The Smoothie Starter Pack For Dummies: 5 Smoothies That Will Help You Lose Weight

If you are planning to cut down on some calories and get back in shape, your best bet are fruits and vegetables. But how many of you are big fans of fruits and vegetables? Not many, we assume. This is where smoothies come into the picture, as you can mash all healthy ingredients into one yummy drink and down it all once, without having to complain about the smell or taste. Smoothies are easy to prepare, convenient to consume, and most importantly, provide room for plenty of improvisation on the recipes, based on your likes, dislikes, and health conditions. In fact, they can be your best friends during your weight loss journey.

Some Things To Keep In Mind:

Since your aim is to lose weight, it is important that your smoothie contains ingredients that are low on calories, but high in nutrition. A fruit smoothie laced with sugar or other fattening ingredients is not going to contribute much to your weight loss journey. The key is to stay away from complex sugars and increase your fiber intake. Here are 5 amazing smoothie

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recipes that are healthy as hell!

1. Vegan Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie

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Don’t let the word ‘chocolate’ fool you. This one is 100 percent healthy and calorie free. It is high on potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, E, K, iron, calcium, zinc, copper, and manganese.

Ingredients:

½ frozen banana
¼ cup of raspberries or any berries of your choice
1 tbsp of flax seeds
1 cup of soy milk (vanilla or chocolate)
2 cups of spinach
⅛ cup of cocoa powder
Ice cubes/ crushed ice

Steps To Make:

Wash the spinach in cold water.
Grind the flax seeds.
Mix all ingredients together and blend until you have your smoothie.

2. Berry Chia Smoothie

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You would love this smoothie if you are a fan of chia seeds or berries. Packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and K, antioxidants, ellagic acid, and potassium, this

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smoothie will make sure you get your daily dose of nutrients

Ingredients:

A handful of spinach leaves
1 frozen banana
¼ cup of the berries of your choice
1 tbsp of chia seeds

Steps To Make:

Mix all ingredients together and blend until you have your smoothie.
Top it off with an extra tbs of chia seeds, some chopped-up berries, and nuts.

3. Apple-almond Breakfast Smoothie

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Why not start your day with a smoothie that is jam-packed with fiber, protein, magnesium, antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin E, potassium, and calcium? After all, breakfast is the most important meal of your life.

Ingredients:

1 red apple
1 banana
5 almonds
¾ cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup of nonfat milk
¼ tsp of milk

Steps To Make:

Chop up the apples.
Mix all ingredients together and blend until you have your smoothie.
Top it off with some crushed almonds.

4. Fruity Coconutty Smoothie

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Why

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not get all the goodness of fruits together in a single drink? Filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, this smoothie is guaranteed to melt all your fat away.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
½ cup of chopped seasonal fruits (fresh or frozen)
¾ cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tbsp of flax seeds
¼ cup of coconut milk

Steps To Make:

Grind the flax seeds.
Mix all ingredients together and blend until you have your smoothie.
Top it off with some crushed ice and coconut shavings.

5. Banana Walnut Smoothie

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This smoothie will help you stay energetic the whole day and will also curb your appetite, thus preventing you from overeating. It is filled with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, and protein.

Ingredients:

½ medium sized banana
½ cup vanilla soy/almond milk
½ tsp of vanilla extract
½ tsp of cinnamon
½ tsp of nutmeg
2 spoons of chopped walnuts
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Steps To Make:

Mix all ingredients together and blend until you have your smoothie.

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/> Top it off with a spoon of chopped walnuts.