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Green Smoothie for Weight Loss

Green Smoothie Weight Loss

The first smoothie appeared in the USA in the beginning of 70s at one of the newly-fashioned “healthy” cafes as a part of healthy eating. Since that time it has become a favorite beverage of millions of people around the world, especially among the followers of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.

Why? Because this drink is usually prepared from fresh vegetables, fruit, yogurt, greenery, greens, spices, couched wheat grains, dairy, ice-cream, and muesli – ingredients are mixed in a blender. And if it was a dessert back then, nowadays it is a real dish which has gained its popularity. Nowadays one can find smoothie-cafes and smoothie-restaurants. Smoothies for weight loss – recipes and cookbooks can be found in any big city, in many countries. You can also buy this drink in supermarkets.

What is a smoothie?

Smoothie is a low-calorie cocktail from fruits, dairy, or juice. It makes you feel full for a pretty long period of the day, ensuring your body gets every vitamin and mineral in digested form. In comparison to drinking yogurt, this natural beverage doesn’t contain sugar but delivers a plenty of fiber and protein to our organisms. A glass of smoothie can replace breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s low-calorie and allows creating energy deficiency. As a result, you will be able to lose weight without hard work and constant hunger. Smoothies are also used for fasting days. 4 portions of the beverage in equal periods of the day – and you will forget about a stomach ache and lose some weight.

organic green smoothie

Value of a smoothie

The structure of a smoothie is like a mucous thick mass with vitamins, minerals, and healthy elements necessary for proper functioning of our bodies. Its healthy qualities should be well-known to anybody. “All the value of veggies and fruit is in one glass of a smoothie”, as smoothie followers say. Due to its ingredients, this drink nourishes our organisms, supplies us with vitamins and minerals, it is a part of healthy eating, it helps us, improves our feelings, appearance, and immune system.

Smoothies are easily digested, so it is a light dish which won’t make you feel stomach ache or discomfort. It is believed that Pacific surfers were the first to drink smoothies – and surfers are notable for fit bodies and excellent health. A green smoothie is a great choice for breakfast. Not many people know it, but the veggie smoothie is a remedy when it comes to a hangover. Especially if you add spices to the drink: such as supplejack or ginseng. Some people say that if you mix certain ingredients together, your smoothie will be able to replace an alcohol drink. Psychologists, in their turn, claim that this beverage relieves stress and fills us with joy.

veggie smoothie

Cover from excess weight

The fiber in smoothies solves all your excess weight problems. How? After this hearty drink, you won’t feel hunger for some time. Besides, as it was stated above, this drink is rich in vitamins and minerals and is capable of healing from within, replenishing metabolic processes. But if you want to lose weight, you’d better stick to the following advice:

  • Don’t add sugar. If you can’t live without it – replace it with honey.
  • Don’t mix ice-cream, sweets, sweet yogurt, raisins, nuts, and fat milk – choose low-calorie yogurt or curd.
  • Don’t favor very sweet fruits. The most suitable are berries, apples, kiwi, plums, and apricots.
  • Don’t use salt. Replace it with seaweed and greens – they contain sodium chlorine and iodine.
  • Treat smoothie as a complete dish. Don’t use it as just a snack.
  • Masticate smoothie.

Let’s make a smoothie!

various smoothies for weight lossSmoothie #1

Ingredients: 1 cucumber, 1 glass of yogurt.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #2

Ingredients: 1 chilled banana, 1 cup of spinach or green salad, 1 cup of almond milk.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #3

Ingredients: 1 cucumber, 1 segment of melon, 1 pear, 1 glass of water.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #4

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of spinach or green salad, 1 cup of orange juice.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #5

Ingredients: 1 cup of green grapes, 1 cup of spinach or green salad, 1 cup of orange juice.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

grapes smoothie

Smoothie #6

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of green grapes, 1 cup of yogurt.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #7

Ingredients: 1 cup of green grapes, 1 banana, 1 cup of green salad, 1 cup of orange juice.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #8

Ingredients: 1 cup of spinach or green salad, 1 peach, 1 cup of orange juice.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #9

Ingredients: 1 apple, 1 cup of celery, 1 glass of water.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #10

Ingredients: 1 cup of celery, 1 banana, 1 carrot, 1 glass of yogurt.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #11

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of spinach or green salad, ½ cup of celery, 1 glass of water.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

banana and pear smoothie

Smoothie #12

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of salad, 1 pear, 1 cup of almond milk.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #13

Ingredients: 1 peach, 1 carrot, 1 cup of yogurt.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #14

Ingredients: 1 carrot, 1 apple, 1 cucumber, 1 cup of almond milk.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #15

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of spinach or green salad, 1 cup of soy milk.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #16

Ingredients: 1 carrot, 1 cup of green salad, 1 cup of soy milk.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

carrot smoothie

Smoothie #17

Ingredients: 1 cup of celery, 1 cup of green salad, 1 cup of apple juice.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #18

Ingredients: 1 apple, 1 banana, ½ cup of yogurt, ½ cup of apple juice.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Smoothie #19

Ingredients: 1 pear, 1 banana, ½ cup of yogurt, ½ cup of apple juice.

Directions: mix all the ingredients in a blender.

If all these smoothies are not sweet enough for you, you can add honey or any other sweetener (except sugar). The same goes for the smoothie texture: you can vary liquids and solid ingredients.

Bon Appétit!

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