Eating healthy can be such a drag. Let’s be honest, no one wants to eat a salad everyday to lose the weight. But a healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring, nor does it have to taste bad.
Shedding those pounds don’t have to consist of bland foods that make meal time dreadful. Mix up your daily servings of protein, fiber, and vitamins with these yummy smoothies that’ll make losing weight seem like a breeze!
You’ll not only feel healthy from all the packed nutrients, but your happiness will peak when those problem areas disappear once and for all.
Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
The blueberry breakfast smoothies is a perfect way to reboot your system while making your taste buds thank you. It’ll power you through your morning, keeping you full with the 20 grams of protein mixed throughout. Rather than having that crash most smoothies give you before your next meal, this smoothie will keep your energy levels stable to give you a productive morning. It’ll also keep you from going for those unhealthy snacks.
Blueberries are an amazing fruit, packed with essentials to lose weight. They contain phytochemical C3G which increases the production of both adiponectic and lepton, both of which enhances fat metabolism and suppresses appetite.
The blueberry and lemon restores normal fluid balance, flushing out excess salt and getting rid of that bloated and puffy feeling. It is also packed with fiber that helps flush waste from your colon.
Other great attributes from this smoothies include anti aging and disease fighting antigens, promotes the activity of a liver enzyme, and is packed with Vitamin C, fiber, Vitamin a, and antioxidants that help rid the body of toxic chemicals.
Mix all of the ingredients together for a great morning!
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ tbsp almond butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Water to blend
Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie
Spinach is one of those greens that takes a lot of will power to love, but by adding in fruit to this detestable green, the only hint you’re drinking spinach will come from the color rather than taste. Not only is it packed with yummy fruit, but it gives you 33% of the day’s vitamin A intake, and has four grams of fiber to satiate you between meals.
Flax and chia seeds are amazing little tools when it comes to weight loss. Flax seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, are packed with fiber, and contain organic compounds that help lower cholesterol and strengthen bones. Chia seeds contain a blend of protein, carbs, fat, and fiber that are ideal for an energy booster. It helps the body stabilize blood sugar and slow carbohydrate digestion, while also containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, iron, calcium, and zinc.
Spinach also gives you a heavy dose of nutrients, containing blood pressure reducing proteins called peptides, cancer fighting phytonutrients, and bone building molecules of Vitamin K. Spinach also supports healthy vision, is rich in antioxidants, helps ease constipation, and high in Calcium. Such a powerful plant we need to take advantage of.
The almond milk will help you shed those pounds as well as it is low in calories, high in calcium, supports skin health, and is a rich source of vitamin E.
Mix in the mango, pineapple, and banana to really give you all the daily vitamins and nutrients your body will thank you for!
- 1 cup Spinach
- ½ cup Mango
- ½ cup Pineapple
- ½ Banana
- 1 tablespoon Flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
- 1 ½ cups Almond Milk
This topical tasting smoothie is sure to give you a pep in your step every morning! Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and staying power, this thing is a great way to wake up and be productive. It contains fiber and protein that will leave you feeling energized, trimmed, and healthy.
Banana’s are extremely underrated when it comes to health. Not only are they high in potassium, but they ease stomach discomfort, provides quick energy, helps boost mood, enhances immune function, and helps lower blood pressure, while being packed full of fiber, manganese, and vitamin C.
Oranges are also crazy nutritious, reducing the risk of kidney stones, high in fiber, and contain healing properties that offer protection against stomach cancers and other illnesses.
Greek yogurt is also great for losing weight as it is high in protein, high in calcium, and literally promotes weigh loss.
Mix the ingredients together for a wonderful blend of health!
- 1 cup Mixed Berries
- 1 frozen Banana
- 1 Orange, peeled
- 4-6 oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake
This is one for those of you that want to have your cake, and eat it too. It might taste like a dessert, but doesn’t have the same waist expanding effect that most desserts have on our body! It’s also a nice festive shake, perfect for Christmas right around the corner. This protein shake will leave your taste buds praising you, while leaving you satisfied and energized.
Although we think of chocolate as an unhealthy dessert that goes to the hips, it’s far from the truth. Now I don’t mean to go grab that snickers and think it’s healthy eating, but chocolate itself has some amazing health benefits we should take more advantage of.
Not only does it help aid weight loss, but it boosts energy levels, is rich in antioxidants, benefits heart health, regulates blood sugars, is rich in minerals, and helps relieve stress and anxiety. It’s natures number one weight loss and energy boosting tool, and contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world.
It is also rich in magnesium, chromium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and copper. Cacao has been shown to improve mood, bone strength, and provides anti-cancer and immune boosting protection.
It seriously packs a mighty punch for something that tastes so delicious!
Mix it all together for a dessert tasting smoothie packed with powerful nutrients!
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup Milk, or any ‘dairy’ of your choosing
- 2 tablespoons Cacao Powder
- ¼ tsp Pure Peppermint Extract
- 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- Topped with Greek Yogurt