Wednesday, 26 November 2014

13 Best Breakfast Smoothies For Weight Loss

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Have you ever considered trying smoothies for weight loss? Need to lose a few pounds?  If you're looking to sip away the pounds, juice cleanses may not be the best idea. Drinking a smoothie has fewer calories and more nutrients than what you normally have for breakfast; that is why smoothies for weight loss can be the best option to lose that unwanted weight. We see so many people skipping their breakfast totally or eating unhealthy food in breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as experts believe that a healthy breakfast will give your metabolism a good boost for the day and tells your body to start burning fat.

13 Best Breakfast Smoothies For Weight Loss



1 . Apple Flaxseed Cinnamon Smoothie

Adding ground flaxseed to this apple cinnamon smoothie bulks up what's in your cup, making you feel more satisfied. The extra fiber will also keep you feeling full until lunch rolls around. Added bonus: you can make the smoothie the night before to thicken in your fridge overnight.

2 . Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Natural peanut butter lends texture to this breakfast smoothie diet drink

Recipe:

½ cup fat-free milk
½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter (MUFA)
¼ very ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
4 ice cubes

Combine the milk, yogurt, peanut butter, banana, honey, and ice cubes in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

3 . Clean Green

After a weekend (or a couple weeks) of indulging, break out the blender to clean up your cravings and reboot your digestive system with this delicious kale smoothie. Watch out, because this baby gets you moving—fast.

Ingredients:

2 cups kale
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon spirulina
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 177 calories, 7g fat (0g saturated), 26g carbs, 8g protein, 7g fiber, 327mg calcium, 205mg sodium

4 . Thermos-ready Smoothie

For a smoothie that explodes with protein and fiber, try this one. Blend tofu (low fat), apple juice, banana and frozen berries to make what you can call a creamy smoothie. At about 288 calories, the smoothie is packed with antioxidants, 3g fat, 7g fiber and 6g protein.

5 . Wake-up Smoothie

Kick-start your day with this wonderful smoothie that has a generous dose of soy protein, potassium, fiber and Vitamin C. For making 3 cups of this smoothie, combine one quarter cup of calcium enriched orange juice, one banana, one quarter cup of frozen berries (strawberries, blackberries or blueberries), half cup of low fat tofu or yogurt and one spoon of sugar. Sugar is optional. Blend all ingredients until you reach a creamy consistency. This smoothie packs 139 calories and loads of protein, fiber, potassium and carbohydrates needed for a fresh start.

6 . Joy Bauer’s 5 Calorie Smoothie

One of the extremely popular low calorie smoothie, the drink blends two cups of peaches, 5 frozen or fresh strawberries and crushed ice with water. Blend them all together to derive a smoothie that is refreshing and having almost no calories.

7 .  Lemon-Orange Citrus Smoothie



Lemon-Orange Citrus Smoothie

Lemon and orange blend for a tropical Flat Belly smoothie diet drink

SERVINGS: 1

1 cup skim or soy milk
6oz (80-calorie) lemon yogurt
1 medium orange peeled, cleaned, and sliced into sections
1 Tbsp flaxseed oil (MUFA)
Handful of ice

Combine milk, yogurt, orange, and ice in a blender. Blend for 1 minute, transfer to a glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.

8 . Berry Almond Bliss

Berries boast high levels of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals that cause skin damage. Blend up this bright smoothie to fight wrinkles, smooth your skin, and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon flaxseed
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 272 calories, 14g fat (1g saturated), 35g carbs, 7g protein, 9g fiber, 289mg calcium, 219mg sodium

9 . Hawaiian Smoothie

This smoothie is as vibrant and energizing as Hawaii. This smoothie can replace your dessert after a meal. It satisfies your taste buds as a dessert but does not fill you up with calories like a dessert does. Blend one cup of chopped pineapple, half cup of red fleshed Hawaiian papaya, quarter cup guava nectar, one tablespoon of lime juice, one teaspoon of grenadine and half cup ice to prepare a smooth smoothie. At just a mere 81 calories; the smoothie is filled with fiber, potassium and protein for an optimal snack or dessert.

10 . Blueberries for Breakfast Smoothie


A berry-licious breakfast or snack, perfect for the Flat Belly Diet Jumpstart

Recipe:


1 cup skim milk
1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)

Place milk and frozen unsweetened blueberries in blender and blend for
1 minute. Transfer to glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.

11 . Green Banana

You'll go bananas for this creamy, delicious green drink. Sip it for an on-the-go breakfast, to refuel after a workout, or for a mid-afternoon energizer.

Ingredients:

2 cups spinach
2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon whey protein powder

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 161 calories, 3g fat (0g saturated), 30g carbs, 7g protein, 4g fiber, 205mg calcium, 170mg sodium

12 . Mocha Smoothie

Oh, chocolate! Yay! Believe it or not, this smoothie is still completely healthy. It’s perfect if you’re craving sweets. What you do is combine ice, frozen yogurt, espresso – either decaf or regular, it’s up to you – and cocoa powder, in this order, blend, and delight in the chocolaty goodness!

Recipe:

4 small ice cubes
1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 shot of espresso
2 teaspoons of cocoa powder

Add ingredients to blender in this order, then blend at a high speed
until smooth.

13 . Apple, Orange & Banana Smoothie

The potassium in bananas helps to keep your blood pressure levels down, while its vitamin B6 content helps maintain steady blood sugar levels and fresh orange juice are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. Freshly squeezed orange juice provides roughly the same amount of nutrients found in the fresh fruit, but much of the pulp and membranes are strained out of most commercial brands, so you lose out on most of the fiber and flavonoids.

Ingredients:

    ¾ cup (185 ml) orange juice
    ½ cup sliced banana
    1/4 cup of apple slices
    2 teaspoons of flaxseed
    2 teaspoons brown sugar or 1 tablespoon of honey
    1/8 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract
    2 ice cubes

In blender, combine orange juice, banana, apple, sugar, flaxseed and almond extract . Add ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth.