Smoothies can be a great option for a quick and delicious source of nutrients. Made from fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and milk, smoothies are a mixture of healthy and satiating ingredients.
Especially, when you are trying to lose weight and the major requirement is the intake of a proper amount of nutrients along with weight loss, smoothies can be a great addition to your daily food intake. We have collected a collection of some magical smoothies that will help you achieve your weight loss goal faster. Following are the simple and easy recipes of the magical smoothies.
The Pumpkin Powerhouse
The beta-carotene present in pumpkin can be very helpful in slowing down the aging process of your body. Moreover, enriched with fiber, vitamin C and several other nutrients pumpkin boosts the metabolism resulting in weight loss, over time. One cup of pumpkin (cooked) consists of three grams of fiber, and a total of only 49 Cal. Now, let’s talk about the pumpkin powerhouse smoothie that you are going to make.
- Pumpkin pureed x 1 cup
- Unsweetened almond milk x 1 cup
- Frozen banana x ½
- Ice cubes x a handful
- Pumpkin pie spice x a dash (you can also use cinnamon)
Just simply blend all the ingredients. Serve in a bowl. Enjoy!
The Apple Spice Smoothie
Ever thought about “drinking” an apple pie? Well, you can drink an apple pie now because this smoothie tastes just like that. The satiating properties of apples and the nutrients present in the ingredients of this smoothie will not only fill your tummy for a longer time, but they also have other health benefits including the improved metabolic and immune system.
- Apple x 1 (quartered)
- Greek yogurt x ¾ cup
- Cinnamon powder x ¼ tsp
- Cardamom powder x ¼ tsp
- Nutmeg powder x ¼ tsp
- Unsweetened almond milk x ¾ cup
- Honey x ½ tbsp.
- Protein powder (vanilla) x 1 scoop
Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend them smooth. Serve and enjoy your yummy Apple spice smoothie.
Slimmer Power Protein Smoothie
This amazing smoothie will give your metabolism a boost and will provide you energy for the day also. The satiating properties of this smoothie will help you feel fuller for longer periods and that’s how you will not eat unnecessary snacks before lunchtime. The nutrients, fiber, and satiation provided by this smoothie will aid the weight loss process.
- Unsweetened almond milk x 2 cups
- Chia seeds (soaked) x 1 tbsp.
- Protein powder (sprouted vegan) x 1 scoop
- Stevia (for sweetening)
- Cinnamon powder x ½ tsp
Just blend all the ingredients until smooth, and enjoy.
The Strawberry Orange Smoothie
This yummy smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This blend of strawberry and orange will provide enough vitamin C to your body and you will feel fuller for longer times. Along with other nutrients, the smoothie also provides a good amount of calcium, and vitamin C helps in increased absorption of calcium.
- Vanilla yogurt x ¾ cup
- Orange x 1
- Strawberries (fresh or frozen) x 5 large
- Milk x 1/8 cup
- Banana x 1
Put the ingredients in a blender according to the following sequence:
Milk > Yogurt > Banana > Orange.
Blend them all and lastly add the strawberries and blend again. Your smoothie is ready. Serve and enjoy.
Smoothies being a blend of natural and healthy ingredients are always a good choice. Everyone can find a smoothie that suits him/her the best, because of the wide range of variety available in smoothies. You can even create a new smoothie by experimenting and blending new ingredients. Make sure that you choose the healthiest ingredients. Add smoothies to your daily routine and stay healthy, and fit.