What comes to your mind when hearing the words ‘weight loss’?
Perhaps the first thing would be somewhat in the lines of ‘perseverance’ and ‘compromise’ when it comes to food habits. While these things are true, they usually occur at the initial stage – in which case is the hardest part of all.
But in today’s post, we will show you an easier way to achieve weight loss without having to torture your tastebuds. And that’s through smoothies! We have listed 10 of the best ones below that we’re sure you will love.
Of course, the dedication to lose weight comes at a price. So, we might as well make that price a delicious one!
10 Smoothies For Weight Loss
Before we proceed with the list, we’d like to remind you that these smoothies are filling and contain nutrients which are required to boost up your energy levels, hence, acting as replacements to heavy meals consumption.
Banana Smoothie With Peanut Butter And Chocolate
Rather than having fats and sugar set before you on a breakfast plate, why not try substituting it with a banana smoothie?
It’s true bananas contain carbs with sugar as well, but there are more benefits to it. They are high in fiber and have less protein and fats, which makes it a great option for a hearty smoothie to satiate your tummy all morning.
So step right up and make yourself a banana smoothie with peanut butter (which is great for satisfying hunger) and chocolate for adding taste!
Banana Smoothie With Oatmeal And Blueberry
Again, let’s have another banana smoothie, in case you’re not a fan of the previous combination. After all, it can be too sweet for some.
This smoothie, however, is one of the best substitutes for heavy breakfast. It provides more nutrients to keep you up and running.
If you are not aware, blueberries contain a higher amount of antioxidants than most foods. On the other hand, oatmeal contains no gluten and is popularly known for its power to control weight gain because of its balanced nutrient constituents.
You might be thinking if beet actually makes a delicious smoothie. Well, at least not by itself it doesn’t. You can add other ingredients for taste. But let’s first go into the reasons why beet is included on this list.
First of all, it is rich in potassium and folate, even fiber too. All of these ingredients are necessary if you want to see visible results faster.
But most importantly, it contains vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant, prevents heart disease, boosts immunity, and increases memory. So you see, it provides more benefits than just helping to lose weight.
Cashew Nuts Smoothie
Here is a smoothie which is actually delicious on its own, meaning you don’t really have to add anything to make it tasty.
Cashews are, no doubt, high in fats. But do not be deceived since these are healthy fats that are actually good for your heart.
They also contain a mood-enhancing amino acid called tryptophan. Moreover, they are a great option to rely on when you’re hungry, according to the 2014 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
However, we decided to include dates in this smoothie for the following reasons:
- They are very rich in fiber
- They help boost your brain-processing power.
Pineapple And Banana Smoothie
If you want a very-easy-to-make smoothie, we have this one.
We already have learned about the advantages of bananas, so now, let us take a look at what health benefits a pineapple offers.
Pineapples are high in mineral manganese (fulfils about 75% of our daily-required amount). This is necessary for keeping your bones strong, as stated by the Linus Pauling Institute.
Also, if you are concerned with eyesight care, pineapple contains high amount of vitamin C which can help prevent a disease called macular degeneration.
On the journey to weight loss, one might think that grapefruit helps to burn fat. But we’re sorry to disappoint you because it doesn’t.
Instead, what it does is prevent hunger when taken before a meal (or even breakfast). This is a good way to make sure you don’t eat too much, without having to fight that temptation of eating a lot.
Mix it with an ingredient that has similar abilities, such as ginger to make a smoothie, and it will keep you satisfied for a longer period.
Blueberries and Avocado Smoothie
Next up, we have this smoothie that contains only delicious ingredients.
Just like the cashews we mentioned earlier, avocados are also rich in healthy fats. And if you have never heard of this before, they have more potassium compared to bananas, which will prolong your workout strength.
Its contribution to weight loss lies in the fact that it lacks calories (80 calories).
We’d recommend blending blueberries, pomegranate, and avocado for a hearty smoothie.
Strawberry And Watermelon Smoothie
Strawberries are delicious fruits with just the right amount of nutrients required for weight loss.
A full cup of these fruits contains Vitamin C, potassium, 3.3 grams fiber, and just 49 calories. These are the main constituents in strawberries that can prevent weight gain.
On the other hand, watermelon fills up your tummy so you can stop worrying about getting hungry any time soon. Moreover, it contains an ingredient known as L-citrulline which can improve the circulation of blood – an important factor you need when working out.
Peach And Raspberry Smoothie
We understand there is a lot of temptation to eat at the beginning of your journey towards losing weight. So, here is a smoothie that will pump up your energy whenever you feel weary or hungry.
Raspberries contain a compound called ‘ketones’. If it goes into your system, it will be responsible for burning a lot of fat. Not only that, it is also said that ketones can increase the amount of adiponectin which can speed up the body’s metabolism.
And finally, we have an orange smoothie to complete the list!
You probably know that orange is one of the best options to reduce weight because of its components, including fiber and vitamin C. It also contains very low calories and a pH level of 4 to help with burning fats.
To give your smoothie a tropical taste, mix pineapples and bananas too. This will also tame your hunger for a few hours.
We strongly agree with experts who do not recommend pushing yourself to lose too many pounds in a day or starving yourself for a better figure.
Losing weight is not magic. You just need to develop a routine and watch your diet.
And there you have it! We hope you loved our list of smoothies that we carefully picked out for you.