What can be more energizing and healthier than a great smoothie diet of your favorite fruits and veggies? Smoothies are a rich nutritious source of natural proteins and fibers. Starting your day with a smoothie not only invigorates you and keeps you healthy throughout, but is also great for helping you lose weight.
A smoothie diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber provides your body with vitamins and minerals keeping you free from disease. It boosts your energy, aids digestion and sustains your body towards effective weight loss. Fruits and veggies are rich not only in antioxidants, but also balance your cholesterol levels by increasing the good cholesterol in your body.
For a smoothie diet to be effective in helping you lose weight, you need to identify the right ingredients, which are rich in fiber, protein and are fat free. Yoghurt, psyillium fiber, coconut milk, wheat germ, and ground oats are some super ingredients to whip up a great smoothie, effective in weight loss, especially if combined with fruits or veggies. Here are a couple of recipes that are sure to assist you in losing weight and keeping you healthy in heart, mind and body.
- 1 Cup Mineral water
- 1 tablespoon psyllium fiber
- 1 ½ cup papaya
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup cranberries
This is a super rich protein and fiber smoothie that ensures a full stomach. Protein and fiber are good for fighting hunger pangs; as a result, you won’t need to snack during the day. Psilliyum fiber and coconut milk is good for weight loss, papaya, rich in enzymes, aids digestion and is a good detoxifier for your system. Strawberries and cranberries provide vitamin C essential for your immune system. All these ingredients combine to provide you with a vitamin rich, tasty smoothie, keeping your weight loss in check.
- 1 cup mineral water
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fresh fat free yoghurt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 kiwi fruit
- ½1/4 cup wheat germ
This banana smoothie will taste awesome due to the vanilla and banana flavor. However, apart from the taste, the smoothie is super rich in dietary fiber and low fat content. This is due to the presence of kiwi fruit, yoghurt and wheat germ, all potent fat fighters. Wheat germ is just about good for everything and aids your digestive system. Bananas are a rich source of vitamin b6, potassium, vitamin C, natural sugar and protein that ensures your daily intake of minerals and vitamins are intact. Potassium in bananas benefits the heart and nervous system. Overall, a super smoothie with zero fat content.
Always remember to keep your smoothie low in fat content, with protein and fiber content high. Sprinkling crushed groundnut, oatmeal or even wheat germ would be an effective way of garnishing your smoothie. This gives you added flavor, as well as enhances the weight loss properties of your smoothie diet.