Eating healthy foods is one of the key things to keep in mind when It comes to weight loss and one of the things you can do to achieve this goal is by adding a smoothie to your diet as it is a very quick and easy healthy snack to make. This addition to your daily routine will not only allow you to get added nutritional value even when you are on the move or at your place of work but, will give you just the right amount of calories you need to get through the day.It is very easy to find a good Smoothie recipes that will suit your liking, of course these smoothies have to contain the right amount of ingredients in order for you to get the most out of them.
So What is a Green smoothie ?
Well this is a Healthy drink that contains various nutrients and minerals which enable the body to stay healthy,the ingredients to this healthy beverage are vegetables like kale, spinach, lettuce, cabbage as well as various other types of vegetables.It also contains various types of fruits like apples, oranges, grapes and kiwi’s, although the name might imply that only vegetables and fruits are used you can also add various other things like Juice , nutritional powders or supplements depending on your preference.
Apart from being rich in nutritional value these healthy snacks also have plenty of benefits, one obvious benefit is that they help with weight loss.Some of the ingredient are rich in protein and fibre meaning that you would be able to substitute these for regular meals such as lunch and not feel as hunger as you would,lastly some of these recipes might contain detoxing agents which help your body get rid of unhealthy toxins which is important as this can boost your bodies ability to lose weight.
Below is a list of Green smoothies which can help you with your weight loss journey, but remember it is important to find a recipes that you like in order for you to easily stick to them.
Note : Quick note this list comprises of recipes that are inspired by different sources that I will link to below where you can check these them in more detail.
1. Sweet Green
As the name implies this has ingredients that natural sweet giving you a nice tasting drink that is both good for your body and your diet , it is fully packed with healthy nutrients such as proteins and fibre which make for a very good combination for a smoothie that gives you the ability to lose weight whilst allowing your body to benefit for the richness in nutritional value.
1 apple or pear, cored and sliced
2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves or kale (40g)
1 cup apple juice
1 tsp. chia
Handful of ice
10 mint leaves
1/2 fresh lime juiced
1/4 cup Greek Yoghurt, light
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Source : weightloss.com.au
2. Kale & Honey Smoothie
This next one is more of a vegetable based smoothie as it comprises of two different kinds of vegetables which means that it does provide a good amount of roughage to the bodys system, according to 101recipes.com this particular recipe can also be used as a detox as this is due to the vegetables that it contains.
½ cup kale
½ cup spinach
1 medium size banana
1 small bowl – ice cubes
To prepare smoothie you don’t need much pre-preparation. If just that whatever ingredients you are using to prepare smoothie should be cleaned and free from a waste product. So, clean spinach, kale and keep it aside.
1.Take your blender. Start putting ingredients in a blender. Put all of them, there is nothing first and last in the smoothie.
2.Run blender at high speed for a few seconds after adding ice. This will give thick consistency to the smoothie. Still, keep checking the consistency of smoothie in between, you can add milk or water in it to reduce its thickness.
3.You can add sugar, ice, etc in it according to your taste. The smoothie is now ready to have. Pour it in glass and have it fresh.
You can use crushed ice instead of cubes.
You can add more flavors to it by adding some mint, coriander leaves.
3. Nutrient Rich Green
This is one just like the first one is also a sweet recipe but with a tiny twist, because this particular one contains some ginger it gives both a sweet and spicy taste.So if the first one was not the one you, you might just want to try this one out.
2 cups spinach
2 cups cucumber
2-3 stalks celery
½ inch fresh ginger root (or more, if desired)
1 bunch parsley
2 apples, cored
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of ½ lime
Sweetener, as desired
1. You can first add the 2 cups of spinach , 2 apples , bunch of parsley and stalks of celery and slowly blend them
2. After the mixture has been finely blended you can add your ginger root and your cucumbers to the mix and give it a short pulse
3. Lastly add your liquid ingredients to the mixer as well as you sweetener if you desire to use include it and you’ll be all set to go.
4. Tiki Green Smoothie Recipe for Weight Loss
This fun take on a tropical green smoothie with a tiki drink flare will have you consuming all your daily vitamin C and fruit requirements in one serving. Like all of these healthy and easy green smoothie recipes for weight loss, this one leaves you satisfied but has a bit more flair. It can even serve as mocktail when you’re entertaining but don’t necessarily want to draw attention to the fact that you’re feasting on a green smoothie recipe for weight loss.
1 peeled and frozen banana
1 cup coconut water
1 cup coconut milk
½ cup pineapple
1 orange peeled and quartered
1 bunch spinach
1. Place all ingredients into the blender pitcher, except for the water. Cover with lid and tamper (if your blender comes with one).
2. Start at a low speed and increase incrementally. If your blender doesn’t have a tamper, you might need to blend in stages while turning off and readjusting ingredients with a spoon and reblending.
3.Add water as needed and blend until smooth. Pour and serve immediately.
5. Avocado Smoothie
If you are a fan of avocado, then you’ll love this one. The ingredients are comprise of some of the foods seen listed above like kale which is good for detox, this recipe is must try.
1 1/2 cups apple juice
2 cups spinach or kale (stemmed and chopped)
1 apple (unpeeled, cored, and chopped)
1/2 avocado (chopped)
1.Combine the apple juice, spinach, apple, and avocado in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute
2. slowly start adding water to reach the desired consistency
3. Its ready to go
6. The Glowing Green Smoothie
I wanted to include a recipe that contains a vegetable like lettuce because it is normally used in everyday dishes especially for breakfast.It contains various fruits giving you additional vitamins such as vitamin C this also makes it taste great too
1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3 to 4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
Optional: 1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems OK) and 1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems OK)
1. Add water and chopped head of romaine to blender. Blend at a low speed until smooth.
2. Add spinach, celery, apple, and pear, and blend at high speed.
3. Add cilantro and parsley (which help chelate heavy metals from your body).
4. Finish with banana and lemon.
heres a short video done by the NYP youtube channel where a nutritionist makes a super green smoothie whilst explain the benefits of Probiotics.
7. Collard Greens & Berries
I decided to add this recipe just to show you that there are a number of ways you can create a smoothie that will not only taste great but give you body added vitamins like vitamin C & A, like most of the above it has a low calorie count making it good for weight loss.
2 cups coconut water
3 cups frozen berries
1 cup collard greens
1 cup wheatgrass
1 tablespoon of macca powder
The directions to this recipe are very simple to follow
1. Simply add all the ingredients to the blender
2. Then blend until it reaches your desired consistence
3. All that’s left is to feel up your stomach and your ready to go
I would prefer that you start with the dry ingredients first then and the wet ones to the mixture.
In conclusion it is very important that you use the right ingredients when it comes to creating the smoothie that will help you lose some pounds,creating a good smoothie diet that suits you is very important as this will help you stay on track with your routine all you need is consistence and the weight will begin to drop.
To learn more about creating a smoothie Diet check the link below.
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