10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Effective Weight Loss

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

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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.

10 Fruit Drinks and Smoothies Recipes For Increased Libido and Sexual Drive

10 Fruit Drinks and Smoothies Recipes For Increased Libido and Sexual Drive

Sex is one of the greatest pleasures on earth, as it serves a variety of purpose, from relaxation to pleasure and sometimes manipulation.

Whatever the case may be, we all have an inbuilt desire to give our partners the sexual satisfaction they crave, so the art of sex itself does not become an ordeal; a necessary evil.

Sadly, many couples are losing the sexual spark they once shared within the sheets, to a myriad of reasons which dwindling libidos worsened by unhealthy lifestyle choices identified as the major culprit.

Dwindling libidos could be a resultant effect of financial pressures, stress in the office, lack of enthusiasm, monotony, unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits etc.

Whatever the reason, there is a way to get your groove back again and satisfy your lover naturally without heavy reliance on performance enhancement drugs like Viagra.

This is the purpose of this article. We are going to look into some common natural fruit drink recipes, smoothies that boost sexual drive and libido in both men and women.

Let’s get started.

Beetroots Juice

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Beets has been used for centuries and praised as the ultimate food for men, and is rich in vitamin C, and essential minerals like manganese and potassium.

Frequent consumption of beetroots has immense benefits for health generally and libido in particular as they are highly concentrated with nitrates that gets broken down into nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide generated by beetroots aids in blood flow to the penis, resulting in a stronger , fuller and sustained erection; giving the man a Viagra like effect, without the health effects of Viagra..

Ingredients

  • medium sized Beetroot
  • 3 pieces of Celery Stalks
  • 1 medium Lemon juiced
  • 20 grams of ginger
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 cup of clean water

Directions

  • Wash all your vegetables with clean water and one tablespoon of vinegar
  • Cut them into small pieces ready to be blended
  • Pour in a blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour in a glass and add ice

And Voila your juice is ready to drink.

Pomegranate Juice

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Pomegranates are loaded with powerful anti-oxidants and was considered as the symbol of fertility.

According to Researchers from the Queen Margaret University, A glass of pomegranate increases testosterone levels, acting as a natural aphrodisiac.

The study also proves that they contain certain compounds akin to sex steroids found within humans.

This explains the relationship between pomegranates and increased sexual stamina and desires

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of seeded pomegranates
  • 20 grams of ginger
  • 1 medium Lemon (juiced)

Directions

  • Pour the seeded pomegranates in a blender.
  • Add your peeled and chopped ginger
  • Add the juiced lemon and a cup of water
  • Blend the mixture until very smooth
  • Pour out in a glass and add some ice

And your smoothie is ready to drink.

Goji Berry or Wolf Berry

Wolf Berry juice

These berries are native to Asia and have high anti-oxidant properties. It is mostly prepared as a sexual tonic to improve sexual drive and stamina.

Consumption of Goji berries has been said to Increase testosterone levels, Improve sexual abilities, increase sperm quality and movement.

Researchers have suggested increased consumption of Goji as a healthy alternative to prescription drugs for erectile dysfunctions like Viagra.

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled Banana
  • ½ cup of dried Goji berries ( soaked for couple of hours)
  • 10 grams of ginger
  • 1 cup of Almond milk

Directions

  • Pour your diced into the blender
  • Add your softened goji berries
  • Add your diced ginger and almond milk
  • Blend until mixture is smooth

Pour in a glass and Serve with Ice.

And your libido enhancing smoothie is ready to be enjoyed with your lover.

Maca or Peruvian Ginseng

Maca or Peruvian Ginseng juice

This super food is native to south America and considered an adaptogen,

On the top of the list of its immense benefits is increased testosterone and the tremendous boost it gives sex and fertility.

Increased intake of the black maca shows improved sperm production.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of dried maca powder
  • 1 cup of frozen Bananas
  • 1 or ½ cup of yoghurt or Almond milk

Directions

  • Pour your frozen bananas in a blender
  • Add your yoghurt or almond milk to it
  • Then add a tablespoon of maca powder to the mix
  • Blend until mixture is smoot.

Pour in a glass and your smoothie is ready.

Bananas Smoothie

Banana Smoothie and drink

Bananas are rich in potassium , magnesium , vitamin B1, vitamin A, Vitamin C and Protein

Which are all required in the improvement and production of sperms.

It also contains Bromelain , an enzyme responsible for increased sex drive and reversal of impotency in men.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized bananas peeled
  • 10 grams of ginger
  • 1 cup of Almond milk
  • ½ cup of washed celery leaves

Directions

  • Pour your diced bananas in a blender
  • Add the celery leaves and your grated ginger
  • Add your almond milk to the mix
  • And blend until the mixture is smooth

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

 

Celery Smoothie

Celery-smoothie and drink

They are laced with vitamin E, niacin, potassium, and magnesium.

It also contains arginine, an amino acid which performs same function as a sex enhancement by aiding the expanding of blood vessels

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of celery leaves
  • 1 green apple (diced)
  • 1 lemon(juiced)
  • Almond or unsweetened yoghurt

Directions

  • Pour your properly washed celery into a blender
  • Add your apples and juiced lemon
  • Add your almond milk or yoghurt
  • Blend until smooth

Pour in cup add some ice and it is ready to drink

Avocado Smoothies

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They are high in folic acids, and are a great source of energy boost needed to keep things raunchy in the bed room.

They also contain healthy fats, Vitamin B and potassium; all of which acts as a booster of male hormones required for virility within the sheets

Ingredients

  • 2 large balls of avocado pears ( seeds removed)
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapples
  • 1 cup of Almond milk
  • 10 grams of ginger

Directions

  • Put the seeded avocado in the blender
  • Add the frozen pineapples
  • Add the ginger and the Almond milk
  • Blend everything together until smooth

Pour in a glass and add some ice.

Watermelon Smoothies

watermelon-smoothie

This bright red beauty is loaded with Citrulline which aids the relaxation and dilation of blood vessels.

Pretty much performing the same functions as prescription drugs aimed at treating erectile dysfunctions.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water melon with the seeds
  • 1 piece of apple (diced)
  • 10 grams of ginger
  • 1 cup of Almond milk or unsweetened yoghurt.

Directions

  • Pour the water melon into your blended
  • Add your apple and grated ginger
  • Add your milk or Yoghurt
  • Blend everything together until smooth
  • Pour into a glass and serve with ice cubes

Pumpkins Seed Smoothies

Pumpkins Seed Smoothies

They are heavily loaded with potassium, niacin,  calcium, phosphorous and  zinc, which is a pre requisite for the production of  healthy sperms while boosting testosterone levels  .

They are also heavily loaded with libido enhancing vitamins like Vitamin B, C, K,D, E

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapples
  • ½ cup of frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of unsweetened yoghurt

Directions

  • Pour your frozen pineapples in a blender
  • Add your bananas and pumpkin seeds
  • Add your yoghurt
  • And blend everything together until smooth

Pour in a glass and serve with ice

Carrots Smoothie

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This orange beauty does not just leave your skin glowing, and your immunity high,  but it also does wonders for your sexual health.

Studies have shown that men who eat carrots at least 4 times a week showed an increase in sperm count and sexual prowess within the sheets.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 medium apple
  • ½ cup of diced pineapples
  • 10 grams of ginger

Direction

  • Pour your diced or shredded carrots into your blender
  • Add your diced apples and pineapples
  • Add a glass of water and your grated gingers
  • Blend your ingredients together until smooth

Pour in a glass and add some cubes of ice and it is ready to drink.

To maximize the effects of the abundant treasures hidden in nature, light exercises should be added to get you in shape and keep your blood pumping.

So before you pop those sex enhancement pill, remember nature has a healthier alternative, that comes with no risk to heart.