In the past few years, the smoothie has become the famous healthy breakfast that everybody adores. It is easy to make and you can never make it wrong. You can use whatever fruit or vegetable you want and it will always be delicious. Smoothies are fantastic for weight loss, too. You can try a ton of different combinations, and many of them won’t break the calorie bank.. Here are my 6 favorite weight loss smoothies for a slimmer body.
Benefits of drinking smoothies every day:
- They will keep you hydrated throughout the day.
- You will have more energy during the day.
- You will easily reach the recommended daily intake of fruits and veggies (vitamins and fibers).
- They will boost your metabolism.
- They will regulate your digestive system.
- They will regulate your blood sugar levels.
- You will lose weight without realizing.
- You will detox your body.
- Your skin will shine like never before.
Homemade vs store bought
It is best to make your smoothies at home, though, because you can never truly know if there is any sugar in the take-away smoothie you are buying every day to save few minutes in the morning. That’s why we have prepared a few awesome smoothie recipes that will help you not only to have a healthy meal every day, but to also lose few pounds over the year without giving too much effort.
Not only will have a great healthy breakfast, but you will save money. Making your smoothies at home will cost you three to four times less than buying one in a fancy store. Plus, having full control of the ingredients you use is especially important when you are trying to lose weight. Always make your smoothie from fresh and organic fruits and vegetables bought from a local grocery store or a bazaar.
All the recipes are for two servings, so you can either share it with a family member or a friend or save it for later in the day. Keep in mind that it is best to serve and drink smoothies fresh, so if you plan to drink the second one yourself, keep it refrigerated.
Raspberry coconut smoothie
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1 Banana
- ½ Cup Cold Water
- 1 Cup Raspberries
- 3-4 Mint Leaves
Although coconut milk is high in saturated fat, it can help you to lose weight more easily than any other type of milk because of its unique structure of medium-chain fatty acids. Also, the mint will help the body to digest food faster and burn more fat.
Green detox smoothie
- 1 Stalk Kale
- 1 Cup Baby Spinach
- ½ Cup Lemon Juice
- ½ inch of Ginger
- 1/3 Cucumber (peeled)
- 1 Pear
- 3 Mint Leaves
- ½ Cup Cold Water
This smoothie is a real metabolism booster, and will give your body the perfect dose of fiber to get your day started. The kale is a vitamin C bomb and a great source of calcium, which is good for the bones. It is well-known as a major player in the battle against cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases. It will also boost the detoxifying power of your body.
Greek yogurt delight
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- ¼ Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 3/4 Cup Blackberries
- ½ Frozen Banana
- Juice from 1 Lime
- 1 TB Honey
Greek yogurt is a high protein food that helps to increase your calorie burning power. The blackberries are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, plus they are low in sugar, so the combination of these will get you a low-calorie breakfast full with good nutrients.
Apple (or Banana) Celery Smoothie
- 1 cup chopped celery – preferably frozen
- 1 cup baby spinach
- ½ avocado
- 1 green apple – cored and cut into chunks or 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- Dash vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy
Simple delicious clementine smoothie
- 6 Clementines
- 1 Cup Ice
- ¼ Cup Almond Milk
The almond milk is low in calories, but full of vitamins. It will improve your digestion and you can easily make it at home. The clementines are full of vitamins C and B as well as magnesium and potassium.
Pineapple sunrise smoothie
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup Pineapple
- ½ inch of Ginger
- 2 TB Lemon Juice
The pineapple will flatten your stomach and will help you burn some extra calories as well. This is because pineapple is a catabolic food, meaning that the body burns more calories to digest the fruit than the number of calories you consume from the fruit itself. Ginger is famous for its gastric properties that will boost your digestive system. It will wake up the metabolism, making it a fat-burning machine.
Smoothies are fantastic. You can try so many different combinations. Here are more ideas to try. If you have an interesting recipe to share, or if you’ve decided to try some of our delicious smoothies, we encourage you to give us your feedback in the comment section below. Which weight loss smoothies do you like?