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5 Quick and Yummy Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

If you are looking to curb your dietary caloric intake then a smoothie can help you with your goal. The key is to make it in such a way that it prevents you from consuming additional calories in the day while keeping you feeling full and energized for long. For smoothies created for the purpose of weight loss usually ingredient such as protein powder is added for satisfying hunger for a long time, avocados provide creaminess in the smoothies while bringing in the goodness of healthy fats. Natural sweeteners such as honey, dates, and maple syrup are opted for adding sweetness.

 

This article will cover quick and delicious weight loss smoothie recipes that contain a balanced proportion of fiber, carbs, healthy fats, and proteins.

Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop of protein powder of your choice (You can opt for a vanilla-flavored one as it goes along well with other ingredients)
½ cup frozen blueberries

 

Method:
In a blender, add the almond milk first, then add the blueberries and protein powder in it and blend it until all components become uniform and smooth. This smoothie can be prepared 24 hours prior to consumption.

 

2.      Chocolate and Coffee Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp coffee

1 scoop of protein powder

1 frozen banana

½ tbsp dark cocoa powder

 

Method:
In a blender, add the almond milk first then frozen banana, coffee, cocoa powder, and protein powder. Blend everything until it attains a smooth and uniform consistency. This smoothie can also be prepared 24 hours prior to consumption.

 

3.      Green Power Smoothie:

Ingredients:

1/3 cup coconut water

1 tbsp lemon juice

¼ avocado (peeled)

2 cups of spinach (you can replace it with kale)

1 cup frozen peaches

1 scoop of protein powder

A slice of peeled ginger

1 tsp of chia seeds or flax seeds

Ice

 

Method:
Put everything inside a blender, starting with the coconut water then proceeding to add the other ingredients, and blend everything until it becomes smooth and the contents are no longer discernible. You can add in more ice to make it thick or more coconut water to make it thin.

 

4.      Tropical Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder

½ cup frozen pineapples

½ cup frozen mango

Honey (optional)

 

Method:

Put everything inside the blender and blend it well until it becomes smooth. If you are not using frozen fruits, then you can add in the ice separately to give the smoothie a thick texture.

 

5.      Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ peach

½ banana

1 tsp of flax seeds/hemp seeds/chia seeds.

2 tbsp rolled oats

1 scoop of vanilla flavored protein powder

Ice

 

Method:
In a blender, add all the ingredients, starting with the almond milk first. Blend everything until the contents become mixed together and smooth. You can add in more almond milk or water to make help in blending the ingredients.


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