5 Smoothie recipes for detox and weight loss

Smoothies are an easy and scrumptious way to get a load of essential vitamins and nutrients into your body. Detox smoothies are typically filled with antioxidants, proteins and fiber to cleanse your body free from toxins and boost your metabolism.

Detox smoothies are also a spectacular way to lose weight if taken everyday. Green smoothies are usually the ones that help you shed those extra pounds.  Their main ingredient is either vegetable greens or fruits, or a combination of both. A green smoothie may not be the most delicious, but you can certainly improve its taste by adding just the right kind of ingredients.

If skipping meals is your strategy to lose weight then you are not going anywhere near achieving a significant change in your body for a long time. Drinking a healthy delicious smoothie is the best alternative to skipping a meal in order to reduce your calorie intake and increase your protein, vitamins and fiber consumption. They not only suppress your appetite but also make you feel full faster and longer.

Smoothies are very easy to make. All you need is a blender with the power to crush up some ice along with other ingredients.

Here are 5 smoothie recipes that can help you lose weight while detoxifying your body as well:

Berry Banana Smoothie

Berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, while banana is rich in minerals like potassium. Bananas also have the ability to fill you up. Together, they give you a smoothie that can boost your metabolism, aiding in weight loss and weight maintenance. This smoothie is best to start your day with at breakfast.

Take a banana and cut it into 4 to 5 pieces. Make sure you freeze the banana for 4 or more hours as well as the berries.

INGREDIENTS:

1 banana

½ cup strawberries

½ cup blueberries

½ cup raspberries

1 apple, cored and sliced

1 cup almond milk

Blend them well and enjoy!

Kale Green Smoothie

Kale can be given the title of a superfood as it is loaded with vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber and other essential nutrients. Not to mention, it is also considered to be among the most nutritious and healthiest of plants.

Kale doesn’t taste that delicious but the addition of just the right ingredients can turn it into a mouth-watering drink. Another tip when using kale in smoothies, is to make sure you use only the leaves and discard the stems as this is bound to take away most of the bitter flavor.

INGREDIENTS (with Apple)

⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk

¾ cup ice

1½ cups chopped kale

1 stalk chopped celery

½ red or green apple

1 tbsp ground flax seed

1 teaspoon honey (optional)

INGREDIENTS (with Pineapple)

1 banana

1 cup pineapple

1 cup coconut water

2 cups kale (chopped)

Blend ‘em all together and enjoy!

Berry Green Smoothie

This smoothie recipe contains a boatload of antioxidants, as it contains strawberries and blueberries. Spinach is the green guy used here.

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup strawberries

¼ cup blueberries

1 cup raw spinach

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1 cup water

Blend it all and enjoy this purple smoothie as it turns out to be delectable, flavorful and creamy that can be consumed for weight loss and detox.

Green Apple pie smoothie

Apples are rich in fiber and antioxidants. In addition to that, they can also fill you up and suppress your appetite. Many studies reveal the amazing health benefits of apples. Infact, according to these studies, consumption of apples and apple products is associated with beneficial effects on decreasing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and Alzheimer’s disease.

This smoothie gives you a unique taste of apple pie in a drink. It is so delicious that you would want it more than once a day.

INGREDIENTS:

1 apple peeled and cored

¼ cup blueberries

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup spinach

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup water

Blend them all together and be prepared to have a scrumptious smoothie delight.

Avocado Detox Smoothie

Avocado is considered as one of the superfoods along with kale. It is rich in several nutrients, including Vitamins B, C, K, folate, potassium and more. Avocados also tend to make you feel full and suppress your hunger. Drinking an avocado detox smoothie for lunch can bring down those binge eating cravings for sure.

Studies show avocados have profound effects on cardiovascular health, they can relieve joint inflammation, promote eye health, strengthen bones and help you lose weight.

INGREDIENTS:

1½  cups apple juice

2 cups spinach or kale (stemmed and chopped)

1 apple (unpeeled)

½ Avocado (chopped)

Combine them all in a blender and enjoy!

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Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown has been helping her readers in successful business and entrepreneurial strategies for the past 3 years. She currently works with Ekuep.com, which is the first online store in the Middle East that caters to the foodservice industry. It sells kitchen equipment, restaurant equipment, and food service equipment that are made by leading brands from all over the world.

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