels.
When trying to lose weight, it is acceptable to replace one “normal” meal per day with a healthy smoothie. A smoothie containing fresh fruits, vegetables and a liquid base of low fat yogurt, or skim milk will provide essential vitamins, minerals and protein as well as calcium, which helps your body burn fat.
If you don’t eat dairy, use a liquid base of soy or almond milk. Add peanut butter, crushed nuts or tofu for extra protein.
Scientific research has shown that protein satisfies hunger more than carbohydrates and fat. This is especially important to note if you plan to have a post workout smoothie as part of your weight loss routine. Hunger and cravings following a workout can be pretty intense.
A smoothie containing a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, fiber and healthy fats can curb hunger in more and longer ways than by just filling your stomach. This helps keep cravings for fattening foods at bay.
Green smoothies are fantastic choice for weight loss as they contain extra high concentrations of nutrients and dietary fiber. The high vitamin and mineral content in green smoothies helps fight cravings, regulates blood sugar and hormonal imbalances. Green smoothies are also especially low in calories, fat and sodium.
…Avoid using high fat ingredients like whole milk, cream or ice cream in your weight loss smoothies.
…Smoothies are naturally sweetened by fresh fruits and hardly ever require added sugar.
…Add wheat germ to your weight loss smoothie for the combined benefits of protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
…Avoid using acidic fruits like oranges with milk, as it can cause it to curdle.
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