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Published On: Mon, May 8th, 2017

Smoothies Recipes for Weight Loss and Better Health

Weight loss and a better health goes hand in hand, in a way-especially for overweight people. Being obese/overweight is not socially okay because if you find yourself in this situation, you find it hard to find cloths that would look good on you, you feel bad about yourself when you see people who look better.

When it comes to health, being overweight has been linked to illnesses such as increased blood pressure. High blood pressure is the main cause of strokes.

Too much of weight also increases your chances of developing other problems that are linked to strokes, which includes high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and heart disease.

Simply put, those big arms, big legs, big things, love handles and big belly is just not good for your health and it doesn’t look good on you either.

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The role of Detox smoothies in weight loss

A lot of people who are trying to lose weight have tried different methods to get rid of the excess weight. This method include skipping meals, exercises and workouts, fat burners, juicing, cutting calories and many more.

But did you know that those popular delicious smoothies can actually help you drop excess pounds, and they are very easy to make and delicious, especially when you find the ingredients you really like.

They can help you lose weight because you can get all the nutrients you need in one glass without adding in unnecessary or empty calories.

Once you learn and know about the ingredients that can create a balanced smoothie, you will be able to include a good balance of healthy fats, protein, complex carbohydrates, as well as vitamins and mate.

Apart from the basics, you can add powerhouse ingredients that boost the nutritional value of your smoothie without adding extra/unwanted calories. You can also add elements that can enhance your weight loss by increasing your metabolic rate, boosting your energy, and filling you up for hours.

Weight loss Smoothie Recipes

If you are looking to burn fat and lose weight, look no further, these smoothies will help you achieve your goal.

  • Spinach and Avocado mix

Ingredients

1 pitted avocado

1 cup fresh spinach

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

1 large ripe banana

1 cup milk

Ice cubes, handful

Procedure

Blend all the ingredients together until they are smooth, and then drink.

  • Chocolate chia cherry

This recipe contains antioxidant-chocolate and cherry and the chia seeds in it will give you protein and fiber, making you feel full longer.

Ingredients

One cup milk (unsweetened, nut, cow or soy)

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups halved cherries, pitted

1 medium size banana, ripe

4 to 5 ice cubes

Procedure

Blend all ingredients together until very smooth.

  • Peach milkshake

This smoothie contains coconut oil which is popular among dieters because of its ability to speed metabolism, helping burn more calories.

Ingredients

1 cup almond or hemp seed milk

½ cup fresh pineapple juice

1 cup fresh frozen pieces

½ frozen banana

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Procedure

Blend all ingredients together and drink

  • Banana Coconut water smoothie

Avocado and hemp seeds both deliver protein in this smoothie. It also contains raw cacao nibs and wheatgrass. This ingredients both deliver magnesium, a chemical element essential for energy production which athletes mostly do not get enough of.

Ingredients

½ banana, chopped and frozen

1 small handful spinach

¼ pitted ripe avocado

1 handful frozen berries

¼ teaspoon wheatgrass powder

1 ½ teaspoon shelled hempseed

¼ cucumber, chopped

1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs

1 cup coconut water or water

Procedure

Chop banana and place it in a freezer bag. Seal it and freeze overnight until it is solid. Put banana in blender and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until it is smooth and creamy, adding a little more water or coconut water if necessary.

  • Mixed berry blast

Thanks to the berry mix, this recipe contains anti-oxidants which are good for weight loss and general well-being.

Ingredients

½ cup hemp seed, almond or coconut milk

½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

½ cup blackberries, fresh or frozen

2-3 medjool dates

Procedure

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Serve.

Other benefits of smoothies

Asides weight loss, they offer more health benefits which should be mentioned in this article, so you will know that you are doing yourself good by taking it.

  • Improves digestion

Drinking smoothies means you are consuming plenty of dietary fiber which aids in digestion. So, no constipation and other digestive problems.

  • Detoxifies

Fruits and vegetables detoxify the body. Detoxification helps ward of diseases, make you feel better and gives you better looking skin.

You can add kale or dandelion to it.

  • Builds muscle and improves performance

It provides your body with the nutrients that it needs to excel during athletic competitions recover and rebuild after a workout.

Your body absorbs and assimilates the nutrients in a smoothie than that of a meal.

Conclusion

If you want to feel better, look better and feel happier, why not try incorporating smoothies into your daily diet.

Combined with exercise and a good lifestyle you will find yourself healthier and happier in no time.

Author: Patrick Smithy

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