Eating healthy is not easy with all the temptations around you at work or at home. Give your body that much needed boost and reset your digestion with an easy, no-fuss solution: smoothies. Drinking smoothies daily can help you feel full while eating less, and it can also help you get the necessary nutrients from vegetables if you’re not quite a fan of them. With a clever choice of ingredients, you can take smoothies as meal replacements which aid in losing weight. Consuming fruits and vegetables in liquid form makes it easier for your body to break down nutrients and digest them. Another benefit of these wonder drinks is that they help curb cravings, especially if they’re packed with proteins and fiber. Here are fresh and easy smoothie recipes you can make in your home:
Banana Ginger Smoothie
Benefits: Ginger helps soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach troubles, while bananas give have potassium and vitamins for a healthy heart. This smoothie also helps burn stomach fat!
1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger
Benefits: Avocados also provide close to 20 essential health-boosting nutrients, including fiber, vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. Choose a low-fat or skim milk to include in this smoothie for a healthier fix!
The perfect Green Smoothie
Benefits: Smoothies blending fresh leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, among many others will give you a daily dose of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants to help counteract the discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn. It also helps to flush out water weight.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1/2 banana
- 2 kale leaves
- 1/2 cup mint
Mango Peach and Strawberry Smoothie
Benefits: This will make a great dessert alternative when you’re craving for sweets.
- 1 1/2 cup frozen , peeled mango chunks, partially thawed
- 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup fresh peach slices (2 medium peaches, pitted)
- 1 well ripened banana
- 2 cups chilled pineapple juice
Berry and Beet Smoothie
Benefits: Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas), while berries are known for their antioxidant properties. This smoothie helps you feel fuller!
2 Banana, frozen
1 15 oz can Beets, whole
1 cup Pineapple, frozen
1 cup Strawberries, frozen
2 cupsStrawberries/raspberries, frozen1 cup plain greek yogurt
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