What your Smoothie Should Include
should be treated as you would any healthy meal or snack. It should be
balanced. Yes, it should be tasty, why would you want to eat anything that
isn’t, but it should be balanced.
Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss - Protein
you eat should have a portion of lean, healthy protein, and smoothies are not
different. It will help you feel fuller for longer. It will help you recover
after a strenuous workout. And keep your hair and nails strong.
face it, no-one fancies the idea of drinking pureed steak.
kind of protein can you put in a smoothie. The obvious, for me anyway, is some
kind of protein powder. They come in all different flovours, most of which are
really tasty. Just make sure they are not packed with sugar. You should be
looking for one with very few carbs.
powder is not your thing, you could try yogurt, milk, nuts, seeds. Just be
careful with portions, because nuts and seeds can also be high in fat.
Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss - Fruits and Vegetables
basically choose what you want.
remember, smoothies are great ways to get your 5 a day, so pack them full.
mangos, bananas, avocado. They’re all really great. And the great thing about
smoothies, you can opt for frozen fruit, which makes it cost effective.
wise, I opt for leafy greens mostly as they tend to blitz down better than any other
vegetable. Although that’s not to say you can’t use any other, it might just
take a bit more work. Cooking them slightly first, or sieving out the pulp.
I also opt
for leafy greens as I don’t tend to eat that many with meals. Not because I
have an aversion to them, they just don’t form a huge part of our diet. So, for
me, smoothies are a great way to get some leafy greens. I tend to pick spinach
for ease, but you could choose kale, bok choy, swiss chard. Whatever floats
Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss - Flavour
where it gets a bit tricky. Because you could start packing it with sugar laden
about what you’ve already got in there.
the protein. They are already full of flavour, so you don’t want to over power
Stick to natural
flavours to keep it healthier.
A bit of
honey wouldn’t do too much harm. But you could also hit the herbs spices.
Cinammon, ginger, mint would al be great and full of health-giving properties.
a bit of vanilla extract. And let’s not forget about cocoa powder, for
chocolatey goodness. I love adding cocoa powder, especially when I’m using
chocolate flavoured protein powder. It gives it a real depth. So, yummy.
Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss - Base
where you decide what to whiz it all up with.
plant-based milk. Or coconut water, or even just water.
depends on how thick and creamy you want it.
I tend to
opt for water or coconut water as I prefer a thinner smoothie where you can
taste the individual ingredients. I also prefer to save the calories for the
ingredients. But, that’s just me.
Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss - Some Recipes
just stuck for choice, and really don’t know what to choose, there are a few
serve one, take 5 minutes to prepare, and all you need to do is put all of the
ingredients into a blender and blitz together.