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Drop Those Calories: Healthy Smoothies You Should Try For Weight Loss

Are results of your numerous rounds to the fridge starting to show? Don’t your jeans fit anymore? Do you want to lose some inches off that waist? If you’ve ever gained a lot of weight and shed it off, you can attest that it’s demanding. Workouts and diets are the only way to go. Talking of diets, a popular one usually recommended is all about smoothies.

A smoothie is a puree of either fruits or vegetables only or a combo of both. It’s effortless to make, just put everything together and blend to achieve a smooth consistency. This makes it the favourite healthy choice in many households, especially during a season like this.

Apart from taking smoothies to tantalize your taste buds, they are highly recommended during any weight loss plan. A person feels full (almost like a full meal) for way fewer calories. Religiously sticking to the diet brings impeccable results.

Here are fantastic options you can make at home to kick start your weight loss journey:

1. Banana berry smoothie

You’ll love this one, it doesn’t need a lot of ingredients and it’s such a delight. Healthwise, the smoothie is rich in antioxidants and vitamins which will not only boost metabolism but also your immunity.

Ingredients

• Bananas
• Apples
• Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
• Almond milk

Preparations

• Cut each into sizeable chunks and mix.
• Blend. Chill or add ice cubes if you prefer it cold.

2. Avocado smoothie

Avocado is a superfood, making this smoothie option extremely nutritious.

Ingredients

• Avocado
• Apple
• Apple juice
• Spinach or kale

Preparations

• Peel, cord and chop the apple, dice the avocado then stem chop the kale or spinach.
• Fill them in the blender and blend until smooth.
• Add ice cubes if need be.

3. Blackberry and cinnamon smoothie

If you love your cinnamon, here’s the smoothie for you. It’s full of fibre and contains manganese which helps to detox your system, in addition to leaving you energized all day.

Ingredients

• Frozen blackberries.
• Ground cinnamon
• Frozen banana
• Apple
• Pitted dried dates
• Ground flaxseed meal
• Vanilla extract

Preparations

• Freeze the blackberries and banana earlier.
• Slice the frozen banana and dice the unpeeled apple.
• Mix and blend.
• Add ice cubes according to preference and enjoy.

4. Green detox smoothie.

From the moment you see green, I bet your mind automatically thinks of veggies. Well, you’re not wrong. The main ingredient is any mixture of any green leaves like spinach.

Ingredients

  • Mixture of leaves
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Almond butter
  • Banana

Preparations

• Slice the banana.
• Empty everything in the jar and blend. Take it immediately or put it in the fridge and take later when chilled.

5. Cream oatmeal and peaches smoothie

Oatmeal is commendable for a decrease in cholesterol level. This smoothie is low-fat and has adequate protein content making it perfect for weight loss. It’s perfect for breakfast.

Ingredients

• Oatmeal
• Frozen peaches
• Vanilla extract
• Peach flavour
• Almond milk

Preparations

• Slice the frozen peaches then add all other ingredients.
• Blend until the consistency is achieved.
• Take on the spot or throughout the day.

So there you have it, 5 divine smoothies you should try out for weight loss.