7 Healthy Smoothies That Will Keep You Slim
Working out and eating healthy are your two best bets for losing weight and keeping it off. If you’re looking to add to your healthy lifestyle, smoothies can be a great addition because they’re quick and easy to make, delicious, and healthy! Here are 7 healthy smoothies that will keep you slim.
1) Banana Date Smoothie
Who said you can’t enjoy a smoothie on a diet? Combine two natural appetite suppressants to make a yummy, thick smoothie for breakfast. Bananas contain several different types of fiber that can help slow down digestion, giving you long-lasting fullness throughout your morning and early afternoon. Dates are not only tasty, but they’re sweet enough to hide their true identity as nature’s ultimate energy bar. A medium banana will be sufficient for one person; just add about 7-10 dates before blending everything together in your food processor.
2) Mango Peach Diet Smoothie
The Mango Peach Diet Smoothie helps you lose weight because of its low-calorie content and high water and fiber content. Be sure to throw in a handful of spinach for added health benefits! With only 229 calories, 7 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar, it’s sure to be a favorite on your diet menu. Here’s how to make it: Peel mangoes. Add mangoes, two large peeled peaches (frozen or fresh), one cup orange juice and one cup ice cubes into blender jar. Pulse until smooth. Pour into glasses with straws; serve immediately after blending ingredients together well. Garnish with honeydew melon balls if desired. Serves two (2). Makes 1 serving at about 229 calories per serving. Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories – 229, Total Fat – 7g, Saturated Fat – 3g, Cholesterol – 0mg, Sodium – 5mg Potassium – 371mg Carbohydrates – 31g Dietary Fiber – 4g Sugars – 14g Protein – 13g Mangoes are extremely rich in vitamin A and C which are great for keeping skin soft and youthful. This also provides an anti-aging effect by helping to fight off free radicals that cause wrinkles and sagging skin. Vitamin A is essential for healthy vision as well as eye development while vitamin C is vital for maintaining strong bones and connective tissue as well as aiding iron absorption.
3) Blackberry Strawberry Fat Burning Blast Smoothies
If you’re looking for a smoothie with a fat-burning boost, then look no further than our Blackberry Strawberry Fat Burning Blast. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help rid your body of free radicals. They also contain fiber to aid digestion, along with pectin, which helps suppress appetite and keep you feeling full longer. Blackberries contain quercetin and anthocyanins—both phytochemicals known for their anti-inflammatory effects—and they taste pretty delicious too!
4) Pineapple Papaya Banana Shake Smoothies
This light and smooth shake is a great way to start your day—and it’s loaded with health benefits! Because it contains leafy greens, avocados, bananas, pineapples and papayas, it’s a nutrient-dense option that will keep you full longer. The avocado also acts as an appetite suppressant. Adding cinnamon to your diet can help curb blood sugar levels and stave off hunger.
5) Tropical Delight Fruit Crush Smoothies
This smoothie is sweet and tangy, but it’s also super light and creamy. All of those things make it an excellent way to start your day or cleanse your palate after a heavy meal. Just like any fruit crush, you’ll want to be sure that your fruits are in peak condition. The pineapple should smell fresh and juicy; mangoes should be firm but not mushy; bananas should be plump without brown spots. Not only does it taste great, but these ingredients offer nutrients that can benefit your skin, hair, nails and energy levels as well! For best results: Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add more ice if needed for desired texture; enjoy! Serves one…or two!
6) Carrot Apple Cucumber Juice
Carrot Apple Cucumber Juice is a perfect recipe for weight loss. This drink has incredible slimming and cleansing benefits. Carrots are rich in Beta-carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and minerals like Calcium, Iron and Potassium; they also have anti-inflammatory properties. Because of its nutritional properties, it helps to lose weight fast and flush out toxins from your body efficiently. It contains many essential nutrients that help reduce LDL cholesterol levels while increasing HDL levels in our body. Cucumbers contain a lot of water and fibers which aid in detoxification of our body by removing harmful chemicals and promoting digestion & kidney health. They also contain anti-aging properties that protect us from free radicals due to their high content of silica.
7) Ginger Lemon Water Cleanser
Ginger is one of my favorite spices, and not just because it’s delicious. The root has long been used to treat a variety of ailments, but there are also tons of health benefits to drinking it in water—which helps you lose weight. For example, a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that drinking ginger tea can help reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels in humans. Study participants who drank about half a liter (18 ounces) each day for seven days showed marked improvement compared to people who didn’t drink ginger tea at all.