I am so happy to share with you guys some of my favorite healthy shakes recipes for weight loss. Of course from there you can start to create your very own recipes using some of the ingredients featured in my best diet for abs article that I previously published.
Weight Loss Shake Recipes an Easy Alternative to Commercial Snacks.
If you are tired to buy low fat or 0 fat snacks from the stores the best alternative I found was to start making my own healthy shakes. Not only they are so fresh and packed with all you need for your diet but they are also delicious. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to start making smoothies.I like to get my fruits and veggies at wholefood or similar. I feel that regarding fruits and veggies quality is over quantity. You might want to buy organic. Little pricy but so worth it. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a garden. Then what can be better then your own strawberries or else.
First of all you’ll need a proper blender. You don’t have to spend of fortune in it. I bought mine for 35 bucks and it does the job. Now if you can afford the upscale one like nutribullet or ninja whatever then go for it. You just need to make sure that the blades are stronger enough to blend frozen ingredients. Not all of then can blend ice. Trust me I already broke a few.
You can start making healthy smoothies recipes for weight loss easily by mixing fruits or greens with yogurt. You can add sweeteners like stevia or pure agave sugar. Personally I don’t really need sugar added to my weight loss shakes. Less sugar less calories.
My 5 favorite healthy shakes recipes for weight loss
Mango Avocado Green Tea Smoothie
- 1 cup green tea
- 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- A dash of sea salt
- A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional, mango provides enough sweet for me)
Fat Shredder Smoothie
- 3 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup kale
- 3/4 cup water
Blueberry Smoothie (Breakfast)
- 1/2 of a large banana
1/3 cup of soy protein
1/2 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 tablespoon of apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon of psyllium seed husks
8 ounces of water
Vitamin Loaded Smoothie
- 1 cup papaya
- 1/2 cup kale
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 green apple
- 1 small cucumber, chopped
- 2 ripe kiwis, peeled
- 1 cup ginger-flavored kombucha (see Tip)
- 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
- 6 ice cubes
How Does a Smoothie for Weight Loss Work?
The best way to increase weight loss is to start the day with a high protein smoothie for breakfast. You’ll then jump start your metabolism and tell your body right away to start burning calories. The most common mistake is a high carb breakfast. Doing so will lead you to more cravings and snaking through the day.
To get the most weight loss benefit, start your day with a smoothie breakfast. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast jump starts the metabolism and helps your body burn more calories throughout the day. Many people make the mistake of eating a breakfast that is high in quick burning carbohydrates. This leads to hunger pangs and snacking very early in the day. The best Breakfast Smoothies will curb hunger pangs while providing the body with the ideal amount of fat, proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates.