Losing weight isn’t always the easiest thing to do because it involves a lifestyle change. You have to make time for exercise and change your eating habits. Even your sleeping habits can affect how far the weighing scale goes when you step on it.
Time to Make Your Blender Your Best Friend
Smoothies are so appealing to a healthy-diet seeker. They’re probably the best ways to keep you on the path to weight loss because they make it really easy and tasty to get your daily recommended fruit and vegetable servings. They are also very easy to make, just throw all your ingredients in a blender!
Smoothies are great at curbing your appetite while providing a low calorie, high nutrient beverage for you to enjoy.
Key Weight Loss Worthy Ingredients
All the ingredients in the smoothies below will help you lose weight in one form or the other, but here are the benefits of some important ones:
Ground Flax seed
Flax seeds have a high fiber content, which helps to get rid of toxic buildup in your colons. Flax seeds also make you feel full, so you won’t feel the need to eat as much!
Ginger works as a natural appetite suppressant to help control how much you eat. This wonderful spice also raises your body temperature, thus boosting your metabolism to help you shed those extra pounds!
Hazelnuts are the highest in fiber of all the nuts and, as mentioned earlier in this post, high fiber foods are great for weight loss.
This tangy fruit helps to lower insulin, a fat storage hormone. Half a grapefruit each day before meals can help you lose one extra pound in one week!
Now that you know the benefits, it’s time to enjoy them! On a hot day, you can add some ice to any of these recipes below to make your smoothies a wonderful, chilly treat!
1. Pear Banana Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 bananas, 2 pears, 2 cups of berries, 12 ounces of plain yogurt, ½ cup of hazelnuts, pinches of cinnamon, and 4 tablespoons of ground flax seed.
2. Cucumber Apple Smoothie
Ingredients: ½ cup of hazelnuts, 10 mint leaves, 2 cucumbers, 2 apples, a pinch of ginger, 4 celery stalks, 2 glasses of water and 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice.
3. Apple Banana Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 glasses of water, 2 bananas, 2 lemons, a pinch of ginger, 2 oranges, ½ a cup of almonds and a pinch of cinnamon.
4. Grapefruit Orange Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 mangoes, 2 oranges, 2 grapefruits, 2 bananas ½ cup of almonds and 2 glasses of water.
5. Green Smoothie
Ingredients: A pinch of ginger, 2 green apples, 2 glasses of water, 4 celery stalks and 4 teaspoons of flax seed.
6. Blueberry Smoothie
Ingredients: 1 cup of pineapple, 2 cups of blueberries, 12 ounces of nonfat Greek yogurt, 2 oranges, 2 bananas and ½ a cup of almonds.
7. Peach Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 cups of skim milk, 2 cups of frozen, unsweetened peaches and four teaspoons of flax seed oil