DRINKS & SMOOTHIES

10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Effective Weight Loss

Overweight and obesity have been identified as the triggers of other potentially fatal health conditions and is resultant effect of eating and drinking more foods than the body actually needs.

Basically, the body needs a certain amount of calories derived from food necessary for optimum performance and tends to store the excess calories as fat which results in obesity over a long time.

Sedentary lifestyle is also a contributing factor to obesity.

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009 – 2010 shows that:

  • More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese.
  • More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity.
  • About one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • More than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese.

The way out of obesity is to exercise and reduce calorie intake; fruits and vegetables being an excellent way of ensuring nutritional requirements are met whilst ensuring significant reduction in caloric intakes.

We will be educating you on smoothies under 400 calories with high nutritional values, that ensures you are fuller, resulting in lower caloric consumptions, which when sustained will lead to weight loss.

But you also have to give up on sugar and all the junks for maximal effect.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast

banana oatmeal smoothies

This smoothie keeps you feeling fuller with lesser calories.

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1 cup of Almond milk
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 table spoon of flaxseeds.
  • 1 tablespoon of natural honey.
  • 1 cup ice.

Directions

  • Pour your Almond milk into your blender
  • Add your peeled bananas and flaxseeds
  • Add your oatmeal and honey to the mix
  • Add your vanilla extract
  • Blend until smooth

Pour in a glass and add some ice and your smoothie is ready to drink.

Coconut Apple Smoothie

Apple and Coconut-Milk-Smoothie

This is a power breakfast, delicious and complete with nutrients needed to make start up your day, while also filling and satisfied all morning.

The fiber in the coconut leaves you feeling full all day, resulting in lesser calorie consumption during the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of natural coconut milk
  • ½ cup of diced apples
  • 10 grams of ginger
  • ½ cup shredded coconut flesh
  • 1 cup of ice

Directions

  • Pour your shredded coconut flakes in the blender
  • Add your diced apples
  • Add your skin peeled ginger
  • And your coconut milk
  • Blend until smooth

Serve in a glass and add some pieces of ice cubes. Voila your smoothie is ready to drink!

Orange Lemon Smoothie

lemon-orange-citrus-smoothie

This smoothie is packed with vitamin C which boosts metabolism, leaving you fuller and your skin glowing.

Ingredients

  • 1 large orange peeled and seeded
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • ½ cup of unsweetened yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extracts
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds soaked for over 8 hours
  • 1 spoon of natural honey

Directions

  • Pour your unsweetened yoghurt into a blender
  • Add your peeled and seeded oranges
  • Add your lemon juice
  • Add your chia seeds and vanilla extracts
  • Add the honey
  • Blend until smooth

Serve with some cubes of ice and your delicious smoothie is ready to drink.

Creamy Chia Smoothie

creamy chia smoothie

Chia seeds are highly nutritious and highly filling. This smoothie is delicious, ensuring you are kept fuller for longer, resulting in the consumption of lesser calories.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds soaked for over 8 hours
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup of shredded coconuts
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 large apple diced

Directions

  • Pour your coconut milk in a blender
  • Add your frozen pineapple and shredded coconuts
  • Add your diced apples and chia seeds
  • Blend until smooth

Serve in a glass and add some cubes of ice and your smoothie is ready to drink.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Contrary to popular belief chocolates are a healthy option for weight loss, and the bananas will ensure you are fuller for longer.

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana peeled
  • 1 table spoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of Almond milk
  • 10 grams of ginger.

Directions

  • Pour the cup of almond into the blender
  • Add your banana
  • Add your cocoa powder and your grated ginger
  • Blend until smooth

Serve chilled by add some pieces of ice and its ready to drink

 

Spinach Banana Smoothie

Spinach Banana Smoothie

Spinach are great for your metabolism and a great addition to your smoothies. They are packed with potassium and calcium and the banana gives it a rich creamy taste.

Ingredient

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 2 large bananas peeled
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapples
  • 1 cup of Almond milk
  • A cup of ice

Directions

  • Pour the almond milk into your blender
  • Add the bananas to the mix
  • Add the frozen pineapples and spinach
  • Blend until smooth

Serve chilled with ice added and it’s ready to be enjoyed.

Beets Apples Smoothies

Beets Apples Smoothies

This bright red super food are rich in vitamins and essential acids which improves overall body function

Ingredients

  • ¼ beetroot boiled and cooled
  • 2 large apples
  • 1 cup of unsweetened yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup of strawberries
  • Half glass of water

Directions

  • Pour the yoghurt into the blender
  • Add your diced apples and beetroots
  • Add your strawberries and honey
  • Add water
  • Blend until smooth

Serve chilled and your smoothie is ready.

Berry Blast Smoothies

Berry Blast Smoothies

Adding berries to your breakfast smoothies is a perfect ways of kick starting your metabolism for weight loss optimization.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of strawberry
  • ½ cup of raspberries
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 tea spoon of honey

Directions

  • Pour your almond milk into your blender
  • Add your berries and honey
  • Blend until smooth

Serve with some cubes of ice and your power smoothie is ready to be enjoyed with family and friends.

Cucumber Apple Smoothie

Cucumber Apple Smoothie

Cucumbers and apples are the perfect low calorie combination that keeps you feeling fuller while consuming lesser calories.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 2 large green Apples(diced)
  • 10 grams of ginger
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapples
  • 1 cup of almond milk.

Directions

  • Pour your almond milk into a blender
  • Add your frozen pineapples
  • Add your apples
  • Add your cucumbers and gingers
  • Blend until smooth

Serve with some cubes of ice and your smoothie is ready to be enjoyed with friends.

Water Melon Pineapple Smoothies

Water Melon Pineapple Smoothies

This delicious smoothie is packed with vitamin and contains 80% of fluids which helps to keep you hydrated and feeling fuller for longer periods.

Ingredients

  • ¼ bright red water melons (with the seeds)
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapples
  • 10 grams of ginger.
  • 1 cup of unsweetened yoghurts

Directions

  • Pour your yoghurt in a blender
  • Add your diced watermelons
  • Add your pineapples and ginger
  • Blend until smooth

Add some ice cubes when serving it and it is ready to be enjoyed with friends and loved ones.

So, before you embark on those fad diets that cost you a fortune, remember the studies have shown that smoothies are an excellent way to shed those extra weight and keep them off for a longer time, while being nice to your pockets.

Good fortune on your weight loss journey.

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