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Here Are Some Smoothie Recipes To Help You Lose Weight!

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Smoothies, as anyone who’s had the pleasure of drinking a smoothie can tell you, is, to an insane degree, one of the best snacking options. Especially if you’re trying to lose weight because these delicious meals in a cup are packed with all the essential nutrients that your body needs. Indeed, smoothies are satiating and keep people full for long periods while curbing their hunger and cravings.

Of course, you can’t go bananas and just mix anything you like, thinking “that’ll do.” You need to blend the right ingredients, making sure there’s a sufficient amount of fruits and veggies.

So, in this article, we’ll help you make an investment in your health and share with you our favorite smoothie recipes to help you lose weight. We’ve tried them all, and trust us, not only do they work to shed the pounds, but they’re absolutely delicious, too!

1. The Pumpkin Shake

Pumpkin, as any nutritionist can tell you, is an excellent source of the antioxidant beta-carotene. What is “antioxidant beta-carotene,” you ask? Well—and you’ll love this—it’s something that helps in slowing down the aging process! What’s more, even just a small cup of pumpkin contains a good amount of fiber and only 49 calories, which will leave you satiated for a while, eventually helping you to lose weight.

Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 banana

A pinch of cinnamon

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend, adding more water until it reaches your desired degree consistency. Optional: half a teaspoon of honey (this will add to the taste!)


2. Green Smoothie

This will be best consumed in the morning, before you start your day. This recipe will give you a shot of omega-3 fatty acids, and the right balance of vitamins and minerals, so get your paper and pen and put this one down!

Ingredients:

1 scoop protein powder

1 cup fresh spinach

1/2 sliced avocado

1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend, adding more water until it reaches your desired degree of consistency. And voila! Breakfast is served!

3. Berry Blaster

This recipe is filled with a ton—and we mean a ton!—of nutrients. If you want to curb your appetite and craving for hours, then this is the recipe for you. It’s got the perfect balance of fiber and protein to do just that. What’s more, it’s got chia seeds, which helps reduce stress!

Ingredients:

1 cup plain Greek unsweetened yogurt.

1 cup of frozen berries (Choose from blueberries and strawberries)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Ice (optional)

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend, adding more water until it reaches your desired degree of consistency.

4. Banana and Cinnamon Smoothie

From the name alone, you can tell this one will be good. It’s got banana in it, after all, which is perhaps the best source of potassium. And, not only does it have potassium, but it also has vitamin C and fiber to keep you full for a long time! If you want to increase your metabolism, then this is the recipe I would recommend for you.

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup oats

1 banana

1 tablespoon peanut butter

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

A little bit of honey for taste

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend, adding more water until it reaches your desired degree of consistency.

5. Carrot Smoothie

Carrots, they say, are good for the eyes. And yes, it’s true that they are. But it’s also true that carrots have numerous essential nutrients that are good for your body. Also, the milk and yogurt will give you a calcium boost, which will help strengthen your bones.

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped carrot

1 cup mango

1 cup pineapple

1 cup strawberries

1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup non-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend, adding more water until it reaches your desired degree of consistency.

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